(Closed) printing invites

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am using Cat Print to print my invitations which I am then going to assemble myself. I’ve read good reviews and I got a pack of paper samples from them and I was impressed with their selection of cardstock.

I used Overnight Prints for my STD postcards and they only send me about half of my order and the color was all wrong. When I contacted customer service they sent the second half and the color printed correctly, just as the document I uploaded.

Post # 4
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i guess i’m a bit of a control freak so i did a local print shop.  this allowed me to control the type of paper used and to do a test sample.

i just brought some samples of the papers i was thinking of using and they gave me feedback as to how the ink would be and the thickness of the paper, etc.  they printed my design on the paper for me to see also.  most print shops will also cut the invites for you too.  so i formatted my invites to fit the invite and rsvp postcard on one 8.5 by 11 page.

Post # 6
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

if u have them designed already, i’d check out your local print shop. they just might have folders too. good luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m using staples. they’re the cheapest print shop in my area, and i like having a degree of control over them.

have you looked at cardsandpockets.com for pocketfolds? they have the cheapest envelopes i’ve found too. paperandmore.com has similar inventory.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - The Royal Park Hotel

I’ve ordered pocketfolds from paperandmore.com and was very happy with their prices and service. It’s also easy to order samples from their website.

For outer envelopes, paperpresentation.com has a fabulous selection of colors (under the heading Envelopes > Outer Envelopes #7).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Lo: We used Catprint too! For our Save-The-Date Cards and invites/RSVP. We will also use them for the menus as well once it gets closer to that time.

You can request a Wedding Samples packet and it they include various papers in there (with printing on it over course). Their selection is pretty vast from regular paper to Ulra heavy cardstock (130lbs), and you can do custom sizes as well. 

Once it’s time to order your invites, you can also request a hard-copy proof so that you can look at it before submitting the entire order. The customer service people are really great too – when you call during business hours it goes straight to a real person.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We originally went with Catprint, but the paper that we chose wasn’t textured enough–we didn’t realize it until we received the proofs. (We figured that the samples had a slickness to them because they were completely coated in ink, so the simple outline of our design would allow us to feel the tooth of the paper–but we were wrong.) Unfortunately, we couldn’t change to the Cotton or Linen textured paper because we absolutely HAD to keep the weight under 1 ounce. So we rec’d the proofs but had to cancel the order. It’s a shame becuase the proofs looked beautiful, were cut perfectly, and their envelopes are quite nice. If you’re looking to to have your design printed and you also need envelopes, they have the best deal. (Although they don’t carry the sizes to do both an outer and inner envelope). The customer service was awesome. They also charge you one flat fee for shipping, no matter what you add to your order. We had even planned to design our own thank- you notes and have them all printed by them (I believe it was going to cost around $28.00 for 100 notes and envelopes).

We’re now getting everything printed with Gotprint…should receive them any day now. They don’t carry envelopes, and definitely cater more to businesses. Still, their samples were of good quality, and I’ve heard good reviews on them. Will update you on how that goes.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No matter what, Catprint offers a free hard-copy proof (which is something of a rarity, from the other online companies I researched), so take advantage of it and order proofs. Esp if you have an error that you just didn’t catch before!

Post # 12
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I work at the local university, so I took them to the school’s print shop. Their rates are RIDICULOUSLY cheap since they have to accomodate broke students (printing thesis, resumes, etc). It cost $14 to print 100 invitations. It was awesome. Unfortunately, I took my envelopes back to see if they could print the envelope, and it’s a no-go. Looks like clear labels for me 🙁

Seriously, it’s worth checking into if you have a local college.

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