Post # 1
Hi all! We are DIYing our invitations and have run into a bit of a problem:
We have really dark paper that we’d like to use to print our reception cards. Unfortunately, black ink on dark dark dark blue paper doesn’t show up too well. Does anyone know if Kinkos has the ability to print on dark paper? Does Kinkos have silver ink? Or other ink that will stand out on dark paper?
Post # 3
Yes, they do! We had them do the printing for my cousin’s wedding invites and it looked pretty amazing!
We brought in a template on disk, told them we wanted that printed in the color white, handed them the paper, minutes later they handed them back and were perfect!
Post # 4
So I had the same issue. I was printing silver ink on blue paper. What you need is specifically call ‘Offset Printing’ (as opposed to digital printing).
Check other vendors besides the Kinkos as many people say they are more expensive than local places. I went to a local place in California and the guy helped me proread and change the format so it looked a bit more polished. Something you typically wont get at Kinkos where they print wihtout checking typically.
Post # 5
We actually were looking for someone to do this (print white on black paper) for my guy’s business stationery, and NO ONE would, or could, do it. I contacted several companies – including online only ones – and they all said not possible.
I’ve seen it done, especially on invitations and business cards and such, but it can be hard to find a place that has the ability to do it. White traditional ink (the kind you can buy for a regular printer) doesn’t really exist, apparently.
So, as the above posters mentioned, it is possible – but uncommon! Good luck!
PS – If the envelopes are dark as well and someone tells you they’re not mailable, they ARE. As long as the contrast between the ink and paper is enough that it is easily readable. (White or a non super-metallic silver would work well).
Post # 6
I suppose I’m very luck our kinkos could do it… something kinkos around here is terrible at though it cutting out cards. They chopped ours in half.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
Gocco is the only way I know of for metallic ink or light ink on dark paper… good luck!
Post # 8
Thank you VERY much for your help! I will check out Kinkos and some local copy shops for "offset printing."
Post # 9
Does any no if kinkos charge for cutting paper?