(Closed) Purchase graphic from Etsy and print where?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I bought art from etsy, bought all of my own paper, and printed at costco. They were awesome!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I also took my art to Staples and purchased the paper through them as well. I purchased envelopes from a separate vendor.  It was a 1/3 of the costs.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I designed invitations and thank-yous and had them printed at a local print shop. I liked that I got to see and feel a sample before doing the whole run and they were cheap!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve heard CatPrint is better quality than VistaPrint.  Local printing companies can be quite reasonable as well – I had 150 postcards color printed on both sides for under $75 from a local print shop.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Ellegee:  I’m intriqued that you printed your stuff at Costco.  They offer printing like at FedEx Kinko’s?  I never knew this – I need to spend more time at Costco!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I like Staples for printing. Vistaprint is ok if you upgrade the paper to a thicker weight.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@FabKimberly:  

@RunnerBride13:  

Yup!  Costco!  I think that only some of them have print centers, but there were two i my area that did.  I printed our Save-The-Date Cards there, two colors, on paper that I bought from French Paper Company, and it was about $30 to print 150 Save-The-Date Cards.  The guy there helped us make sure that the file was lined up correctly, that it would print well, and did a few test runs with us to make sure they printed/cropped the way that we wanted.

Our invitations (invite, directions card, RSVP card) were printed at costco as well on more French Paper Co. cardstock.  The invites were just one color (black), so it was only like $30 to print all of that too!  Service was so much better than I’d encountered at any Kinko’s, plus you can go shopping while you wait for printing (only about 30 minutes each time).

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@RunnerBride13:  sorry so late in responding.  I think the route you are going for save the date is going to be good.  i was thinking of invitations.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I bought my cardstock from JoAnns for a great price ($2.69 for a 50 pack of thick pearlescent cardstock) and then had them printed at OfficeMax. It’s 0.49 per sheet, and you should be able to print 2 per sheet.  Their cutting service is $1.10 per slice up to 500 sheets, depending how thick it is. I called Kinkos, Staples, and some local print shops, and OfficeMax had the lowest prices. The invitations came out great…better than VP and you can choose whatever paper you want. They have 20% off coupons too that you can use for printing.

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