(Closed) Really regretting my DIY invitations – (total vent)

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Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Costco? 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MrsWinTraining2014:  If you do end up printing on your moms printer, you can go on ebay and amazon for dirt cheap ink! I never buy mine in the store anymore because you end up paying so much money! 

I’m not sure if your moms printer is unique or requres special ink…but I know with my canon printer, the ink was going to cost over $40.00 to replace (for one black and one color) and I got 2 blacks and 1 color for $10.00 free shipping on ebay. 

I hope this helps! Good luck! Keep thinking of the end game! It’ll be gorgeous!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@MrsWinTraining2014:  Find out the model number and google it, put it into the ebay search engine, the amazon search engine, etc. 

I swear it’ll save you money and they are the exact same thing! 

Post # 36
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Helper bee

Sorry that I didn’t read any other responses so I’m not sure if this was already said but have you considered buying 1 black cartridge and then buying the ink in bulk to refill?  As a student I ALWAYS used a refill kit for my cartridges and it was really easy to do and REALLY cheap.  I mean REALLY REALLY cheap.  You just have to run  through a pieces of scrap paper in between refills to make sure you didn’t spill any extra and get splotches, but other than that, it would probably save your budget.

 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsWinTraining2014:  try Costco. I heard they are great and have thick photo paper at a reasonable price. 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@MrsWinTraining2014:  try Adoramapix which is a much more professional photo printer and have better photo prints than places like Walgreens and CVS. I send all my photography clients to them to get their stuff done if they don’t go through my professional lab.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

try adoramapix.com 5×7 prints are under $1/ea. (with a slight discount for volume printing). 
Then have a big box store print the other pieces…maybe try putting them on a single sheet and pay for cuts?  

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@MrsWinTraining2014:  why can’t you try vistaprint? I have designed and printed many things with vistaprint. They use a cardstock that has a glossy front. Try them and uprinting. Can you post a edited version of the design? So I can try and help better. I have made my own invites and use to design and print invitations for several years. 

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have you tried Costco yet?

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had my std’s printed at a local printer who does signage and posters etc for local businesses.  He has a printer specially designed for printing colour and photo quality images onto cardstock… My std’s have not a spec of white on them, the back is solid black and the front is completely coloured.. it was printed on white card stock and printed perfectly – no wave to the paper at all. 

Staples wasn’t capable of printing it for me bc it made the photos look blurry, but if it’s just print and no actual photos, staples should be able to do it…

I’d recommend looking into printers local to you who print signage etc for businesses

for reference, heres the back side of my std – solid black on 80lb card stock i believe

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