(Closed) Self printing invitations… What's least expensive?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Where's the cheapest place to have invitations printed?
    Online (vistaprint, shutterfly, etc) : (10 votes)
    59 %
    Kinkos : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Walgreens : (0 votes)
    Office maxx : (0 votes)
    Target : (0 votes)
    Walmart : (0 votes)
    Costco : (0 votes)
    Other : (6 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

    I think VistaPrint is probably the cheapest. Especially if you can find a Groupon. 

    I’m getting my invites printed at Cards and Pockets, but I am not sure if they are the cheapest. 

    Post # 4
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’d Vistaprint them. If you can get a Groupon ($17 for $70), it is really cheap. The quality will be FAR better than what you could print at home or at Kinko’s.

    We did our Save-The-Date Cards and Rehearsal Dinner invites as well as programs through Vistaprint. I have been exceedingly happy with them. I do get the upgraded paper though.

    Post # 6
    1853 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @fedex office (Kinkos) it’s 10 cents a page if you bring your own paper. The laser printers mean you can print on stardream paper! Also, they have those big cutting tools there for you to use free.


    Post # 7
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I printed all my invites and stationary at home.  I purchased paper and cardstock from paperandmore.com, definitely the least expensive option.

    Post # 8
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I designed my own invites/RSVP’s/programs and then had a local printing company print, cut, fold and hole punch (for ribbon). They turned out great and all I paid was about $50 including envelopes!

    So I would check into a local print shop if you have one. They do great work and really care about what they are giving you (vs. a chain like Kinkos)

    Post # 10
    10 posts
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I actually had my Etsy invites printed at Sam’s club photo center. 5×7 at .38 cents each!, matte finish & they came out BEAUTIFUL! I called many office printing places (kinkos, staples, office max, etc) and there were just too many questions for me to answer (I’m so NOT computer/paper savvy). 

    So I did a test run at Sam’s & was very satisfied. I redeemed a Shutterfly $20 gift card (shutterfly price 5×7 @ .99cents) & they didn’t come out nearly as nice as the ones from Sam’s, the color was a lil faded.

    I uploaded the etsy invite file to Sam’s online & they were ready to be picked up within an hour or so. Btw, Sam’s 4×6 are only .13 cents. Be sure to click the “turn off in-Club color correction” box when you check-out.

    With those prices it doesn’t hurt to print off a few & see for yourself 🙂 

    Post # 11
    1606 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @LEwife543:  I say none of these. I use my local community college/universities to do my printing.

    I once got an entire wedding suite (invites, rsvps, info cards and accomadation cards) printed for 100 people for $35 bucks. They cut everything and the quality was magnificent.

    Post # 12
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @LEwife543:  I got married right after college, and I had a huge print quota with my college’s library, so I printed for free!  Lucky me, right?!

    Post # 13
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We printed our wedding invites on our home printer.  They looked awesome!

    Post # 14
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2001

    I got my 150+ invites, 200 return address labels and 700 drink tickets for about 30 dollars from vistaprint with groupon.

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