Post # 1
I’ve been reading lots of boards about DIY’ing invitations. I’m doing pocket folds that I plan to purchase from Cards and Pockets. I am considering having the actual invites printed instead of doing them on my own printer. I’ve heard lots of Kinko’s printing bashing on the boards – so my question is, if not Kinkos where did you go or how did you find your print shop? If you printed at home, how did it go? Did you use any kind of stamp to add flourishes/decoration (and if so where did you get it). Thanks in advance Bees!!
Post # 3
My invites were sort of DIY. We got them printed at our local invitation store, By Invitation Only, and we put them together. So I suggest finding a local inviation shop where you live, it beats using your own computer printer. Good luck!
Post # 4
i am getting my invite part printed at vistaprint.com they are having a huge sale right now!! then i am doing the same as you putting them on pocket fold paper. I ordered my Save-The-Date Cards from them and they are great quality, plus 100 postcards only cost my $11!!
Post # 6
I am using Cards and Pockets and printing at home and then adding color with stamping and embossing. I got a photo printer for Christmas and it worked wonderfully with the test paper samples I ordered. I really wanted to print at home because I wanted the flexibility to be able to change things at the last minute or adjust contrast, etc. The printer I guess was relatively inexpensive, my mom said she got it at Walmart on sale, and I should be able to use it for other project afterward.
Post # 7
I actually used Fedex/Kinkos for our invitations (Bought them in advance, just had them print the actual text), and I had a great experience.
We also have MinuteMan Press in the Indy area, too. I used them for my sister’s shower invitations, and they were great to work with also. I would check and see if they’re in your area.
Post # 8
I created mine in Publisher and Word then had them printed at Minuteman Press on card stock i bought from Hobby Lobby. They turned out great!! i had her print them slightly smaller than 5×7 then added a colored card stock backing using scrapbooking tape/ glue. it was so simple and i was able to have complete control over the colors and design.
I am DIY-ing a lot of stuff for our wedding so that I can have exactly what I envision.
Good luck! 🙂