Post # 1
I want to make my own invitations and I want to use metallic card stock but I’m having a hard time choosing a printer. I know lots of people say laser printer but which laser printer is best, i.e. Specific model not just brand. And are the invitations that you guys are making on metallic card stock and if so what is the weight and from which site, i.e. Paperandmore.com or paper source.com or cardsandpockets.com? I want to use something like stardream metallic cardstock. Or are you guys using the metallic text weight paper? I really want to make my own invitations but need some great advice and help!
Post # 3
@FutureMrs.AP: I used Stardream Crystal for my actual invites. I cant recall what site I oedered the stock from, but it was 105lb Coverstock. I ordered my pocketfolds (in Stardream Sparkling Sapphire) from Cards and Pockets, but the actual white invite paper was from another site (I basically just shopped around online for the cheapest price I could find).
I took my design to Kinkos (on a usb card) and just had them print them on their professional laser printers).
My envelopes were #10 Stardream Silver). I printed the addresses on my Canon Inkjet at home and then sprayed them with a protective sealer that I bought at Michaels (It’s sold for sealing chalk art, etc, and it comes in a spray can). I hear you can also use hairspray as a sealer, but it makes your paper smell like hairspray too.
Post # 4
I used Catprint.com – they have metallic paper in white and ivory, and it was thick enogh for me – about standard thickness for invitations. Plus their pricing was amazing, and I got free hard copies before they printed the whole order.
Post # 5
Thanks all! These sites are helpful!
@lilstarlet: did you just provide the paper to kinkos then? Did they cut them for you or did you cut them yourself? Your invitations look amazing!!! Great job!