(Closed) The Great Invitation Debate

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: After reading my invitation situation would you...
    Buy pre-printed invitations online : (5 votes)
    26 %
    Buy new sets of the DIY invitations and try printing them on my inkjet printer : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Send out the spotty printed invitations and don't worry about it : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Something else! Please explain :) : (5 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If the invites you have are really awful, I would just buy pre-printed ones online because I think it would be less stressful.

    Post # 4
    Member
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Did Kinkos tell you there was a chance of it spotting?  If they did not, I’d take it up with them.  Tell them you are unhappy and ask them to reprint your invites for free on paper they purchase.

    I would not repurchase the same type of kit.  You may have the same problem at home? I would opt for another kit that has a paper you know will work well with your home printer.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    pic? It may not be as bad as you think.  Sometimes we are too critical with our own things.

    Post # 7
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do you know any graphic designers or photographers?  If so they may know of a good place to get things printed.  That way they will turn out better.  Kinko’s isn’t the best place for printing in color/ photos.  If not I would just buy ones that are printed online.

    Post # 8
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It sounds like they ran them through their laser printer.  I believe the brides kit paper stock has a little bit of tooth to it?  Not really texture, but it’s not super smooth, right?  Because of the way ink and toner is layed down, laser printers only print perfectly crisp when the paper stock is totally smooth, like metallic stardream or smooth classic crest.  If you run them through your home ink jet printer, they should print nicely and not have any spotiness.  Based on personal experience, I doubt kinko’s will be helpful in reprinting or replacing your materials, though.

    Post # 9
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    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Have you considered taking them back to Kinko’s and asking them to reprint a new set for you at no cost?  It seems to me they did a poor job – they’re a professional printing service and they should have worked out whatever problem was causing the spottiness!

    I used one of the “Brides” invitation kids myself and printed them on an ink jet printer and while I’ll admit they weren’t all  perfect, they weren’t spotty either!  You have to play around with them a bit. 

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