(Closed) To print or not to print?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
170 posts
Blushing bee

Unless your design involves a lot of light colors on dark paper or metallics I would say that printing them on a nice inkjet would get you just as good a result for much less headache.

Post # 4
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

It depends on the number of invitations. We only needed about 45 invites, so it was much more economical to DIY than to use a pro printer,  because their pricing scheme was a set-up fee + small per print charge, while the copy shop charged a higher per print charge but no set up fee. I used a high-quality lazer printer at a copy shop and was happy with the result. I wouldn’t use ink jet because the print will bleed if it gets wet.

But DIY is definitely not always cheaper or more efficient. I’m not sure how this transfers to gocco cost-wise because of ink, screen, and bulb costs. If you need to buy a gocco, then you need to factor that into costs. Print shops can give you estimates quickly – check around and compare to the costs of gocco-ing. 


Post # 5
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

<p style=”margin: 0in 0in 12pt” class=”MsoBodyText”><font face=”Times New Roman” size=”3″>I DIY’d my invites and they came out great!  I sent them out last week and the responses I’ve gotten from people have been wonderful!  We only needed to send about 40 invites so it wasn’t that hard.  I bought mine at Michael’s with a 50% off coupon so I only spent like $20 for 50 invites, response cards and their coordinating envelopes.  We are getting married at a winery and I did a lot of on line looking for ideas.  I found one that I really liked that had a cluster of grapes done in watercolors in the background and the printing was in the foreground.  I was able to duplicate that look on my computer and the result was really good….I surprised myself.  I think that with all of the DIY stuff out there these days you’ll be able to create something you’ll love and you’ll be able to say you made them!</font>

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