Post # 1
Hello lovely bees. I was wondering for those that used or know others who have used Vistaprint to print Save-The-Date Cards or invites, how did the colors turned out? We will be ordering custom postcards for our Save-The-Date Cards soon, and I was wondering how close the colors are on the preview online to what they actually look like in print. I’d really like the colors to be close to what they will be at the wedding, so do the invite usually print darker, lighter, or are they about the same?
Post # 3
@MissChelly: Just as a general rule: things on a computer screen are not the same between 2 computers, let alone between your monitor and the print.. If they allow you to order a preview print, order it to be sure you are satisfied with it… Another suggestion (outside of vista print) see if your local high school vo-tech can print your invites and stuff, it tends to be MUCH cheaper, and just as good-a-quality work as a professioal shop, being the teacher is typically someone who worked in/owns a print shop
Post # 4
I got mine from vistaprint and they were pretty exact. Didn’t even think about it, actually. No complaints!
Post # 5
I ordered pink recipe cards and our christmas cards on vistaprint and they came out pretty true to what was on the screen. I highly recommend!
Post # 6
I ordered red invitations and the color job was not the best. It was faded in parts but not too noticible. Fiance thought they looked great.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I had to order extra STD’s, (long story) and so I went with Vistaprint. Mine were black, white and red. The coloring was fine, the red was exactly what I saw on the screen.
The quality of the paper (even after I upgraded to the thickest kind) was still pretty thin.
Post # 9
I love Vistaprint. The colors came out pretty exact to what I uploaded. I even ordered colored envelopes (meaning I went on Paint and colored the whole screen purple and uploaded that purple img into Vistaprint as an envelope) and it came out looking really nice and expensive looking!
Post # 10
Thank you for the feedback ladies! I am almost ready to order my Save-The-Date Cards, so hopefully the colors are close.
Post # 11
@MissChelly: I ordered everything off vista – i did all my designs in word and they came out beautifully.
Just a word to the wise, I recoment the linen finish paper – adds a nice sublt tecture, also dont even think about ordering without an awesome groupon!
I know vista already has good prices and deals all the time but nothing can beat the grand total of 280+ items (cards std, invits, rsvps, mailing labels and stickers) for about $60 – if you dont know about the vista print groupons, there was one on weddingbee awhile ago (you pay $17 and get $70 worth of printing – I got 3 haha)
Post # 12
I ordered our chrstmas cards from them with our pictures and our dogs picture on it and they came out great the colors were vibrant and true to what we saw online, honestly they seemed more bright then online. the cards were royal blue with purples and reds and our personnal pictures came out amazing as well.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Ooh, I’m a little late to this party, but I ordered our Save-The-Date Cards from Vistaprint, and they were perfect! I was actually a little surprised that they looked pretty much exactly the same as on the monitor. Ours were a photo from our engagement session with lots of color, especially blues and reds, so I was very glad the colors turned out.
The only thing I wish I had changed was to mind their markings – we had text on the edge that was barely out of the dashed lines and I couldn’t be bothered to go back in and adjust it, but it was almost cut off. Not actually cut off, but the top of the letters are grazing the edge (but only on like, half, the other half had a smidge of extra space that was perfect).
Post # 14
I bought (admittedly cheap) business cards through them, with a sky blue and dark blue ink on white paper. The colors were more or less the same as on screen. My problem was with the quality of the paper (there was bleed through on the two-sided design because the paper was really thin) and the quality of the cut (not always 90 degree square). Hopefully they care more about their wedding invites than they do business cards.
Post # 15
Thank you bees! I will be sure to look at upgrading the paper stock and check my edges. I would hate to have things cut off of them! What a disaster that would be.
Post # 16
We got our Save-The-Date Cards from Vistaprint, and the colors/printing quality is GREAT. My only issue is that there is a white scratch on the left side that extends about an inch and a half into the middle of each postcard. Since it’s on the same place in every card I can only guess that some part of their printing machine was hitting the cards at that place, maybe to pull them through the machine or something. It’s not a huge deal (I imagine people will think it happened in the mail on the way to their house), but then again I’m not a perfectionist. And they were SUCH a good deal (500 for ~ $30) that I’d feel ungrateful complaining about it.
We’re going to use them again for our invites, for sure. I really like the texture/lb. of the recycled matte cardstock.