Post # 1
I’m trying to order my save the dates, invitations, and RSVP cards before the vistaprint half off sale ends. However, I’m stuck on paper choice! I’ve done loads of reading and I’ve decided to upgrade to the linen paper for invites. I want to save some $$ on Save-The-Date Cards and stick with the included card-stock. What’s throwing me off is the wording in the paper description: “One-sided, but good for readability and easy to write on.”
My Save-The-Date Cards are double-sided– our website info is printed on the back, and there’s not room to add it to the front of the card. When I get to the cart and preview my design, it still shows the card with the info on the back. Does anybody have any experience with the included vistaprint paper??
Post # 2
I’ve used vista print a lot and one thing I learned is order ahead of time. Way ahead of time.
It depends on the design and if you are using gloss coating on the front. If you are use all the upgrades you can to make the front and back the same.
Our thank you’d we didn’t do the upgrades except for colour on the back because we were writing on them but if we weren’t I would’ve done the upgrades for the back.
Also the honey extension for chrome will get you better discount codes. I got our thank you cards 70% off so they do have better sales/codes.
Have you also thought about using a local print shop? That may be a cheaper option than vista print. I got all 120 sets of our invitations printed for $75 (cut and they were 3 pieces, RSVP reception card and main card) I provided the paper (which ran us about $50).
Post # 3
I got the premium white matte paper for our thank you cards and hated it so don’t get that. All I have to contribute. I hated vistaprint and got a full refund.
Post # 4
ladyvk : All the local shops I’ve looked into are very expensive I wish I could have gone local but it’s just not in my budget.
dreamreve1 : Thanks for the warning. I went ahead and ordered and I guess if I hate them I’ll just send them back and try something else lol
Post # 5
hokielizabeth : a lot of people like them so I could just be an anomaly. I think mine was mostly contributed to the paper type.
Post # 6
I ordered save the dates with pictures on Linen and they came out terrible- like someone had turned up the contrast. I called and they said they never suggest matte for pictures because the ink soaks in. They resent gloss rush shipping for free and they came out great.
By one sided, they mean the upgraded sheen is only on one side. We only had words on our backside and that printed really well on the matte.
Post # 7
I do all of the advertising for my dads business so I have been using Vistaprint frequently for many years. Their customer service is really great and their prices are good particularly with coupons you get after your first order. If you have a problem call them and they will make it right.
BUT they are primarily a commercial advertising website and I really don’t think the quality is there for photos. Their print quality seems to be more calibrated for cartoons and print. I would personally use snapfish for photo announcement orders.
Post # 8
I got normal matte for invitations and RSVPs and they look and feel great to me. Classic, not cheap looking, and the RSVP seems easy to write on too.
Post # 9
I used vista print for my Save-The-Date Cards, invitations, and RSVP cards since they were the most affordable when you buy during discounts. I am happy with everything I bought. I think they are pretty solid. They’ll have everything to you in a week or two and if they mess up (they forgot to include envelopes) they correct it pretty fast.
Disclaimer: I’m not fussy about paper products at all.
Post # 10
I used vista print for my Save-The-Date Cards, invitations, and RSVP cards and I was happy with what I received. I didn’t request any paper ungrades on my products, as it wasn’t that important to me but overall I am happy with my choice.
Post # 11
Vista print is fantastic in my opinion and their standard paper is a good weight- used them for both our engagement party invites and Save-The-Date Cards. No complaints whatsoever!
Post # 12
Note: Invitations werent high on the list of “must be perfect” details for me
I ordered our save the dates and our invitations off of vistaprint, both with photos and both were basic, no upgrade. I loved both of them. I wouldnt say they are the most expensive looking, but they certainly arent cheap looking either! And with discounts; i got 150 invites, rsvp cards and a stamp for under 80$.