Post # 1
I’ve been working on my wedding invitations and programs, and they look amazing. But when I print them from my printer, they look blah. I’m thinking of printing them at Stapes or something. Unfortunitely it will then beat the purpose of making my invites cheap.
What did you do and why?
And if you did print them at a store, how much approx did you pay?
Post # 3
I printed mine at home, still haven’t gotten around to posting pics of them but they look great if I do say so myself. Make sure your DPI is around 300, the default on my computer is 72 DPI and they totally looked like dog crap the first time I printed them. As soon as I changed it to 300, they look so clear and sharp!
Post # 4
We printed them through Catprint.com. They have great paper options and great prices. free hard copy proofs as well. Prices depend on the size and amount of prints.
Post # 5
I was looking at CatPrint, and would have gone with them if I hadn’t found somebody local. (I only have a B&W printer, so the way I cut down on costs was fit 2 to a regular page so didn’t have to print as many). I also considered Staples but was worried about quality issues.
Post # 6
I went to the local college and printed at their Media Services Dept… where they do their inhouse posters and such!
WAY cheaper than an office store and they look great!
They generally have larger size paper options for not much more than letter size ie. letter size was .05 and tabloid 67lb cardstock was .07 so I was able to set up the invites/maps/inserts/and even monogram squares on that size sheet… giving me 4 invites per sheet… color being .14 so I got 4 invites for a whopping 21 cents! and WAY more monograms for the same amount.
My total print cost for the invites/maps/and enough monograms for them & programs was 8.50
I also printed our programs (1 side of the pages) there on my own paper I took in… 700 1 sided blk/wht prints for less than 20 bucks
Totally worth giving yours a call and seeing about getting a price list, page set up requirements, and your options.
here’s a pic
Post # 7
we have done most of our printing at staples but our invites were done at kinkos cus they are open 24 hours and i finished the invites at 10pm and wanted them done right then lol
Post # 8
We printed ours at FedEx/Kinkos and they turned out GREAT!
Post # 10
I did mine at home and loved them!
Post # 11
I had 100 invites (with envelopes) and 100 postcard rsvp for under $100. I printed them through Vistaprint.com, which almost always has great sales. They are also the same company that Office Max sends jobs to have printed.
As far as the DPI goes, set it to at least 600 if you take it somewhere to print. If not higher then that. Also, ask them to print one before you agree to have them print them all. And watch out for cutting fees, folding fees, etc. Basically, if you aren’t handed a flat full sheet of paper, most places will hit you with some kind of fee. Even if the machines do it during the printing process.
Post # 12
We printed at office depot. Purchasing 100 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of vellum and printing in black cost us a total of $30. We cut the velum ourselves.
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Post # 13
We used Vistaprint! They have hundreds of templates to choose from, or you can create your own. We ordered our save the dates, and have our invitations, envelopes and RSVPs picked out and ready to go.
They arrived fairly quick and they were so cute!
They have a few different stock options and finishes to choose from, the only thing I wish they did have was embossing.
Post # 14
I used VistaPrint – 100 STD postcards, invites, and RSVP cards with envelopes for $100 (just have to wait for their 50% off sales, which happen fairly often).
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