Post # 1
So, my fiance and I have designed our invitations and response sets, and we’re just about finished with our save the date cards. (We probably should have done the save the dates first!) Now comes the matter of printing them.
Can anyone recommend a good stationery store in the New York/New Jersey area that has decent prices but really good quality cardstock?
Can anyone recommend a good online stationery store? I’m finding lots of places that will design our invites, but I just want a place where I can buy good paper and envelopes.
Post # 3
The thickest paper I could find was at Neenah Paper online. They carry 120-165# cardstock, which is heavier and thicker than most. To avoid buying an entire carton, you can buy 4 sets of 10 page (19×12.5) samples for the cost of shipping ($13) at a time. I cut mine down to size with a paper cutter and some patience.
Since we’re only planning on 75 or so invites, I was able to get enough paper for stds, invites, reception cards, response cards, rehearsal dinner cards, programs, escort cards, and etc. from only two shipments (or 80 pages). That’s a lot! And in one of those shipments I bought regular non-sample paper, so the samples were completely free. And they’ve always sent extra. I wound up getting everything for $60 plus tax.
I LOVE the paper. I’ve been to paper-source, and I’ve ordered samples from paperandmore and lci paper and this is much more luxe. Highly recommended.
Clearly I love it/them enough to rave!
Post # 4
I used paperandmore.com for my DIY invites and loved it. Their shipping was super fast and you can also order samples for practical no cost.
Post # 5
I have had wonderful custmer service from paperandmore.com. I’m using their white linen cardstock and I love it!
Post # 6
I’ve been a pretty regular customer at Paper Presentation on 18th St. in NYC. The prices are relatively normal but the more of a product you buy, the price per product goes down.
Post # 7
Crane online offers blank cards and envelopes.
Post # 8
I used my gocco to print on the Neenah paper with much success. It looks freaking ridiculously awesome. There’s no way the 130lb paper would go through my laser printer, no way.
Post # 9
Goccos are great, they can print on anything. I use an Epson Stylus for printing on heavier stocks, but not great on the Metallics. If you want specifically printing on a great selection of stocks, http://www.cardsandpockets.com has a print shop now and prints on all the papers, metallics included. I am not sure if I am going that route, depends on if I want the metallics or not, because I have heard reviews that kinkos, staples, etc. are a hit-or-miss as far as metallics go.
Post # 10
I’m just starting to gather ideas for stationary. I appreciate all the suggestions!
Post # 11
Oh my goodness, so many responses and I wasn’t notifed about a single one of them!
What’s a gocco? Is it expensive?