(Closed) where to get invitations printed?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Rather than buying online, a cheaper option is to buy a kit  to DIY from michael’s or target. That’s what I think I may do!

Post # 4
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

or consider using a local university’s print shop. that’s what i’m doing…and i’ll get 132 or so 3piece invitations (invite,reception card, rsvp) for less than $50. and i got to design them myself!

Post # 5
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009



They are the BEST.  They are SUPER fast too!  I was REALLY satisfied with my invitations and they were VERY reasonably priced!!! 

Post # 6
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Actually- if you are going with one of the major invite companies like Carlson Craft or Birchcraft, local printers are even cheaper than the company websites- and unlike the website, you can customize pretty much everything (ink, layout, paper, font, etc).

My local printer (that I did get my invites through) gave me a 20% discount off the catalog price for my Carlson Craft invites.  Another printer I looked into offered 10% off the Birchcraft prices, but I didn’t find an invite from them that I loved.

Post # 7
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I bought all my paper online and pocket folds and had the initiation, reception, rsvp, and accommodations printed at Kinko’s for less than $60 for a 130 invites. We had to do the graphics which was no problem on photo shop. You could always check Vista-print they always have deals going on.

Post # 8
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I second Rosy’s advice.  If you’re in the market for flat printing services, check out your local printshop.  That’s what I did and I saved a bundle over what the stationer was quoting me!  (I’d have saved even more by opting for all black ink… but I was stubborn and kept my two color design.  Our names just had to be in fuchsia.)  :o)

If you go the Kinko’s route, be sure that you cut your paper to size after it’s printed.  The smallest size paper that they’ll run through their machines is 8½" x 11".  I ordered pre-cut cards from Paper Source for my maps, hoping that Kinko’s would print them… lesson learned!

Post # 9
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree, find a local printer. I went to all the big name vendors online and stores like Paper Source and the prices were usually 30% more. I got my letterpress printed by a local and they were cheaper than what I found. I realized a lot of online invite vendors will not let you use your own design. 

 If you are on a budget, try digital printing. You can use up to 4 colors and the cost will still be cheaper than flat printing or letterpress. If you need the name of my printer, please feel free to ask. 


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