HELP!!! Invitations are driving me crazy!!!

Hi ladies, sorry- just need to vent!!!


As some of you know I have been preparing to start my invitations- and I FINALLY got my FI to sit down with me to make them! Anyway- everything fine on the computer end, illustrator, etc... BUT the printing absolutely blows!  We bought a back feed laser printer just to make them and they are ALL coming out crooked??? We made our STD's, etc, and know this stuff- but nothings working NOW????  The invites have to go out ASAP- like now!  Did you have any problems with this?


WHAT SHOULD I DO???


A- keep trying/ get different printer?


or


B- Get them made and WHERE? FAST! (this may take too long?)


I got all my stuff from paper-source, they were supposed to be pocketfolds...


Going crazy- what should I do????????????? Sorry ahhhhhhhh!

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:42 pm
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BTW- this was an "I told you so" moment to my FI for waiting until last minute to take a moment out of his life to start this shit- Im so irritated and pissed off!


I'm so lost right now....

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm
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Is there any way you can get a different printer? Can you borrow one? I am using HP laserjets because they work well most of the time. I am sorry that this is happening, dont you just loooove computers! I know I sure dont, they choose the worst times to stop working. I would just borrow another printer from someone and pay for their ink.

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:46 pm
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The same thing happened on my printer.  Call Alphagraphics and Kinkos.  Either of them could probably do your printing last minute if you bring them the digital files.

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:53 pm
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Ack!  How frustrating!!  Maybe as a worst case scenario--Kinkos?  I don't know how else to help--I'm sure you've tried everything with your current set-up.  Can you try printing through another printer, just to make sure it's the printer that's the issue?


GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:53 pm
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i dont know anything about printers etc... but i'm just dropping off a hug for support!


also - maybe kinko's???

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:54 pm
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Kinkos really does that stuff if you give them your file???


Ohhh BTW- I have metallic paper- which caused me half the headach in finding the right printer! Dumb move I guess- I just REALLY wanted it...

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:55 pm
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I'm pretty sure you can just bring in your file and Kinkos can print it off for you (on your paper).  Definitely worth a shot--just not sure how much it will cost you...

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:57 pm
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I totally understand.  It took me forever to find a printer that works on metallic.  My mom is printing them in AZ and then sending them out.  But I do think Kinko's will use your paper and your file.  I have had them use a file before, but can't remember the specifics.  I think I brought them on a disk and paid to open it on their computer and then they pulled it up from their computer somehow to print them all.  That was maybe five years ago, so the process might have changed, but it is definitely worth a call.


 


BTW, I just looked at your profile.  Take a deep breath.  They don't have to be sent out until 6 weeks before at the latest.  This is especially true since you sent a STD.  Therefore, you have two weeks.  I know you want it taken care of, but it is not stress out time just yet!

Posted on June 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm
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Yah, I have 2 weeks until the 6 week mark BUT all the places on internet take like take 2-3 weeks??? (which will then put me behind even more)


I feel like Im getting so behind- and I REALLY want to catch up with everything ahhhh I sound like a basket case right now- Im just over frusterated!


I went on Mygatsby to just buy them and got soo confused- I don't have the patience anymore to do this.... Im really burnt out on the wedding.  At this point Im not even picky- I just want them done...

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 3:17 pm
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Take a deep breath, it's going to work out. It sounds like there's something off on the part of your printer than feeds the paper... if you had more time, I'd call customer support to troubleshoot the problem.


But since you're in a time crunch I have two suggested options:


1: Go to Fry's or Costco and buy a new printer. Then, when you're done, return it. I've done it before. :-) 


2: Bring the electronic files along with a mockup of what the finished product should look like, to Kinkos and talk to someone who sounds like they know what they're doing. (sometimes this can be a crap shoot.) You'll get better print quality if you bring the files on a CD or thumb drive... saved as .ai or .pdf. It might be best to go to a Kinkos kind of late at night when they're not busy, then you could have someone's undivided attention. You might be able to get all of the printing done while you wait. Maybe... depends on the Kinkos.


Let me know if you still want me to create your map. I can have it done within the week.


Good luck!


 

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 7:20 pm

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