Printing DIY invites

I'm new here, and starting to DIY my invites. Where do you print your invites/RSVP/TY?  I'm in SF bay area.   Staples, OfficeDepot and Kinko quotes ~$2-$2.5 for color prints in an A-4 semi-thick white cardstock. 


Seems like it's more expensive than ordering ready-invitations from the websites like theamericanwedding. Am I missing something?

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 10:41 am
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Darn, I wish I could help but I'm in the Boston area - I just picked mine up today from a local print shop.  I got invitations, RSVP postcards (printed on both sides), and envelopes (and they also cut down for me!) for less than $240.  


Hope you find a good deal!!!  :)

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm
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Wow, that's a lot!


We printed our's at Staples, double sided on heavy paper (cardstock) and it was like, .49? I think?  But, we're in Canada.  All I can say is that we were pleased with Staples' printing, and the time turnover (we went on a Saturday around 11am).

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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I printed my own. I bought a Brides invitation kit, downloaded the template from their website, totally changed the font, did a draft print on scrap paper and some adjustments... three drafts later I was ready to go!  The hardest bit is the setup. Once that is done, printing them all is relatively easy.

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm
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thank you ladies.  I don't have a good printer; in fact I don't have a color printer.  I am kinda giving up on printing them here.  I have asked 2 more vietnamese and 1 chinese print centers; still ~$2/sheet.

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:15 pm
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Ask Bellabride to do them she is AWESOME and her prices you really can't beat and she does it all for you the printing designing everything tell her I sent you!
Posted on June 29, 2010 at 10:59 pm
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Ask Bellabride to do them she is AWESOME and her prices you really can't beat and she does it all for you the printing designing everything tell her I sent you!
Posted on June 29, 2010 at 11:00 pm
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thanks for the referral.  I have some hope now.  I'll contact her. 

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm
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Yeah, I was surprised how expensive Kinkos was for color printing.


Consider asking friends and family if any of them have a decent color printer and are willing to do the printing if you pay for the ink.


Another option is to go to Fry's and buy a color printer. Print your invites and then return it. :-) I did that to print out a few final projects when I was in college.

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 7:26 am
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Kinko's quoted me over $400 to just print and cut our invite, direction, reception card, and rsvp. I went right across the street to office max and got $120... for reals?!?! Sold!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 8:10 am
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Ooo, I should check out Office Max!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm
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so much..goodluck..

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

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