print their own invites at home? how did they come out?
Oh no I didnt have the patience to do my own!!! LOL
i printed my own lol and let me tell you i almost assaulted my printer HAHAHA
I did, and surprisingly without any fuss! We have a backloading photo printer though, so it's easy to resize for the different cards. You can see it in my bio :)
I did and they turned out amazing. I'll post a pic soon. I used a standard ink-jet printer.
My advice, do test runs with regular paper cut to size. You may need to play with the different printer sizes if you can't set a custom size. Also, if you have it the exact size you want it in a word/pdf format, make sure the printer scaling is set to "none" so it does not re-size it when you go to print. If you didn't, it tends to try to shrink everything so it will fit inside 1" margins.
I printed one page at a time, and laid them to dry for about 15 minutes before I started to assemble. This was necessary for me because my paper has a shimmer to it. I would buy a small amount of paper and test the print quality before you buy all your supplies to make sure you like the final product.
If you print on larger sheets and want to cut them down, I suggest going to Office Depot (NOT Office Max). They will cut them for you, for 75 cents a cut. And, one cut consists of cutting in one spot for all of your pieces of paper. They have this big paper guiotine that they cut a hundred pieces of paper at once. Saves time and hassle if you don't have to cut every single piece with a hand cutter.
I tried but because they were precut, my printer would not print them out straight. I messed up half the batch and i was freaking out. I didn't know what to do because the rest of the packaged invitation pieces all matched and the invitations were runied. I called 5 printing places and they said the couldn't print on pre-cut 5x7 pieces of decorated card stock. I went to a few other stores to look for replacement Damask invitations but everything looked cheap and crappy. I have an HP and it prints beautifully but it only prints 8.5x11 pieces of paper or another formatted size but not 5x7 paper. I found weddingclipart.com and made my invitations, rsvp cards and wedding website information cards all from the design I picked and spiced up a bit on my own. I was able to print as many as I wanted on my own card stock at home and I took it to Kinkos for them to cut it and I did the rest at home! Best.Fix.Ever!
Because we used little ink, nothing had to dry and everything printed beautifully from a PDF document that was created and saved.
Saved a lot more than having to buy two more boxes of invitations and I only had to buy some more packaging for the extra invitations we sent out, still it was way less than having to pay someone else to do it.
No! I would have killed something or someone...and my printer would probably be out by the curb. Thats just how things go for me...
I did with help. They turned out very pretty and they were unique. A labor of love that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
i printed mine and they were wonderful! i'm on a tight budget so i went with simple elegance. i got 3 types of embossed white card stock(on sale). a hole puncher some white ribbon and silver rings(all on sale). i made 100 invitations all for the price of (drum roll please) $30!!!!!
I did and if you buy blank ones with a website for easy printing they work very well!!