Flax Art & Design
I ended up finding Flax when my fiancee and I decided we wanted to make our own wedding invitations.
Not only they had a great variety of paper to choose from, but the staff was very knowledgeable and helped us to pick the right color and size for our invitations (which included invitations, RSVPs, directions, accomodations, inner and outer envelopes, thank you notes, and place cards, so that's a lot!). We also found beautiful ribbons here for our invitations and favors, they have so many to choose from! The shipments from their paper manufacturer were prompt and accurate, and our invitations turned out amazing! Highly recommend to check out Flax to anyone with DIY project.
I wanted to personally thank Lani, Casie and Crystal for their help. Thank you...
Most sane people choose to hire someone to do their wedding invitations for them. We on the other hand, decided to purchase a silkscreen machine and do them on our own. This would have been an easy venture if we had any experience at all in silkscreening or wedding invitations, which unfortunately we didn't.
Luckily for us, the staff at Flax is knowledgeable about all things ink and paper. We found the right shade of paper, at the right price, and were able to order it in bulk. They even offered us a student discount! That's not something any stationary store is able to do. (Students and teachers can show their IDs to receive a 10% discount on everything, not just paper!) When we were having difficulties with our silk screening, we were able to bring in our silk screen and failed prints and one of the managers helped us troubleshoot our issues. He advised us on the different types of inks and explained the pro's and con's of each, keeping their price and our budget in mind. We were even able to find coordinating envelopes and fancy cutting scissors here that helped pull our project together.
We can't wait to go back for projects non-wedding related and am excited to have found such a fun and knowledgeable staff to help me in my adventures. We may have worried about how homemade invitations would be received, but thanks to the staff at Flax, our invitations were works of DIY art. If you've decided to do it yourself, you can take comfort in the fact that with the staff of Flax behind you, you're not completely on your own!