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#1 Virg

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    Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:48 PM

    I am almost done the design phase o f our boarding pass invitations (not STD) . So I am beginning the planning phase, the paper has been ordered, scissors purchased, and I bought a perforating tool. It is one of those hand rotary wheels that is supposed to trace patterns on fabric, so I thought it might work on 110lb cardstock. WRONG! Good thing I only paid $1.50 for it at Fabricland!

    Our invites almost look like most (with the bar code) except I would have to fix up the cutting template because as of now it is a bit different.

    So my question is, should I bother to perforate the invites?? We are not having a detachable RSVP postcard, since we figure that most will not return them.

    Do most of your guests rip them or not? Since there is no RSVP, I am having a hard time justifying the extra expense this perforator-cutting tool would cost.


    Side note; anyone know why a bar code would be printing funny (it comes out looking staggered)

    Your opinions & help are welcome and appreciated!


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    #2 Ana

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    Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:52 PM

    would you be able to post a pic? to have a better idea?

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      Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:53 PM

      I didn't perforate. We didn't do an RSVP so I didn't see the need to do the extra work. Most people that I know just stuck them on the fridge as a whole.

      I did have some trouble with the barcode but don't remember how I fixed it. It might have something to do with the font if you aren't using one that is standard on your computer.

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        Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:59 PM

        I bought a blade for my rotary cutter that perforated. Maybe it was too sharp, but it just but through the paper and it tore off with just a gentle touch. After that happening to one, I decided to not perforate them. I didn't have an RSVP either, but it was an STD. The blade cost like $5-7ish.
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        #5 *Casey*

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          Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:59 PM

          Do you have a pic of it?

          #6 Virg

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            Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:44 PM

            I will post one when I get home. :)
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            #7 Virg

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              Posted 13 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

              I have only a publisher file, since I broke the camera, one night at a Greek Sorority event...oops
              Let me know if it works

               

               

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              #8 adias.angel

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                Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:09 PM

                The best tool for perforating is the fiskar rotary trimmer. I use mine for scrapbooking and used it for the first print/rough draft of my STD'd, worked great! Not only did it make them easier to cut out but made the perforating so easy. Besides the trimmer, all you need to buy for a couple dollars is the perforating blade that just slips right in.

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                #9 Kristy!

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                  Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:10 PM

                  I only perforated the RSVP card and left the others alone. I wouldn't bother with it since you don't have an RSVP card.

                  #10 Virg

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                    Posted 13 November 2008 - 05:30 PM

                    So If do not perforate them, should I change the background template to sqare-er version? anyonee know how to do this? or where to find the template?
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