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#1 egsarah

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    Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:33 PM

    Those of you that have done your own Save the Dates have you had any issues printing on cardstock? I've printed my ticket jackts on three different printers and every time it prints the top gets cut off. It prints fine on normal paper. FI and I have tried changing the paper type on the printer and everything. Advice??!

    #2 DTHSLove

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      Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

      I about to go out and buy my card stock tonight. Hope you figure it out..

      #3 Virg

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        Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

        Ok, So I had the SAME THING happen

        But I do not have good news.

        I tried feeding it one at a time, or 5 at a time, 10 at a time...
        half of them were ok, and then the rest were all messed up...

        Then I check the make sure the printer settings were set up correctly for letter paper and not A4 (UK standard). Still no change.

        I called HP tech support. we did a few clicks here and there.. nothing worked

        So finally, I called a local printer (that was cheaper than staples) and got it done there...

        I hope you have better luck than me!
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        #4 Ginalyn

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          Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:51 PM

          It might be the way your printer grabs the cardstock. Does the cardstock feed from the top or the bottom? I was able to print on cardstock on a printer that fed from the top.

          #5 egsarah

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            Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

            We found a side feed laser printer at work....that works!! My FI is going to bring them in and do them next week!! Its a side feed to a side tray so it doesn't have to wrap all the way around the rollers!

            WOO HOO!! I'll be sure to post pics and templates once I'm done. And the name of the printer for that matter!

            #6 Ayita

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              Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:42 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by egsarah
              Those of you that have done your own Save the Dates have you had any issues printing on cardstock? I've printed my ticket jackts on three different printers and every time it prints the top gets cut off. It prints fine on normal paper. FI and I have tried changing the paper type on the printer and everything. Advice??!
              I had the problem with the jackets of the boarding passes, but not with the invites themselves. My guess, the cardboard for the jackets was thicker than the cardboard of the boarding pass.

              I took the carboard and the pdf template to Kinko, and there everything went fine. I was also not expensive at all, as the price is cut in half if you bring your own paper.

              #7 Kristy621

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                Posted 08 March 2009 - 04:17 PM

                this can also happen if the file is not pdf'd I experienced this because of that once I pdf'd it, we were fine.

                Also those looking for printing.. I recomend FedEx Kinko's also it was super cheap and they let you bring your own paper and I think they charge .30 or something per color print.
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                #8 Ac311

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                  Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

                  I just tested some card stock that I have and found I couldn't use the 110#, the rest of the posters have great ideas for using Kinko's though. I did not think I could bring paper there!




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