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#1 endlesslove

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    Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

    I have my invites designed and ready to be printed, but my only problem is the enclosures. How did you girls print yours the right size? I tried printing on a regular sheet 2 per sheet, I couldn't cut it straight then. I tried pre-cut enclosures and it wouldn't print without a huge margin! I am so lost on this, and ready to rip my hair out. I really don't want to bring them somewhere to be printed because I already bought the paper and printers won't use it.

    Any ideas? Tips?

    #2 kpuckrin

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      Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:24 PM

      I ran into this exact problem myself- except that the 2 printers I tried wouldn't print on the pre-cut enclosers straight- they all came out crooked! I ended up posting a simliar thread to yours a week or so ago and unfortunately didn't get much of a response. I ended up contacting Cards and Pockets where I purchased the enclosures from and am having them print the invites for a very reasonable price. I'll be putting them all together myself- they're just doing the printing.

      I know this isn't what you're looking for, but if you get stuck- then it might be worth considering.

      Best of Luck!

      #3 finzup

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        Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:08 AM

        that really is too bad... I had thought it was a great idea when I visited the cards an pocket website --
        I really do thank you both for posting this because now I won't even bother trying to print my own ... :)
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        #4 endlesslove

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          Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:24 AM

          I may just have to have them do it. I matched the cream enclosure samples I bought and they match the paper i have. If you don't mind me asking, how much did C&P charge you for the printing, and how many did you have done?

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by kpuckrin
          I ran into this exact problem myself- except that the 2 printers I tried wouldn't print on the pre-cut enclosers straight- they all came out crooked! I ended up posting a simliar thread to yours a week or so ago and unfortunately didn't get much of a response. I ended up contacting Cards and Pockets where I purchased the enclosures from and am having them print the invites for a very reasonable price. I'll be putting them all together myself- they're just doing the printing.

          I know this isn't what you're looking for, but if you get stuck- then it might be worth considering.

          Best of Luck!


          #5 SgtPepperette

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            Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:31 AM

            We printed on the cards and pockets enclosures for our invites. What size do you have, and what problems are you having?

            #6 kpuckrin

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              Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:41 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by endlesslove
              I may just have to have them do it. I matched the cream enclosure samples I bought and they match the paper i have. If you don't mind me asking, how much did C&P charge you for the printing, and how many did you have done?
              We were quoted around $32 for 30 complete sets (this includes all of the paper, and the colour printing for the invitation itself, and 3 enclosures of varying sizes, one of which is double-sided). They also offer a complete set of proofs for $8 which we are just waiting to come in.

              #7 kpuckrin

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                Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:43 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by SgtPepperette
                We printed on the cards and pockets enclosures for our invites. What size do you have, and what problems are you having?

                What type of printer did you use? I've tried two different home printers (one Kodak and the other EPSON)- with both printers the enclosures came out crooked, even though I had selected the proper print settings.

                #8 SgtPepperette

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                  Posted 07 September 2009 - 12:02 PM

                  We have an epson. We had the precut enclosures and the only problem we had was it wouldnt print "borderless". We ended up using photoshop to recreate it. We had to put a border on it so it would print okay.

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                  #9 endlesslove

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                    Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:30 PM

                    That's not bad at all. Considering I would have to buy ink for twice that much! I need to do 30 sets as well. Even if it was $60 I would be fine with that. once I have all my info I will definitely be sending my stuff in for a price quote.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by kpuckrin
                    We were quoted around $32 for 30 complete sets (this includes all of the paper, and the colour printing for the invitation itself, and 3 enclosures of varying sizes, one of which is double-sided). They also offer a complete set of proofs for $8 which we are just waiting to come in.


                    #10 kpuckrin

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                      Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:08 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by endlesslove
                      That's not bad at all. Considering I would have to buy ink for twice that much! I need to do 30 sets as well. Even if it was $60 I would be fine with that. once I have all my info I will definitely be sending my stuff in for a price quote.
                      I will let you know how aour proof looks when we get it. I know I was disapointed that we couldn't print them ourselves, I think this is a reasonable alternative.




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