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DIY STD'S & Invitations VS. Professional Printing Costs

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#51 agm04

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    Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:56 AM

    I decided to DIY my invites just because I couldn't find anything I was crazy about anywhere else.  I'm picky I guess.  I had an idea for STDs early on, so did those myself, but invitations made me feel like a lost puppy.  I love letterpress but that is NOT in the budget.  So I ended up driving myself crazy shopping around for papers, etc, and will do them myself.  they're going to come out to about $4 each, not nearly as inexpensive as I had hoped, but they're going to be exactly what I want.  Oh and printing is nearly half that cost.  Crazy!

    #52 maryjonjet

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      Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:55 AM

      DIY!!! It's fun and save a lot of money!!! Just got to put in the time.

      #53 agm04

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        Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

        Guys I am about to freak out.  I was planning to have my invites formatted/printed at the art store, but the crane that is slumped over from hurricane sandy has my art store closed indefinitely, and I'm geared up to get this done now.  I know there are other print shops in the city, but they are either INSANELY expensive or won't print on the embossed paper I bought.  So I decided to try to do it myself.  Came to the office, formatted everything, and my printer DOESN'T GET that I'm using smaller paper.  I've tried setting my margins to adjust for my paper size AND putting in the custom paper size when I go to print.


        I've googled around a bit, and it sounds like it's something about the printer driver, but I KNOW it can be done because one time, I got it to print in about the right area, but the next time it went right back to pretending I'm printing on 8.5x11 paper.  I know I probably sound like a crazy person and am not explaining it well, but has anyone had this issue?  What do I do???  I can't install any printer drivers on my work printer/computer.

        #54 STBEngelquist

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          Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

          thanks for the website very helpful!

          #55 MayFlowers2014

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            Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

            Originally Posted by Meagan816 

            Thanks for the cost break down.  Sometimes DIY can get just as expensive, but you found some great deals!



            These are gorgeous!!!!

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