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#1 TinkerSofi

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:36 PM

Hi everyone! I'm doing my own boarding pass invitations but I'm running accross a few issues. First, it seems like all the pictures I've seen of other DIY invitations look so professional. I'm wondering what kind of printer I should be using, is laser or inkjet better? Also, what kind of cardstock should I be using to make them look a little bit more professional? Any other tips to make them stand out a little more and so they don't look like a 5 year old's art project? 

 

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#2 kellymiller

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:07 AM

I designed our boarding pass save the saves myself and had them printed at Staples so they would look more professional. You can print on cardstock at Staples we just went with that. I think we paid about $10 to get them all printed. They even offered to cut them for us, but we decided to do that ourselves. Hope that helps!

 

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#3 TinkerSofi

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:23 AM

@kellymiller that is great help! Thank you so much. They definitely look way nicer than the ones I printed at home haha and it saves me the trouble to go hunting for the right cardstock



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#4 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:14 PM

@kellymiller.....that was a great price for printing at Staples...I am finalizing my design and hope to have them done this weekend.  I also tried printing a sample here at home and it didn't come out as nice as I hoped.  ;)



#5 TinkerSofi

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:51 PM

@FutureMrsGlover definitely go to staples! I paid $16 to get 20 pages printed


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#6 FutureMrsGlover

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:57 PM

@TinkerSofi....that is a good price.  I will definitely go to Staples.


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#7 stefadile

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:30 AM

@TinkerSofi we made our own invites, we did a gate fold card, and tied them with purple ribbon (actually just finished them last night, I'll try get pics up soon.)

I went to a stationary shop, and the assistant was able to advise me on what card would be the best for the card part, and the paper for the insert inside. She showed me how to put the invite together, and made me a sample one for me to go by. I used a 200g a4 card, and 120g paper for the insert inside, and purple organza ribbon.

The assistant was able to cut the paper to size for me, and let me make creases for folding ( they had a special machine for making folds) otherwise you could use a bone folder to get neat folds on your card. We got the invites printed at an Irish equivalent to Staples, cost about 25 € (30 USD) for 30 pages. The type of printer you use, can depend on what type of paper you go for, we used opal shimmer paper, so they used laser, ink jet would have run on the paper.

Hope this has helped :-)

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#8 pddcmc

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 07:47 AM

I am getting my invites made by Vanessa's Destination Invitations. But, their website gives a lot of advice about printing and assembly. I hope this helps!

 

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#9 helenk

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:41 AM

I designed our boarding pass save the saves myself and had them printed at Staples so they would look more professional. You can print on cardstock at Staples we just went with that. I think we paid about $10 to get them all printed. They even offered to cut them for us, but we decided to do that ourselves. Hope that helps!

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I was wondering how people printed them so I just asked this question in another thread lol! Thanks for the info! I was debating about doing my own but now I'm wondering if it'll save me a ton to do it this way....did you incur any other costs other than the printing at staples and stamps to mail them out?


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#10 marinah84

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

I was wondering how people printed them so I just asked this question in another thread lol! Thanks for the info! I was debating about doing my own but now I'm wondering if it'll save me a ton to do it this way....did you incur any other costs other than the printing at staples and stamps to mail them out?


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I bought some embellishments (brads to put them together & a charm/string for decoration) but they still ended up being around 3/each with a stamp (34 invites), and price will go down if I need to make some more.  If you get cardstock on sale/with a coupon at a Michaels or Joanns or something, same with envelopes,  you can probably make them around $2 each or less, honestly.  You don't need things like a corner rounder or anything - I'm just being really careful with a pair of scissors!

 

I've put a breakdown of my costs on my thread here, if that helps :) 

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