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#11 calgarybride2015

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

I printed mine at home on cardstock on my inkjet printer and they look fantastic.  If I could figure out how to post a picture, I would.

 

I got the template from aylee's website, and off I went.

 

For the ticket jacket I used pink cardstock that I folded in 3, and cut the corner of one to make it look more official.  When closed up I tied them with ribbon.  I also did a luggage tag on the front that said 'Ticket to Paradise, Kim & Shawn, January 21, 2015, Mayan Riviera, Mexico'

 

Man I want to post pics!!!

 

 

For our pre-travel letter I plan to get them printed at Staples as they are double sided and that seems much easier and more cost effective.


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?

I'll try to attach some pictures tomorrow since it's kind of late today.




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#12 trbutler

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:15 AM

I printed mine at home on my inkjet printer and they turned out GREAT!  Just make sure your settings give the best print, if you print on draft they won't look as nice.  I have a setting on my HP on advanced settings for maximum DPI.



#13 VegasBride121314

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 07:51 AM

Much to my chagrin, my local staples will not print on pearlescent paper. They did however suggest Fed-Ex Kinkos who has the machines to print on this type of paper. I will be going there this weekend. 


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#14 TinkerSofi

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:46 AM

Much to my chagrin, my local staples will not print on pearlescent paper. They did however suggest Fed-Ex Kinkos who has the machines to print on this type of paper. I will be going there this weekend.


Yeah we printed ours on regular glossy card stock. It's quite thick but now pearlescent. We did the sleeves on pearlescent paper but I printed those at home


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#15 VegasBride121314

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:03 AM

@TinkerSofi, did you have problem with ink drying at home? My printer took days to try and then it still smudged. 


Love over 50 is still LOVE!!!

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#16 TinkerSofi

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

@TinkerSofi, did you have problem with ink drying at home? My printer took days to try and then it still smudged.


No I didn't. I used the paper from Michael's (I'll post a pic when I get home) and I have a regular inkjet printer. I only printed the guests names on the folders but they turned out fine and none of them smudged. It might have to do with the paper perhaps?


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#17 VegasBride121314

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:48 AM

@TinkerSofi Thanks for that info. I'm sure it is the paper! 


Love over 50 is still LOVE!!!

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#18 calgarybride2015

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Mine didn't have any issues drying either.  But mine was just thicker cardstock.

 

Wish I was daring enough to attempt to print on the ticket jackets!


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#19 kmk2016

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

I printed all of my (jacket in heavy card stock) and boarding passes (pearlized paper) on my home printer... It's a high end printer but still/ a home machine and it worked perfectly! They dried almost instantly and Colors are crisp and vibrant

#20 TinkerSofi

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:46 AM

@TinkerSofi, did you have problem with ink drying at home? My printer took days to try and then it still smudged.


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