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Help With Dyi Boarding Pass Invites

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#21 pddcmc

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:32 AM

  1. Not all paper is printer-friendly. Yeah, you know that gorgeous linen cardstock you just found from the scrap-book store with that deep woven-fabric texture? Good luck printing on it! If you’re planning on using a laser or inkjet printer, steer clear of the really exotic paper. You’ll save yourself time, money and the added stress. If you are wanting a textured paper, the paper suggestions we have listed in the Supplies section have been tested and will work on all ‘digital’ printers.
  2. Printers cannot print white!* (DUH!) This one may seem obvious, but it’s important to understand that if you decide to use purple-colored paper, yep you guessed it, everything in your photo that should appear white (teeth, eyes, outfit, etc.) will appear purple!!! In fact, all your colors (except black and very dark colors) will have a purplish hue to them! Keep this in mind when selecting paper! It’s much better to select a neutral/light color paper and plan to print purple ON it, than using a paper that distorts ALL colors to purple! In the examples above, the photo on the left depicts using a white cardstock, and the “antique paper look” was simply printed on the outside and inside pages. This allows for all the colors to print accurately, as opposed to using actual antique-colored paper.If you’re dying to use a particular colored paper you found, might we suggest using it for your invite presentation, brochure-folders for your invites and custom envelopes are perfect for this! *Special inkjet printers are available at some specialty print shops. These printers contain an additional “silver” and/or “white” ink cartridge that can be mixed with the standard Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black cartridges to allow for solid printing on any color paper! Although it is possible to achieve a “metallic look” with these inks, they do not match the brightness of a true “foil” impression. The advantage the metallic inkjet printers have on foil printers, however, is that virtually any color can be made, as foil printers are limited to a very basic list of colors. Both Metallic ink-jet and foil printers are very expensive and thus, may be out of your budget.

Even if you don't use them, their website has great tips on printing, cutting, etc...




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#22 bkprettygirl

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:27 AM

This is so cute!  I really want to DIY something

#23 Brinley

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    Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:10 PM

    Thanks for the tips. With so much on the go, one can easily forget the obvious. 

    #24 cankem80

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    Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

    Thanks for the ideas guys

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