It is a digital file that you print out yourself, or have printed for you. There are many methods for printing your stationery:
• Printing at home
• Printing at a copy shop
• Using an online printing service
• Using a professional print shop
• Printing in Letterpress
Once you have chosen your method, we will format your stationery design into a PDF file and email it to you. To view your PDF you will need Adobe Reader
, which is free.
[Remember that all computer monitors and printers are different, so we can't guarantee that your stationery will exactly match what you see on-screen. Plus, screens glow and are super-bright, so printed stationery will always appear softer.]
PRINTING AT HOME >>
The most budget-friendly choice of all, and it can feel great to put a little diy into your event. It can cost as little as $160, including design fee, to print and get envelopes for 100 invitations.
But be wary of ink costs. Make sure to test out your printer and cutting skills. Download this PDF sample to your desktop and print it. Make sure your printer is set to its highest quality setting, and to print same size (rather than "scale to fit").
PRINTING AT A COPY SHOP >>
It is very affordable to print at a local copy shop. Contact the copy shop to find out the heaviest paper they can handle, as the heavier the cardstock the more lovely the invitations. Different copy shops have different printers. You should always test out a PDF on the paper of your choice.
Copy shops often have the option of cutting out your stationery for you. But make sure that you feel their cutting is accurate! It can vary greatly from shop to shop..
USING AN ONLINE COMPANY >>
An easy and budget-friendly option for your print-ready files. We can format invitations for many online printers. BUT, please note that some companies have different sizes than our standard cards, such as Vistaprint and certain Cards and Pockets options. Always check to see if their card sizes match ours. If they don't, but you still really want to print with them, you can always choose to get your files custom-sized for a small fee.
USING A PROFESSIONAL SHOP >>
The benefit of using a local professional print shop is quality quality quality, which of course comes with a higher price. Contact print shops in your area and ask what their rates are—they can vary from being $1 per card to $4 or more.
Professional shops can print in a number of beautiful ways—digital, offset, metallic inks, engraving and thermography. Ask your printer about their options.
PRINTING IN LETTERPRESS >>
The truly luxe way to do your invitations. It is expensive, but produces the most gorgeous stationery of all. Printing 100 Invitations and response cards generally starts at around $300. Ask for a list of our letterpress-ready designs!