How to Choose the Perfect Printing Solution for Your DIY Wedding Invitations

How to Choose the Perfect Printing Solution for Your DIY Wedding Invitations

Looking for the Perfect Place to Print Your Invitations? Look No Further!

Hello there, soon-to-be newlyweds! So, you've embarked on the wonderful journey of designing your own wedding invitations. Whether you're crafting them from scratch or utilizing our fabulous invitation templates, the question remains: where to print your beautiful creations? We're here to share some friendly advice.


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Why Printing Wedding Invitations at Home Might Not Be Ideal

At first glance, the thought of printing your wedding invitations at home might seem like the most convenient, cost-effective, and speedy solution. However, we'd like to offer you some food for thought before you embark on this DIY adventure:

1. Cost:

The real cost of printing at home can quickly add up. You'll need to consider the price of ink, especially if your design is rich in color or has a full flood background. Don't forget about high-quality paper – a premium cardstock will make your invitations stand out. Additionally, you might need a paper trimmer, unless you're lucky enough to find pre-cut cardstock in your desired dimensions.

2. Time:

While printing can run in the background as you go about your day, don't underestimate the time required for cutting each piece of paper. Setting up for a test print is another often overlooked step – usually, it takes a couple of trial runs to get the formatting just right from your screen to the final product. Be sure to allocate extra time for this part of the process.

3. Quality:

Unless you happen to own a high-quality printer, the results of DIY invitations printed at home may not live up to your expectations. Many home printers struggle with thicker paper, and the colors and overall quality often fall short of what you can achieve with an industrial-grade machine.

When you choose to outsource your printing to professionals like us at Copycat Prints, you can kiss your worries about ink, paper, cutting, quality, and most importantly, time and stress, goodbye!

Local Print Shops - A Fantastic Alternative

While we love assisting you with all your printing needs at Copycat Prints, we also appreciate the importance of supporting local businesses. If you wish to be more hands-on in the wedding invitation printing process, we recommend seeking out a local print shop. Here's why:

  • Personalized Guidance: Local print shops can provide valuable advice on selecting the perfect paper and assist with file setup to ensure your invitations turn out just as you envision.

  • Thick Cardstock: Most local print shops offer a range of cardstock options, including premium, thick varieties for that luxurious feel.

  • Printed Proofs: Many local print shops are happy to provide printed proofs, giving you a sneak peek at your final product before committing to the entire print run.

  • Speedy Turnaround: Need your wedding invitations in a hurry? Most local print shops can have them ready within a week, so you won't miss any important deadlines.

Ready to take the stress out of your DIY wedding invitations? Whether you choose to work with us at Copycat Prints or opt for a local print shop, we're here to make your wedding invitation dreams come true. Happy printing!


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