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Ask DN: Printing Wedding Invitations

over 3 years ago from , Creative Director @aerolab.com.ar

I was looking at moo.com but maybe someone knows a cool place to print this type of stuff.

Thank you!

9 comments

  • Gabe WillGabe Will, over 3 years ago

    Have you looked in your area? I worked with a local letterpress shop to print mine, and I was pretty happy with the results.

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  • Nick MorrisonNick Morrison, over 3 years ago

    I usually would look for a local print shop or small shop. You pay more money but generally will get a higher level of quality and attention to detail. Shameless plug to a friend's letterpress studio at For the Press.

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  • AK SelbyAK Selby, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Vistaprint is where dreams go to die. I would avoid them like the plague if I were you.

    I would learn the difference between digital presses, offset presses and letterpresses/screenprinters and THEN decide how you want to produce your invitations. Right now, you're pretty much putting the cart before the horse.

    If you're looking for a quick, inexpensive print of something that is a relatively simple print project, I would absolutely suggest Moo. Their options for different finishings and paper stock is great for short-runs like wedding invites even if the price does tend to get a little steep when your quantity goes up. I've done a number of jobs through them and they have, by far, the most reliable digital presses when it comes to color consistency through the print run out of any online/consumer-facing printer I've ever worked with.

    Mama's Sauce will be a great option for everything else and they are renowned in the design community because of their incredibly impressive craftsmanship and attention to detail. However, cost is a consideration as they tend to run pretty steep.

    TL;DR: Decide what printing process your design will be produced in, then consider vendors. Vistaprint will do nothing but make a mess of your carefully created work.

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  • Tejas PrithviTejas Prithvi, over 3 years ago

    I have never used their Paper Printing option but Paperless Post has some great options..

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  • Max GlenisterMax Glenister, over 3 years ago

    I used Moo.com for "save the date" postcards, generally happy with the result.

    My wife and I ended up printing the full 3-card invites, table names and seating plan ourselves though. High quality card stock, hours sat over a printer, hours cutting and tying string, hours stuffing envelopes and looking at a spreadsheet.

    We looked at local screen printing and letter pressing places, but the price was understandably high.

    If you've got the patience, do it yourselves. It's a good test of whether the marriage will work!

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  • Hope King, over 3 years ago

    StationeryHQ.com! Simple site, but they have nice paper selection (you can order a sample book as well) and you can go as simple or fancy as you want. Pricing is extremely reasonable and I had no concerns about their quality.

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  • evan kosowski, over 3 years ago

    Since you are a designer / creative director I would not go the online printing route... You wont be satisfied. As many have said, going to a local letterpress print shop is your best bet and actually cheap.

    I just printed all of my stuff and the package looks amazing. I have 100 invitations with an RSVP card, info card and jacket wrapper ( the last 3 i did myself) and it all costed me about $200.

    Heres the catch to doing it at a low cost:

    Find a local stamp maker. Get 1-3 stamps made of your logo or theme or something from your wedding branding.

    Goto a letterpress shop and only get 1 color, one side.

    Use your stamps with different colors and get creative. You can make a two sided, two color invitation set using a couple stamps and it will seem really sophisticated and expensive but wont break your wallet.

    I can send photos soon if youd like.

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  • Wyatt CampizWyatt Campiz, over 3 years ago

    I have yet to order, but I have looked into Wedding Paper Divas , Cards & Pockets and Vistaprint.

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  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 3 years ago

    I personally don't know specifically... I used vistaprint for a project like that. but never used moo.com so I can't recommend it or not

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