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Tips for printing your wedding invitation

When preparing your wedding invitations, there are some aspects that you must take into account so that your guests receive impeccable and accurate information.

A well-done invitation says a lot about who sent it and the style of the wedding. These simple tips will help you achieve the result you had imagined to surprise your guests.     

Understand Your Printer’s Manual

Read your printer manual to find out what types of paper you can use. Many people want to print a save the date photo style. It is necessary to buy photo paper and see the resolution that the printer must be for it to be perfect.

The printer’s manual already indicates the best paper for each use.  In it, you also find the types of weight that the printer supports. In the case for paperboard is up to 200 g / m². But your printer may only accept papers up to 180 g / m², so read the manual.

Paper Types

Choosing the paper is one of the most critical decisions when printing your wedding invitations. It can influence the entire appearance of the design and determine the print life. A card full of flowers may not look good on recycled paper, for example, but on a white or lighter offset.

For wedding invitations, choose a durable material, with the paperweight over 200 g / m². The types of paper most used in invitation cards are colored and metallic paper), Photographic, Recycled, and white with texture. It’s essential to visit the store and see the paper in person and even buy the minimum to test at home and see if you love it.

Cost and Quality

An easy way to save on printing is to print two or three invitations or save the date on each page. Thus, there is no waste of paper. The ideal is not to put too much illustration in the cards, because the excess of ink can make the invitation smudge and stain, forcing you to redo the service. Always prefer the original cartridges; the quality and durability are superior.

Do not Use Scissors!

Never use scissors to cut your invitations, the risk of leaving everything irregular and full of points is high! If you have a lot of cards to cut, try to borrow or buy a paper cutter to make the cuts perfect.

Benefits of Printing Your Wedding Invitation 

A significant advantage of printing your wedding invitation is that you have control over the process. Instead of waiting for the store to deliver before seeing the results, in your home, you can immediately see the project. You can correct the colors and sizes of fonts and illustrations. Keep these essential details in mind:

  • Always print one out to see if you like it.
  • Start with saving the date or tag, which are less critical than invitations and more comfortable to make.
  • If the first and second impressions are not what you would like, don’t give up! Try again! It will work!

And if you need help, you can always contact a wedding Announcement Print Shop, who will help you in any part of the process, from design to file review and color proofing.

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