No Joke: 5 Steps to Cheap Invitation Printing

March 31, 2010

Planning for events such as weddings, anniversaries and business soirees requires a careful balance between high quality and a sometimes low budget. You don’t want to go spend too much, but you also don’t want to look like you’re cutting corners. Printing is one area in which a good product doesn’t have to equal a pile of cash – PsPrint now offers invitation cards that cost a fraction of what other printers charge.

Invitations don’t have to be printed on transparent, embossed paper and done up with a ribbon. You can achieve a professional, classic or even romantic look with a high-gloss or matte paper stock and a creative design. Here are five steps to creating expensive-looking invitations at an inexpensive price:

  1. Choose and download a free template from which to create your invitation card.
  2. Think about the message you want to convey on your invitation and design it to those standards. Enlist professional graphic designers if needed.
  3. Select a paper stock: 14-point C2S gloss cover with glossy sheen on both sides; 13-point 100 percent recycled matte cover; or 14-point C1S gloss cover with glossy sheen on one side and printable, uncoated side on the other.
  4. Decide whether you’d like to add matching envelopes to your order.
  5. Want to save on postage as well as your writing hand? Opt for direct-mailing services.

With all the money you’ll save on invitation printing, there’s more to pour in to the bar budget!

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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

[...] invitation. Skip the fancy paper and ribbon embellishments and just go personal with your own customized invitations. You can choose between PsPrint’s invitation cards and envelopes or go even more streamline with [...]

Anonymous's picture
January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

It's important to make sure that all of the details are spot on in preparation for the big day. Stationery printers can give you the benefit of their experience when it comes to to your wedding invites.

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