Help with DIY Wedding Invitations?

by DIY wedding planner on December 10, 2011


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I bought a beautiful DIY Wedding Invitation and am running into a MAJOR problem with them … They are jamming my laserjet printer!!!

The paper isn’t too thick, my problem is that the invite has the word “Love” lasercut into the invitation with lots of pretty lasercut scrollwork and as it bends inside the printer, part of the lasercut area isn’t bending with the rest of the paper so it is getting stuck on the rollers.

Has anyone dealt with this kind of paper problem before?

If my printer is having an issue, would a photocopier at staples have the same problem, too?
I don’t mind spending a few extra bucks to have them printed at staples, but I don’t want to wreck more invitations OR their photocopiers.

Any other suggestions/ideas?

I don’t want to re-do the invites elsewhere.

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B2B 5/22/10 December 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I would suggest stopping by at staples and taking a few invites with you. Try it with one first the try printing out like 3-4 more. If you are still having issues talk to one of the employees there or try Kinko’s. (If you have one near you.) They should have some suggestions for you. Good luck! I hope it works for you!

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Lighthouse December 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Well, if you could take them to Staples, then do so.

However, if you would rather do them at home, why not be clever and print your invites on plain or pastel colored paper. Trim the paper with decorative scissors and PASTE the paper onto your DIY wedding paper.

I hope that’s clear. Let me know.

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fizzygurrl1980 December 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Ah, you poor thing- I just dealt with the exact same problem myself the other day. My DIY invitations have that special translucent vellum paper as an overlay thingy, and my printer SO didn’t like it!! So what I did was, I printed a PDF document of the exact way I wanted the invitation to look, font and all, and then took the vellum sheets and the flash drive with the PDF on it to the print dept. at Office Depot. They only charged me 10 cents per copy to laser-print it onto the vellum. Since I had 75 invitations, it came to $7.50- I didn’t originally want to spend anything on printing the invitations, but it was a small price to pay for the amount of stress it cut down on. Now all my invites are done and they look beautiful!! My only advice is that you call your local Office Depot branch before you bring your stuff there. The one I called first didn’t have a printer that was the right size to print the tiny vellum sheets, but the second, bigger Office Depot did.

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HIS! December 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Laser cuts can be tricky. You might try the printers and see if they are willing to try.

However, you can also print the invitation on a piece of velum and layer that on top of the laser cut paper. Attach with a ribbon at the top.

Sometimes it helps to find things one by one into the printer. But the laser cut still might get hung up.

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