when you have diy wedding invitations is there any special ink that is necessary?

by DIY wedding planner on June 14, 2012

this is my invitations
http://www.invitationpaper.com/star.html but in wine and champagne (which are my wedding colors)
This is the font i’m going to be using

http://www.dafont.com/porcelain.font

Is there a special ink i should buy or will this be enough to make the invitations look nice.
when i bought the kit I was planning on sending them to a store like kinkos or staples so they could print it out for me but when I called these stores they told me they couldn’t print on them because of the size of the paper.
I am very nervous that they will look homemade or cheap which is not what i want.
anon thank you for the heads up. I knew about the extra postage it actually says it in the website when you are going to buy the invitations.

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y2-y1 June 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

You can try an inkjet printer, but clean the printheads and rollers first (there should be a setting that lets you do that).

If you hate it, Kinko’s will print on standard size card stock and cut them for you. You could get some similiar to what you purchased. I do this all the time for cards and gift tags and things, and it’s not too expensive.

Good luck!

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Kanga_tush2 June 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

There’s no special ink, just make sure you start with a full cartridge. As long as there’s enough ink to print boldly, and you give each invite a chance to dry before stacking so it doesn’t smear they’ll look wonderful.

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stamper June 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

No special ink is needed. I would just recommend trying a few sheets out with different ink weights, and quality levels, like quick print, normal and best. Sometimes, depending on the paper, the ink may get too heavy and bleed. Usually on vellum and lighter papers. I would just do a couple test runs on your paper before you run them all through at the different quality levels I said above. I ended up needing to use the quick print on my printer. It didn’t lay the ink so hard as the normal.

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anon June 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I don’t really know about the ink but I just thought I would give you a warning about square invitations. Square invitations generally require more postage, so make sure to plan for that in your budget!

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