Great news here at Wedding Bell Invitations--we have reworked everything so that you can print our wonderful invitations at home or take them to the printer of your choice. I'm going to take you through your options and a little history so that you make the right printing choice for you.
May 2015 marked our 10th year anniversary as a retail internet only store and what a 10 years it has been. So much has changed that it is hard to even imagine what it was like in 2005. When we were first programming our site, the big question was "Will women ever feel safe purchasing on the internet?" --because in those days it was mostly men on the internet not women. There was no social media, no smartphones and Amazon was only a used bookseller.
No only was the internet very different but printers were too. When we were creating our products, our cut cards worked with all of the printers that were available then. But over time, printers changed and the types of printers introduced were different. First laser printers changed their settings so that our RSVP cards were too small for the printer. Then Photo printers came along but they also were difficult because some of them would not print on our heavier stock paper, they were meant for lighter papers. Finally, our cut cards could not be used by professional printers, they were too small as well. All of this meant frustration for you as customers and us as designers and manufacturers. So we met with different printers and graphic designers and developed two options: Print it Yourself and Take to Printers. Now you can truly print it your way. Here is how it works:
1. PRINT IT YOURSELF: Our original concept was to provide an easy to use invitation kit that could be printed at home. We still provide that however, as printers have changed so much and there are so many on the market that we are not familiar with, we are recommending certain printers and also strongly encouraging you to order a sample and test out your personal printer before you commit. Ink Jet printers are the only printers we know of now that will print our 3.5 x 5 inch RSVP cards. Laser printers will not print the small cards and photo printers may not print the 80lb stock paper we use. Because we supply you with the finest paper, we want you to use the best printer possible to get the professional results you won't-- believe me it's worth the investment. We want you to have fun with this and enjoy the creative process not be frustrated with a printer that is not designed to use with our products.
So here are three printers we know work with all of our products:
a. HP Office Jet 5744e: average price is 129.99
b. HP Office Jet 5740e: average price is 149.99
c. HP Office Jet 5741e: average price is 199.99
Check out each one for the one that fits your needs the best and let us know your feedback and also if you have a personal favorite.
2. Take To Printer: If you have a Laser printer or don't own printer you need to choose the Take To Printer option. Laser printers will not print the small RSVP card. However, when you choose the Take To Printer option, we send you 8.5 x 11-inch sheets of cardstock--the same high-quality cardstock that we use for our cut cards. Design your invitations on our special Take to Printer Templates and then you have a choice, you can print at home using the large sheets of paper and then take it to a printer to be cut or you can download your completed templates on a flash drive and take it and the sheets of paper we sent you to a printer to be printed and cut. You can then assemble your printed and cut cards at home.
We want you to choose the option that best suits you and what you are trying to create. We feel that there are now options for everyone who loves the colors, uniqueness, and quality we provide to print the invitations that dreams are made of
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