This hardly constitutes as a post, and no doubt you’re all bored out of your brains with this stuff, but here are some more photos of the invites. I enveloped them all this morning. I doubt they are very eco-friendly but we used recycled envelopes… so I guess that’s something. Nod to Gillian and Chris, as I used your invite as the ‘model’.
Published November 6, 2007 by Rebecca Matheson
gorgeous bec! they are lovely 🙂
Bec, they look fantastic! I feel very honoured that you would use ours as the model, thankyou for the invite. Looking forward to the day, it’s going to be great! All the best with the preps, Gillian
Bec they look lovely!!
Hello! I have just found your blog by accident, while looking for some wedding invitation examples.
My partner and I have designed our own wedding invitations, but now need to print them. I was hoping to use a paper with cotton components, or at least some texture, but I think this will narrow the printing options.
Would you mind telling me what kind of inkjet printer you used and what kind of paper?
Thanks a million. Carita.
P.S. Your invitations look great – I especially like your map!
We used an Epson Photo printer 1290 (it’s a3 – but that’s not necessary) It did put quite a bit of wear on the printer and needed to be serviced afterwards – quite a slow process with a fair bit of hand feeding.
Re. the paper – I am honestly not 100% sure. We went to a paper shop and I think it was about 160gsm’ish with a smallish texture.
Basically you’ll find that laser printers will not work because the ink won’t set on the texture. Any inkjet should be fine if you take it slow.
Best way to find out is to buy a few kinds of paper and do a test print. Once you buy in bulk the price should drop dramatically.
Thanks a million! I will let you know how it goes.
we ended up buying our own printer, and only had to refill one colour cartridge. We used a canon iP4600 and printed on coloured, lightly textured card bought at Dean’s Art – and it was perfect! Sure, if I had loads of money the paper would have been cotton and the printing done by a press, but we were absolutely thrilled at how they turned out. It was cheaper to do it ourselves than to take it to a normal/commercial printer and now we have a great printer too! We made envelopes ourselves too. Thanks for the help and suffice to say I was very glad to stumble across your encouraging posts when we were umming and aahing about whether to do it ourselves. Will let you know when I’ve put the pictures up.
P.S. We trekked out to Bendigo today. Not quite as hot as Melbourne, but the hot wind was revolting. Thank god for the cool change!
My pleasure 🙂 glad it could help. Would love to see pictures.