I'm interested in printing my own text on your invitations.
Due to the wide variety of printers, we can not guarantee the quality of printing on your specific printer.
We offer the following information to assist you with your printing issues. If in doubt about whether or not you can print our paperstocks on your own equipment, we will be glad to send you a sample in advance for testing compatibilty with your equipment.
Know what your printer can and can not do.
Many printers can not properly feed papers unless they are 8 1/2 x 11. Be sure that you can adjust your printer to accept papers that are the same size as the invitation you are ordering.
What is the weight of your papers?
Our invitation and announcement paper stocks are a high quality,
smooth card stock that is compatible with many laser, ink jet
and bubble jet printers.
Different invitations have different weights, but generally our invitation paper stocks are 65lb or 85lb offset cover weight which holds both black and color inks beautifully.
Common problems with home printing.
The most common issue for laser printers, particularly HP laser jet printers, invloves the paper path. Due to the curvature of the paper path (commonly a sharp S type paper path), many card stocks will not easily feed through laser printers. The less curvature there is, the more likely card stocks will feed through properly. Ink jet printers tend to have a fairly straight paper path and hence fewer feeding problems than laser jets.
Ink jet printers
Ink smearing or bleeding
The ink can often bleed or smear on ink jet printers for a variety of reasons.
Quality of inks - The quality and consistency of inks vary, particularly when purchasing ink cartridges from suppliers other than the original equipment manufacturer.
Font selection - Sometimes changing fonts will reduce or eliminate the bleeing. Some fonts lay down so much ink that the paper can not absorb the ink and dry.