Top Three Design Tips For Saving Money When Printing Your Own Wedding Invitations

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I semi-DIYed our wedding invitations and while the process of assembling them sucked, the actual design process and printing was pretty painless. Since then, I've been enjoying seeing other people design and print their own wedding invitations and have learned some helpful money-saving tips along the way. Here's my top three design tips for saving money when printing your own wedding invitations:

I semi-DIYed our wedding invitations and while the process of assembling them sucked, the actual design process and printing was pretty painless. Since then, I've been enjoying seeing other people design and print their own wedding invitations and have learned some helpful money-saving tips along the way. Here's my top three design tips for saving money when printing your own wedding invitations:

Top Three Design Tips For Saving Money When Printing Your Own Wedding Invitations
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Top Three Design Tips For Saving Money When Printing Your Own Wedding Invitations

1. Did you know that certain fonts use less ink when printed? It's true! Century Gothic, Times New Roman, and Calibri are simple fonts perfect for using for the bulk of your wedding invitation's information and save a lot on ink.

2. Print on photo paper instead of cardstock. Yes, cardstock is cheap and a nice weight but it SUCKS ink. Instead print on photo paper or regular paper and then layer it on top of cardstock for a more expensive look. Again, the savings on ink are noticable.

3. Don't need stellar copies? Set your pinter quality setting to "draft" – it uses less ink/toner. If color isn't needed then print in black and white (color ink cartridges generally run more than black).

Any of you printing your own wedding invitations?