If you are looking for ways to save money for your Quinceañera or simply you are one of those girls who like do craft projects, an excellent option is to consider printing your Quinceanera invitations at home.
Although letterpress invitations and handmade cards are undeniably elegant these can become very expensive and get away quickly on your budget.
There are many websites where you can find fabulous ideas
On the other hand, nowadays young girls have many skills within technology and this is the reason why they get immersed in crafts and make the decision to create and print their own Quinceañera invitations.
So easy a project that you can do at home and here’s how. There are many online providers that at an affordable cost give you the opportunity to personalize your invitations on a pre-designed template.
Then you make payment and download the file to your computer so you can print it later.
It is important to consider the type of paper you want to use
Since you’re determined to make your own invitations, the first thing you have to do is picking the style. Of course, everything goes according to your Quinceanera theme.
As we have mentioned in previous articles, the invitation is the first glimpse your guests have of your Quinceanera theme. Your invitations should reflect your personality and style.
Even if you are going to print the invitations at home, you should consider a budget that includes a good quality paper and ink cartridges that you may need, depending on the number of invitations and the size.
It is also important to consider if you are going to add some embellishments, the envelopes and even the cost of shipping. Always try to have a little more of all necessary materials for your invitations in case you make some mistakes.
Remember that your invitations are the first peek of your theme
The home printers tend to print one or two tones darker as the ones you are seeing on the screen. Make tests and play with color combinations until you’re happy with what you see.
It is better to spend maybe a full day doing color tests, font style and size than print them and don’t like how they turn out.
For best results, change the printer’s properties to “high quality” or “photo” and set the paper size to current size so it doesn´t print with a white border. If you can, print several invitations on one sheet so you save a little more.
Choose a design that is not so colorful so do not waste too much ink, you can always buy a colored paper that you like and print directly on it.
Choose bright colors
A recommendation, don’t try to print white ink, for example, if you have a black background and you want to print white letters on it. It is very difficult to get this finished done printing at home as special cartridges are needed.
It is important that before sending to print 100 invitations, check that all information is correct as the name, place, date, time and no misspellings but also that the font you are using is legible.
Once printed invitations, it’s time to cut them. It would be a good idea to invest in a guillotine or to cut them with a cutter knife, but never with scissors because they do not leave a clean cut.
Almost all templates you shop online include crop marks to make it easier for you to cut.
Start making your invitations with enough time. Design, printing, assembly, labeling and sending them takes some time and is not something that is done in one day or two.
It is polite to send the invitations at least eight weeks before the date of your party.
So what are you waiting to start?