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blueblythe
« on: May 26, 2007 07:44:30 AM »

I hope I'm not repeating another thread but I am looking to make some greeting cards, possibly post cards and also some prints of photographs of my textile work to sell. I have been doing some research but I'm not quite sure whether its more economical to buy a decent printer and print them myself or actually get a printing company to print them for me. I'd be looking at getting about 50 copies printed each of about 10 designs to begin with. Has anybody else done this and have any advice for me?
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007 08:45:40 PM »

yeah, last year i was doing a postcard series for a fundrasier. i went to a local copy company, looked at what they were charging, and ended up buying some fancy paper, printing them on my photo printer at home, and cut them on a paper cutter at school. if you have a lazer jet printer, definately do it at home. if you have an inkjet printer, your best option depends on your specific printer. what kind of printer do you have at home? also, there's nothing wrong with just asking the guys at kinkos how much it would cost.

i really hope my advice is somewhat useful... but i'm sure it's coming a little too late, anyway...
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007 06:14:55 AM »

Dinosaur: thanks for the reply. I decided to get the postcards made by a local printing company. I realised my printer wouldn't take cardstock and I think they'll look much more professional if I get somebody else to do them for me. The price wasn't too bad, it's going to be about $200 for 800 postcards, that's about 25 cents each. I'm picking the proof up tomorrow, fingers crossed they look good!
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007 10:35:50 AM »

well, be sure to let us/me know! i'm thinking next time i want to get postcards done, i'm going to the print shop. printing them at home really is too much trouble when you want so many copies!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007 01:02:59 PM »

I  just got my postcards back. I was a little disappointed with them though. I think its a combination between the fact that I spent the last $200 in my bank account on them and the colours aren't quite right. The whites look a little grey and the colours are too bright. I was really upset at first but I'm starting to accept the fact that I have 800 cards that are not totally great. Next time I am going to spend more time looking at the proof.
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