Printable invitation cards are a fun, creative and elegant way to invite guests to any occasion: birthday parties, graduations, confirmations, weddings, anniversaries, engagements, retirements, reunions, holidays and more. No matter what event you’re hosting, you can get printable invitation cards that match your theme and encourage attendance from a variety of venues. Here we’ve outlined a few so you can learn more about the best place to get your invitations.
Gift shops and party supply retailers
Gift shops and party supply retailers always stock invitation cards, though not all are printable. Most come pre-printed in unoriginal designs, so you have to find something that already matches your event’s theme. If you’re pinched for time, gift shops typically have a good selection of different themes; but what you get in last-second convenience you sacrifice in price and originality. It’s always best to shop early so you have time to get the perfect printable invitation cards for your special occasion.
Supermarkets and chain grocery stores/pharmacies
Supermarkets have a little bit of everything, but typically not a lot of anything. Like gift shops and party supply stores, supermarkets’ invitation cards come in handy as last-second resorts but they offer little to no customization ability so you’re forced to send whatever they have on hand.
Since supermarkets sell so many other things, your selection of printable invitations is limited; some categories, such as family reunions, might be absent from the shelves altogether. You can often find pre-scored blank printable invitation cards at the supermarket, but their thick nature means they don’t always feed well in desktop printers and can cause ink smears and paper jams. In addition to having to fold your invitations yourself, printable invitation cards purchased at supermarkets – added to the ink it takes to print them on both sides – is more expensive and full of hassles in comparison to professional printing.
Professional online printing
Unless you’re facing a time crunch, the best option for affordable and high-quality invitation card printing is through a professional printing company such as PsPrint, which offers you the creative freedom to design your own custom printable invitation cards. Just download and open a free invitation template in your favorite editor and add images, text, borders, captions, backgrounds and patterns for a truly unique and original look you can call your own.
Printable invitation cards that are professionally printed save time and money because you do not have to fold all of your invitations by hand, and – even better – your printing company can place your invitations in white envelopes, address them, stamp them and mail them out for you. All you have to do is upload your custom mailing list.
Choose between ultra-thick 16-point gloss paper stock for punchy color highlights or a 13-point recycled matte paper stock for deep, rich, compelling colors. Compare prices between these and many other options using PsPrint’s instant price quote tool, and you’ll see that professional printable invitation cards are the best option for customization, convenience and price. If you have time to plan, it’s easy to see why this is the best option all the way around.