If you're planning a party for a new or soon-to-be-graduate, you've probably got your hands full coordinating the location, refreshments, a display table or scrapbook, and perhaps even a band or DJ. But before any celebration can begin, you'll have to invite the graduate's family and friends with graduation invitation cards. Unfortunately, a search through your local party supply shop's graduation invitation cards is typically unoriginal at best and completely uninspiring at worst. Luckily, you can make your own graduation invitation cards from home and add a custom, unique flair to your graduate's special party.
Graduation invitation card design
You don't have to have any design skills to craft a unique invitation card for your graduation party; all you need to know is where to get the right tools. Start with a free graduation invitation card template from PsPrint. The download is just a click away, and your file will come setup with the correct size, resolution, color mode and design area markings for perfect printing.
Open your template in any editing program - you can use something as simple as Open Office or Microsoft Word or as elaborate as Paint.NET or Adobe Photoshop. Fill your design with whatever you'd like: a photo of the graduate engaging in his or her favorite activities, a clever drawing, text, celebratory clip art or anything else that fits your theme. You can even add a border or other accents to make your graduation invitation cards stand out.
Graduation invitation card printing
It's tempting to print your own graduation invitation cards on your desktop printer, but before you do you should consider the cost and hassles of doing so. First of all, you'll sacrifice quality because desktop printers cannot match the professionalism and vast array of colors available on state-of-the-art digital and offset presses. Second, you'll constantly have to hassle with printing jams and smeared ink; plus you'll have to score and fold your invitations yourself (which might be less than perfect). Last, if you compare the cost of paper, ink and envelopes - not to mention the time spent fixing the printer - you'll end up spending just as much or more than if you have your graduation invitation cards professionally printed.
It makes more sense to have your online printing company print your graduation invitation cards on 16-point gloss cover paper stock or 13-point recycled matte cover paper stock and handle the folding and envelope insertion for you. You can even have your printer address, stamp and mail your invitations for you if you supply a mailing list.
Creating your own custom graduation invitation cards is not only fun, easy and affordable; it's a great way to commemorate a special once-in-a-lifetime event for a truly special graduate with something that will look great in mailboxes now, and scrapbooks and photo frames for decades to come.