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When it comes to the big event – whether it's a wedding, anniversary, retirement, birthday or even a business conference or sale – you need to have great invitations to motivate your invitees to RSVP and attend. Online invitation printing has made it easier than ever to efficiently and economically print premium invitations for any celebration or event. But not all online invitation printing services are created equal, which is why you need to ensure yours has the following must-haves.
Invitation layout templates
Whether you're a seasoned graphic designer crafting a huge business promo invitation or an amateur designing your kid's birthday invitations, you can take advantage of free invitation layout templates to save time and money. Online invitation printing templates contain no graphics, but instead have helpful guidelines to help you properly position your design. They're also pre-formatted in the proper resolution and color mode, so you know that your design is press-ready as soon as it's completed.
Premium invitation paper stock
The feel of your invitation paper is as important as the look of your invitation paper, as each recipient will physically hold their invitations in their hands. Opt for a super-thick, 16-point cover paper stock for a durable, glossy sheen that looks and feels great. For a softer sheen, you can instead choose 13-point recycled matte cover stock – which is also an eco-friendly alternative. Choose between C2S and C1S, which designates whether your invitations are coated on one side or two sides. If you need space to hand pen a message, only have your invitations coated on one side.
Few things could be more frustrating than ordering the perfect invitations then having to scramble to find matching envelopes. Make sure your online invitation printing provider can offer matching envelopes to go with your invitations.
One of the greatest conveniences associated with online invitation printing is the ability to have your service provider handle the addressing and mailing for you. Not only does this eliminate the cost to ship to you, if you have enough invitations you can save postage through your printer's indicia. You also won't have to hassle with hand-addressing, stamping or making trips to the post office. Check to see that your online invitation provider can follow through with delivery, even if you don't need it this time, because it is a service that can come in quite handy down the road.
Finally, see how easy it is to contact your online invitation printing company for customer service. Contact emails or forms are good, but a toll free number that rings to a live human being is even better – especially if you have an emergency situation.