Since we are having a wedding and reception in Colorado for close family and friends and a larger reception in Minnesota for everyone else, in addition to designing a variety of material, I was going to need to print a variety of material at small quantities. My goal in wedding planning has been to make purchases for long term use where I could-which is why I decided to buy my tableware instead of rent.
I thought it was time to purchase a home printer and use the wedding invitation budget. I had done some preliminary research on printers and knew I wanted an Epson since I had had 3 before and trusted their printing abilities. I was still deciding between an all-in-one or a single function printer when I saw Espon was having a 2 day sale on their Artisan 725 All-in-One Arctic edition. Regularly priced at $199.99, I was able to purchase it for $99.99 and found a 10% off coupon code to cover the shipping costs. I was so excited to have found such a great deal! I went to XPEDX to buy my invitation paper for about $7.
I used an uncoated stock so the colors weren’t as vibrate as I had hoped for, but other than that I was thrilled with the results of my save the dates. Because there were only 30 to send out, cutting them myself wasn’t so bad.
Because I had to find room for the new printer, I rearranged my studio a bit. Having the mirror up on the shelf helps open the room a bit and create depth in my narrow room.