Print Invitations-How To Print Wedding Invitations At Home

Print Invitations-How To Print Wedding Invitations At Home

Hi, my name is Josh. I’m from LCI Paper
and today I’m going to show you how to print invitation cards like this one using your
home computer and printer. Now many people with computers and printers have only printed
8 1/2 by 11 copy paper. Now what they don’t know is that most of these printers are fully
capable of printing different sized cards like this one. I’m going to walk you through
the process today from scratch. Once you have gone through it once, I think you’re going
to find that you’re fully capable of printing any size card you like at home using your
computer and printer. Now the first thing that we need to do is
identify the size of the invitation card that we’ll be printing on. I’m going to use
this example for the instructional video today but again, with the instructions you can follow
along and you’ll be able to print the size card that you have on hand. So just take a
ruler and measure the height. This is an 8 1/2 inch high card and it’s 5 1/2 inches
wide. We call this an A9 size card. So identify the size of your card. Then just open up your favorite page layout
or word processing program. We’ll use Microsoft Word Office 2003 for this example. And you’re
going to create a new document, a new blank document. So with the dimensions of my card
in mind, I’m going to enter the Page Setup area in Microsoft Word and I can do that by
clicking File>Page Setup. And I’m going to enter the width and height of my card.
My card is 5 1/2 so I’m going to input 5.5 for the width and my card is 8 ½ inches high
so I’ll enter 8.5 for the height. So I can click OK. I’m all set. And you’ll notice
that the document on the screen now matches the measurements of your invitation card. Now that your template is correctly sized
for your invitation card, you can start typing in your invitation wording. You can also use
sample wording that we provide free on our site, Just poke through the
sample wording and find the one that closely matches your invitation. And you can paste
that right into your document. So once your invitation wording is in your
document, you can really customize it and get creative with the font, the font color,
the font size, even the font spacing, and certainly center alignment. So customize it
to suit the mood of your particular event. So you’ve just created a template which
is sized correctly for your invitation card. Now I did put you through this exercise so
that you could learn how to print on any size card that you might want to print on in the
future. But keep in mind, we also offer free downloadable templates on our site for the
invitations that we sell. Now they’re in Microsoft Word format so they’ll open in
Word, but they’ll also open in free open source programs like’s Writer
that can open Microsoft Word documents. So keep that in mind. You can just download our
templates and start from there if you’d like. Now you can load your blank invitation card
into your printer and then adjust the printer’s plastic paper guide. If you’re using a laser
printer you’re going to want to use the manual feed tray which is usually accessible
by a front door on the front of the printer. Now we’re going to communicate to the printer
that we’re not using the default 8 1/2 by 11 size sheet. And we’re going to do this
by entering the printer driver. So go back to your computer. And you can usually access
the print driver in Word by clicking File>Print and then clicking Properties. Now
every print driver is different. They vary by manufacturer and even model number. So
your print driver is going to look different than what you’re about to see in the screenshots.
But just poke around, I’m going to hit on the important items. Just find those areas
and make the changes that I mention. The first thing that we want to do is find the paper
size. We’re going to change the default 8 1/2 by 11 to a custom size. Some printer
drivers, this is called User Defined. So find that section and type in new dimensions. The
particular card that I’m printing today is 5 1/2 inches wide so we’re going to type
5.5 by 8 1/2 which is 8.5. You can poke around through your printer driver and see if there
are any other obvious areas that you’d like to change but as long as you have your custom
size set to the actual size of the card that’s in your printer, you can go ahead and send
a test print. Send that card through. If it looks good, then you’re ready to send the
entire run of invitations. We suggest that you load 20 at a time. Once those 20 have
printed, your printer will normally just pause and you can load another 20 more. Now I hope this tutorial has given you the
confidence that you can print any size card in your printer. We’d love to help you and
answer any further questions you might have about the process so please go ahead and post
a comment. We would be happy to hear from you and we’d love to be able to answer your
questions. Thank you.

Comments (71)

  1. If you want to print both sides–the front side being the invitation, the back side the photo. Keep in mind the quality of the paper will affect the printed result. But yes, it can be done quite easily.
    Print the front side of your card, as shown in the video then turn the card over & re-load it into your printer. Go back to your document template & replace the wording with your photo. Send to print. It should print on the back side of your card, the wording on one side, the photo on the other.

  2. Thank you for the video. Im making my sons birthday invitations this year and i wanted to print out the event details instead of stamping or writing them out, This video will defiantly be a big help 🙂

  3. 6 1/2 x 10 is a non-standard size & may not pre-programmed into OpenOffice / print driver. Input the custom document size of 6.5 x 10 in Writer & your print driver. Writer setup is similar to Word so follow the video for setting up a custom paper size in your print driver. You'll be using the size of 6.5 x 10, not the dimensions shown in the video. A properly sized document in OpenOffice Writer and proper paper size dimensions in your print driver should be all you need to print your cards.

  4. @ccfraser14 Yes, I want to know the same thing, how to print on the inside of a card. Any help?

  5. This is SUPER helpful! I've always been afraid of printing on anything but 8×11 sized paper :S We just bought a set of "print-your-own" invitations, and I was nervous about how to do it. This tutorial makes it sound SO easy – but we'll see how they actually turn out :S Thanks for uploading!

  6. Thank you mr.nistelrooy…

  7. Hi this is the first time I am going to do anything like these, your video was very helpful. I understood these process. Thanks again for posting these.

  8. can i use a regular inkjet printer, or does it have to be laser printer? Which would look nicer? Thanks.

  9. THIS IS SO HELPFUL! Thank you!

  10. Thank you so much!!!!

  11. No PAGES downloads? 🙁
    no mac compatible….would love to use icloud for your templates

  12. Thank you so much!!!!! Awesome! Simple and concise. Excellent!

  13. Would I also be able to use translucent paper this same way??

  14. Are the principles the same when using Printmaster software?

  15. This is a best video I've ever seen on how to print invitations.  Everyone else just show you paper but not how to format the wording or even how to set your printer.  I think what's on the paper is the most important part.

  16. This is the easiest explanation i have seen…Thank you 

  17. Very, very helpful!!! Thank you so much.


  19. very helpfull! thank you

  20. very helpful and easy to follow ,thanks !

  21. Very Helpful! Thank you 🙂

  22. Thank you!!! I thought I was going to be unable to print them at home!!

  23. thanks.its so helpfull

  24. Thank you so much. I have never been able to print on anything but regular cardstock size. This is so helpful.

  25. great! ready to print my Wedding  invitations Thank You very Informative

  26. How do you print on a bottom loading printer. When I print on my invitation it's not aligned correctly. It doesn't print center on the invitation I'm at my wits end. Can anyone help me.

  27. Do u do small cards the same way? Such as RSVP cards for weddings?

  28. Hi Josh, I do not have Microsoft on my laptop can I still use this, I don't have my new printer yet so I can't try it out to find out.  Regards  Rita

  29. Wowwwwww!!! Definitely the best video ever thanks so much for ur help this was nice and clear. Feel like a pro!!!

  30. Best best best video.. Thank You so much. so helpful


  32. I was off and printing in less than 5 minutes! I started without any idea on how to get Eagle Court of Honor invitations printed. Done! Thank you – thank you!

  33. How do I print on blank invitations with an embroidery at the top it. Do I need to start half way down the page…please help me. This tutorial was very helpful though

  34. OMG ! What a lifesaver. Who would have thought printing invitations would be so easy? Thank you for sharing your video, it was very helpful

  35. Thank u so much for this u have help me cut the cut the cost of my invite.

  36. you are the besttttt!!!!!!! 🙂 thank youuuu!!!

  37. How do you print on a bottom loading printer. When I print on my invitation it's not aligned correctly. It doesn't print center on the invitation. – Did anyone answer Toni? I am having the same issue.

  38. finally a video that I can follow thanks

  39. what if my card already has a design on it, can I still print it myself??

  40. My invitations are printing crooked for some reason. The guards are aligned to keep the card straight, but they keep coming out crooked. Any idea why?

  41. Great video, thank you so much!!!

  42. Thank you so much! I'll definitely try it!

  43. great video. you can buy already made invitation and just print at home

  44. Thank you, you explain greatttttttttt.

  45. Ok it's not letting me choose the paper size on my printer. Any ideas?

  46. Hi. What type of paper did you use? Thanks

  47. my Microsoft word is 2013 so i can't change the size what should i do?

  48. this is way very informative video to start from scratch.. thank you for your video..

  49. This is extremely informative, thank you!

  50. Thank you so much the video. Unfortunately, my printer continues to make the same mistake. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

  51. Thanks a lot I Will try it out.

  52. hi nice this video I like but hp printers in do this practical plz how to print a small size like 4×6 page printe

  53. Awesome. Thank you for the video.

  54. What is name of the printer & how much price of this ?

  55. Thanks, this video is a great guide in helping me get my invitations made and printed!

  56. This video was super helpful thank you!!!

  57. Hi there is no custom settings in my printer properties. Can you help please, thanks

  58. I do have invitations for a gathering that just need to print the details on such time, place.
    The card is alredy been printed like this:
    An invitation to…………….
    I need to print out the gaps Does any one knows how to ?
    Thank you so much

  59. I’m trying to make wedding invitations and want to make the “invitation part “ I want to make it 5×7. But I don’t have Microsoft Word i have open office where would the page set up at? And I would like to print two invitations on one page can you help with that?

  60. Awesome video, thanks 👍🏼

  61. which paper did u use

  62. This showed up for me because I like to set up invitations to play for the kids! But – super helpful for our next birthday party!

  63. Thank you can't wait to start making my invitation super excited ty!

  64. Thank you so much

  65. This dude breath probably smells like shit😂😂

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