Monday, 24 November 2014 personalised invitations review

Here at we like to describe ourselves as an easy-to-use online print destination that puts the power back in your hands. You can mix ‘n’ match your size, papers and finishes to suit your designs — because print shouldn’t be one size fits all. have kindly offered to review one of their products and I knew straight away that I want to review 1st birthday invitations. I know it is a little bit too early for the 1st birthday preparations but I like to be organised and to plan ahead. 
To be honest with you I have never heard of this website prior to this review and was hoping that it would be an easy process of simply scrolling through few designs and ordering. It took me a little bit longer than I expected as I had to work out how to use Photoshop (that is something I have never used in my life), but first things first. is an online printing company where you can personalise products ranging from leaflets and flyers to wedding stationery and posters.

If you don't know where to start "How it works" section is here to help. You can also find video tutorials if you don't know how to submit your artwork and much more to help you out along the way.
All the products are listed on the left hand side in the Products section or you can follow the link from "How it works". 
Choose your size (it varies depending on a product), select printed sides (one side or both sides, paper and finishes (each option has a picture sample), paper weight options, envelope options (from white to gold), quantity, upload your artwork and order! 

"Choose a design"option from "How it works" is a little bit misleading as I spent ages trying to find designs. With the help from representative I found out that they don't stock any designs and I would need to provide my own artwork. Big bonus is that you can find artwork templates.  I was struggling with this one as I have never used Photoshop before but if you know your way around it will be easy!

File (-s) itself you can upload either from your computer or from Dropbox and preview the file once uploaded. If you stuck and don't know what and how to do "Upload files" section has some valuable advice at the bottom of the page.
I have opted for 25 folded invitations on a Gesso 250 gsm paper with white envelopes, with an estimate price £25 without delivery costs. For delivery you can choose from the following options:

I have opted for the cheapest option- Royal Mail first class which was delivered the next day, pretty quick, right?!

And here is invitations I have ordered:

I am slightly disappointed with the way it looks on a Gesso paper, but taking into consideration that I had no clue how an invitation on a certain paper type will look like and didn't know what to expect it's not too bad.

What do you think?

Disclaimer: I was sent the above items for the purpose of this review. All thought and opinions are my own.


  1. The invitation still looks lovely though, x

  2. I wouldn't have a clue on different paper types. Like your invitations though. #triedandtested