Printing Environmentally Friendly Wedding Suites & Invitations

As you already know, CatPrint makes every conscious effort to reduce our impact on the environment. CatPrint is a TerraPass White Badge Partner, and in August of 2014, we learned that we were able to recycle all of our shrink wrap! This led to a huge amount of reduced waste, even during a very busy season!

But our environmentally friendly green printing doesn’t end there. CatPrint has paper stocks that are completely 100% Post Consumer Recycled, and even paper that is completely made from cotton (no trees were involved)!

Paper Name Weight Environmentally Friendliness
Extra Heavy Card Stock Cream 130lb cover 100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled
Light Card Stock Cream 80lb cover 100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled
Heavy Card Stock Kraft

Heavy Card Stock Recycled

Heavy Card Stock 1 sided gloss

110lb cover 100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled
Heavy Card Stock CottonHeavy Card Stock Cream Cotton 110lb cover 100% Cotton (No trees were involved!)

CatPrint has noticed that more and more couples are beginning to look for an environmentally friendly online printer when choosing to print their wedding invitations and wedding suites. We know that choosing the greener printing option can sometimes be a little bit more expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way, especially not with CatPrint!

You might also be interested in variable data printing and envelope printing if you don’t want to have to write the same return address 100 times!

The following is just an example chart of what it may cost to print your 100% environmentally friendly wedding suite with CatPrint. Obviously, you can always further customize your prints, and those listed on the chart are only the most common wedding suite sizes that we see come in with no special finishing added, such as corner rounding or folding. The prices include the price of Kraft Envelopes where noted.

As always, you can build your custom quote instantly on our instant quote builder on the CatPrint site! The following were calculated with a quantity of 100!

Print Type Job Size 1 or 2 sided HC Cotton HC Recycled HC Kraft
Save the Date Postcard 4 x 6 2 $90.22 $57.06 $66.81
Save the Date with Kraft Envelopes 5 x 7 2 $113.13 $79.89 $89.64
Invitations with Kraft Envelopes 5 x 7 1 $93.57 $60.33 $70.08
RSVPs with Kraft Envelopes 5 x 3.5 1 $56.73 $41.95 $46.28
Small Inserts 5 x 3.5 1 $39.73 $24.95 $29.28
Large Inserts 4 x 5.5 1 $43.37 $26.72 $31.59
Thin Belly Bands 11 x 1.25 1 $32.72 $21.62 $24.87
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Printing Wide Format and Giclée Posters With CatPrint

Did you know that CatPrint offers archival quality Giclée printing?

Questions you might have about Giclée poster print are:

What is Giclée printing?

How do I set up files for a Giclée job?

What is a wide format job?

How do I set up a wide format or Giclée job through the CatPrint site?

The answers to all of those questions are below:

What is Giclée Printing?

Put simply, Giclée printing refers to fade-resistant, pigment based, archival quality, inkjet printing.

Giclée printing is used when your print job requires the absolute best print quality possible. This type of printing is commonly used for digital art prints and high quality reproductions of traditional art.

What are the File Requirements?

Just like with our toner based digital printing, your file needs to be at least 300 DPI. They should be high-resolution JPGs, PDFs, TIFFs, or PNGs created in CMYK color format.

Additionally, the file dimensions must be EXACTLY the same size as the print dimensions. For example, if you are printing a 24”x36” poster, your files must be 24”x36”. Full bleed jobs need to be sized 1/4″ larger than the final cut size.

Finally, the widest print our HP Inkjet Printer can produce is 44”, so be sure to keep that in mind when designing your files.

What Is Considered a Wide Format Job?

Any print larger than a no bleed 12″x18″ is considered wide format  by CatPrint’s standards.

Prints larger than 12”x18” must be printed using our HP Inkjet Printer, on either our Luster Gloss Poster Paper or Art Quality Poster Canvas which can be selected from the bottom of the paper selection menu on the Order Builder page.

How Do I Set Up a Giclée Job?

If you want your job to be printed on our HP Inkjet Printer, simply select the “Luster Gloss Poster Paper” or “Art Quality Poster Canvas” from the paper menu on the Order Builder page. Afterwards, you can fill in the rest of your print job specifications.

Please note that you do not have to print larger than 12”x18” to use the HP Inkjet Printer; we can do smaller sizes as well! However, please keep in mind that the substrates we now offer can only be printed on one side.

Keep an eye on our social media and monthly newsletters for announcements about new substrates in the upcoming months. Take the survey below if you have a substrate in mind that you would like to see us start carrying!

Two More Weeks Until Earth Day: CatPrint’s MOST Eco-Friendly Paper Options!

Every year, Earth Day lands on the date of April 22nd.

This year’s Earth Day will be the 45th celebrated Earth Day in history! Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 as a day for global environmental awareness.

As you may or may not already know, CatPrint is a White Badge Partner with TerraPass. This means that when you print with CatPrint, you are engaging in green eco-friendly printing

If you’re a Small Business Owner, you might be interested in offsetting your business’s carbon footprint through TerraPass. You can learn more about that on the TerraPass website here.

What CatPrint Offers as an Eco-Friendly Online Printer:

Not only does CatPrint offer papers that are already FSC certified, we also have 100% Post Consumer Waste Papers as well as paper that isn’t even made from trees!

100% FSC Mix:

Heavy Card Stock – Cream Shimmer
  • Weight: 107lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Metallic
  • Acid Free
Heavy Card Stock – Shimmer
  • Weight: 107lb cover
  • Color: Pearl White
  • Finish: Metallic
  • Acid Free

CatPrint recommends that these two Shimmer stocks be used for the following print job types:

  • Art Prints
  • Bookmarks
  • Business Cards
  • Event Programs
  • Greeting Cards
  • Invitations
  • Promotional Materials

100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled:

Extra Heavy Card Stock – Cream
  • Weight: 130lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Heavy Card Stock – 1 Sided Gloss
  • Weight: 12 pt
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Recommended print job types
    • 2 Pocket Presentation Folders
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Heavy Card Stock – Kraft
  • Weight: 100lb cover
  • Color: Natural Brown
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Heavy Card Stock – Recycled
  • Weight: 100lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 90
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Light Card Stock – Cream
  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types:
    • Art Prints
    • Brochures
    • Calendars
    • Promotional Materials

100% Cotton?!

If these paper stocks aren’t environmentally friendly enough for you, we have stock options that are made from cotton!

We currently have TWO stocks made completely from 100% Cotton (meaning no trees were involved!):

Heavy Card Stock Cotton:
  • Weight: 118lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 96
  • Finish: Uncoated Textured
  • Acid Free
Heavy Card Stock Cream Cotton:
  • Weight: 118lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Brightness: 79
  • Finish: Uncoated Textured
  • Acid Free

CatPrint recommends that these two cotton stocks be used for the following job types:

  • Art Prints
  • Bookmarks
  • Business Cards
  • Even Programs
  • Greeting Cards
  • Invitations
  • Promotional Materials

However, if you’re wondering if any of these stocks might be suitable for a different type of project that you’re working on, you can always contact Customer Service at support@catprint.com or give us a call at 877-228-7768. Plus, you can always request a complimentary sample booklet with all of our different paper types right on our website!

Green Printing on 100% Cotton?

CatPrint: Guilty of Being Green

You already know that at CatPrint, we are known for committing the crime of printing as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. We are guilty for making sure you receive high quality prints while also being green!

green cat hugging napping in tree

Environmentally Friendly Cat

Here’s something we bet you didn’t know:

Two of our stocks are 100% cotton.

Yes, that’s right. They are not made from trees, but cotton! Cotton, as in the fabric you wear, whether it’s your shirts, sweaters, or socks! When you order your prints on Heavy Cardstock Cotton or Heavy Cardstock Cream Cotton, you aren’t printing on paper made from trees; they’re made from the cotton plant.

kitten in cotton sock

Did you say cotton?

CatPrint’s Recommendations for Printing:

These two textured heavy cardstock made from cotton are best recommended for high quality printing for your business cards, artwork, or invitations!

Try it out the next time you print with CatPrint. You just might not even be able to tell the difference between paper made from trees or paper made from cotton.