A few reasons that printables are a great alternative to traditional stationery and paper goods.
Sometimes it's just not convenient to run to the gift shop, or wait for something to arrive from an online printer. With e.m.papers printables, you can download an item and produce it within minutes.
Just download, type in your information (if applicable), print and cut!
Printing cards or invitations at home is infinitely cheaper than ordering them from a printer or an online print service. In the case of wedding stationery it's quite dramatic.
For example, the cost breakdown for 100 Wedding Invitations, RSVPs, save the dates, thank you cards, programs, escort cards plus menus, table numbers and seating charts from e.m.papers:
$149 e.m.papers complete wedding kit
$150 Paper, envelopes and ink cartridges
For an additional $2-300 you could also have the items printed at an online printer or copy shop bringing the total to around $500.
From a Standard Online Vendor or Printer:
$175 Thank You Cards
$110 Place Cards
$75 Table Numbers & Seating Charts
This type of cost savings applies to other 'large run' stationery items, such as printable christmas cards too.
All e.m.papers printable templates are reusable. You can print them out as many copies as you like, as many times as you want. This is especially great for items like birthday and thank you cards, as well as items like printable calendars and bookmarks, which you can also give out as gifts.