(Closed) Can you put a decorative “ink” stamp on the front of an envelope?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

You can stamp it for sure! There shouldn’t be any issues with mailing as long as the P.O. can still easily read the address you’re good to go πŸ˜‰

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

that’s fine.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Definitely. I used to mail letters to my SO that had writing all over the outside of them and they still always got to him okay lol. A stamp should be fine. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m doing the same thing. They have ink that doesn’t run so thats what I bought.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

It’s fine. No worries. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I did this, too. It was fine. I actually embossed it, so it was raised and I never had any issues. It looked really cute too! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I work with the post office on a daily basis.  I’ve been told not to have anything below the last line of address text – that it sometimes throws off their machines (the machine thinks it’s part of the address).  Other than that, I don’t think it matters.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Miss_Lily:  I’m pretty sure it’s right underneath … the corners should be fine.

Actually, I think I’ve seen “designer” envelopes that have lighter designs on the corners of the envelopes or a shadow print somewhere on the envelope.  I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You absolutely can! You can even use embossing powder to emboss it and make it really stand out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

@Miss_Lily: Technically, the corners count (the rule is that the bottom 5/8″ of your piece is supposed to be clear of anything). The machines begin reading at the bottom right, scan left, then go up a line and start from the right again. They do this until they find ink. However, if people have mailed first class in the past without it getting sent back, I guess you’re fine. I’d do a test mail on one peice, though. I’ve had bulk mail postcards get returned for not having the bottom clear, but bulk has stricter rules since they won’t hand-sort if there is a problem with the address.

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