Post # 1
I was wondering if any of you think that anyone can really tell the difference between handwritten and machine calligraphy.
Machine calligraphy is very inexpensive but I worry that it will look like I just ran the envelopes through Microsoft Office and that they will cheap and that handwritten calligraphy (though pricey) looks a lot more elegant.
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I think it really depends on your budget. If you have the bucks to do calligraphy, go for it. If not, then I really don’t think too many people would notice if you have them printed instead of hand done.
Have you thought about doing the calligraphy yourself? I bought a book and it hasn’t been too hard so far.
Post # 4
I printed all the addresses in calligraphy from the computer and I really couldnt tell the difference enough to jusitfy the cost (and I REALLY wanted them hand addressed)
Post # 5
I think that if you have the money in your budget hand written looks really elegant. But I don’t think that machine printed looks cheap in any way, so unless you have the money to burn, I believe it’s totally fine to go w/machine printed.
Post # 6
I printed all our envelopes with a calligraphy script in a very, very pale gray and then hand wrote over it with a silver pen. It was a very cost effective alternative to “real” calligraphy.
Post # 7
I printed the addresses with a calligraphy script on regular paper, cut them out, placed them inside my envelopes, made a homemade light table with a touch light and a coffee table glass insert, and then I traced them with a nice pen. It was a bit of a long process, and I would have done it runningbee’s way, but my printer tends to eat envelopes. They turned out really well though!
Post # 8
While we’re on the topic, what are some of y’alls favorite calligraphy fonts?