Post # 1
Ok, I apologize if I’ve missed another discussion about this, but I did a search and only came up with a few hits about dark brown envelopes and hand canceling….
We are using crane’s navy blue envelopes for our save-the-dates and papersource "night" envelopes (also navy) for the invitations.
I woke up this morning wondering whether I would end up with a white sticker across the bottom of the invites, or whether they’ll be able to be mailed at all.
Has anyone used navy blue envelopes and had success? Should I try for hand canceling? Will it matter?
Post # 3
we had navy blue envelopes for our STDs and the addresses were printed on a white label. I mailed one to myself as a sample and it arrived fine. they didn’t attach the white sticker to mine. it looks like they ran it through the machine… i got black lines at the bottom (but they were very faint). we didn’t hand cancel.
Post # 4
I mailed out my save the dates on Navy as well and Gocco’d teh address with white ink. They looked fantastic and I only received one back b/c of the incorrect address.
Post # 5
I mailed black invites and they had to be hand cancelled anyway – and no one that I know of received the label. We actually used a silver pen to write the addresses and the one I sent myself was okay too.
Post # 6
Thanks, everyone. We’re using a personalized wrap-around label from Tristan at Bella Bella Company (find them here: http://www.bellabellaco.com/item_49/ENVELOPE-WRAP-LABELS.htm)* so, the addresses will actually be printed on white. I was just worried about the machinery, and whether any of those lines, if printed directly on the envelope, would show up so that they can get to where they need to go.
In any event, thanks for the reassurance!
* Tristan is great to work with, and I was so pleased with the comps she produced for us. I can’t wait to see the finished product!