Post # 1
I am using metallic gold envelopes for my RSVP cards. I have already ordered them all, and hand lined them. I ordered an address stamp with our address, and was excited to begin stamping them this afternoon, using a black ink pad.
Problem: The ink does not show up well at all, and the effect is nearly transparent. You can read it, but not super clearly.
Does anyone know of a type of ink pad that works well on metallic envelopes? I do not have the time to address them all by hand, and printing directly is not an option, as the tiny lined envelopes would get ruined.
Any suggestions? Thank you!
Post # 3
Ahh, I just realized this last night as well. Our escort cards are shimmery/shiny metallic paper, and I was going to hand-stamp each one with an alphabet stamp set and ink pad. Ours our cobalt blue and I was using white ink… didn’t work at all! I couldn’t think of a solution so I’m going to return the paper today and get plain cardstock. I hope someone can find a solution for you!
Post # 4
Maybe you should try printing the addresses on a clear label in black ink then sticking them to the envelope
Post # 5
use opaque ink, like white. black isnt actually opaque, like it doesnt show on darker colors. Ive taken up calligraphy and have the same problems on odd color envelopes.
Post # 6
I had the same problem with my save the dates! I ordered Gold envelopes and bought a bunch of different color inks and it was near impossible to read. I ended up getting cute oval labels from Papersource in shades like cream, beige and silver, and stamping on them.
Post # 7
metallic paper doesn’t hold ink well, at all. 🙁 whether it’s rubber stamp ink, or inkjet ink from your printer. the only ink that sticks is laser printer “ink” which isn’t even ink at all, really. if you want to stick with the gold envelopes, you’ll have to use labels, or run them through a laser printer. if you want to use your custom return stamp, you’ll need a matte finish envelope.
Post # 8
You might try ColorBox “Chalk” inkpads. Those are advertised to show up on darker papers. But you have to use them with a heat embosser, so that they dry and don’t smear.