(Closed) To print or hand address, that is the question

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I decided to print out the addresses… because I was so nervous that I would mess up on the envelopes.. but I think the etiquette is to write them out… Maybe you can ask your maid of honor to hand address them for you?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

This looks like a great service, somewhere in between : http://www.somewhereintimecalligraphy.com/

Also, on Etsy there are a number of sellers that offer hand addressing services for much less than calligraphy.

Right now I am planning on printing my own, trying to choose a font that looks most like real handwriitng. Just to give you some ideas, here are my some of my current font choices, I also like Exponto(PC Stone).

 

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I did a type of fauxligraphy. Except instead of printing directly onto the envelopes and then going over it with a pen, here’s what I did:

1. put addresses into computer in a calligraphy font (I used monotype corsiva in 22 or 24 pt)
2. print out addresses on plain white computer paper
3. set up a light box (I used an upside-down lamp shade and a glass pyrex baking dish)
4. put the paper with the address inside or under the envelope and center it
5. trace with a calligraphy pen

Mine turned out so awesome. I did inner and outer envelopes using this method. I was so proud of them. And it was pretty much free!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Jacqi, That is a great idea! It gives me the idea to experiment with printing in a light gray onto the envelope and then trace over it with a darker color or black, or even metallic gold. But I think your way, though a little more work, will probably llok more authentic.

ExPonto in Gray:

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Check out Nelly Script it is a great Calligriphy look alike font. Also: I read somewhere that you can print your envelopes directly in white ink, so it only leaves a slight impression and then just go over it directly with the calligraphy pen or metallic writing pen.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Jacqui–do you have pictures of your work, that sounds like a great idea!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oooh I love that Day of Love and Fidelity font!!! Where is it from? I have such a huge addiction to fonts now…

We’re using the brown craft paper labels:

And putting grey address labels in the to/from boxes to match our envelopes. I’m just going to print them off.  That way you get the swirly graphic coolness, but the ease of a computer 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@katiebug- I will try to remember to post some pics later tonight.

It worked out really well because I just know I would have a fight with my computer if I tried to print directly onto the envelopes. I think the only requirement to using this method is that you can’t have super thick envelopes, or you wont be able to see the address through the envelope in order to trace it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@bakerella, were did you get your labels, both the rolls and the grey ones you referred to?

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@cant wait – I got them at a paper store in Toronto, The Paper Place. They have an online shop. The tape is from a company called Tape Swell, google it and lots will come up. My labels are from wastenotpaper according to the package. I have envelopes and the labels in the colour gravel. I want everything Tape Swell sells 😉

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@bakerella, thank you! I love all of it!

 

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