Post # 1
Well, I’ve seen some stunning DIY invitations posted here,so I thought this would be the best place to ask for some much needed advice. I’d really like to print the return address on the outer flap of our envelopes…. has anyone done this themselves, is it even possible to do at home? Alternatively, any ideas on where I could have this done, or order them pre-printed? I have seen a few sites where I could order them pre-printed, but the minimum order is 500 and I only need about 70! Not too sure what I would do with 430 A8 envelopes……
Any advice or ideas would be so appreciated!
Post # 3
not sure how easy it would be to do the return addresses in a home prtiner, if for no other reason than the feed might make them inconsistent. However, you can get a return address stamp and/or embosser from Wilshire Graphics press. It is a bit of a cost up front, but in the end, you get to keep the stamp of embosser and use it for however long you are where the return address is.
Post # 4
yeah you can totally print them on the back you just have to format it in your computer and printer (most envelopes have a set size like A7 or A9). It’s not difficult to do at all. Just make sure you have about 5 or 6 extra envelopes for initial mess-ups.
You could do the embosser route like mentioned above. Or you can also buy large clear labels at any office store and just print directly on the labels and then put them on the back of the envelopes.
I definitley wouldn’t write things out by hand.
Post # 5
I don’t have experience with a regular flap envelope, but a square flap is very easy to run through the printer. We did both the mailing and return addresses on our Save-The-Date Cards and they went through the printer very nicely. I was concerned as they were a fairly small size (about A5), but it was not a problem. I would think that a larger envelope would be even easier.
Post # 6
I did all the envelopes for my invitations and Save-The-Date Cards with our printer. I just printed our address how I wanted it on a plain piece of paper and lined it up on the flap of the envelope where I wanted it. I measured from the top of the envelope to where the address started and set my top margin to that.
I measured the envelope and set my MS Word document to the proper measurements (custom size) and printed them. You may have to set it to landscape and feed your envelopes with the flap to one side. My envelopes printed great. I didn’t even waste any!
Post # 7
I couldn’t afford calligraphy for my envelopes so I did mine on a laser printer via the word template for envelopes. Just measured and tested a few to check placement. I was able to do both the outer and inner envelopes on the printer — not to mention the return address. It turned out wonderfully…and I couldn’t be happier.
You can see the finished envelope here:
Post # 8
galphoto: Your invites are beautiful!
Post # 9
Has anyone printed on the "Crystal" A7 envelopes from Cards & Pockets? I can’t afford calligraphy and I’d like to avoid labels. I only got one of the envelopes in the sample and I might have to see if I can print on it a couple of different times, but I thought I’d try the Hive first too. It takes plain ‘ol pen ink just great.
Post # 10
Galphoto, where did you get your invites done?
Post # 11
Thanks, pretty katie!
werlemmings, I got them from invitationconsultants.com. They were great and the whole process was really simple. Highly recommend them.
Post # 12
My envelopes were 5.25 x 7.25 (I believe A7) with the pointy flap and I printed our return address on the back flap with no problem, you just have to make sure your printer doesn’t eat them & they are positioned correctly. PM me your email address & I’ll send you the files.
Post # 13
Thank you all so much for your advice, sounds like I should be able to handle it myself, after a few test prints. I knew I’d get help from the Hive