(Closed) Advice on envelope printing

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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497 posts
Helper bee

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.

Good luck.

–Mrs Corn

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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:
http://tinyurl.com/35kp8z

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

galphoto: Your invites are beautiful!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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
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Wannabee

Galphoto, where did you get your invites done?

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

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.

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