- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Vellum, you are invite hell.
So, we are using some Anna Griffin Vellum overlay invites. It’s taken us forever to find a right font (two of them), format, etc etc. Our printer is a fax printer so that doesn’t look very good when printing. So, I go to my mom’s office and I try to get this done. GRRRRR.
First, it distorts on the computer. Why? I don’t know…oh, wait….they don’t have the fonts. How do I put a font on a Windows computer? No idea…I’m a mac girl. Google, google, try to work the big pro printer , try to figure out how to feed paper in yourself, etc etc and I end up going through parts of the manual. Well, the manual comes with like 5 or 6 separate manuals for each thing it does. I hate printers!
So, I move on to my mom’s smaller printer. Just a laserjet printer. I start with the RSVP cards. No matter what, the bottom line is *slightly* higher on one side. My mom can hardly see it but see…I have a little OCD. It was really bugging me. I printed them all regardless because at this point, I don’t care about them. It kinda feels *funny* though knowing they are all like that…kinda like they are calling me over and over again saying “I’m crooked, you notice, others will notice!!”
On to the invites….
(fix it again, add something, change it, curse, curse some more and now to the printing).
I print one. Slightly curled and warm. I grab it. It looks pretty good. Except that part. What is that part? It’s ink in between the lines-like a smear. I touch it, it doesn’t smear. Hmm…try another one. It comes out. Top looks good….and *curse* what is that!!!??? Parts of the lower lines are half flaking and ink smear in same spot. Okay okay, I’m calm. I have like 35 extra invites to go through!
I print another. Then another. Then another. I lay them all out on a desk. My mom comes. She’s like What!!?? What is going on!!!??? She takes apart printer, sees ink flaking inside, cleans it, checks toner, etc. Print another. *curse*
Hyperventilate curse, hyperventilate, curse at printer. My mom says “Wow, I’ve never heard you like that! You sound like a trucker.” I say sorry…we try another. It jams. I am not kidding. We couldn’t even pull the thing out, it got all stuck inside.
I gave up and left them there. My mom said that tomorrow night she has a bit of time and will try again for me.
What do I do? Ink smears all over in same spot? No other printers to use! Flaking! I’m seriously on the verge of sending an e-vite. I would post a pic but I left them at my mom’s office. My wedding is July 2nd. Yup, shouldn’t they be out by now?? !!!!!