Post # 1
Just wanted to share my frustrations with printing on my invites. I have both antique gold and ivory (I forget the official name) stardream envelopes, and I tried both on my Epson Photo Style 900. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could print specifically on 5×7 and 3.5×5 paper, and the ink did not bleed as badly as I thought. Also it didn’t smear after drying for about 30 seconds, which was my biggest concern. HOWEVER, the ink is not very saturated due to the low level of absorbtion on this type of paper. Still, I would be able to live with it since it looks good enough for the rsvp envelopes.
Biggest problem? Cat hair. Yep. Damn cats. The printer is ruined, there is just no way to get all the tiny cat hairs and dust specs out of the printer, so there are flecks of ink all over everything I print. I could tell it to clean the print heads a million times and it wouldn’t get rid of it. Grrr. I’m going to try a laser printer. It should be fine.
Does anyone have any advice about digital printing on stardream envelopes?
Post # 3
Cat hair? How is THAT in your printer. I would get that pressurized air in a can stuff and spray it out and run print head cleaning and see if that helps.
Would you be able to print faintly and then go over it with a “calligraphy” or “scrapbook’ kind of pen? That’s what I saw one person do and then it also looked hand addressed.
Post # 4
It wouldn’t work. If you had a cat, you probably wouldn’t have to ask how it got in there, lol. It gets everywhere! I doubt the pressurized air would work because of how the printer is built- way too many nooks and crannies.
In the end, for those curious, laser printing worked like a dream. It took three hours since I had to feed in each envelope by hand, front and back, plus the rsvp envelopes, but it looks amazing and crisp.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
Thanks for letting us know that it worked! I might be doing this in the future. : )
Post # 6
Did the heat from the laser printer “warp” the envelopes? I know I have that problem when I print envelopes at work.
Post # 7
what kind of printer did you get to print on the cardstock?
Post # 8
Good to know that a laser printer works with stardream paper! I’ve been looking at stardream paper for our invites and was concerned that I could use our laser printer with it. Now I know I can! Thanks!
Post # 9
Ms. E what kind of laser printer do you have??
Post # 10
@arobb81: I know this is an old post but can you please please please send me pictures of your envelopes? I am looking at both of those colors but its so hard to tell from the carton images on the computer. you can email me at [email protected] or post them here. Thanks you would help so much