(Closed) Does anyone have suggestions?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I am using gelly roll pens. I like the looks of gel pens. I didn’t take any calligraphy classes, but with the fine point, they’ve come out pretty good. My friend does calligraphy and uses these, too.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The gel pens I tried got splotchy on me.  I used the ultra fine sharpies for my Save-The-Date Cards.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@nmsoonerbride:

Question about the sharpies, don’t they have a tendency to bleed through? What weight/type paper did you use to avoid this?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

When I bought the gel pens, I had also bought Sharpies, Zig Memory System Writer pens, The Ken Brown Writer calligraphy pen and galazy marker.

I personally like gel pens best for colored envelopes. The galaxy marker was great, but the tip was too thick, not sure if it comes in other widths. For non colored paper, I really like the Zig Memory System Writer pens. It is  a2 in one pen with .5mm and 1.2 mm tips. I bought all of these at Michaels or AC Moore…and you can usually get coupons online or in bridal magazines.

I recommend testing a few out to see hwich you like best.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My sharpies didn’t bleed (my gel pen trials smudged, however)   But, in full disclosure, I actually printed out the addresses on index cards, then put the index card in the envelope, and used a light box to trace the addresses, so maybe having the card in there kept them from bleeding?  Although I just did a trail without a card and there was no bleeding at all.  I just used the stardard weight envelopes from wedding paper divas.

The Ultra fine sharpies are VERY different in darkness than the regular sharpie.  A regular sharpie definitely would  have bled. 

 

Edited to add:  If I can find my camera after dinner I’ll post pictures.

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