Post # 1
I’m having my invites letterpressed on Crane’s Lettra (still trying to decide between pearl white and flourescent white… suggestions here?), and would really like my envelopes to match, but I’m learning that it’s really hard to print or calligraph addresses on the Lettra paper. What do I do here? I don’t think they sell A7 envelopes in the flo white/pearl white kid finish… Are there any other kinds of really high-quality envelopes that have a similar weightiness and would match either of these colors? I’m partial to pointed flaps… Help!!!
Post # 3
I have crane envelopes from the letterpress and I printed on them just fine. I tried out 3 different inks on them including fountain pen ink and try were fine. I settled on running them through the inkjet printer with light color address ink and tracing over with a metallic fake calligraphy pen.
Post # 4
Really?? They told me it was nearly impossible to do that… did you just use your home printer? Did the ink feather at all from the ink jet? That would be awesome if it actually worked…
Post # 5
I have an Epson ink jet printer. the ink didn’t feather, but you may notice that it isn’t as lazer crisp as printing on plain letter envelope because the paper is just slightly bumpy. But I didn’t notice. If you are really picky about that stuff you might mind. Just try one out. I ended up printing in a lighter ink and writing over it so it wasn’t an issue.
Post # 6
I used Crane’s Lettra for my Save-The-Date Cards, but used the Ecru color….the downside with that is that I could only find it in really large pieces (I bought 22″x30″ for my Save-The-Date Cards, I think). I cut them myself the first time around, but for my invitations I think I’m going to have them cut the paper before they send it. Anyway, for my envelopes I used these: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/A2-envelopes/2506.001/103.html in superfine soft white. The color was very similar. They also have a pure white and eco white, so those might work with the other colors of Crane’s Lettra paper.