(Closed) Help! Envelope alternatives to non-printable Crane’s lettra envelopes?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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 # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@UK Bride:

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

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