Post # 1
My invitations arrived last week and I decided to try and save a little money that I was going to print computer calligraphy on them myself since I was able to find the correct font. The return address is currently in a burgundy color which matches the liner and ink color on the invitations. Should the ink color for the addressing also be burgundy or can I use black? I just don’t think there is anyway I am going to get the color close enough to match.
Post # 3
You can use black. You can use whatever color you feel like! But seriously, black would be fine.
Post # 4
I played with my ink color until I got it to pretty much match — just use the customize or advanced options to play with the color!
Post # 5
Any shade of red is really hard for USPS’s machines to read, which can cause envelopes be sent back to you or sent to wrong addresses if the Postman doesn’t catch it when delivering to people. To be safe I would stick with black. It will look fine, I think most people address their envelopes in black.
Post # 6
Thanks for all of your comments! Black ink it is and it actually almost looks real.
Post # 7
We used a plum color, and had no problem with the invitations arriving. We used the same ink on the RSVP envelopes and also got all those back. Some of the envelopes were addressed by the printer who did the invitations, and it took me about three tries to get our printer to color match for the remainder of the envelopes. It was a little darker and a little less red than the darkest standard purple, but easy to reproduce using the advanced options.
Post # 8
So funny you should post about this because I just confronted this problem last weekend! The text on my invitations and envelopes were all letterpressed in brown. Then the front of my rsvp envelopes had to get redone (on the home printer by my mom, no less, to save time) and I said, do them in black to save time and money. No one will notice or care. Then my mom insisted they had to print them in brown (so brown they are). Then she was trying to talk me into buying brown ink for the addressing of the outer envelope instead of using the black calligraphy ink I already own. I keep trying to tell her that no one will be judging if the ink colors do no match. They’re probably going to throw away the outer envelope anyway. Finally I had to laugh at my overzealously ink-matching mother.