(Closed) Paperandmore: paper advice needed

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I ordered metallic envelopes from PaperandMore.  I wanted to use gold ink for the calligraphy on the outside, and it does change the color of the ink a bit.  I know this isn’t the exact same as you printing them, but I just wanted to give you an FYI.  It’s probably the metallic paper, not your printer.

Post # 4
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What kind of printer are you using at home? The color of your ink is more likely to change with an inkjet printer than a laser printer. Could you bring your paper to Staples and have them print a sheet or two to test it? It shouldn’t cost much for a couple prints.


Post # 5
1 posts

i have the same exact paper (well the cardstock version) and here’s what i can tell you – the pearl metallic paper has a lot more blue tones in it than normal paper. for me, it was very important because my design is mostly shades of purple. they kept printing way too pink on normal paper on my laserjet, but i found a way to convert them to get them to print properly on the normal paper. well that same print turned out BLUE on the metallic paper! i used the original (the one that had printed pink on normal paper) and it came out perfect! so you may want to correct for the blue tones.

hope this helps!

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought the exact same paper…i had to take it to Kinko’s to have it printed. We had major fights on my home printer and it ended up printing just fine. I could print on the paper (which i also found uses for) but not the cardstock. I think it’s a professional printer vs personal injet printer issue…..

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