(Closed) Printed addresses v. calligrapher

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Does she mean Hand Printed or Label printed?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

That’s how I printed our envelopes for our save the dates, and it worked out really well. Just had to read the manual to see the stupid printer settings.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you have Word? If so, is it 2003 or newer? If it’s older I won’t be able to help you. You probably don’t want to do mail merge, if you aren’t used to it, because it can be a pain.  How many envelopes do you have to address?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

If you have a local printer they should be able to print them. I’d just call around.

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

The only way I can think of you do to this, w/o labels, and to not do it yourself, would be to try Kinkos. I couldn’t see why they couldn’t print directly onto the envelopes.

Just as a sidenote, I was really against labels till I saw wrap around labels from Martha, they are cute & simple and add a modern flare!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so stupid—can’t read—realize you don’t want to print them at home at all.  Sorry!  😮   What about Office Max or Kinkos?  Just make sure all of your addresses are typed out exactly how you want them so there’s no confusion.

Just a tip: while the wrap labels are adorable a lot of girls I’ve read have had trouble with them getting returned because the USPS machines aren’t smart enough to know the return address on the back isn’t the “To” address instead of “From”.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Stupid Q & I should know this by now, but are you DIY’ing your invites?

We chose less expensive invites & then chose to have the printer just do the envelopes – I know I’d screw it up. Did you look on craigslist or etsy for inexpensive calligraphers? I have a friend who does it as well – I think she charges .50 an envelope but I could find out.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Catprint!  An online printing company, you’d have to use their envelopes but I think they have nice ones.  You have to call them and I haven’t had envelopes done yet but so far they have been awesome to work with.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I printed directly onto my STD envelopes (then “spruced them up” with some fauxligraphy), using Microsoft Word and my personal printer at work – which is an HP LaserJet 4240. My envelopes for the Save-The-Date Cards were 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″.

I only messed up 2-3 envelopes until I got the spacing right, then used the same template for each address. Let me know if you want me to e mail it to you. I didn’t mail merge them, because I am lazy and didn’t have that many to do (75 or so, and only did a few at a time), but I could set up a mail merge for you if you would like.

Let me know! 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ooops, I just saw that you def don’t want to do it yourself.

Another thought – I just hired a calligrapher who charges $1 per outer envelope and $.50 per inner envelope, which isn’t bad at all.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Where are you ordering them from? Can the place you’re getting them from just add the address on the outer envelope (we skipped the names on the inner envelope) to the cost of the order? We just have to give them an excel doc. with names and addresses when we return/give the OK to the mockup at the store.

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