Post # 1
Hi Bees. So I am trying to print on my save the date envelopes and my printer pulls the envelope some of the way down and then jams. I’ve tried many printer settings, and I got one to print by just jamming it in while the printer was trying to pull it. It’s a crapshoot if that even works. How did you ladies do it? It seems like a lot of people print on their invite envelopes, I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong…I’m trying to keep my cool, but honestly this is super frustrating.
I have a pretty decent newer printer, if that matters, it’s HP brand.
Post # 2
scarlettbegonias87: Hmm. I also have an HP printer and didn’t have any issues. I just put it in like regular paper, all the way back and as far right as the envelopes would go. I also adjusted the printer settings in word to “best” or “high quality.” I don’t know why you’d be having so many issues! Wish I could be of more help!
Post # 3
I’m thinking it may because the envelopes are so thick? I looked up the manual for my printer and it lists all kinds of thick paper like cardstock as acceptable paper, so I’m not sure.. I spent so long making sure it would print right by cutting paper into the size of my envelopes. Finally tackled that only to find it won’t pull the envelopes through. Grrr..love technology until it doesn’t work like you want it to haha.
Post # 4
annb9: In total I’ve spent 3 hours fighting my printer. I’ve decided it’s just not capable of doing the job. What printer did you use that worked?
Post # 5
scarlettbegonias87: I have a HP OfficeJet 6500A and I didn’t have any problems. What a bummer!
Post # 6
I had a lot of trouble printing on envelopes, and we have a printer that’s top-of-the-line. What I ended up doing was getting clear address labels, printing on those, then sticking the labels on the envelopes. They weren’t what I originally wanted, but they looked decent and were done in 15 minutes. One piece of advice though is to give the ink a few minutes to dry on the label sheet before touching it, especially if you use an inkjet.
These were the labels I used if you want to check them out: http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Mailing-Labels-Printers-18660/dp/B00004Z5T0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413559596
Post # 7
scarlettbegonias87: I couldn’t do it, tried the printer at home and the printer at work. The laser printer at work sealed the envs from the heat, the one at home jammed, I tried everything I could think of. I ended up writing by hand – which was annoying.
Clear labels are also an option.
Post # 8
Instead of just putting my envelopes in, I taped each one to a regular sized piece of paper in the right spot and then put it in. The masking tape didn’t leave a mark at all and although it took a while, they looked great!