Printing addresses on envelopes

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I made wrap around labels for our thank you cards and just filled in the info using fonts that matched our invites. I printed them off on full size sheet stickers (picked them up at Staples) and then cut them with a paper cutter. If you google you can find tons of free templates for them. That way I didn’t have to fuss with getting the printer lined up properly on the envelope etc. I could never master that!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

For some nice script fonts check out some of the Jellyka fonts on dafont.com.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was wondering about printing my addresses also. has anyone had any trouble with the ink running if it gets wet?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am using wrap around labels too because I didn’t want to fight with our printer to get the addresses on the envelopes correctly. I’m even skipping the paper cutting part by using labels that are already 8X2″ that I ordered from labelsbythesheet.com

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@faith1583a:If you have a laser printer that shouldn’t be a problem. Ours were fine for the most part. I think one of our RSVP postcards got a little splotchy but it didn’t matter much to me since it ended up in my mailbox. If you were really worried about it you could always take it to Staples or Kinkos and get them to print for you off their laser printers.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bakerella:  I just have a regular hp printer. i printed one and ran my wet finger over it to test it and it ran 🙁 guess i’ll be payin to get them printed!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MissLam: If you google you can find a ton of free ones. Here’s the one I used, but I tweaked it a bit in Illustrator and changed the background, etc.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did faux-ligraphy.  Printed in a light grey ink then traced it with a black calligraphy pen.  I made the template to the exact size of my envelope in MS Word and did it that way

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@faith1583a: Try to see if you can adjust the settings for your printer. If there’s a setting for “vellum” or “gloss” paper that might help the ink from smearing (because it will put less down).

I had to mess with the settings and go thru about 10 envelopes before I got mine perfect.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@camrie: Oooh good tip! I didn’t realize that. I’ll try that myself next time!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve printed 54 envelopes so far, and this is what happens. Every. Single. Time.

  1. Envelope feeds through 1 inch and stops.
  2. Printer beeps, PAPER JAM, REMOVE PAPER, PAPER JAM.
  3. I remove the envelope, set it back into the feeder, hit print again.
  4. Envelope feeds through 1 inch and stops.
  5. Printer beeps, PAPER JAM, REMOVE PAPER, PAPER JAM.
  6. I remove the envelope, set it back into the feeder, hit print again.
  7. Envelope feeds all the way through and gets spit out the front with nothing printed on it.
  8. Printer beeps, OUT OF PAPER, REFILL PAPER, OUT OF PAPER.
  9. I remove the envelope, set it back into the feeder, hit print again.
  10. It’s a miracle! Envelope comes out perfectly printed.

If I had realized it would be a 10-step process to print one envelope, I would have gone with labels a long time ago. And now I have 52 more envelopes to print tonight. Gah.

Anyway @MissLam: as long as you can set up your Word file (or whatever you’re using) with the appropriate dimensions, and be sure to specify that the paper type is an envelope, you should be fine. I did my envelopes with a pre-existing envelope template. I also used Mail Merge. Best thing ever.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had an hp printer and all I had to do what set the setting to “economical” or “quick” print. Then it doesn’t use as much ink.

Otherwise I didn’t have any trouble printing my envelopes myself. =)

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

mine were easy peasy to print.  We have an HP inkjet, I had square envelopes.  I used Pages on my Mac.  In the page setup I was able to change the size of my paper in pages to the same size as the envelope.  I didn’t have a ‘vellum’ setting for the printer, but I did a glossy greeting card setting.  I was worried about the smearing too, so I bought some artist fixative from Michaels.  It was in the art section, it’s for pastel and charcoal drawings.  It dries TOTALLY clear and very quickly.  After about a day I tested it and there was no smearing.  I wouldn’t have thought of it, but one of the bees used it and it’s great.  I printed on the front and back too.

Good Luck!

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