(Closed) Printing addresses on envelopes

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
7 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@KellyV: That is such a great idea! I was planning on trying to teach myself calligraphy in the next few weeks, but I think I’ll do it your way!

Post # 18
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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thanks everyone! so many good ideas!!!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@ThePottersWife: Thanks!  Its still pretty time consuming, but they looked amazing.  A few poeple asked who my calligrapher was, and one asked me if Id do them for her wedding.  Do a few practice ones and youll get the hang of it.  And if a calligraphy pen is too difficult, use one of those super fine tip sharpies (like SUPER fine.  Thin as a pen, not the standard marker) or a liquid ink roller pen and do it that way and color in the thicker parts.  I did half and half anad they both looked incredible.  I added some extra flourishes too, I started getting creative toward the end lol

Post # 20
2599 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used word to print mine.  I made my paper size (both in the Word document and again in printer settings) the size of my envelope, and changed the ink settings to a higher DPI with thick paper and used the Chopin Script Font.

Once I had one ‘page’ of an envelope, I copied and pasted it so I could type out 25 at a time and saved them that way.

I used a laser printer because I had access to it, but tried it at home on my ink jet and it was fine using a vellum setting with rounded edges.

Good luck!

Post # 21
15122 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

omg, I just struggled with this too.  My printer had trouble feeding the envelope if the flap was facing away from the feed.. something about the way it fed in would pull the top of it and jam instead of pull the whole envelope in.  Once I flipped it around the other way, I was able to print them pretty easily. (I used a laser printer at work.)

I used word and made the sheet size the envelope size, then cut out a piece of paper the same size to do test prints.

Good luck!

Post # 22
6 posts

Very useful publish, thanks for discussing the post.

Post # 23
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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KellyV :  I managed to do this several months ago during my tests, and it came out AMAZING! Now, I can’t get my printer to print on the envelopes. It keeps jamming, and I can’t figure out what’s wrong. 🙁

Post # 24
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I printed mine directly on the envelopes with an ink jet. Don’t pick a typeface that is too scripty. I aligned mine to the lower right hand corner of the envelope. The names were larger in a serif font (check out classics like Bodoni or Didot), and then I used a sans serif like Univers for the address part. I also printed our return address on the top left in Univers as well.

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