(Closed) Printing Addresses on Envelopes?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I did! I just ran them through my laser printer. Worked perfectly!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I ran my envelopes through to print all of the return addresses on the back flaps.  That way I only have to hand-write the actual guest addresses.  It was easy.  Took me 10 minutes on my home printer. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s how I did mine =] most people have assumed I had them professionally done 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Birdee106:  I used Illustrator, but I’m sure you could do it using Word.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used Photoshop, because that’s where I had downloaded my fonts to for designing invites.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you have PS, then you can create the return address on there (because you have more options with the kerning/tracking, etc.) and then convert that into a PNG. You can import that image into Word if you’re more comfortable going that route, or keep it in PS and make the artboard the size of your envelope.

For the front, a simple mail merge in Word works fine. You’re limited to the way it handles text–not ideal, but it’ll do for most parts. We went with a font that looked handwritten (thank you, dafont.com!) and printed on A7 brown bag envelopes. 

My only advice is to make sure you have some extra envelopes on hand because our PITA all-in-one printer jammed with all of our envelopes, so we had to use a printer that had a manual feed.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Birdee106:  Yup!

Note that my printer has a direct feed option and I fed the envelopes by hand one-by-one.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I printed each address on a sheet of clear label paper (I got about 8 on a sheet), cut out the labels and stuck them on the envelopes.  A more stress free alternative to printing directly on the envelope.  

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’m “cheating” with this- I’m lightly printing the addresses (13% black), and am tracing over them with a calligraphy marker. Calligraphy wasn’t in the budget, and this is a good compromise (and looks okay)

Post # 15
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

We got a calligraphy font from DaFont.com and printed straight onto our envelopes. It worked great and they looked beautiful! One word of caution, if you have an inkjet printer, is to print them out kinda slowly and not let them pile up on one another because they might smear if they don’t have enough time to dry.

Post # 16
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

P.S. I used Word’s mail merge, but I double-checked them all to make sure they formatted correctly.

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