Post # 1
I am ordering my invites from David’s Bridal and they do not do printing of inner or outer envelopes.
Is there an economical way to do this?
I think a calligrapher would be too expensive. And my handwriting is terrible.
Also, it would be too hard to use the printers at work.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Post # 3
I don’t know what your budget is for this, but there are some new calligraphers out there that are more looking to build a portfolio then to make a huge profit. Check out craigslist, and of course, my favorite, etsy.com for beginning calligraphers. I found mine for a $1 an envelope. Awesome!
If you’re comfortable, some people have taught themselves how to write calligraphy and did their own. All for the cost of a book and some inexpensive materials and a lot of time. I believe Miss Star is one of those people.
Also, you could probably take them somewhere like Officemax or Kinkos to be printed, but I don’t know the specifics of that.
Post # 4
You could always print on labels and stick them on the envelopes. Staples and Kinkos will both do label printing for you if you can’t at home — it’s pretty cheap.
Post # 5
If you go through Staples/Kinkos, you can always provide your own labels as well (ex. if you want clear and they only have white) — just make sure that you A) find out which ones you have, B) ask them what kind you need to buy (ex. laser vs. inkjet, ’cause inkjet paper will melt in a laser machine, and laser paper will either bleed or the ink will smear in an inkjet machine), and C) have them do a "proof set" (test page) before they do the whole batch.
Post # 6
A home desktop printer works well. Do you have a friend that has a decent one? Or you can purchase on yourself, I bought mine for $100 at Staples (HP Deskjet 6940) and it prints like a dream. Match to your fonts, and it looks super-professional.
Post # 7
Thanks for the feedback! I’m going to look into Etsy!