(Closed) Printing on envelopes issue…

posted 13 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
45 posts

Well, I’m sorry I don’t have any tips on how to fix the printer, but don’t feel bad about printing your envelopes!  Printed envelopes look fine, calligraphy is expensive and I don’t know about you but my handwriting is definitely not "wedding-ready".

Fiance and I ended up printing addresses out on clear adhesive labels–which was NOT my first choice but ended up being perfectly fine.  So if you start freaking out or can’t get it to work, that’s another option.

Good luck! 

Post # 4
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

This happened to mine too. It stopped after about 10 envelopes. I think the envelope was thick it was touching part of the printer that was dirty, and aftera bunch of envelopes it was all cleaned off.  I figure that people will just think the mail man did it 🙂

Post # 5
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

This happened to me too until I realized there was an option in the print screen to change the type of paper I was using from normal "letter" to "envelope."  Maybe there’s a similar feature on your printer/computer?

Post # 6
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

It might be because the envelope is multiple layers, which are not pulled through quite evenly.  I had trouble with some of my envelopes when I ran them through sideways.  When I switched the orientation so that they ran through top-to-bottom, it cleared up.  And I second that if you have an option to tell it you’re running an envelope, you should do that.  Just like the photographic paper options (depending on your printer) it changes how the printer operates based on the weight of paper expected.

Also depending on your printer, there may be a "clean heads" command function you can use to force it to clean itself.  Sometimes selecting the highest print quality will also force automatic head cleaning.

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Here is what I found, all my old cheap printers were great for this, now NONE of the 3 mega industrial printers we own will accommodate my needs!  Either buy an old HP black and white or try something else–sorry, it was really frustrating for me too.  I am thinking of getting an xyron machine for my invitations.  I was surprised I couldnt find any gorgeous templates on Martha stewart or anywhere else!  Sorry, and good luck!

Post # 9
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

WOW — so glad i’m not the only one having problems with this.  i’ve only got like 40 invitations so i was going to hand-write the names on the front but wanted to print the addresses on the reply envelopes and also the return address on the regular envelopes — and my printing keeps freaking out and telling me i have no paper and eating the envelopes.  am seriously having a "hate my printer" moment!!

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