(Closed) Stamping Metallic Gold envelopes

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ahh, I just realized this last night as well. Our escort cards are shimmery/shiny metallic paper, and I was going to hand-stamp each one with an alphabet stamp set and ink pad. Ours our cobalt blue and I was using white ink… didn’t work at all! I couldn’t think of a solution so I’m going to return the paper today and get plain cardstock. I hope someone can find a solution for you!

Post # 4
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Maybe you should try printing the addresses on a clear label in black ink then sticking them to the envelope

Post # 5
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

use opaque ink, like white.  black isnt actually opaque, like it doesnt show on darker colors.  Ive taken up calligraphy and have the same problems on odd color envelopes.

Post # 6
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had the same problem with my save the dates!  I ordered Gold envelopes and bought a bunch of different color inks and it was near impossible to read.  I ended up getting cute oval labels from Papersource in shades like cream, beige and silver, and stamping on them.




Post # 7
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

metallic paper doesn’t hold ink well, at all.  🙁  whether it’s rubber stamp ink, or inkjet ink from your printer.  the only ink that sticks is laser printer “ink” which isn’t even ink at all, really.  if  you want to stick with the gold envelopes, you’ll have to use labels, or run them through a laser printer.  if you want to use your custom return stamp, you’ll need a matte finish envelope.

Post # 8
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

You might try ColorBox “Chalk” inkpads. Those are advertised to show up on darker papers. But you have to use them with a heat embosser, so that they dry and don’t smear. 

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