Post # 1
We purchased our invitations from Target but I didn’t like the envelopes so got some nicer chocolate colored ones, I wasn’t sure if the ink would show up so I mailed one to myself along with an invitation inside to see how things worked.
The envelope went through fine, BUT, my RSVP cards ink bled through on to the RSVP envelope…..Not sure why, the ink had been dry for several days before I sent it. Its not terrible, but definitely noticeable.
Any ideas on how to prevent this from happening? I know they make some type of tissue insert, but have no idea what its called or where to purchase….the thought of cutting up multiple sheets of tissue paper DOES NOT appeal to me at this point.
Thanks for any advice!
Post # 3
it might have gotten wet at some point in the post office. (?)
If I were you, I wouldn’t worry about it. Very few people use those tissue paper inserts. Besides, if it’s only the reply envelope, no one is going to see those envelopes but you when you receive the RSVP cards back.
Post # 4
Are you printing onto the cards with an inkjet printer? The ink may not be soaking into the paper, especially if there is a bit of sheen to it. You could try printing on a lighter "draft" setting, where less ink is laid down on the paper.
Or try printing your invites on a laser printer. I know my office has one, maybe yours does too you could use at night when no one would be around to notice? Laser printer "ink" is actually a dry product, unlike ink in an inkjet printer, that is electrostatically fused onto paper, so it does not generally have any problems with bleeding through.