Post # 1
Aaaah!! I’m so frustrated!
I had samples of vellum from 2 different paper stores, one was a 29# and the other was a 30#. I’m fairly certain I only had 1 sample of each and the one that was the 30# was not the one I grabbed to print the test run on. I was able to print on the 29# vellum on my test run. Great. So I ordered the vellum, 100 sheets.
Now I’m trying to test print my invites again and the stupid printer won’t take the 29#!! I had to futz around with the settings the first time around to get it to take it. I’m pretty sure I have it on the right settings. Now I’m second guessing whether I really did the initial test run on the 30# instead of the 29#. But then I looked at the specs of the printer to see what paper weight it takes and it takes as light as 19# bond (which I know is different than 29# vellum).
Ahhh!!! Just frustrated. I would hate to waste all the 29# vellum and the store I found the 30# vellum at is way more expensive too!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for “listening”.
Post # 3
I feel your pain!! We used vellum for both the Save-The-Date Cards (can we re-name these for sake of my giggling EVERY time I type it..) and invitations.
Firstly, we used my printer which doesnt “heat seal” the ink… So you might want to check that. Cause the first time your guests shead a tear of joy and it plops right on the Wedding date, it will be lost for good…
And! I had to manually feed them all. (Twice, because the first time we spelled somthing wrong. Know that its our ownstupidfault, but still frustrating!)
Sometimes dont you just feel like you wished you didn’t want to DIY!?!
Post # 4
haha. I feel your pain on manually feeding. I had to manually feed every single envelope of our Save The Dates.
Post # 5
One of my bridesmaids is throwing an anniversary party for her parents… and printed the invitations on vellum. Only she printed on the wrong side… and all of the words flaked off. Everyone received their invitations only to find black flaky dust in an envelope! 🙁
Post # 6
i bought the vellum from the link below and ive had ZERO problems. I dont need to feed it manually either. I have an HP Desjet 4480 printer that i did all my invites on too.
Post # 7
I’ve heard horror stories about that! Thanks for the reminder about that!!
There are definitely lots of issues with printing on vellum. But we’ve had experience from school so I felt a little more comfortable working with it. I’m pretty sure it’s a printer issue because it’s super finicky.
Post # 8
@ noodlefish – so sorry that happened!! (But I have to say that I laughed out loud at the mental picture that created.)