(Closed) What kind of ink on shimmer papers?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used a shimmery paper for mine. I got it from an online stationary company. Looked like this: http://www.paper-papers.com/shine-metallic.html and was kinda thick with a nice subtle shimmer to it.  I used a calligraphy pin to do my own (just one from Office Depot) but had to let them dry about 10 minutes each before i could stack them. So I’d do 10, let them dry, do 10 more, then let them dry. I didn’t have a problem.

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

I did not write on mine but I used the “stardream crystal” text paper and printed my wedding invite onto it with a Lexmark pro inkjet printer and I had to let each one dry for about 30 min before stacking and even still they were very easily smeared if hands were wet or had lotion on them.

I did the same with my envelopes “stardream silver” but let them sit for over an hour on my dining room table with the ceiling fan on and they dried fine but again, I could not touch them with damp hands or have any lotion or anything on or they would smear.

Good luck!

Post # 6
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

One bee earlier said (can’t remember which post) that she added some invisible embossing powder to the stardream envelopes right after printing them up and they set nicely and didn’t mess up!

Anybody (or the wise bee who did this) know about doing so and can let us find out?

Post # 7
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i have a laser printer and it prints just fine.

Post # 8
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used a calligraphy pen and had to make extra sure not to drag my hand when I wrote or bump the top line, the Mr. and Mrs. part when I did the street address portion.

Most websites let you order some samples–do that and see hwat works best

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