Post # 1
My daughter’s invitations were recently delivered and had to be returned to be re-made. For some unknown reason,the print on the front of each invitation bled onto the back of the one on top of it! They were not seperated by paper,and the printer said she hasn’t seen that happen before. In addition,8 of them had the corners ripped. She has graciously offered to remake them all,and now we wait.
Through all of this another issue has come up with regard to the envelopes…they’re made of an ivory shimmer paper. Since the printed ink bled,I asked her if there would be any problems with my addressing the envelopes in calligraphy….would my ink even dry? She said she didn’t know and said I may have to use embossing powder on them.
Has anyone done this before on a shimmer paper and what did you use? Any problems with cartridge ink drying? Is there something else I should use? I’ve searched everywhere for some answers,but can’t be the only one who’s encountered this type of issue. Help!
Post # 3
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 # 4
Thank you! Did you use more of a calligraphy marker or an actual pen with tips & ink cartridges? I’ve been doing this for years for everyone’s invitations,announcements,place cards, etc. but never on this kind of paper.
I’m kinda nervous!
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
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
i have a laser printer and it prints just fine.
Post # 8
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