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Envelope printing help!

So I am having a small breakdown because my printer isn't cooperating with the envelopes for our invitations.  I was able to print out the invitations and response cards just fine.  But I started printing out the return envelopes (yes I know this technically makes my wedding invalid but at least I was using a pretty font) and it worked for the first 10 or so and then since that time either wont pick up the paper, will jam the paper or will leave ink marks on the paper.  I am now over at my friends house and having issues with it too.  I don't know what else to do and its not like these are thick envelopes so I don't know why its happening.  Any advice would be great!

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Re: Envelope printing help!

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    yuengling58yuengling58 member
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    edited December 2011

    Instead of printing the actual envelopes, can you do address labels?

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    edited December 2011
    Sorry, I'm not any help.  :(

    But sending vibes that things get figured out quickly and they start to print! 
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    edited December 2011
    I did labels too, no advice here! Envelopes are tricky!
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    edited December 2011
    I did the envelops for the actual invitations, but I had the same problem with them getting stuck so badly, that I just did clear labels for the RSVP's.  It's quick and easy and will save you a lot of stress-trust me!
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    edited December 2011
    I agree- labels are perfect.  Plus they are the rsvp, so people won't be keeping them so it won't really matter all that much if they dont look 100% perfect. But I think labels will be nice
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    edited December 2011
    I printed directly onto my envelopes. It was a huge PITA, but I loved how it turned out. It took me a lot of trial and error to get it to print correctly, especially with my RSVP envelopes which were way below the recommended size of paper for my printer. I had to put about 15 envelopes in the tray at a time. I printed one at a time. After about 5 envelopes, I put 5 more in the tray so there were always around 15. The pressure of so many in the little paper slot helped to keep them straight. When I would just put one envelope in, the printer would grab it and throw it around, and it would come out bent.

    If that doesn't work, take a piece of printer paper sized cardstock (or something harder/stiffer than regular printer paper). Lightly tape the envelope to that. It will feed through like a normal piece of paper. Then gently remove the tape from the envelope. You'll want to use tape that can be easily removed, like painters tape.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm no help, I used a calligrapher for outer envelopes and my rsvp envelopes were thermographically printed - GOOD LUCK vibes though!!
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    kime31kime31 member
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry for the post and run (had to head to work)!  Thanks for all the advice and vibes - you ladies are amazing!! I had FI run out to the store tonight to grab the clear address labels so we're going to try that!  I'll let ya know how it goes Laughing
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