FutureStephD
Super March 2019

Printing on navy envelopes

FutureStephD, on July 5, 2018 at 12:25 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 25
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Hi everyone,

This might be a silly question, but does anyone know if there are any companies that will print addresses on navy envelopes? I’m really wanting navy envelopes but don’t want to handwrite on them myself.

Thanks!!

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  • Alexandra
    Super December 2018
    Alexandra ·
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    Hi! Have you tried online on minted.com? You can create your own invitation and colors. Customizable. That’s what we are doing.
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  • FutureStephD
    Super March 2019
    FutureStephD ·
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    Thanks, Alexandra. I might have missed it, but I can’t find any envelopes that are navy. I’ve sent them an email, though. As well a sent an email to paper source.
    I’ve also tried basicinvite.com but they don’t have navy envelopes and will only print text in black.
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  • Disneysue
    Devoted September 2018
    Disneysue ·
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    What if you used Navy as the inner envelope and got regular white ones for the outer to address?
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  • Janel
    Super September 2018
    Janel ·
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    Think envelopes.com does this
    https://www.envelopes.com/white-ink
    Good luck!
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  • FutureMrs.L
    Master September 2018
    FutureMrs.L ·
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    Check our cardsandpockets.com. That’s where we got our gold ones. I think for a fee they’ll address them for you. I used my cricut to address our envelopes, which was super helpful and amazing. Lol

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  • K
    Devoted September 2018
    kNrYwC ·
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    You just need to find a company that will print in white ink. I know it was an option with our stationary place (local boutique) but was an extra 25c or so an envelope. We ended up using a calligrapher (styles rang $3 - $3.50/envelope) - she can use white ink as well. It's the best price I could find for calligraphy - let me know if you need her contact info!

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  • Miranda
    Devoted October 2018
    Miranda ·
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    Basicinvite.com prints on envelopes for free. Just a word of advice, make sure to get some extra blank ones. I had mine printed and then at least three people on my list moved 😂
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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    I have a friend who's son and DIL used navy envelopes and nearly 1/2 their guests didn't receive them. They had to call everyone to make sure their invitations arrived. The mail sorters have a hard time reading dark envelopes with light writing. You'd be better off using white outer envelopes which is recommended by the USPS.

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  • FutureMrs.L
    Master September 2018
    FutureMrs.L ·
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    Our local Post Office wants us to hand cancel ours, so they don't go through the machine. I was actually surprised they brought it up, but extremely grateful. That's also an option. For my local post office, it's no extra charge.

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  • Runawaygirl
    Dedicated October 2018
    Runawaygirl ·
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    I purchased my envelopes from cardsandpockets.com and designed a wrap around label on Avery.
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  • FutureStephD
    Super March 2019
    FutureStephD ·
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    Thanks, Miranda. They don't have navy envelopes nor will they print colors other than black. Such a shame b/c I love their stuff and how customizable it is. We used them for our STDs and I loved them!

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  • FutureStephD
    Super March 2019
    FutureStephD ·
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    THANKSSSSSSSSS!

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  • A
    Dedicated September 2019
    Asha ·
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    Hand cancel? I'm curious as to what it is and if that term is universal so that I know what to say at my post office.
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  • FutureStephD
    Super March 2019
    FutureStephD ·
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    Thank you! I'm trying to figure out what companies will do it. My mom said she will do the calligraphy, but she's already doing it for the placecards. Really appreciate the insight into pricing for someone else to do it!

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  • FutureStephD
    Super March 2019
    FutureStephD ·
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    Thanks for the idea! I think I would still have the same problem with printing on the inner envelope. I might just do white envelopes and try to find navy ink, so that's a good thought!

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  • FutureMrs.L
    Master September 2018
    FutureMrs.L ·
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    "Square envelopes will cost more to mail than regular shaped envelopes. Ask for your invitations to be “hand cancelled” rather than machine cancelled. That means that a human being at the post office stamps your envelope over the postage, to ensure the stamp can't be used again."


    https://www.brides.com/story/how-to-hand-cancel-wedding-invitations


    https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/618332/how-to-hand-cancel-wedding-invitations

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  • FutureStephD
    Super March 2019
    FutureStephD ·
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    Yes! Here's the USPS regulation for it: http://about.usps.com/handbooks/po408/ch1_003.htm

    According to my friend who is a post-master, all post offices will know hand-cancelled.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Could you see how much it would cost to have it written in calligraphy? I've seen those pretty sparkly gold or silver pens on navy envelopes and they look super nice!

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  • starsinwaves
    VIP November 2018
    starsinwaves ·
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    I looked into this and I forget what site I was on that does this, but it was really expensive. Way more expensive than normal envelope printing. Not worth the cost or trouble, IMO.*

    *says the girl who wants to spend $35 on envelope liners

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  • Suzanne
    Devoted November 2018
    Suzanne ·
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    I had black envelopes and was informed by multiple printers that the inks are not effective on such dark colors. So heartbreaking! The options were to get someone to calligraph them or to use labels.
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