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Topic: Envelope
Message: Posted by: erikdobell (Mar 20, 2014 06:25PM)

I do apologize if this is the wrong forum. I want to print on minila envelopes and I'm having difficulty finding a place that does that. I'm being told it's a tricky process because of how envelopes are shaped, you can't just toss them in a printer.

So my question is, does anyone here use envelopes like this and where do you get them? It's. Nothing fancy printed in them, just a question mark or the word prediction.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Mar 20, 2014 06:56PM)
I've printed on envelopes often on my inkjet printer but I've never tried a Manila envelope.
I don't know what you mean by the shape of the envelope.
I'm assuming you were talking about the dimensions. The size can be customized in Word.
Here's a link to instructions.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 20, 2014 10:13PM)
What size are your envelopes?
Message: Posted by: Eldon (Mar 20, 2014 10:26PM)
One alternative would be to print on clear labels. They make any size you need. Even 8 1/2 x 11. Check this out. http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Full-Sheet-Printers-11-Inches-18665/dp/B002NEGTBU
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 20, 2014 10:55PM)
Not enough information. If you have an ink jet printer that passes objects straight through without curling them around, then you should not have any problem printing on your printer. Of course you printer has to be able to the envelope size you are looking to use. Most printers will take up to A4, which is about 9"x12".

Get out your printer manual or go to your printer website and download the manual, it will tell you what your printer is built to print.
Message: Posted by: MRSharpe (Mar 21, 2014 08:10AM)
I think he's talking about the clasps and hole reinforcement being a problems with the printer mechanism. Your alternatives are labels or going to a job printer.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Mar 22, 2014 12:28PM)
My HP inkjet printer curls the paper & envelopes and believe me there has never been a problem. And I print many different sizes of envelopes.
MRSharpe is correct. I f you have clasps or string then try one of the other options he mentioned.
Just to clarify my previous post.
The MS Word envelope option has many envelope "size" choices. If the size that you need is not on the list, you can customize it.
Message: Posted by: AGMagic (Mar 22, 2014 02:24PM)
You could always have a rubber stamp made. Ink jet printing on 3D objects is possible and common. Finding a place to do it shouldn't be too difficult.
Message: Posted by: wandmgc8 (Mar 22, 2014 05:43PM)
You might consider getting a small silk-screen printing kit from an art supply outlet. Once the screen is made, it may be used again and again with cleaning between uses. Small kits are not too expensive, are fun to do, and, result in a quality job. May be a bit more than you were intending to get in to, but, a possible solution.

Message: Posted by: erikdobell (Mar 22, 2014 07:12PM)
Sorry I didn't give enough detail. I don't own a printer so I've been trying to find a printer to do it and yes, it's the clasp on the fold in the envelopes that's the problem.

Eldon, clear labels are a fantastic idea! Shame on me for not thinking about that.

Thanks for all the help,
Message: Posted by: Eldon (Mar 22, 2014 08:27PM)
Thanks Erik, I've used them on a lot of projects.