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#1 kerryjbrown

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    Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:15 AM

    So after hours and hours of invite assembly (saving me over $1000 on my invites that I had to have), they look great (even if my non-able DIY self thinks so). I got my envelops to the caligrapher on Friday and she had them done on Monday (love Annie in Newport Beach, she is FAB!).

    They looked great when I picked them up but if you touch them, they smear. YIKES! I have a very nice metalic envelop so I am assuming this is what is causing it. I paid $2.5 each to have them done and am fine iwth that, but here is my issue....

    I smeared 4 before I figured it out while stuffing them (of course 2 are to his family and not people that are not coming).

    Do I have these redone (am waiting on my dang stamps to get here....arghhh...anyway) or not bother because I am afraid the post office is goign to mess them all up anyway?

    Should I throw them all away and start over on a different envelop because the PO is not goign to know not to touch them and most likely smear in delivery especially since 10 are going out of the country?

    Help! So sad after all that work! I will post pics of full invites in a separate thread when I get my stamps in and can show the whole package.

    #2 Corvette79

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      Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:56 AM

      my only suggestion would be to find clear sticker or packing tape and cover the calligraphy to protect it, i know it wont look as beautiful but at least it preserves the look. I hope you can find a solution

      #3 anaderoux

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        Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:24 AM

        I would stuff the envelope in another envelope to protect the calligraphy. The post office is definitely mess them all up. Maybe vellum envelopes would work fine because they would cover the envelope and you will still see trough it.




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