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Anyone know how to print onto envelopes?

I meant to turn the envelope into the front cover/intro for a zine that didn't really explain itself properly, then when I got the zines in the post I realised I had no idea of how to actually print onto the envelopes!

I realise I could've lino-printed onto them, or used one of those small stamps, but neither of those 2 options would have enabled me to use more than a score of words.

I SHOULD've used an old manual printing press that lives in my old house, but it's been so long since I had access/cleaned it up/practised that I wussed out in the end.

So any tips appreciated, as (a) I still like the idea aesthetically & (b) it would let me update an old zine.

Thanks, Mike

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I'm not sure if I completely understand, but I print images on envelopes with my regular printer. I just tape the envelope to a piece of paper and it usually doesn't jam.
I've never owned my own printer.
Would this work for dozens & dozens?
Well, it would, but it'd take a while. I don't know if you could do the same thing with a photocopier, it might jam.

Michael Duckett said:
I've never owned my own printer.
Would this work for dozens & dozens?
Yeah my local copy shop said no. But they say no to stickers too and I know they go through printers okay, although the ink tends to rub off. It was mostly the size (A6 & A5) and the uneven thickness/sticky seal stuff I presumed would be an issue, but it sounds like it's worth playing with.

star blanket river child said:
Well, it would, but it'd take a while. I don't know if you could do the same thing with a photocopier, it might jam.

Michael Duckett said:
I've never owned my own printer.
Would this work for dozens & dozens?
Hey Mike

We can laser print onto envelopes no problem, we get self sealing ones from paperback and they just go through, I think we've done it on the riso in the past too, it just doesn't stack very well

Andy
On lots of fairly simple home printers it's pretty easy to adjust for the size of the thing you're printing onto so you can just print directly onto a thing like an envelope. Enough regular people just want to be able to print the addresses on envelopes that this is a not a weird thing to be trying to do at all. You should consider buying a printer (and checking it's features to see if it can do this) or finding a friend with a printer that can do it.

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