Printing on the front of an envelope

I’m having some trouble printing the front side of a 4bar envelope for wedding invitation reply cards. Even with all the makeready, I still end up with a little impression going through on the backside of the envelope. It’s not that big of a deal, as in the bride never notices, but I do and it drives me nuts, ha! I’ve heard of using a piece of chipboard, but that seem like overkill, plus, can the cylinder handle that? Curious what others who print wedding invitations do…..

2 thoughts on “Printing on the front of an envelope

  1. Carmela Heintzelman - July 9, 2019

    The packing I had on there was tympan and a top layer of mylar. Then I had my makeready on top of that (same paper material as the envelope). What I ended up doing was taking out some sheets of tympan, and slipping a piece of 110 Letter into each envelope as it printed. Laborious but it worked. I had 180 of these to print. Next time I ‘ll cover the makeready with tympan, thank you!

  2. Paul Moxon, Moderator - July 9, 2019

    Your packing is probably too soft. Consider covering the bits of makeready made from the envelope material with tympan.

    There have been times when I have inserted pieces of aluminum from offset plates in the packing, but this may not work for this situation.

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