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Need a printer to print envelopes...

Discussion in 'Printers' started by AMDX23800+, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. AMDX23800+

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 11, 2006

    Posts: 676

    Hi,
    Can anyone recommend a printer that will print envelopes up to the A4 sized ones?
    Needs to be inkjet i think cus the laserjet ones seem to melt the plastic windows....

    Thanks!
     
  2. the_r_sole

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,963

    does the plastic window not mean you don't have to print the envelope?!
    i have the cheapest old epson piece of junk to print envelopes, works a treat, but i think most inkjets will do it without too much hassle
     
  3. mogwai

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 27, 2004

    Posts: 960

    Could you not just use one of the Dymo Label Printers?
     
  4. VFM Addict

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 30, 2010

    Posts: 1,132

    Location: London

    Grab a pack of Avery 7160 labels or compatibles. They're A4 sheets of stickies and most WP progs have a standard layout for them. I always keep some to hand. Stick'em to envelopes, folders, whatever you want once printed.

    Cheers,
    vfm
     
  5. PhillyDee

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 12, 2007

    Posts: 14,169

    Location: South Shields

    Expensive in consumables. Zebra printers are far far cheaper to run!
     
  6. jezza1000

    Associate

    Joined: Feb 25, 2010

    Posts: 88

    Location: Shepperton

    just turn it 90°
     
  7. R.C.Anderson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,837

    Location: Loughborough

    Are you just meaning you want to print an address on the front of the envelope? If you are, you can just stick the envelope in any normal printer, Microsoft word (atleast 2010 version, not sure about others as I haven't checked) Have the option to print an envelope, and will do all the formatting etc for you.
     
  8. VFM Addict

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 30, 2010

    Posts: 1,132

    Location: London

    I know its late to post on this thread but I think the OP wanted to print onto C4 envelopes, that's the one's that take A4 unfolded. These will not fit in any normal A4 printer either way as they are far larger than A4. Just something to always bear in mind. Sticky labels or windows with the address on the A4 itself are the only option.

    Cheers,
    vfm
     
  9. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 12, 2004

    Posts: 28,178

    Location: London

    C4 is only slightly larger than A4 and will fit in a standard A3 printer.

    Can't quite understand why the op wants to print onto windowed envelopes though.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  10. PhillyDee

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 14,169

    Location: South Shields

    OP hasn't been back to this thread . . . .

    It could be for smartstamp.
     
  11. Energize

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 28,178

    Location: London

    Smartstamp prints the address on the letter though doesn't it? So that would negate the need for windowed letters.

    Tbh if you're posting lots of letters you may as well use an Automated letter service which you will get a discount for, rather than doing it manually with smart stamps.
     
  12. AMDX23800+

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 11, 2006

    Posts: 676

    Looking to print directly onto envelopes not onto labels.

    And the window is just for an address..
    This will be printing pre-paid postage onto the top of the envelope
     
  13. AMDX23800+

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 11, 2006

    Posts: 676

    Sorry i havent been on in a while!
    I should've made myself a bit clearer haha!

    I need envelopes to be printed with pre-paid postage (PPI).
    So its not just the case of sticking the address on really...
    And I want to print up to the A4 unfolded..

    So would I be best with any A3 inkjet?
     
  14. Crowort

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2010

    Posts: 1,653

    I think what you want is a franking machine? It is more like a stamp than a printer thou.
     
  15. reilly

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 9, 2010

    Posts: 506

    I just use an epson printer (standard, nothing special) and use MS Word, and use the templates to print directly onto envelopes and labels. Works well.
     
  16. Sasahara

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 12, 2009

    Posts: 3,794

    A Ink Pad and Stamp would be cheaper and faster if these are always the same. :)

    Printing envelopes on an inkjet is slow, I've done it. :>
     
  17. R.C.Anderson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

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    ** Quote removed **Have you seen how old the thread is? :/

    A franking machine is only useful if you send a lot of letters, as it costs a "rental" for the machine, and the postage costs are discounted, but only enough to account for the rental cost if you send a lot of letters a month. (or atleast that was all true when my Dad looked into them for his business a little while ago)