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    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 14th Sep 17, 4:09 PM
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    Best pen for writing on a Gold Padded (aka Jiffy) Envelope
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    • 14th Sep 17, 4:09 PM
    Best pen for writing on a Gold Padded (aka Jiffy) Envelope 14th Sep 17 at 4:09 PM
    Hi all,

    This is a very boring but quite necessary question - what pens are good for writing on Padded (aka Jiffy) Envelopes? I use the gold envelopes and find normal biro's are not very clear, you can get wider point ones so may have to give those a try.

    I have found an odd old pen at home that worked really well, generally the very "inky" gel pens are good, but i've used them until they run out!! I also don't think you get clear text when you use markers or felt tips.

    If I sold more I would print the addresses but at the volume i'm doing it works for me to write the address on.

    Thanks all!

    Gary.
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 14th Sep 17, 4:13 PM
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    I like to use a Sharpie or a Stabilo the non run thick type.
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    • ilikewatch
    • By ilikewatch 14th Sep 17, 4:16 PM
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    Sharpie, never anything else.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 14th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
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    I've started printing.....

    but i use the work printer
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 14th Sep 17, 5:34 PM
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    Just print the address on plain paper and tape it on? Works for me.
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 14th Sep 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 8:57 PM
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    I've also found that a fine tipped Sharpie is ideal.
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 15th Sep 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:04 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:04 AM
    Hi all,

    Thanks for the replies, I do my orders at lunchtime and keep a box of stock in the car so I basically package my orders in the carpark at the sorting office so pen is easier than printing - and i'm not really doing massive volumes, usually 1-3 a day apart from mondays that can be 5-10 so not usually worth printing.

    Just found 3 sharpies for £2.56 delivered on Amazon so i've ordered those.

    Thanks all,

    Gary.
    • martindow
    • By martindow 15th Sep 17, 12:26 PM
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    I also use Sharpies which are excellent. Gel pens will do at a pinch but you have to be very careful not to make holes in the outer paper layer.
    • Gary123456790
    • By Gary123456790 20th Oct 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 20th Oct 17, 11:21 AM
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    • 20th Oct 17, 11:21 AM
    Hi all,

    Just to update on this exciting topic, I tried a standard sharpie (called fine bullet point) but found it bled a lot on my gold jiffys and looked a bit scruffy, as well as making the address hard to read.

    I found ultra fine sharpies to be a lot better - little bleed and very sharp so i'd recommend those.

    Thanks all!

    Gary.
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