11-25-2013, 06:36 PM
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On the Christmas wish list thread I mentioned a paper embosser for our return address.

I did so web searching and now know more than I ever thought about embossers. I wanted to emboss our address on the corner of an envelope but that does not seem possible. The embossers are designed to put the address on the envelope flap.

You also have to worry about orientation. The can be top or bottom feed. Top feed is to put a monogram or seal on the top of a piece of stationery. Bottom feed is used for envelope flaps or to put a monogram of seal at the bottom of a page.

The handheld embossers are less expensive than a desk model. But in the reviews people constantly mention how hard it was to exert enough pressure with the hand held models. I figured that mean a desk top model for us.

I gave all this info to ML and she said to just order it. I ordered from Acornsales.com and got the desk address embosser.
http://www.acornsales.com/Merchant2/merc...ct_Count=1

Shipping is free.

I will let you know how it works and what I think of it the day after Christmas.

I would be interested to hear others experience with embossing stationery.

Phil

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 11-25-2013, 07:02 PM
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We have one we ordered from Paper Source. Works great and makes stationary look classy. I don't know how classy it makes the return envelopes for bills look though!

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 11-25-2013, 07:43 PM
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That looks like a good hefty embosser. Which font did you choose, Phil?

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 11-25-2013, 08:47 PM
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(11-25-2013, 07:43 PM)freddy Wrote: That looks like a good hefty embosser. Which font did you choose, Phil?

+1 Boy, that looks sturdy! Great idea and thanks for the link.

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 11-26-2013, 11:36 AM
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(11-25-2013, 07:02 PM)jpakstis Wrote: We have one we ordered from Paper Source. Works great and makes stationary look classy. I don't know how classy it makes the return envelopes for bills look though!

Josh,
That made me chuckle.
This will be used for friendly correspondence only. My creditors don't expect class from me:-)

Though you made me think I should get a "top" oriented plate for the letter its self.

Freddy,
We got the script font, style AE3 on acorns web site.

Phil

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 11-26-2013, 02:43 PM
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Very nice, Phil. Unfortunately, they only permit 3 lines and suggest 26 letters per line. Since I'm not happy with abbreviating my state name, my city, state, and full zip code would be too long. Sad

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 12-02-2013, 08:07 AM
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The embosser arrived over the weekend.

It is very sturdy. While destined for under the Christmas tree I convinced ML I had to test it to make sure the address was correct.

It looks amazing. Definitely will step up the classiness of my letters. On thinner paper it punched through leaving embossed print with pin prick holes. But a lighter touch solved that issue.

Forgive me for not posting pics as I don't want my address so easily visible. But it does look very nice.

Phil

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 12-02-2013, 11:40 AM
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Enjoy it, Phil. You're right, embossing always adds a special touch.

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 01-03-2014, 05:45 PM
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I have used the embosser for 15 envelopes. For those who have never used one it is a simple.

It looks and functions like a stapler.
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The only tricky part is alignment. You feed the end of the envelope flap in between the embossing plates. I eyeball it to get it centered. I am surprised at how often I fail to get it rightBiggrinBiggrin
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Then you press down on the handle. The effort required depends on the paper stock.
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The finished result looks very elegant. My letter recipients have commented on it. Most assumed I had the stationery custom made.

Phil

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 01-03-2014, 06:27 PM
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Phil, I just received your letter yesterday and was quite impressed. It does add a touch of elegance to the envelope, that's for sure.

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