Just as you were making your Yudu post, I was busting out my trusty Gocco to print our Save the Dates (Wedding = definitely Gocco-worthy!) I feel like I am always pushing the limit with my Gocco aaaand... usually failing.
For instance, the little pad that you are supposed to put your paper on when you print is just shy of 4x6 inches. My design is less than 4x6, but the envelopes I wanted to print on are 5x7.
How did that work? Yeah. Not great.
Here are my printed envelopes:
The one in front of that photo actually printed fairly well, compared to the others. Many of them turned out far worse.
For comparison, here is one of my envelopes (5x7), then a "correct sized" (4x6) index card, then the very next envelope that I did (click to see the details):
You can see that I am losing the definition at the tops of the 07 and most of the 09 on my envelopes, but everything looks great on the index card, which is the size of the pad.
According to my copy of The New Gocco Guide (great resource, by the way), I should be able to use a piece of cardboard on the 4x6 pad that is larger to support my 5x7 envelopes. I tried this and, well. Fail.
So I decided to go ahead and embrace the "distressed" look, but I was wondering if you have experience with this? Or do you always use the correct sized material? And why can't I just do that? Oh, who knows.
PS -- I'll post more photos of my Save the Date Crazy Craft Weekend (oh, I am totally nuts) after they have actually arrived... we mailed them out today. Whee!