I've got a great tip to share for you today. As many of you already know, when sending out mailings to businesses, the response will be WAY better if you are taking the time to hand address the outside of the envelopes.
Unfortunately this takes a lot of time! My wheels started spinning and I found two interesting solutions:
1) Font Generator - Make Your Own Handwriting Font With Your Fonts
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For $10 you can create YOUR OWN font. You print out a paper, draw the letters in your own handwriting, and then scan it in and upload. YourFonts will convert it into an actual font that you load into microsoft word (or whatever you use). Presto! Your own font.
I used this font, and then printed it directly onto envelopes and wasn't able to tell the difference between printed and hand-written! (I had to play around with the font size and boldness)
2) Customized Rubber Stamps
Using Staples online, I was able to upload an image of my handwritten return address. For around $10-$15, I got one made. It looks great, very natural.
I use this when mailing out to prospects and I use an envelope that is too big to go through my printer.
Time is money, and being able to even just stamp your return address cuts the addressing work in HALF!