How To Address Envelopes Faster & Better

I recently purchased a new gadget for lettering and it is something that you should really consider grabbing for yourself!

In the grand scheme of lettering (and in life) I tend to avoid buying any extra gadgets or items that I will have to find a place for. I tend to make do with what I have. But, I had an Amazon gift card and decided to try out the Slider Writer.

I was thrilled to find that it absolutely lives up to all of the hype. I have always been the type of calligrapher who tries to avoid any pencil markings on my work. I dislike having to erase pencil marks as I feel that they still show no matter how lightly you drew them on. The Slider Writer allows you to create perfectly straight lines without marking your paper at all.


Here’s how it works:

Grab your Slider Writer & some paper.
Line up your paper with various methods:
A) Clip it from the top of the slider writer
B) Use the provided rubber bands to hold your paper into place (especially if it is a smaller paper or envelope)
Slide the laser to the spot where you’d like to begin writing & turn it on.
Use the laser as a guide to write across the length of the paper.
Adjust the laser with each line.


This is great for addressing envelopes, creating pieces that have various lines of words, or simply for practicing your calligraphy. I would recommend the Slider Writer for all calligraphers- beginners and advanced writers alike!

How does this make your envelope addressing faster & better?
You are able to create straight lines without pulling out a ruler, drawing on straight pencil lines, waiting for the ink to dry, & erasing off the pencil lines.
Instead of all of that – you can place the paper on the exact same guidelines each time & quickly calligraph your way through the whole stack of envelopes. The Slider Writer allows you to be more efficient and spend your time calligraphing rather than prepping and erasing.

Is there a calligraphy tool that you’ve found you just cannot live without? Leave a comment below to tell us about it so that we can grab our own!

Calligraphy Materials Pictured:

Higgins Eternal Black Ink
Nikko G Nib
Speedball Oblique Pen Holder
Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip Brush Pen
Rhodia Blank Notepad
Slider Writer

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3 thoughts on “How To Address Envelopes Faster & Better

    • alyssarowe says:

      Hi Julee! Since I’m not a leftie, I don’t know for sure, but I think you may just be able to turn it around and have the laser come from the other side. Again, I don’t know for sure- but it may be an option!


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