ENVELOPE TIPS FROM ALPHAGRAPHICS SANDY

ENVELOPE CATEGORIES

ENVELOPE PRINTING

At AlphaGraphics Sandy, we categorize envelopes into four main categories.

  • Commercial Envelopes - typically used for mailing out letters and bills

  • Announcement Envelopes - typically used for mailing out invitations and greeting cards

  • Large Envelopes - typically used for mailing out catalogs, booklets, or large brochures

  • Specialty Envelopes - typically smaller envelopes used for custom purposes

 

COMMERCIAL ENVELOPES

Commercial envelopes are typically used for mailing out letters and bills or response mail.  The video below describes the difference between regular envelopes and window envelopes and also shows examples of security tint and self-adhesive close envelopes.

Most common sizes

  • #10 = 9.5" x 4.125"

  • #9   = 8.875" x 3.875"

Additional sizes of commercial envelopes

  • #6 3/4 = 6.5" x 3.625"

  • #7 3/4 = 7.5" x 3.875"

ANNOUNCEMENT ENVELOPES

Announcement envelopes are typically used to mail out invitations and greeting cards.  The video below shows the most common sizes of announcement envelopes and describes some of the specialty features available with announcement envelopes.

Most common sizes

  • A2 = 5.75" x 4.375"

  • A6 = 6.5" x 4.75"

  • A7 = 7.25" x 5.25"

Additional sizes of announcement envelopes

  • A8 = 8.125" x 5.5"

  • A10 = 9.5" x 6"

Square envelopes are available in multiple sizes.  *Square envelopes will cost more in postage than typical announcement envelopes.

 

LARGE ENVELOPES

Large envelopes are typically used for mailing out catalogs or booklets.  They are most commonly available in white or manilla.

Catalog Envelopes have the flap/opening on the short edge.

Booklet Envelopes have the flap/opening on the long edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most common sizes

  • 9" x 12"

  • 10" x 13"

BOOKLET ENVELOPES

CATALOG ENVELOPES

SPECIALTY ENVELOPES

Specialty envelopes are typically small in size and are used for a specific purpose.  The most common uses are remittance envelopes, gift card envelopes, and coin envelopes.

There's a size to fit almost any need, so contact us to discuss your project, and we can find the best envelope to fit your needs.

Additional sizes of large envelopes

  • 6" x 9"

  • 6.5" x 9.5"

  • 7.5" x 10.5"

  • 9.5" x 12.5"

  • 10" x 15"

  • 11.5" x 14.5"