Helpful information on printing envelopes

October 30, 2016 · Print This Article

Printed or handwritten documents still play a role in business today. This is why it is important to understand that different letters need different types of envelopes. It may be confusing as to what size envelope your document needs. You will also need to have knowledge of different styles and formats. Even if you are looking to design or print your own envelopes, here is some helpful information along the way.

Envelopes come in different sizes, the standard ones are:

6 1/2 inches: 6 x 9 (mm: 152.4 x 228.6)

6 5/8 inches: 6 x 9.5 (mm: 152.4 x 241.3)

6 3/4 inches: 6.5 x 9.5 (mm: 165.1 x 241.3)

7 1/4 inches: 7 x 10 (mm: 177.8 x 254)

There are also different envelope templates, these include:

  • The basic/classic envelope: this is not the most fun or creative display of an envelope and you will mostly find account statements and formal letters in these. They come in an array of sizes should you not want to fold or bend your documents. If you are personalising these to suit your business, you would want to print envelopes that are simple and classy.
  • The gift envelope: Perfect for gift vouchers or gift cards, perfect as a present. These are usually colourfully decorated or branded with your company colours or logo. Latest trends include uniquely shaped envelopes like long rectangles or circular envelopes.
  • The mini envelope: Much smaller than the normal envelope and not used for documents. Perfect for jewellery items as a gift or money. They can also be decorated.
  • The tie string envelope: Although tough to get hold of, they are a fun way to send messages to family. This could even be a flirty way to send a message to your loved one.

Minuteman Press in Westlake is a leader in the design and printing of envelopes. With graphic design services and the latest printing technology, we’re leading the way as one of the most affordable and professional printing companies in Westlake. As part of Minuteman Press South Africa, we have all the materials, including stamps that will give your stationery a professional finish. Contact us today for more information on envelope printing.