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Your
Paper
Merchant
Knows
The experienced personnel at your paper merchant
are the ones to talk to for pricing, availabilities,
stocking and manufacturing schedules.They
have a ready inventory of envelopes to fill your
needs. They are always available for information
or samples.
So, if you cant find the information
you’re looking
for in the Envelopery, just give
them a call. Your paper merchants staff are good
people to know.
YES, THE RIGHT POSTAL
PROCEDURES CAN SPEED YOUR
MAIL…AND SAVE YOU MONEY!
Zip it: Zip coding, which is mandatory for bulk mail,
can speed up delivery. Where sorting machines actual-
ly “read” zip codes, more mail per hour is speeded
through at every operation station. Mail minus a zip
code must be held for conventional sorting at slower
speeds! Be sure, too, that your own zip code shows on
your return address. And for easy coding, use the
National Zip Code Directory.
Addresses: For automatic machine sorting that gives
you faster service, follow these simple rules:
1. City, State and Zip Code should appear in that
sequence on bottom lines.
2. Delivery point must appear on the second line
from the bottom, directly above the name of the
city. If both a street address and post office box
used, mail will be delivered to the location given
on the line immediately above the city, state, and
zip code.
3. Apartment, suite and room numbers should appear
immediately after the street address on the right
side.
4. Accounting numbers, subscription and presort
codes should be entered on the line immediately
above addressee’s name.
5. Lower right half of envelope must be kept free of
printing or symbols.
6. Addresses should be placed at least 1" in from the
left and right edge of the envelope and the bottom
of the last line should be at least 5/8" up from the
bottom edge of the envelope. The last line should
be no more than 2 1/4" from the bottom edge of
the envelope.
7. Using block-style type, address should be in upper-
case letters without punctuation.
8. Window envelope inserts should show only address
in window, with at least 1/4" between address and
all four edges of envelope.
For detailed Postal Addressing Standards consult U.S.
Postal Service Publication 123.
When Height of Length of Envelope Must Be Between
Envelope is Minimum Maximum
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To meet standard postage rate regulations the thickness of letter-size
mail cannot exceed
1
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4
".
Flat-size Mail Standards
Minimum: more than 11
1
/
2
” long, or 6
1
/
2
” high, or more than
1
/
4
” thick.
Maximum: 15” long, 12” high, and
3
/
4
” thick.
May be wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved, or enveloped.
For further details on Basic Mailability and Processing Categories
consult U.S. Postal Service Quick Reference Guide (Publication 95).
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Designed to be helpful
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helps you select the appropriate
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STANDARDS FOR
LETTER-SIZE MAIL
To avoid the per-piece postal surcharge on “non-standard
size” mail stick to the following: All mailpieces that are 1/4”
thick or less must be rectangular, at least 5” long and at least
3 1/2” high. All mailable matter must be at least .007” thick,
weigh no more than 70 pounds, and be no more than 108”
in combined length and girth. Use this chart for quick size
referencing:
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
*6 x 9
1
/
2
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
6 x 12 12 Safety Mail
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
3 Squares
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
7 x 10 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
7 x 10
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
3 Squares
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
8 x 8 3 Squares
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
3 Squares
8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
13 Job Ticket & Filing
27 Catalog
*8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
2
26 Booklets
9 x 9 3 Squares
9 x 11
3
/
4
14 File-Velope
9 x 12 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
19 Business Mailer
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
30 Perfect Vision Display
31 Proxy
9 x 16 24 Jumbo
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
3 Squares
9
1
/
2
x 11
3
/
4
13 Job Ticket & Filing
9
1
/
2
x 12 7 Document File or Legal
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
8 Inter-Office, Open End
19 Business Mailer
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
26 Booklets
9 x 18 24 Jumbo
10 x 12 2 Clasp/String & Button
10 x 12 x 1
1
/
2
32 Expansion
10 x 12 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 13 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
8 Inter-Office, Open End
19 Business Mailer
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
10 x 13 x 1
1
/
2
32 Expansion
10 x 13 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 15 2 Clasp/String & Button
7 Document File or Legal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
10 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 16 24 Jumbo
10 x 18 24 Jumbo
10 x 22 24 Jumbo
11 x 14 24 Jumbo
11 x 14
1
/
2
x 2 32 Expansion
11 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
11 x 17 24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
11 x 21 24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
12 x 15 x 3 32 Expansion
12 x 15
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
12 x 16 x 2 32 Expansion
12 x 17 24 Jumbo
12 x 18 24 Jumbo
12 x 22 24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 16 24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
13 x 15 24 Jumbo
13 x 16 24 Jumbo
13 x 17 24 Jumbo
13 x 19 24 Jumbo
13 x 23 24 Jumbo
Your
Paper
Merchant
Knows
The experienced personnel at your paper merchant
are the ones to talk to for pricing, availabilities,
stocking and manufacturing schedules.They
have a ready inventory of envelopes to fill your
needs. They are always available for information
or samples.
So, if you cant find the information
you’re looking
for in the Envelopery, just give
them a call. Your paper merchants staff are good
people to know.
YES, THE RIGHT POSTAL
PROCEDURES CAN SPEED YOUR
MAIL…AND SAVE YOU MONEY!
Zip it: Zip coding, which is mandatory for bulk mail,
can speed up delivery. Where sorting machines actual-
ly “read” zip codes, more mail per hour is speeded
through at every operation station. Mail minus a zip
code must be held for conventional sorting at slower
speeds! Be sure, too, that your own zip code shows on
your return address. And for easy coding, use the
National Zip Code Directory.
Addresses: For automatic machine sorting that gives
you faster service, follow these simple rules:
1. City, State and Zip Code should appear in that
sequence on bottom lines.
2. Delivery point must appear on the second line
from the bottom, directly above the name of the
city. If both a street address and post office box
used, mail will be delivered to the location given
on the line immediately above the city, state, and
zip code.
3. Apartment, suite and room numbers should appear
immediately after the street address on the right
side.
4. Accounting numbers, subscription and presort
codes should be entered on the line immediately
above addressee’s name.
5. Lower right half of envelope must be kept free of
printing or symbols.
6. Addresses should be placed at least 1" in from the
left and right edge of the envelope and the bottom
of the last line should be at least 5/8" up from the
bottom edge of the envelope. The last line should
be no more than 2 1/4" from the bottom edge of
the envelope.
7. Using block-style type, address should be in upper-
case letters without punctuation.
8. Window envelope inserts should show only address
in window, with at least 1/4" between address and
all four edges of envelope.
For detailed Postal Addressing Standards consult U.S.
Postal Service Publication 123.
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
For an annual permit fee, a business reply mail (BRM) permit
is available for distributing reply cards, envelopes, self-mailers,
cartons, and labels. BRM allows the permit holder to receive
First-Class Mail and Priority Mail back from customers by
paying postage only on the mail returned. The BRM permit
holder guarantees payment of First-Class Mail postage plus a
per piece charge for pieces returned by the USPS. When
designing a BRM mailpiece or label, mailers must consult with
their local post office. The piece must conform to a specific
format to qualify as BRM, including ZIP +4 code assigned by
the USPS. Proofs for regular BRM should be approved by the
USPS before printing. Proofs for Qualified BRM (QBRM)
must be approved by the USPS. See below for a layout exam-
ple for a BRM envelope. BRM templates are available on the
Postal Explorer web site at http://pe.usps.gov by selecting
“Mailpiece Design” in the left frame.
BASIC BRM
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.60
Letter (1 oz.): $.37 + $.60 = $.97
Card Rate: $.23 + $.60 = $.83
HIGH-VOLUME BRM
(Return volume 950+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.10
Letter (1 oz.): $.37 + $.10 = $.47
Card Rate: $.23 + $.10 = $.33
Additional Accounting fee: $475 each separation
BASIC QBRM (Return volume 834+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.06
Letter (1 oz.): $.34 + $.06 = $.40
Card Rate: $.20 + $.06 = $.26
Additional Accounting fee: $475 each separation
HIGH-VOLUME QBRM (Return volume 34,615+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.008
Letter (1 oz.): $.34 + $.008 = $.348
Card Rate: $.20 + $.008 = $.208
Additional Accounting fee: $475
Quarterly Fee: $1,800
POSTAL ENVELOPE
ENDORSEMENTS
HOW TO SIZE UP AN ENVELOPE
Save time and money by using standard size envelopes. For
best results, they should be at least
1
/
2
" longer than the
longest insert. Recommended clearance from top to bottom
is no less than
1
/
4
". However, when inserts are thick or bulky,
extra allowances must be made. Minimum size envelope as
specified by postal regulations is 3
1
/
2
" x 5".
Handling Hints
1. If address is to appear on the envelope, a regular, full-face
envelope should be used.
2. For enclosure addressing, use a type of window envelope.
3. If insertion is to be done by machine, use an open side
envelope.
ANATOMY OF AN ENVELOPE
A standard diagonal seam envelope is the most common style
envelope in use today. Its parts are basically the same regardless
of its size or name. The corners, flaps, shoulders, throat, seal
and seams may vary slightly in size, curvature or shape in
different makes and models.
To help you understand the terms used by envelope manufacturers,
we have illustrated a basic diagonal seam envelope showing
the most common terms applied to its parts. These terms are
used regardless of its style - diagonal, side or center seam -
open end or open side.
In the glossary you will find additional terms defined that
will help you know envelopes better. We hope you will take
a few minutes of your valuable time to read and become
familiar with them.
GLOSSARY OF ENVELOPE
TERMINOLOGY
Here are some of the most widely used terms in the envelope
industry. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself
with these terms so that you may better understand their
connection with envelopes.
ADJUSTABLE DIE CUTTING: This is a cost effec-
tive way to produce small, odd size runs where the only
alternative is purchasing a new high die.
A-STYLE:
Announcement style, open side envelope with
double side seam construction and a square flap. Available in
six standard sizes and most often converted from text paper.
BANG-TAIL ENVELOPE: An open side, wallet flap,
double side seam envelope that has a perforated ""tail" of
paper attached to the back flap for additional information
or to be used as a order form.
BARONIAL: Baronial envelopes are used primarily for
invitations and greetings. They are available in many col-
ors and finishes. Matching panel and plain cards and fold-
ers are available. Baronial envelopes have diagonal seams,
and pointed flaps, Standard size dimensions range from
3-5/8" x 5-1/8" to 5-1/4" x 7-1/4".
BUSINESS REPLY (BRE) or RETURN ENVELOPE:
These two envelopes can be any style or size. The distinct
difference between them is -- ""who pays the postage?"" A
business REPLY is referred to as the envelope that has a
pre-printed First Class Permit and return address on it and
the original sender pays for its return. The Business
RETURN has a pre-printed return address but the indi-
vidual returning the envelope must apply the postage. The
most commonly used envelopes for either purpose are the
commercial style 6-1/4, 6-3/4, or 9. Another frequently
used style is the remittance
.
BUTTON & STRING: A closure most often used on
catalog style envelopes consisting of a round, heavy tag
stock button which is secured to the back of the envelope,
and a similar button with a heavy duty string which is
attached to the seal flap. The string is wound around the
two buttons securing the inside contents of the envelope.
CATALOG ENVELOPE: Open end envelopes, usually
having center seam construction and a wallet style flap.
There are many standard sizes available, with the 9 x 12
size being the most popular.
CENTER SEAM: Usually found on open end or catalog
style envelopes, it is permanent seam connecting the two
side flaps which meet in the center of the envelope.
CLASP ENVELOPE: Normally manufactured using
an open end envelope with a gummed seal flap, a metal
clasp is secured to the back side of the envelope and a
small reinforced hole is punched in the flap for the clasp
to slip through and be secured. The clasp used in con-
junction with the seal gum provides added security.
COIN ENVELOPE: A small open end envelope usually
with center seam construction used for small parts, jewel-
ry, coins, etc. There are eight standard size coin envelopes
readily available.
COMMERCIAL STYLE ENVELOPE: Open side
envelope with diagonal or double side seams with a com-
mercial style flap. The most popular envelope for business,
it is sometimes referred to as an ""official"" envelope. It is
readily available in many paper varieties and comes in 11
common sizes.
DIAGONAL SEAM: A seam running diagonally from
the bottom fold and corner upward toward the center of
the envelope.
HITCH-HIKER ENVELOPE: A dual purpose envelope
for use in both outbound and return response mailing.
THE BRIGHT IDEAS
COME OUT IN PRINT
First impressions are always made by the envelope in any
mailing. No wonder research shows that the success of any
direct mail campaign depends greatly upon the type of
envelope used.To make that first impression a favorable one,
there are important guidelines.
Printing on envelopes is a good way to increase awareness
and response. For instance, teaser copy is often and excellent
way to command attention. Interesting graphics can set the
scene for the message inside. Color printing is another
consideration. Its worth remembering that the use of colored
paper stock achieves a two-color effect with the economy of
one-color printing.
Certain envelope styles, like side-seam, lend themselves
to addressing on what would normally be the back of the
envelope, leaving the entire face free for eye-catching graphics.
It’s important to remember that the inclusion of a paid
postage envelope markedly increases returns.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to have envelopes printed in flat
sheets, then die-cut and folded.Your paper merchant is the
one to advise you. If preprinting is indicated, the Paper
Merchant will work closely with us to see that your wishes are
carried out.
Offset quality envelopes are available in commercials,
officials, coins, catalogs, booklets and specials.
Sizes: 3 x 5
1
/
2
up to 12 x 15
1
/
2
• Entire face or entire block ( 4-side bled if required)
• Up to and including 150 line screen
• Hairline register assured
• Excellent color control
(original artwork and negatives required to produce quality
offset envelopes)
IT PAYS TO HANDLE ENVELOPES
WITH CARE
For stored envelopes, proper stacking is important to keep
them in good condition. In cartons, or boxes, envelopes
should always be standing on edge. Lying flat or in partially
used boxes, its too easy for them to become distorted, or
have their flaps stick. Keep boxes and cartons closed and
sealed, and store in a dry, well-ventilated place.
Proper sealing is achieved by making sure enclosures are not
too bulky for the envelope, by moistening entire gum sur-
face, and by holding firmly until sealed.
For machine sealing, moisture applicator should be cleaned
at least once a month, depending upon usage. Check the
water feed line for air bubbles or obstructions. Press the pile
after every 25 envelopes to ensure sealing.
WINDOW ENVELOPES
Standard Size Windows And Positions
Standard Standard Position
Size from
Size Window Left Bottom
6
1
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
3
/
4
"
1
/
2
"
6
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
8
5
/
8
or Check
Window 1x 3
3
/
4
1
1
/
8
"
3
/
4
"
9 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
" (right)
1
/
2
"
11 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
Postal Regulations Governing Window Envelope
a. The address window must be parallel with the length of
the envelope and should be placed in the lower portion of
the address side.
b. Leave at least 3 1/2" of clear space on the right hand end
to allow ample space for stamps, postmarking, forwarding
address, etc.
c. Nothing but the name, address and any key number used
by the mailer may appear through the address window.
d. The return address should appear in the upper left corner.
If there is no return address and the delivery address does
not show through the window, the piece will be handled
as dead mail.
e. The address disclosed through the window must be on
white paper or paper of very light color.
f. Consult U.S. Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual for
social regulations concerning window envelopes used for
registered mail and business reply mail.
g. A strictly mandated clear zone of
5
/8" from the bottom of
the envelope must be maintained to participate in
FASTforward. This is in the area in which the
FASTforward text and coding imprint occur. Since the
standard window position of a #10 commercial is only
1
/2" from the bottom, it clearly encroaches into the clear
zone of
5
/
8"x 4
3
/
4" (lower right corner). Repositioning the
window to
11
/16" from the bottom avoids any potential
overprint problems and possible rejection by the USPS.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT
ENVELOPE EVERY TIME
Selecting the right envelope for each type of mailing and using
it effectively need not be difficult. Required is only a basic
understanding of envelope construction, paper, and graphics.
Immediate considerations include: the size and content of the
material involved, how it is to be mailed, how the postage will
be paid, and whether a reply is desired. To make an informed
selection, be guided by the following criteria.
Enclosures Envelope Styles
Personal Letters Bond or White Wove, Commercial
and Official (Regular and Self-Seal)
Processed Letters Bond, White Wove, Colored Wove,
and Circulars Manila, Commercial and Official
Broadsides Booklet Envelopes, Flat Mailers,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Booklets Booklet Envelopes, Clasp,
String and Button,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Magazines Booklet Envelopes, Open Ends,
Clasp
Catalogs Clasp, String and Button,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Reply Envelopes Colored Wove, Commercial
and Official
STANDARD SIZES
OF ENVELOPES
Following is a listing of the standard sizes of envelopes, arranged
from smallest to largest. For an illustration and more information
on any envelope listed below, refer to the applicable section and
style on back of this sheet.
When Height of Length of Envelope Must Be Between
Envelope is Minimum Maximum
3
1
/
2
58
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
53
1
/
16
3
3
/
4
59
3
/
8
3
7
/
8
59
11
/
16
45
3
/
16
10
4
1
/
8
5
3
/
8
10
5
/
16
4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
10
5
/
8
4
3
/
8
5
11
/
16
10
15
/
16
4
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
10
15
/
16
4
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
11
1
/
4
4
5
/
8
611
1
/
2
4
3
/
4
6
3
/
16
11
1
/
2
4
7
/
8
6
5
/
16
11
1
/
2
56
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
5
1
/
8
6
11
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
1
/
4
6
13
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
3
/
8
711
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
7
1
/
8
11
1
/
2
5
5
/
8
7
5
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
3
/
4
7
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
7
5
/
8
11
1
/
2
67
13
/
16
11
1
/
2
6
1
/
8
7
15
/
16
11
1
/
2
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
1
11
/
16
x 2
3
/
4
21 Coin
1
3
/
4
x 2
7
/
8
16 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
16
x 3
1
/
2
16 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
2
21 Coin
2
5
/
16
x 3
5
/
8
17 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
4 Latex Seal
16 Drug & Pay
21 Coin
2
7
/
8
x 5
1
/
4
21 Coin
3 x 4
1
/
2
21 Coin
3 x 4
7
/
8
21 Coin
3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
21 Coin
3
3
/
8
x 6 2 Clasp/String & Button
21 Coin
3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*3
1
/
2
x 6 1 Commercials & Officials
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
4
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
4 Latex Seal
21 Coin
*3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
20 Hitch-Hiker
29 Flip n’ Stic
*3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
*3
5
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
21 Hitch-Hiker
3
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
23 Drive-In Banking
*3
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
1 Commercials & Officials
3
3
/
4
x 7 23 Drive-In Banking
*3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
*3
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
6 A-Style
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*4 x 5
1
/
4
23 Drive-In Banking
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
4 x 6
1
/
4
23 Drive-In Banking
*4 x 6
3
/
8
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 x 8
1
/
4
18 Official M1 Coupon
*4 x 9 22 Policy
4 x 9
1
/
2
31 Proxy
4 x 9
1
/
2
x 2 32 Expansion
*4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
15 Air Mail
22 Policy
28 Peel & Seel
29 Flip n’ Stic
*4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*4
1
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
20 Hitch-Hiker
*4
1
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
20 Hitch-Hiker
*4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
6 A-Style
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
2 Clasp/String & Button
9 Inter-Office, Open Side
22 Policy
*4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
*4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
6 A-Style
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
26 Booklets
*4
3
/
4
x 11 1 Commercials & Officials
4
7
/
8
x 7 25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5 x 7
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
27 Catalog
5 x 11 x 2 32 Expansion
5 x 11 x 3 32 Expansion
*5 x 11
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
2 Clasp/String & Button
22 Policy
*5
1
/
8
x 7 25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
6 A-Style
25 Bus. Announcements
*5
1
/
4
x 8 25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
6 A-Style
27 Booklets
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
27 Catalog
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
12 Securo Mail
5
3
/
4
x 8
3
/
4
6 A-Style
*5
3
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
26 Booklets
*6 x 9 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
30 Perfect Vision Display
*6 x 9
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
6 A-Style
Envelopes smaller than 3
1
/
2
" high and 5" long (listed above in italics) are prohibited
from the mails.
Envelopes larger than 12" high and 15" long (listed above in boldface) are
subject to a postage surcharge.
*Sizes conforming to "letter-size" mail dimensions.
Sizes conforming to "flat-size" mail dimensions.
WIDTH OF SEAL
BOTTOM FOLD
TOP FOLD
SEAL FLAP LENGTH
SIDE FOLD
SEAM OVERLAP
THROAT
BOTTOM FLAP
SIDE FLAP
To meet standard postage rate regulations the thickness of letter-size
mail cannot exceed
1
/
4
".
Flat-size Mail Standards
Minimum: more than 11
1
/
2
” long, or 6
1
/
2
” high, or more than
1
/
4
” thick.
Maximum: 15” long, 12” high, and
3
/
4
” thick.
May be wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved, or enveloped.
For further details on Basic Mailability and Processing Categories
consult U.S. Postal Service Quick Reference Guide (Publication 95).
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
13
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
13
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
14 x 16 24 Jumbo
14 x 17 24 Jumbo
14 x 18 24 Jumbo
14 x 21 24 Jumbo
14 x 24 24 Jumbo
14
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
15 x 18 24 Jumbo
15 x 20 24 Jumbo
15 x 22 24 Jumbo
15 x 25 24 Jumbo
15
1
/
2
x 15
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
16 x 20 24 Jumbo
16 x 26 24 Jumbo
16
1
/
2
x 16
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
17 x 22 24 Jumbo
17 x 27 24 Jumbo
17
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
17
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
18 x 23 24 Jumbo
18
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
18
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
19 x 26 24 Jumbo
19
1
/
2
x 19
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
20 x 25 24 Jumbo
20 x 30 24 Jumbo
20
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
21
1
/
2
x 21
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
21 x 24 24 Jumbo
22 x 27 24 Jumbo
Back view of standard commercial
diagonal seam envelope.
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A
CUSTOM ENVELOPE?
Where a particular enclosure need exists, or when a routine
job requires special handling, a custom envelope may be indi-
cated. Or perhaps choosing one of a dozen specialized
envelopes would be more suitable. For a completely new
design, or the adaptation of an existing envelope, there is vir-
tually no limit to the variety of styles that can be produced in
any size for any purpose. In addition to standard envelopes,
we have hundreds of non-standard dies on file which are
adaptable to new applications at surprisingly little cost.
Types of Specialized Envelopes
• Business Mailer • Hitch-Hiker #1 and #2
• Drive-In Banking • Latex Seal
• File-Velope • M-1 Coupon
• Squares • Peel & Seel
®
• Jumbo • Flip n’ Stic
STANDARD SIZES (CONT’D)
A mailer’s specific instructions for forwarding mail, as well as
requests for address correction service or return, must appear
below the senders complete return address.
Service if undeliverable as
Endorsement: addressed (UAA):
Address Service
Requested
Forwarding and Return. New separate
address notification provided.
Months 1-12: mailpiece forwarded; sepa-
rate notice of new address provided.
Months 13-18: mailpiece returned with
new address attached.
After 18 months or if undeliverable at
any time: mailpiece returned with rea-
son for nondelivery attached.
Forwarding Service
Requested
Forwarding and Return, New Address
notification provided only with return.
Months 1-12: mailpiece forwarded.
Months 13-18: mailpiece returned with
new address attached.
After 18 months or if undeliverable at
any time: mailpiece returned with rea-
son for nondelivery attached.
Return Service
Requested
No forwarding, only return. New
address notification provided.
Mailpiece returned with new address or
reason for nondelivery attached.
Change Service
Requested
No forwarding, or return. New address
notification provided.
Separate notice of new address or rea-
son for nondelivery provided, mailpiece
disposed of by USPS.
No Endorsement UAA handled by class of mail:
First-Class Mail and Priority Mail:
same as action for “Forwarding
Service Requested.”
For Standard Mail: mailpiece disposed
of by USPS.
HOLD IT. You now have in your
hands
everything you need to
specify millions of envelopes: The
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Designed to be helpful
in many ways, it keeps you posted
on the types of envelopes available,
the newest trends, important
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•Postal regulations subject to change without notice.
Consult your local Post Office for current information.
•For detailed information on business reply mail prepa-
ration, consult U.S. Postal Service Publication 123.
STANDARDS FOR
LETTER-SIZE MAIL
To avoid the per-piece postal surcharge on “non-standard
size” mail stick to the following: All mailpieces that are 1/4”
thick or less must be rectangular, at least 5” long and at least
3 1/2” high. All mailable matter must be at least .007” thick,
weigh no more than 70 pounds, and be no more than 108”
in combined length and girth. Use this chart for quick size
referencing:
LATEX SEAL
®
:
A self-adhering envelope seal that requires
no moisture. Latex gum is applied to the seal flap and the
back of the envelope. When the two strips of latex gum are
pressed together they create a bond which seals the envelope.
OPEN END ENVELOPE: A style of envelope
on which the opening or seal flap is on the shorter side
of the envelope.
OPEN SIDE ENVELOPE: A style envelope on which
the opening or seal flap is on the longer side of the envelope.
PEEL & SEEL: The original and most trusted brand of
pressure-sensitive, self-sealing envelopes, using a release
liner strip on the flap to protect the adhesive. This allows
the envelope to be packed ""flaps down"" making it easy
to print.
REGULAR STYLE ENVELOPE:
A style of com-
mercial, official, or bankers flap envelope which does NOT
have a window panel cut in it.
REMITTANCE ENVELOPE: An open side envelope
with a large wallet flap used for returning payments.
SEAL GUM (REMOISTENABLE): The re-moist-
enable gum on the seal flap which when moisture is
applied allows the envelope to be permanently sealed.
SIDE SEAMS: An envelope seam that runs almost
parallel to the side fold.
SQUARE FLAP: A rectangular style flap with
square corners.
WALLET FLAP: A rectangular style seal flap
with rounded corners.
GLOSSARY OF ENVELOPE
TERMINOLOGY (CONT’D)
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
*6 x 9
1
/
2
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
6 x 12 12 Safety Mail
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
3 Squares
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
7 x 10 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
7 x 10
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
3 Squares
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
8 x 8 3 Squares
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
3 Squares
8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
13 Job Ticket & Filing
27 Catalog
*8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
2
26 Booklets
9 x 9 3 Squares
9 x 11
3
/
4
14 File-Velope
9 x 12 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
19 Business Mailer
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
30 Perfect Vision Display
31 Proxy
9 x 16 24 Jumbo
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
3 Squares
9
1
/
2
x 11
3
/
4
13 Job Ticket & Filing
9
1
/
2
x 12 7 Document File or Legal
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
8 Inter-Office, Open End
19 Business Mailer
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
26 Booklets
9 x 18 24 Jumbo
10 x 12 2 Clasp/String & Button
10 x 12 x 1
1
/
2
32 Expansion
10 x 12 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 13 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
8 Inter-Office, Open End
19 Business Mailer
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
10 x 13 x 1
1
/
2
32 Expansion
10 x 13 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 15 2 Clasp/String & Button
7 Document File or Legal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
10 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 16 24 Jumbo
10 x 18 24 Jumbo
10 x 22 24 Jumbo
11 x 14 24 Jumbo
11 x 14
1
/
2
x 2 32 Expansion
11 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
11 x 17 24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
11 x 21 24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
12 x 15 x 3 32 Expansion
12 x 15
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
12 x 16 x 2 32 Expansion
12 x 17 24 Jumbo
12 x 18 24 Jumbo
12 x 22 24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 16 24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
13 x 15 24 Jumbo
13 x 16 24 Jumbo
13 x 17 24 Jumbo
13 x 19 24 Jumbo
13 x 23 24 Jumbo
Your
Paper
Merchant
Knows
The experienced personnel at your paper merchant
are the ones to talk to for pricing, availabilities,
stocking and manufacturing schedules.They
have a ready inventory of envelopes to fill your
needs. They are always available for information
or samples.
So, if you cant find the information
you’re looking
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them a call. Your paper merchants staff are good
people to know.
YES, THE RIGHT POSTAL
PROCEDURES CAN SPEED YOUR
MAIL…AND SAVE YOU MONEY!
Zip it: Zip coding, which is mandatory for bulk mail,
can speed up delivery. Where sorting machines actual-
ly “read” zip codes, more mail per hour is speeded
through at every operation station. Mail minus a zip
code must be held for conventional sorting at slower
speeds! Be sure, too, that your own zip code shows on
your return address. And for easy coding, use the
National Zip Code Directory.
Addresses: For automatic machine sorting that gives
you faster service, follow these simple rules:
1. City, State and Zip Code should appear in that
sequence on bottom lines.
2. Delivery point must appear on the second line
from the bottom, directly above the name of the
city. If both a street address and post office box
used, mail will be delivered to the location given
on the line immediately above the city, state, and
zip code.
3. Apartment, suite and room numbers should appear
immediately after the street address on the right
side.
4. Accounting numbers, subscription and presort
codes should be entered on the line immediately
above addressee’s name.
5. Lower right half of envelope must be kept free of
printing or symbols.
6. Addresses should be placed at least 1" in from the
left and right edge of the envelope and the bottom
of the last line should be at least 5/8" up from the
bottom edge of the envelope. The last line should
be no more than 2 1/4" from the bottom edge of
the envelope.
7. Using block-style type, address should be in upper-
case letters without punctuation.
8. Window envelope inserts should show only address
in window, with at least 1/4" between address and
all four edges of envelope.
For detailed Postal Addressing Standards consult U.S.
Postal Service Publication 123.
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
For an annual permit fee, a business reply mail (BRM) permit
is available for distributing reply cards, envelopes, self-mailers,
cartons, and labels. BRM allows the permit holder to receive
First-Class Mail and Priority Mail back from customers by
paying postage only on the mail returned. The BRM permit
holder guarantees payment of First-Class Mail postage plus a
per piece charge for pieces returned by the USPS. When
designing a BRM mailpiece or label, mailers must consult with
their local post office. The piece must conform to a specific
format to qualify as BRM, including ZIP +4 code assigned by
the USPS. Proofs for regular BRM should be approved by the
USPS before printing. Proofs for Qualified BRM (QBRM)
must be approved by the USPS. See below for a layout exam-
ple for a BRM envelope. BRM templates are available on the
Postal Explorer web site at http://pe.usps.gov by selecting
“Mailpiece Design” in the left frame.
BASIC BRM
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.60
Letter (1 oz.): $.37 + $.60 = $.97
Card Rate: $.23 + $.60 = $.83
HIGH-VOLUME BRM
(Return volume 950+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.10
Letter (1 oz.): $.37 + $.10 = $.47
Card Rate: $.23 + $.10 = $.33
Additional Accounting fee: $475 each separation
BASIC QBRM (Return volume 834+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.06
Letter (1 oz.): $.34 + $.06 = $.40
Card Rate: $.20 + $.06 = $.26
Additional Accounting fee: $475 each separation
HIGH-VOLUME QBRM (Return volume 34,615+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.008
Letter (1 oz.): $.34 + $.008 = $.348
Card Rate: $.20 + $.008 = $.208
Additional Accounting fee: $475
Quarterly Fee: $1,800
POSTAL ENVELOPE
ENDORSEMENTS
HOW TO SIZE UP AN ENVELOPE
Save time and money by using standard size envelopes. For
best results, they should be at least
1
/
2
" longer than the
longest insert. Recommended clearance from top to bottom
is no less than
1
/
4
". However, when inserts are thick or bulky,
extra allowances must be made. Minimum size envelope as
specified by postal regulations is 3
1
/
2
" x 5".
Handling Hints
1. If address is to appear on the envelope, a regular, full-face
envelope should be used.
2. For enclosure addressing, use a type of window envelope.
3. If insertion is to be done by machine, use an open side
envelope.
ANATOMY OF AN ENVELOPE
A standard diagonal seam envelope is the most common style
envelope in use today. Its parts are basically the same regardless
of its size or name. The corners, flaps, shoulders, throat, seal
and seams may vary slightly in size, curvature or shape in
different makes and models.
To help you understand the terms used by envelope manufacturers,
we have illustrated a basic diagonal seam envelope showing
the most common terms applied to its parts. These terms are
used regardless of its style - diagonal, side or center seam -
open end or open side.
In the glossary you will find additional terms defined that
will help you know envelopes better. We hope you will take
a few minutes of your valuable time to read and become
familiar with them.
GLOSSARY OF ENVELOPE
TERMINOLOGY
Here are some of the most widely used terms in the envelope
industry. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself
with these terms so that you may better understand their
connection with envelopes.
ADJUSTABLE DIE CUTTING: This is a cost effec-
tive way to produce small, odd size runs where the only
alternative is purchasing a new high die.
A-STYLE:
Announcement style, open side envelope with
double side seam construction and a square flap. Available in
six standard sizes and most often converted from text paper.
BANG-TAIL ENVELOPE: An open side, wallet flap,
double side seam envelope that has a perforated ""tail" of
paper attached to the back flap for additional information
or to be used as a order form.
BARONIAL: Baronial envelopes are used primarily for
invitations and greetings. They are available in many col-
ors and finishes. Matching panel and plain cards and fold-
ers are available. Baronial envelopes have diagonal seams,
and pointed flaps, Standard size dimensions range from
3-5/8" x 5-1/8" to 5-1/4" x 7-1/4".
BUSINESS REPLY (BRE) or RETURN ENVELOPE:
These two envelopes can be any style or size. The distinct
difference between them is -- ""who pays the postage?"" A
business REPLY is referred to as the envelope that has a
pre-printed First Class Permit and return address on it and
the original sender pays for its return. The Business
RETURN has a pre-printed return address but the indi-
vidual returning the envelope must apply the postage. The
most commonly used envelopes for either purpose are the
commercial style 6-1/4, 6-3/4, or 9. Another frequently
used style is the remittance
.
BUTTON & STRING: A closure most often used on
catalog style envelopes consisting of a round, heavy tag
stock button which is secured to the back of the envelope,
and a similar button with a heavy duty string which is
attached to the seal flap. The string is wound around the
two buttons securing the inside contents of the envelope.
CATALOG ENVELOPE: Open end envelopes, usually
having center seam construction and a wallet style flap.
There are many standard sizes available, with the 9 x 12
size being the most popular.
CENTER SEAM: Usually found on open end or catalog
style envelopes, it is permanent seam connecting the two
side flaps which meet in the center of the envelope.
CLASP ENVELOPE: Normally manufactured using
an open end envelope with a gummed seal flap, a metal
clasp is secured to the back side of the envelope and a
small reinforced hole is punched in the flap for the clasp
to slip through and be secured. The clasp used in con-
junction with the seal gum provides added security.
COIN ENVELOPE: A small open end envelope usually
with center seam construction used for small parts, jewel-
ry, coins, etc. There are eight standard size coin envelopes
readily available.
COMMERCIAL STYLE ENVELOPE: Open side
envelope with diagonal or double side seams with a com-
mercial style flap. The most popular envelope for business,
it is sometimes referred to as an ""official"" envelope. It is
readily available in many paper varieties and comes in 11
common sizes.
DIAGONAL SEAM: A seam running diagonally from
the bottom fold and corner upward toward the center of
the envelope.
HITCH-HIKER ENVELOPE: A dual purpose envelope
for use in both outbound and return response mailing.
THE BRIGHT IDEAS
COME OUT IN PRINT
First impressions are always made by the envelope in any
mailing. No wonder research shows that the success of any
direct mail campaign depends greatly upon the type of
envelope used.To make that first impression a favorable one,
there are important guidelines.
Printing on envelopes is a good way to increase awareness
and response. For instance, teaser copy is often and excellent
way to command attention. Interesting graphics can set the
scene for the message inside. Color printing is another
consideration. Its worth remembering that the use of colored
paper stock achieves a two-color effect with the economy of
one-color printing.
Certain envelope styles, like side-seam, lend themselves
to addressing on what would normally be the back of the
envelope, leaving the entire face free for eye-catching graphics.
It’s important to remember that the inclusion of a paid
postage envelope markedly increases returns.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to have envelopes printed in flat
sheets, then die-cut and folded.Your paper merchant is the
one to advise you. If preprinting is indicated, the Paper
Merchant will work closely with us to see that your wishes are
carried out.
Offset quality envelopes are available in commercials,
officials, coins, catalogs, booklets and specials.
Sizes: 3 x 5
1
/
2
up to 12 x 15
1
/
2
• Entire face or entire block ( 4-side bled if required)
• Up to and including 150 line screen
• Hairline register assured
• Excellent color control
(original artwork and negatives required to produce quality
offset envelopes)
IT PAYS TO HANDLE ENVELOPES
WITH CARE
For stored envelopes, proper stacking is important to keep
them in good condition. In cartons, or boxes, envelopes
should always be standing on edge. Lying flat or in partially
used boxes, its too easy for them to become distorted, or
have their flaps stick. Keep boxes and cartons closed and
sealed, and store in a dry, well-ventilated place.
Proper sealing is achieved by making sure enclosures are not
too bulky for the envelope, by moistening entire gum sur-
face, and by holding firmly until sealed.
For machine sealing, moisture applicator should be cleaned
at least once a month, depending upon usage. Check the
water feed line for air bubbles or obstructions. Press the pile
after every 25 envelopes to ensure sealing.
WINDOW ENVELOPES
Standard Size Windows And Positions
Standard Standard Position
Size from
Size Window Left Bottom
6
1
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
3
/
4
"
1
/
2
"
6
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
8
5
/
8
or Check
Window 1x 3
3
/
4
1
1
/
8
"
3
/
4
"
9 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
" (right)
1
/
2
"
11 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
Postal Regulations Governing Window Envelope
a. The address window must be parallel with the length of
the envelope and should be placed in the lower portion of
the address side.
b. Leave at least 3 1/2" of clear space on the right hand end
to allow ample space for stamps, postmarking, forwarding
address, etc.
c. Nothing but the name, address and any key number used
by the mailer may appear through the address window.
d. The return address should appear in the upper left corner.
If there is no return address and the delivery address does
not show through the window, the piece will be handled
as dead mail.
e. The address disclosed through the window must be on
white paper or paper of very light color.
f. Consult U.S. Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual for
social regulations concerning window envelopes used for
registered mail and business reply mail.
g. A strictly mandated clear zone of
5
/8" from the bottom of
the envelope must be maintained to participate in
FASTforward. This is in the area in which the
FASTforward text and coding imprint occur. Since the
standard window position of a #10 commercial is only
1
/2" from the bottom, it clearly encroaches into the clear
zone of
5
/
8"x 4
3
/
4" (lower right corner). Repositioning the
window to
11
/16" from the bottom avoids any potential
overprint problems and possible rejection by the USPS.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT
ENVELOPE EVERY TIME
Selecting the right envelope for each type of mailing and using
it effectively need not be difficult. Required is only a basic
understanding of envelope construction, paper, and graphics.
Immediate considerations include: the size and content of the
material involved, how it is to be mailed, how the postage will
be paid, and whether a reply is desired. To make an informed
selection, be guided by the following criteria.
Enclosures Envelope Styles
Personal Letters Bond or White Wove, Commercial
and Official (Regular and Self-Seal)
Processed Letters Bond, White Wove, Colored Wove,
and Circulars Manila, Commercial and Official
Broadsides Booklet Envelopes, Flat Mailers,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Booklets Booklet Envelopes, Clasp,
String and Button,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Magazines Booklet Envelopes, Open Ends,
Clasp
Catalogs Clasp, String and Button,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Reply Envelopes Colored Wove, Commercial
and Official
STANDARD SIZES
OF ENVELOPES
Following is a listing of the standard sizes of envelopes, arranged
from smallest to largest. For an illustration and more information
on any envelope listed below, refer to the applicable section and
style on back of this sheet.
When Height of Length of Envelope Must Be Between
Envelope is Minimum Maximum
3
1
/
2
58
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
53
1
/
16
3
3
/
4
59
3
/
8
3
7
/
8
59
11
/
16
45
3
/
16
10
4
1
/
8
5
3
/
8
10
5
/
16
4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
10
5
/
8
4
3
/
8
5
11
/
16
10
15
/
16
4
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
10
15
/
16
4
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
11
1
/
4
4
5
/
8
611
1
/
2
4
3
/
4
6
3
/
16
11
1
/
2
4
7
/
8
6
5
/
16
11
1
/
2
56
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
5
1
/
8
6
11
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
1
/
4
6
13
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
3
/
8
711
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
7
1
/
8
11
1
/
2
5
5
/
8
7
5
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
3
/
4
7
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
7
5
/
8
11
1
/
2
67
13
/
16
11
1
/
2
6
1
/
8
7
15
/
16
11
1
/
2
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
1
11
/
16
x 2
3
/
4
21 Coin
1
3
/
4
x 2
7
/
8
16 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
16
x 3
1
/
2
16 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
2
21 Coin
2
5
/
16
x 3
5
/
8
17 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
4 Latex Seal
16 Drug & Pay
21 Coin
2
7
/
8
x 5
1
/
4
21 Coin
3 x 4
1
/
2
21 Coin
3 x 4
7
/
8
21 Coin
3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
21 Coin
3
3
/
8
x 6 2 Clasp/String & Button
21 Coin
3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*3
1
/
2
x 6 1 Commercials & Officials
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
4
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
4 Latex Seal
21 Coin
*3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
20 Hitch-Hiker
29 Flip n’ Stic
*3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
*3
5
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
21 Hitch-Hiker
3
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
23 Drive-In Banking
*3
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
1 Commercials & Officials
3
3
/
4
x 7 23 Drive-In Banking
*3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
*3
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
6 A-Style
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*4 x 5
1
/
4
23 Drive-In Banking
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
4 x 6
1
/
4
23 Drive-In Banking
*4 x 6
3
/
8
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 x 8
1
/
4
18 Official M1 Coupon
*4 x 9 22 Policy
4 x 9
1
/
2
31 Proxy
4 x 9
1
/
2
x 2 32 Expansion
*4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
15 Air Mail
22 Policy
28 Peel & Seel
29 Flip n’ Stic
*4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*4
1
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
20 Hitch-Hiker
*4
1
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
20 Hitch-Hiker
*4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
6 A-Style
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
2 Clasp/String & Button
9 Inter-Office, Open Side
22 Policy
*4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
*4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
6 A-Style
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
26 Booklets
*4
3
/
4
x 11 1 Commercials & Officials
4
7
/
8
x 7 25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5 x 7
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
27 Catalog
5 x 11 x 2 32 Expansion
5 x 11 x 3 32 Expansion
*5 x 11
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
2 Clasp/String & Button
22 Policy
*5
1
/
8
x 7 25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
6 A-Style
25 Bus. Announcements
*5
1
/
4
x 8 25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
6 A-Style
27 Booklets
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
27 Catalog
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
12 Securo Mail
5
3
/
4
x 8
3
/
4
6 A-Style
*5
3
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
26 Booklets
*6 x 9 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
30 Perfect Vision Display
*6 x 9
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
6 A-Style
Envelopes smaller than 3
1
/
2
" high and 5" long (listed above in italics) are prohibited
from the mails.
Envelopes larger than 12" high and 15" long (listed above in boldface) are
subject to a postage surcharge.
*Sizes conforming to "letter-size" mail dimensions.
Sizes conforming to "flat-size" mail dimensions.
WIDTH OF SEAL
BOTTOM FOLD
TOP FOLD
SEAL FLAP LENGTH
SIDE FOLD
SEAM OVERLAP
THROAT
BOTTOM FLAP
SIDE FLAP
To meet standard postage rate regulations the thickness of letter-size
mail cannot exceed
1
/
4
".
Flat-size Mail Standards
Minimum: more than 11
1
/
2
” long, or 6
1
/
2
” high, or more than
1
/
4
” thick.
Maximum: 15” long, 12” high, and
3
/
4
” thick.
May be wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved, or enveloped.
For further details on Basic Mailability and Processing Categories
consult U.S. Postal Service Quick Reference Guide (Publication 95).
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
13
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
13
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
14 x 16 24 Jumbo
14 x 17 24 Jumbo
14 x 18 24 Jumbo
14 x 21 24 Jumbo
14 x 24 24 Jumbo
14
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
15 x 18 24 Jumbo
15 x 20 24 Jumbo
15 x 22 24 Jumbo
15 x 25 24 Jumbo
15
1
/
2
x 15
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
16 x 20 24 Jumbo
16 x 26 24 Jumbo
16
1
/
2
x 16
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
17 x 22 24 Jumbo
17 x 27 24 Jumbo
17
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
17
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
18 x 23 24 Jumbo
18
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
18
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
19 x 26 24 Jumbo
19
1
/
2
x 19
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
20 x 25 24 Jumbo
20 x 30 24 Jumbo
20
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
21
1
/
2
x 21
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
21 x 24 24 Jumbo
22 x 27 24 Jumbo
Back view of standard commercial
diagonal seam envelope.
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER A
CUSTOM ENVELOPE?
Where a particular enclosure need exists, or when a routine
job requires special handling, a custom envelope may be indi-
cated. Or perhaps choosing one of a dozen specialized
envelopes would be more suitable. For a completely new
design, or the adaptation of an existing envelope, there is vir-
tually no limit to the variety of styles that can be produced in
any size for any purpose. In addition to standard envelopes,
we have hundreds of non-standard dies on file which are
adaptable to new applications at surprisingly little cost.
Types of Specialized Envelopes
• Business Mailer • Hitch-Hiker #1 and #2
• Drive-In Banking • Latex Seal
• File-Velope • M-1 Coupon
• Squares • Peel & Seel
®
• Jumbo • Flip n’ Stic
STANDARD SIZES (CONT’D)
A mailer’s specific instructions for forwarding mail, as well as
requests for address correction service or return, must appear
below the senders complete return address.
Service if undeliverable as
Endorsement: addressed (UAA):
Address Service
Requested
Forwarding and Return. New separate
address notification provided.
Months 1-12: mailpiece forwarded; sepa-
rate notice of new address provided.
Months 13-18: mailpiece returned with
new address attached.
After 18 months or if undeliverable at
any time: mailpiece returned with rea-
son for nondelivery attached.
Forwarding Service
Requested
Forwarding and Return, New Address
notification provided only with return.
Months 1-12: mailpiece forwarded.
Months 13-18: mailpiece returned with
new address attached.
After 18 months or if undeliverable at
any time: mailpiece returned with rea-
son for nondelivery attached.
Return Service
Requested
No forwarding, only return. New
address notification provided.
Mailpiece returned with new address or
reason for nondelivery attached.
Change Service
Requested
No forwarding, or return. New address
notification provided.
Separate notice of new address or rea-
son for nondelivery provided, mailpiece
disposed of by USPS.
No Endorsement UAA handled by class of mail:
First-Class Mail and Priority Mail:
same as action for “Forwarding
Service Requested.”
For Standard Mail: mailpiece disposed
of by USPS.
HOLD IT. You now have in your
hands
everything you need to
specify millions of envelopes: The
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Designed to be helpful
in many ways, it keeps you posted
on the types of envelopes available,
the newest trends, important
differences between envelopes, and
helps you select the appropriate
one for each mailing. Postage
classes, envelope imprinting, and
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mailing returns are
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•Postal regulations subject to change without notice.
Consult your local Post Office for current information.
•For detailed information on business reply mail prepa-
ration, consult U.S. Postal Service Publication 123.
STANDARDS FOR
LETTER-SIZE MAIL
To avoid the per-piece postal surcharge on “non-standard
size” mail stick to the following: All mailpieces that are 1/4”
thick or less must be rectangular, at least 5” long and at least
3 1/2” high. All mailable matter must be at least .007” thick,
weigh no more than 70 pounds, and be no more than 108”
in combined length and girth. Use this chart for quick size
referencing:
LATEX SEAL
®
:
A self-adhering envelope seal that requires
no moisture. Latex gum is applied to the seal flap and the
back of the envelope. When the two strips of latex gum are
pressed together they create a bond which seals the envelope.
OPEN END ENVELOPE: A style of envelope
on which the opening or seal flap is on the shorter side
of the envelope.
OPEN SIDE ENVELOPE: A style envelope on which
the opening or seal flap is on the longer side of the envelope.
PEEL & SEEL: The original and most trusted brand of
pressure-sensitive, self-sealing envelopes, using a release
liner strip on the flap to protect the adhesive. This allows
the envelope to be packed ""flaps down"" making it easy
to print.
REGULAR STYLE ENVELOPE:
A style of com-
mercial, official, or bankers flap envelope which does NOT
have a window panel cut in it.
REMITTANCE ENVELOPE: An open side envelope
with a large wallet flap used for returning payments.
SEAL GUM (REMOISTENABLE): The re-moist-
enable gum on the seal flap which when moisture is
applied allows the envelope to be permanently sealed.
SIDE SEAMS: An envelope seam that runs almost
parallel to the side fold.
SQUARE FLAP: A rectangular style flap with
square corners.
WALLET FLAP: A rectangular style seal flap
with rounded corners.
GLOSSARY OF ENVELOPE
TERMINOLOGY (CONT’D)
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
*6 x 9
1
/
2
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
6 x 12 12 Safety Mail
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
3 Squares
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
7 x 10 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
7 x 10
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
3 Squares
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
8 x 8 3 Squares
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
3 Squares
8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
13 Job Ticket & Filing
27 Catalog
*8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
2
26 Booklets
9 x 9 3 Squares
9 x 11
3
/
4
14 File-Velope
9 x 12 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
19 Business Mailer
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
30 Perfect Vision Display
31 Proxy
9 x 16 24 Jumbo
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
3 Squares
9
1
/
2
x 11
3
/
4
13 Job Ticket & Filing
9
1
/
2
x 12 7 Document File or Legal
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
8 Inter-Office, Open End
19 Business Mailer
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
26 Booklets
9 x 18 24 Jumbo
10 x 12 2 Clasp/String & Button
10 x 12 x 1
1
/
2
32 Expansion
10 x 12 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 13 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
5 First Class Mail
8 Inter-Office, Open End
19 Business Mailer
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
10 x 13 x 1
1
/
2
32 Expansion
10 x 13 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 15 2 Clasp/String & Button
7 Document File or Legal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
10 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
10 x 16 24 Jumbo
10 x 18 24 Jumbo
10 x 22 24 Jumbo
11 x 14 24 Jumbo
11 x 14
1
/
2
x 2 32 Expansion
11 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
11 x 17 24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
11 x 21 24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
11
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12 x 15 x 2 32 Expansion
12 x 15 x 3 32 Expansion
12 x 15
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
12 x 16 x 2 32 Expansion
12 x 17 24 Jumbo
12 x 18 24 Jumbo
12 x 22 24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 16 24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
12
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
13 x 15 24 Jumbo
13 x 16 24 Jumbo
13 x 17 24 Jumbo
13 x 19 24 Jumbo
13 x 23 24 Jumbo
Your
Paper
Merchant
Knows
The experienced personnel at your paper merchant
are the ones to talk to for pricing, availabilities,
stocking and manufacturing schedules.They
have a ready inventory of envelopes to fill your
needs. They are always available for information
or samples.
So, if you cant find the information
you’re looking
for in the Envelopery, just give
them a call. Your paper merchants staff are good
people to know.
YES, THE RIGHT POSTAL
PROCEDURES CAN SPEED YOUR
MAIL…AND SAVE YOU MONEY!
Zip it: Zip coding, which is mandatory for bulk mail,
can speed up delivery. Where sorting machines actual-
ly “read” zip codes, more mail per hour is speeded
through at every operation station. Mail minus a zip
code must be held for conventional sorting at slower
speeds! Be sure, too, that your own zip code shows on
your return address. And for easy coding, use the
National Zip Code Directory.
Addresses: For automatic machine sorting that gives
you faster service, follow these simple rules:
1. City, State and Zip Code should appear in that
sequence on bottom lines.
2. Delivery point must appear on the second line
from the bottom, directly above the name of the
city. If both a street address and post office box
used, mail will be delivered to the location given
on the line immediately above the city, state, and
zip code.
3. Apartment, suite and room numbers should appear
immediately after the street address on the right
side.
4. Accounting numbers, subscription and presort
codes should be entered on the line immediately
above addressee’s name.
5. Lower right half of envelope must be kept free of
printing or symbols.
6. Addresses should be placed at least 1" in from the
left and right edge of the envelope and the bottom
of the last line should be at least 5/8" up from the
bottom edge of the envelope. The last line should
be no more than 2 1/4" from the bottom edge of
the envelope.
7. Using block-style type, address should be in upper-
case letters without punctuation.
8. Window envelope inserts should show only address
in window, with at least 1/4" between address and
all four edges of envelope.
For detailed Postal Addressing Standards consult U.S.
Postal Service Publication 123.
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
For an annual permit fee, a business reply mail (BRM) permit
is available for distributing reply cards, envelopes, self-mailers,
cartons, and labels. BRM allows the permit holder to receive
First-Class Mail and Priority Mail back from customers by
paying postage only on the mail returned. The BRM permit
holder guarantees payment of First-Class Mail postage plus a
per piece charge for pieces returned by the USPS. When
designing a BRM mailpiece or label, mailers must consult with
their local post office. The piece must conform to a specific
format to qualify as BRM, including ZIP +4 code assigned by
the USPS. Proofs for regular BRM should be approved by the
USPS before printing. Proofs for Qualified BRM (QBRM)
must be approved by the USPS. See below for a layout exam-
ple for a BRM envelope. BRM templates are available on the
Postal Explorer web site at http://pe.usps.gov by selecting
“Mailpiece Design” in the left frame.
BASIC BRM
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.60
Letter (1 oz.): $.37 + $.60 = $.97
Card Rate: $.23 + $.60 = $.83
HIGH-VOLUME BRM
(Return volume 950+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.10
Letter (1 oz.): $.37 + $.10 = $.47
Card Rate: $.23 + $.10 = $.33
Additional Accounting fee: $475 each separation
BASIC QBRM (Return volume 834+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.06
Letter (1 oz.): $.34 + $.06 = $.40
Card Rate: $.20 + $.06 = $.26
Additional Accounting fee: $475 each separation
HIGH-VOLUME QBRM (Return volume 34,615+ pieces annually)
Annual permit: $150
Per Piece: First Class Postage + $.008
Letter (1 oz.): $.34 + $.008 = $.348
Card Rate: $.20 + $.008 = $.208
Additional Accounting fee: $475
Quarterly Fee: $1,800
POSTAL ENVELOPE
ENDORSEMENTS
HOW TO SIZE UP AN ENVELOPE
Save time and money by using standard size envelopes. For
best results, they should be at least
1
/
2
" longer than the
longest insert. Recommended clearance from top to bottom
is no less than
1
/
4
". However, when inserts are thick or bulky,
extra allowances must be made. Minimum size envelope as
specified by postal regulations is 3
1
/
2
" x 5".
Handling Hints
1. If address is to appear on the envelope, a regular, full-face
envelope should be used.
2. For enclosure addressing, use a type of window envelope.
3. If insertion is to be done by machine, use an open side
envelope.
ANATOMY OF AN ENVELOPE
A standard diagonal seam envelope is the most common style
envelope in use today. Its parts are basically the same regardless
of its size or name. The corners, flaps, shoulders, throat, seal
and seams may vary slightly in size, curvature or shape in
different makes and models.
To help you understand the terms used by envelope manufacturers,
we have illustrated a basic diagonal seam envelope showing
the most common terms applied to its parts. These terms are
used regardless of its style - diagonal, side or center seam -
open end or open side.
In the glossary you will find additional terms defined that
will help you know envelopes better. We hope you will take
a few minutes of your valuable time to read and become
familiar with them.
GLOSSARY OF ENVELOPE
TERMINOLOGY
Here are some of the most widely used terms in the envelope
industry. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself
with these terms so that you may better understand their
connection with envelopes.
ADJUSTABLE DIE CUTTING: This is a cost effec-
tive way to produce small, odd size runs where the only
alternative is purchasing a new high die.
A-STYLE:
Announcement style, open side envelope with
double side seam construction and a square flap. Available in
six standard sizes and most often converted from text paper.
BANG-TAIL ENVELOPE: An open side, wallet flap,
double side seam envelope that has a perforated ""tail" of
paper attached to the back flap for additional information
or to be used as a order form.
BARONIAL: Baronial envelopes are used primarily for
invitations and greetings. They are available in many col-
ors and finishes. Matching panel and plain cards and fold-
ers are available. Baronial envelopes have diagonal seams,
and pointed flaps, Standard size dimensions range from
3-5/8" x 5-1/8" to 5-1/4" x 7-1/4".
BUSINESS REPLY (BRE) or RETURN ENVELOPE:
These two envelopes can be any style or size. The distinct
difference between them is -- ""who pays the postage?"" A
business REPLY is referred to as the envelope that has a
pre-printed First Class Permit and return address on it and
the original sender pays for its return. The Business
RETURN has a pre-printed return address but the indi-
vidual returning the envelope must apply the postage. The
most commonly used envelopes for either purpose are the
commercial style 6-1/4, 6-3/4, or 9. Another frequently
used style is the remittance
.
BUTTON & STRING: A closure most often used on
catalog style envelopes consisting of a round, heavy tag
stock button which is secured to the back of the envelope,
and a similar button with a heavy duty string which is
attached to the seal flap. The string is wound around the
two buttons securing the inside contents of the envelope.
CATALOG ENVELOPE: Open end envelopes, usually
having center seam construction and a wallet style flap.
There are many standard sizes available, with the 9 x 12
size being the most popular.
CENTER SEAM: Usually found on open end or catalog
style envelopes, it is permanent seam connecting the two
side flaps which meet in the center of the envelope.
CLASP ENVELOPE: Normally manufactured using
an open end envelope with a gummed seal flap, a metal
clasp is secured to the back side of the envelope and a
small reinforced hole is punched in the flap for the clasp
to slip through and be secured. The clasp used in con-
junction with the seal gum provides added security.
COIN ENVELOPE: A small open end envelope usually
with center seam construction used for small parts, jewel-
ry, coins, etc. There are eight standard size coin envelopes
readily available.
COMMERCIAL STYLE ENVELOPE: Open side
envelope with diagonal or double side seams with a com-
mercial style flap. The most popular envelope for business,
it is sometimes referred to as an ""official"" envelope. It is
readily available in many paper varieties and comes in 11
common sizes.
DIAGONAL SEAM: A seam running diagonally from
the bottom fold and corner upward toward the center of
the envelope.
HITCH-HIKER ENVELOPE: A dual purpose envelope
for use in both outbound and return response mailing.
THE BRIGHT IDEAS
COME OUT IN PRINT
First impressions are always made by the envelope in any
mailing. No wonder research shows that the success of any
direct mail campaign depends greatly upon the type of
envelope used.To make that first impression a favorable one,
there are important guidelines.
Printing on envelopes is a good way to increase awareness
and response. For instance, teaser copy is often and excellent
way to command attention. Interesting graphics can set the
scene for the message inside. Color printing is another
consideration. Its worth remembering that the use of colored
paper stock achieves a two-color effect with the economy of
one-color printing.
Certain envelope styles, like side-seam, lend themselves
to addressing on what would normally be the back of the
envelope, leaving the entire face free for eye-catching graphics.
It’s important to remember that the inclusion of a paid
postage envelope markedly increases returns.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to have envelopes printed in flat
sheets, then die-cut and folded.Your paper merchant is the
one to advise you. If preprinting is indicated, the Paper
Merchant will work closely with us to see that your wishes are
carried out.
Offset quality envelopes are available in commercials,
officials, coins, catalogs, booklets and specials.
Sizes: 3 x 5
1
/
2
up to 12 x 15
1
/
2
• Entire face or entire block ( 4-side bled if required)
• Up to and including 150 line screen
• Hairline register assured
• Excellent color control
(original artwork and negatives required to produce quality
offset envelopes)
IT PAYS TO HANDLE ENVELOPES
WITH CARE
For stored envelopes, proper stacking is important to keep
them in good condition. In cartons, or boxes, envelopes
should always be standing on edge. Lying flat or in partially
used boxes, its too easy for them to become distorted, or
have their flaps stick. Keep boxes and cartons closed and
sealed, and store in a dry, well-ventilated place.
Proper sealing is achieved by making sure enclosures are not
too bulky for the envelope, by moistening entire gum sur-
face, and by holding firmly until sealed.
For machine sealing, moisture applicator should be cleaned
at least once a month, depending upon usage. Check the
water feed line for air bubbles or obstructions. Press the pile
after every 25 envelopes to ensure sealing.
WINDOW ENVELOPES
Standard Size Windows And Positions
Standard Standard Position
Size from
Size Window Left Bottom
6
1
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
3
/
4
"
1
/
2
"
6
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
8
5
/
8
or Check
Window 1x 3
3
/
4
1
1
/
8
"
3
/
4
"
9 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
" (right)
1
/
2
"
11 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
Postal Regulations Governing Window Envelope
a. The address window must be parallel with the length of
the envelope and should be placed in the lower portion of
the address side.
b. Leave at least 3 1/2" of clear space on the right hand end
to allow ample space for stamps, postmarking, forwarding
address, etc.
c. Nothing but the name, address and any key number used
by the mailer may appear through the address window.
d. The return address should appear in the upper left corner.
If there is no return address and the delivery address does
not show through the window, the piece will be handled
as dead mail.
e. The address disclosed through the window must be on
white paper or paper of very light color.
f. Consult U.S. Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual for
social regulations concerning window envelopes used for
registered mail and business reply mail.
g. A strictly mandated clear zone of
5
/8" from the bottom of
the envelope must be maintained to participate in
FASTforward. This is in the area in which the
FASTforward text and coding imprint occur. Since the
standard window position of a #10 commercial is only
1
/2" from the bottom, it clearly encroaches into the clear
zone of
5
/
8"x 4
3
/
4" (lower right corner). Repositioning the
window to
11
/16" from the bottom avoids any potential
overprint problems and possible rejection by the USPS.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT
ENVELOPE EVERY TIME
Selecting the right envelope for each type of mailing and using
it effectively need not be difficult. Required is only a basic
understanding of envelope construction, paper, and graphics.
Immediate considerations include: the size and content of the
material involved, how it is to be mailed, how the postage will
be paid, and whether a reply is desired. To make an informed
selection, be guided by the following criteria.
Enclosures Envelope Styles
Personal Letters Bond or White Wove, Commercial
and Official (Regular and Self-Seal)
Processed Letters Bond, White Wove, Colored Wove,
and Circulars Manila, Commercial and Official
Broadsides Booklet Envelopes, Flat Mailers,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Booklets Booklet Envelopes, Clasp,
String and Button,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Magazines Booklet Envelopes, Open Ends,
Clasp
Catalogs Clasp, String and Button,
Open Ends (Regular and Self-Seal)
Reply Envelopes Colored Wove, Commercial
and Official
STANDARD SIZES
OF ENVELOPES
Following is a listing of the standard sizes of envelopes, arranged
from smallest to largest. For an illustration and more information
on any envelope listed below, refer to the applicable section and
style on back of this sheet.
When Height of Length of Envelope Must Be Between
Envelope is Minimum Maximum
3
1
/
2
58
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
53
1
/
16
3
3
/
4
59
3
/
8
3
7
/
8
59
11
/
16
45
3
/
16
10
4
1
/
8
5
3
/
8
10
5
/
16
4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
10
5
/
8
4
3
/
8
5
11
/
16
10
15
/
16
4
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
10
15
/
16
4
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
11
1
/
4
4
5
/
8
611
1
/
2
4
3
/
4
6
3
/
16
11
1
/
2
4
7
/
8
6
5
/
16
11
1
/
2
56
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
5
1
/
8
6
11
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
1
/
4
6
13
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
3
/
8
711
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
7
1
/
8
11
1
/
2
5
5
/
8
7
5
/
16
11
1
/
2
5
3
/
4
7
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
5
7
/
8
7
5
/
8
11
1
/
2
67
13
/
16
11
1
/
2
6
1
/
8
7
15
/
16
11
1
/
2
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
1
11
/
16
x 2
3
/
4
21 Coin
1
3
/
4
x 2
7
/
8
16 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
16
x 3
1
/
2
16 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
2
21 Coin
2
5
/
16
x 3
5
/
8
17 Drug & Pay
2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
4 Latex Seal
16 Drug & Pay
21 Coin
2
7
/
8
x 5
1
/
4
21 Coin
3 x 4
1
/
2
21 Coin
3 x 4
7
/
8
21 Coin
3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
21 Coin
3
3
/
8
x 6 2 Clasp/String & Button
21 Coin
3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*3
1
/
2
x 6 1 Commercials & Officials
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
4
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
4 Latex Seal
21 Coin
*3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
20 Hitch-Hiker
29 Flip n’ Stic
*3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
*3
5
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
21 Hitch-Hiker
3
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
23 Drive-In Banking
*3
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
1 Commercials & Officials
3
3
/
4
x 7 23 Drive-In Banking
*3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
*3
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
6 A-Style
11 Remittance/Wallet Flap
*4 x 5
1
/
4
23 Drive-In Banking
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
4 x 6
1
/
4
23 Drive-In Banking
*4 x 6
3
/
8
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 x 8
1
/
4
18 Official M1 Coupon
*4 x 9 22 Policy
4 x 9
1
/
2
31 Proxy
4 x 9
1
/
2
x 2 32 Expansion
*4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
15 Air Mail
22 Policy
28 Peel & Seel
29 Flip n’ Stic
*4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*4
1
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
20 Hitch-Hiker
*4
1
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
20 Hitch-Hiker
*4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
6 A-Style
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
*4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
1 Commercials & Officials
2 Clasp/String & Button
9 Inter-Office, Open Side
22 Policy
*4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
27 Catalog
*4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
6 A-Style
17 Baronial
25 Bus. Announcements
26 Booklets
*4
3
/
4
x 11 1 Commercials & Officials
4
7
/
8
x 7 25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5 x 7
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
27 Catalog
5 x 11 x 2 32 Expansion
5 x 11 x 3 32 Expansion
*5 x 11
1
/
2
1 Commercials & Officials
2 Clasp/String & Button
22 Policy
*5
1
/
8
x 7 25 Bus. Announc. Cards
*5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
6 A-Style
25 Bus. Announcements
*5
1
/
4
x 8 25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
6 A-Style
27 Booklets
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
2 Clasp/String & Button
27 Catalog
*5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
25 Bus. Announc. Folders
*5
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
12 Securo Mail
5
3
/
4
x 8
3
/
4
6 A-Style
*5
3
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
26 Booklets
*6 x 9 2 Clasp/String & Button
4 Latex Seal
26 Booklets
27 Catalog
28 Peel & Seel
30 Perfect Vision Display
*6 x 9
1
/
2
2 Clasp/String & Button
6 A-Style
Envelopes smaller than 3
1
/
2
" high and 5" long (listed above in italics) are prohibited
from the mails.
Envelopes larger than 12" high and 15" long (listed above in boldface) are
subject to a postage surcharge.
*Sizes conforming to "letter-size" mail dimensions.
Sizes conforming to "flat-size" mail dimensions.
WIDTH OF SEAL
BOTTOM FOLD
TOP FOLD
SEAL FLAP LENGTH
SIDE FOLD
SEAM OVERLAP
THROAT
BOTTOM FLAP
SIDE FLAP
To meet standard postage rate regulations the thickness of letter-size
mail cannot exceed
1
/
4
".
Flat-size Mail Standards
Minimum: more than 11
1
/
2
” long, or 6
1
/
2
” high, or more than
1
/
4
” thick.
Maximum: 15” long, 12” high, and
3
/
4
” thick.
May be wrapped, unwrapped, sleeved, or enveloped.
For further details on Basic Mailability and Processing Categories
consult U.S. Postal Service Quick Reference Guide (Publication 95).
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
13
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
13
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
14 x 16 24 Jumbo
14 x 17 24 Jumbo
14 x 18 24 Jumbo
14 x 21 24 Jumbo
14 x 24 24 Jumbo
14
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
15 x 18 24 Jumbo
15 x 20 24 Jumbo
15 x 22 24 Jumbo
15 x 25 24 Jumbo
15
1
/
2
x 15
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
16 x 20 24 Jumbo
16 x 26 24 Jumbo
16
1
/
2
x 16
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
SIZE
(Inches, SECTION
Shortest STYLE
dimension
always
given first)
17 x 22 24 Jumbo
17 x 27 24 Jumbo
17
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
17
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
18 x 23 24 Jumbo
18
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
18
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
19 x 26 24 Jumbo
19
1
/
2
x 19
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
20 x 25 24 Jumbo
20 x 30 24 Jumbo
20
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
21
1
/
2
x 21
1
/
2
24 Jumbo
21 x 24 24 Jumbo
22 x 27 24 Jumbo
Back view of standard commercial
diagonal seam envelope.
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CUSTOM ENVELOPE?
Where a particular enclosure need exists, or when a routine
job requires special handling, a custom envelope may be indi-
cated. Or perhaps choosing one of a dozen specialized
envelopes would be more suitable. For a completely new
design, or the adaptation of an existing envelope, there is vir-
tually no limit to the variety of styles that can be produced in
any size for any purpose. In addition to standard envelopes,
we have hundreds of non-standard dies on file which are
adaptable to new applications at surprisingly little cost.
Types of Specialized Envelopes
• Business Mailer • Hitch-Hiker #1 and #2
• Drive-In Banking • Latex Seal
• File-Velope • M-1 Coupon
• Squares • Peel & Seel
®
• Jumbo • Flip n’ Stic
STANDARD SIZES (CONT’D)
A mailer’s specific instructions for forwarding mail, as well as
requests for address correction service or return, must appear
below the senders complete return address.
Service if undeliverable as
Endorsement: addressed (UAA):
Address Service
Requested
Forwarding and Return. New separate
address notification provided.
Months 1-12: mailpiece forwarded; sepa-
rate notice of new address provided.
Months 13-18: mailpiece returned with
new address attached.
After 18 months or if undeliverable at
any time: mailpiece returned with rea-
son for nondelivery attached.
Forwarding Service
Requested
Forwarding and Return, New Address
notification provided only with return.
Months 1-12: mailpiece forwarded.
Months 13-18: mailpiece returned with
new address attached.
After 18 months or if undeliverable at
any time: mailpiece returned with rea-
son for nondelivery attached.
Return Service
Requested
No forwarding, only return. New
address notification provided.
Mailpiece returned with new address or
reason for nondelivery attached.
Change Service
Requested
No forwarding, or return. New address
notification provided.
Separate notice of new address or rea-
son for nondelivery provided, mailpiece
disposed of by USPS.
No Endorsement UAA handled by class of mail:
First-Class Mail and Priority Mail:
same as action for “Forwarding
Service Requested.”
For Standard Mail: mailpiece disposed
of by USPS.
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LETTER-SIZE MAIL
To avoid the per-piece postal surcharge on “non-standard
size” mail stick to the following: All mailpieces that are 1/4”
thick or less must be rectangular, at least 5” long and at least
3 1/2” high. All mailable matter must be at least .007” thick,
weigh no more than 70 pounds, and be no more than 108”
in combined length and girth. Use this chart for quick size
referencing:
LATEX SEAL
®
:
A self-adhering envelope seal that requires
no moisture. Latex gum is applied to the seal flap and the
back of the envelope. When the two strips of latex gum are
pressed together they create a bond which seals the envelope.
OPEN END ENVELOPE: A style of envelope
on which the opening or seal flap is on the shorter side
of the envelope.
OPEN SIDE ENVELOPE: A style envelope on which
the opening or seal flap is on the longer side of the envelope.
PEEL & SEEL: The original and most trusted brand of
pressure-sensitive, self-sealing envelopes, using a release
liner strip on the flap to protect the adhesive. This allows
the envelope to be packed ""flaps down"" making it easy
to print.
REGULAR STYLE ENVELOPE:
A style of com-
mercial, official, or bankers flap envelope which does NOT
have a window panel cut in it.
REMITTANCE ENVELOPE: An open side envelope
with a large wallet flap used for returning payments.
SEAL GUM (REMOISTENABLE): The re-moist-
enable gum on the seal flap which when moisture is
applied allows the envelope to be permanently sealed.
SIDE SEAMS: An envelope seam that runs almost
parallel to the side fold.
SQUARE FLAP: A rectangular style flap with
square corners.
WALLET FLAP: A rectangular style seal flap
with rounded corners.
GLOSSARY OF ENVELOPE
TERMINOLOGY (CONT’D)
COMMERCIALS AND OFFICIALS
= Regulars - stocking item
= Windows - stocking item
All sizes available to order in any style and paper grade.
Confetti Confetti
White Tint Tint Brown Colored Air Mail PrintMaster
®
Size Dimensions Wove Blue Black Kraft Wove Envelope Recycle Wove
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 ●★
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
●★
73
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
●★
7
3
/
4
3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Monarch 3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Check 3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
●★
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
●★
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
●★ ★●
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
●★
12 4
3
/
4
x 11 ●●
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
●●
Where applicable, the following code is used to designate stocking colors by
envelope size:
B - Brown Kraft
C - Colored Wove
G - Gray Kraft
H - White Kraft
M - Manila Kraft
MT - Manilla Tag
PW - Preservation Wove
T - Tyvek
W - White Wove
WT - White Tag
1
CLASP OR
STRING & BUTTON
2
LATEX SEAL
4
Item B G H
53
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
10 3
3
/
8
x 6
15 4 x 6
3
/
8
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
25 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
35 5 x 7
1
/
2
••
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
50 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
55 6 x 9
63 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
•••
68 7 x 10
75 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
•••
83 8
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
95 10 x 12
97 10 x 13
98 10 x 15
105 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
•••
110 12 x 15
1
/
2
•••
SQUARES
3
Size W
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
8 x 8
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
9 x 9
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
Item Size W B
3 Coin 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
Coin 3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
7 Coin 3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
4
1
/
4
Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
16 x 9
1
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
37 x 10
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10
1
/
2
9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
14
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••
15
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
DOCUMENT
7
BB
Size
(Ungummed) (gummed)
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 15
Gummed or Ungummed
FIRST CLASS MAIL
5
Item Size W B
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10 9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
A-STYLE
6
Item Size W PW
A-2 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
••
A-6 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
••
A-7 5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
••
A-8 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
A-9 5
3
/
4
x 8
3
/
4
A-10 6 x 9
1
/
2
Slimline
3
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
INTER-OFFICE, OPEN END
8
Size B
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
10 x 13
INTER-OFFICE, OPEN SIDE
9
Size M
11(4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
)•
STANDARD WINDOW
SIZES AND POSITIONS
10
Standard Standard Position
Size from
Size Window Left Bottom
6
1
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
3
/
4
"
1
/
2
"
6
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
8
5
/
8
or Check
Window 1x 4 1"
3
/
4
"
9 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
Right 10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
" (right)
1
/
2
"
11 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
REMITTANCE OR
WALLET FLAP
11
Item Size FLAP W C
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 3
3
/
16
••
6
1
/
2
3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
4
3
3
/
8
••
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
3
1
/
2
••
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
3
5
/
8
Packaged flaps extended.
SECUROMAIL®
12
Size B
5
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
6 x 12
JOB TICKET
13
Size B M
8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
••
9
1
/
2
x 12
FILE-VELOPE
14
Size MT M WT
9 x 11
3
/
4
••
with
1
/
4
" tab
AIR MAIL
15
BLAH BLAH BLAH AND MORE BLAH BLAH
Item Size W
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
DRUG AND PAY
16
Item Size W
1 Drug 1
3
/
4
x 2
7
/
8
2 Drug 2
1
/
16
x 3
1
/
2
3 Drug 2
5
/
16
x 3
5
/
8
2 Pay 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
BARONIAL
17
Item Size W
4 Baronial 3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
5 Baronial 4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
Baronial 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
6 Baronial 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
OFFICIAL M1 COUPON
18
Size Plain Printed
4 x 8
1
/
4
••
BUSINESS MAILER
19
Size B
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
10 x 13
HITCH-HIKER
20
Overall Flap Flap
Size Sealed Sealed
When Ready On
Size Open For Mail Return
No. 1 8
3
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
4
1
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
No. 2 8
3
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
4
1
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
3
5
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
Available in white wove
COIN
21
Item Size W B M
12
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
2
••
32
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
••
43 x 4
1
/
2
••
4
1
/
2
3 x 4
7
/
8
••
52
7
/
8
x 5
1
/
4
••
5
1
/
2
3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
••
63
3
/
8
x 6
73
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
••
POLICY
22
Item Size W B
#10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
••
#11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
••
#14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
DRIVE-IN BANKING
23
Size
3
3
/
4
x 7
OPEN END
JUMBO
24
Size B W G
13 x 15
13 x 16
13 x 17
13 x 19
13 x 23
13
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
••
14 x 16
14 x 17
14 x 18
14 x 21
14 x 24
14
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
15 x 18
15 x 20
15 x 22
15 x 25
15
1
/
2
x 15
1
/
2
16 x 20
16 x 26
16
1
/
2
x 16
1
/
2
17 x 22
17 x 27
17
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
17
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
18 x 23
18
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
18
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
19 x 26
19
1
/
2
x 19
1
/
2
20 x 25
20 x 30
20
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
21 x 24
21
1
/
2
x 21
1
/
2
22 x 27
SOCIAL & COMMERCIAL
ANNOUNCEMENTS
25
Item Size Panel
4 BARONIAL
Envelope 3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
Panel Card 3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
Plain Folder 4
7
/
8
x 7
Panel Folder 4
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
"
5 BARONIAL
Envelope 4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
Panel Card 4 x 5
1
/
4
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 4 x 5
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
BARONIAL
Envelope 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
Panel Card 4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
Plain Folder 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
Panel Folder 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
1
/
2
"
6 BARONIAL
Envelope 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
Panel Card 4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
5
/
8
"
Plain Card 4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
Plain Folder 6
1
/
4
x 9
1
/
4
Panel Folder 6
1
/
4
x 9
1
/
4
5
/
8
"
LEE
Envelope 5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
Panel Card 5
1
/
8
x 7
5
/
8
"
Plain Card 5
1
/
8
x 7
Plain Folder 6
5
/
8
x 10
Panel Folder 6
5
/
8
x 10
3
/
4
"
Available in bright white and cream ivory
All available in Gummed, Ungummed,
Clasp, or String & Button
OPEN END (cont’d)
Size B W G
9 x 16
9 x 18
10 x 16
10 x 18
10 x 22
11 x 14
11 x 17
11 x 21
11
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
••
11
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
12 x 17
12 x 18
12 x 22
12
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
12
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
12
1
/
2
x 16
12
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
••
12
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
OPEN END
BOOKLETS
26
Item Size W B G M T
34
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
4
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
55
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
65
3
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
6
1
/
2
6 x 9
6
5
/
8
6 x 9
1
/
2
6
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
7
1
/
4
7 x 10
7
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
98
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
9 x 12
10 9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
••
13 10 x 13
CATALOG
27
Item Size W B G M T
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
••
6 Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
••
1 Catalog 6 x 9
1
3
/
4
Catalog 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
3 Catalog 7 x 10
6 Catalog 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
9
3
/
4
Catalog 8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
••
10
1
/
2
Catalog 9 x 12
12
1
/
2
Catalog 9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••••
13
1
/
2
Catalog 10 x 13
15 Catalog 10 x 15
14
1
/
2
Catalog 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••••
15
1
/
2
Catalog 12 x 15
1
/
2
••
PEEL & SEEL
®
28
SIMPLE SEAL
®
29
Size W B G
6 x 9
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
9x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 13
10 x 15
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
••
CATALOG
Catalog
Size W
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
BOOKLET
Size W
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
10 x 13
FIRST CLASS
MAILERS
©2005 National Envelope Corporation
All sizes in this brochure are Standard Industry Sizes
and do not necessarily indicate stocking items.
Item Size W
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
#10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
Available in Regulars and Windows
PERFECT VISION
DISPLAY
®
Size Window W
Regular Gum 6 x 9 4 x 7
9 x 12 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
30
PROXY
Size Poly Window H
9 x 12 1
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 8
1
/
2 pocket
Poly Window 3
3
/
4
" Left, 6" Bottom
31
Size W
4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
COMMERCIAL
EXPANSION
Size
4 x 9
1
/
2
x 2
5 x 11 x 2
5 x 11 x 3
10 x 12 x 1
1
/
2
10 x 12 x 2
10 x 13 x 1
1
/
2
10 x 13 x 2
10 x 15 x 2
11 x 14
1
/
2
x 2
11 x 15 x 2
12 x 15 x 2
12 x 15 x 3
12 x 16 x 2
32
Booklet
Size W B
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 13
COMMERCIALS AND OFFICIALS
= Regulars - stocking item
= Windows - stocking item
All sizes available to order in any style and paper grade.
Confetti Confetti
White Tint Tint Brown Colored Air Mail PrintMaster
®
Size Dimensions Wove Blue Black Kraft Wove Envelope Recycle Wove
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 ●★
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
●★
73
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
●★
7
3
/
4
3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Monarch 3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Check 3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
●★
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
●★
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
●★ ★●
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
●★
12 4
3
/
4
x 11 ●●
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
●●
Where applicable, the following code is used to designate stocking colors by
envelope size:
B - Brown Kraft
C - Colored Wove
G - Gray Kraft
H - White Kraft
M - Manila Kraft
MT - Manilla Tag
PW - Preservation Wove
T - Tyvek
W - White Wove
WT - White Tag
1
CLASP OR
STRING & BUTTON
2
LATEX SEAL
4
Item B G H
53
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
10 3
3
/
8
x 6
15 4 x 6
3
/
8
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
25 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
35 5 x 7
1
/
2
••
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
50 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
55 6 x 9
63 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
•••
68 7 x 10
75 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
•••
83 8
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
95 10 x 12
97 10 x 13
98 10 x 15
105 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
•••
110 12 x 15
1
/
2
•••
SQUARES
3
Size W
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
8 x 8
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
9 x 9
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
Item Size W B
3 Coin 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
Coin 3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
7 Coin 3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
4
1
/
4
Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
16 x 9
1
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
37 x 10
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10
1
/
2
9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
14
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••
15
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
DOCUMENT
7
BB
Size
(Ungummed) (gummed)
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 15
Gummed or Ungummed
FIRST CLASS MAIL
5
Item Size W B
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10 9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
A-STYLE
6
Item Size W PW
A-2 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
••
A-6 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
••
A-7 5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
••
A-8 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
A-9 5
3
/
4
x 8
3
/
4
A-10 6 x 9
1
/
2
Slimline
3
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
INTER-OFFICE, OPEN END
8
Size B
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
10 x 13
INTER-OFFICE, OPEN SIDE
9
Size M
11(4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
)•
STANDARD WINDOW
SIZES AND POSITIONS
10
Standard Standard Position
Size from
Size Window Left Bottom
6
1
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
3
/
4
"
1
/
2
"
6
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
8
5
/
8
or Check
Window 1x 4 1"
3
/
4
"
9 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
Right 10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
" (right)
1
/
2
"
11 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
REMITTANCE OR
WALLET FLAP
11
Item Size FLAP W C
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 3
3
/
16
••
6
1
/
2
3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
4
3
3
/
8
••
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
3
1
/
2
••
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
3
5
/
8
Packaged flaps extended.
SECUROMAIL®
12
Size B
5
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
6 x 12
JOB TICKET
13
Size B M
8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
••
9
1
/
2
x 12
FILE-VELOPE
14
Size MT M WT
9 x 11
3
/
4
••
with
1
/
4
" tab
AIR MAIL
15
BLAH BLAH BLAH AND MORE BLAH BLAH
Item Size W
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
DRUG AND PAY
16
Item Size W
1 Drug 1
3
/
4
x 2
7
/
8
2 Drug 2
1
/
16
x 3
1
/
2
3 Drug 2
5
/
16
x 3
5
/
8
2 Pay 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
BARONIAL
17
Item Size W
4 Baronial 3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
5 Baronial 4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
Baronial 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
6 Baronial 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
OFFICIAL M1 COUPON
18
Size Plain Printed
4 x 8
1
/
4
••
BUSINESS MAILER
19
Size B
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
10 x 13
HITCH-HIKER
20
Overall Flap Flap
Size Sealed Sealed
When Ready On
Size Open For Mail Return
No. 1 8
3
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
4
1
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
No. 2 8
3
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
4
1
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
3
5
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
Available in white wove
COIN
21
Item Size W B M
12
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
2
••
32
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
••
43 x 4
1
/
2
••
4
1
/
2
3 x 4
7
/
8
••
52
7
/
8
x 5
1
/
4
••
5
1
/
2
3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
••
63
3
/
8
x 6
73
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
••
POLICY
22
Item Size W B
#10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
••
#11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
••
#14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
DRIVE-IN BANKING
23
Size
3
3
/
4
x 7
OPEN END
JUMBO
24
Size B W G
13 x 15
13 x 16
13 x 17
13 x 19
13 x 23
13
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
••
14 x 16
14 x 17
14 x 18
14 x 21
14 x 24
14
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
15 x 18
15 x 20
15 x 22
15 x 25
15
1
/
2
x 15
1
/
2
16 x 20
16 x 26
16
1
/
2
x 16
1
/
2
17 x 22
17 x 27
17
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
17
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
18 x 23
18
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
18
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
19 x 26
19
1
/
2
x 19
1
/
2
20 x 25
20 x 30
20
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
21 x 24
21
1
/
2
x 21
1
/
2
22 x 27
SOCIAL & COMMERCIAL
ANNOUNCEMENTS
25
Item Size Panel
4 BARONIAL
Envelope 3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
Panel Card 3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
Plain Folder 4
7
/
8
x 7
Panel Folder 4
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
"
5 BARONIAL
Envelope 4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
Panel Card 4 x 5
1
/
4
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 4 x 5
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
BARONIAL
Envelope 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
Panel Card 4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
Plain Folder 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
Panel Folder 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
1
/
2
"
6 BARONIAL
Envelope 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
Panel Card 4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
5
/
8
"
Plain Card 4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
Plain Folder 6
1
/
4
x 9
1
/
4
Panel Folder 6
1
/
4
x 9
1
/
4
5
/
8
"
LEE
Envelope 5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
Panel Card 5
1
/
8
x 7
5
/
8
"
Plain Card 5
1
/
8
x 7
Plain Folder 6
5
/
8
x 10
Panel Folder 6
5
/
8
x 10
3
/
4
"
Available in bright white and cream ivory
All available in Gummed, Ungummed,
Clasp, or String & Button
OPEN END (cont’d)
Size B W G
9 x 16
9 x 18
10 x 16
10 x 18
10 x 22
11 x 14
11 x 17
11 x 21
11
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
••
11
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
12 x 17
12 x 18
12 x 22
12
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
12
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
12
1
/
2
x 16
12
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
••
12
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
OPEN END
BOOKLETS
26
Item Size W B G M T
34
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
4
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
55
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
65
3
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
6
1
/
2
6 x 9
6
5
/
8
6 x 9
1
/
2
6
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
7
1
/
4
7 x 10
7
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
98
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
9 x 12
10 9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
••
13 10 x 13
CATALOG
27
Item Size W B G M T
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
••
6 Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
••
1 Catalog 6 x 9
1
3
/
4
Catalog 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
3 Catalog 7 x 10
6 Catalog 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
9
3
/
4
Catalog 8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
••
10
1
/
2
Catalog 9 x 12
12
1
/
2
Catalog 9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••••
13
1
/
2
Catalog 10 x 13
15 Catalog 10 x 15
14
1
/
2
Catalog 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••••
15
1
/
2
Catalog 12 x 15
1
/
2
••
PEEL & SEEL
®
28
SIMPLE SEAL
®
29
Size W B G
6 x 9
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
9x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 13
10 x 15
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
••
CATALOG
Catalog
Size W
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
BOOKLET
Size W
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
10 x 13
FIRST CLASS
MAILERS
©2005 National Envelope Corporation
All sizes in this brochure are Standard Industry Sizes
and do not necessarily indicate stocking items.
Item Size W
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
#10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
Available in Regulars and Windows
PERFECT VISION
DISPLAY
®
Size Window W
Regular Gum 6 x 9 4 x 7
9 x 12 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
30
PROXY
Size Poly Window H
9 x 12 1
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 8
1
/
2 pocket
Poly Window 3
3
/
4
" Left, 6" Bottom
31
Size W
4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
COMMERCIAL
EXPANSION
Size
4 x 9
1
/
2
x 2
5 x 11 x 2
5 x 11 x 3
10 x 12 x 1
1
/
2
10 x 12 x 2
10 x 13 x 1
1
/
2
10 x 13 x 2
10 x 15 x 2
11 x 14
1
/
2
x 2
11 x 15 x 2
12 x 15 x 2
12 x 15 x 3
12 x 16 x 2
32
Booklet
Size W B
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 13
COMMERCIALS AND OFFICIALS
= Regulars - stocking item
= Windows - stocking item
All sizes available to order in any style and paper grade.
Confetti Confetti
White Tint Tint Brown Colored Air Mail PrintMaster
®
Size Dimensions Wove Blue Black Kraft Wove Envelope Recycle Wove
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 ●★
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
●★ ●★
73
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
●★
7
3
/
4
3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Monarch 3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Check 3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
●★
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
●★ ●★
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
●★ ●★ ★●
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
●★
12 4
3
/
4
x 11 ●●
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
●●
Where applicable, the following code is used to designate stocking colors by
envelope size:
B - Brown Kraft
C - Colored Wove
G - Gray Kraft
H - White Kraft
M - Manila Kraft
MT - Manilla Tag
PW - Preservation Wove
T - Tyvek
W - White Wove
WT - White Tag
1
CLASP OR
STRING & BUTTON
2
LATEX SEAL
4
Item B G H
53
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
10 3
3
/
8
x 6
15 4 x 6
3
/
8
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
25 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
35 5 x 7
1
/
2
••
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
50 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
55 6 x 9
63 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
•••
68 7 x 10
75 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
•••
83 8
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
95 10 x 12
97 10 x 13
98 10 x 15
105 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
•••
110 12 x 15
1
/
2
•••
SQUARES
3
Size W
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
8 x 8
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
9 x 9
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
Item Size W B
3 Coin 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
Coin 3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
7 Coin 3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
4
1
/
4
Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
16 x 9
1
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
37 x 10
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10
1
/
2
9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
14
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••
15
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
DOCUMENT
7
BB
Size
(Ungummed) (gummed)
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 15
Gummed or Ungummed
FIRST CLASS MAIL
5
Item Size W B
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10 9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
A-STYLE
6
Item Size W PW
A-2 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
••
A-6 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
••
A-7 5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
••
A-8 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
A-9 5
3
/
4
x 8
3
/
4
A-10 6 x 9
1
/
2
Slimline
3
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
INTER-OFFICE, OPEN END
8
Size B
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
10 x 13
INTER-OFFICE, OPEN SIDE
9
Size M
11(4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
)•
STANDARD WINDOW
SIZES AND POSITIONS
10
Standard Standard Position
Size from
Size Window Left Bottom
6
1
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
3
/
4
"
1
/
2
"
6
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
7
3
/
4
Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
8
5
/
8
or Check
Window 1x 4 1"
3
/
4
"
9 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
Right 10 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
" (right)
1
/
2
"
11 Window 1
1
/
8
x 4
1
/
2
7
/
8
"
1
/
2
"
REMITTANCE OR
WALLET FLAP
11
Item Size FLAP W C
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 3
3
/
16
••
6
1
/
2
3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
4
3
3
/
8
••
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
3
1
/
2
••
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
3
5
/
8
Packaged flaps extended.
SECUROMAIL®
12
Size B
5
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
6 x 12
JOB TICKET
13
Size B M
8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
••
9
1
/
2
x 12
FILE-VELOPE
14
Size MT M WT
9 x 11
3
/
4
••
with
1
/
4
" tab
AIR MAIL
15
BLAH BLAH BLAH AND MORE BLAH BLAH
Item Size W
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
DRUG AND PAY
16
Item Size W
1 Drug 1
3
/
4
x 2
7
/
8
2 Drug 2
1
/
16
x 3
1
/
2
3 Drug 2
5
/
16
x 3
5
/
8
2 Pay 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
BARONIAL
17
Item Size W
4 Baronial 3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
5 Baronial 4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
Baronial 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
6 Baronial 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
OFFICIAL M1 COUPON
18
Size Plain Printed
4 x 8
1
/
4
••
BUSINESS MAILER
19
Size B
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
10 x 13
HITCH-HIKER
20
Overall Flap Flap
Size Sealed Sealed
When Ready On
Size Open For Mail Return
No. 1 8
3
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
4
1
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
No. 2 8
3
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
4
1
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
3
5
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
Available in white wove
COIN
21
Item Size W B M
12
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
2
••
32
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
••
43 x 4
1
/
2
••
4
1
/
2
3 x 4
7
/
8
••
52
7
/
8
x 5
1
/
4
••
5
1
/
2
3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
••
63
3
/
8
x 6
73
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
••
POLICY
22
Item Size W B
#10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
••
#11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
••
#14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
DRIVE-IN BANKING
23
Size
3
3
/
4
x 7
OPEN END
JUMBO
24
Size B W G
13 x 15
13 x 16
13 x 17
13 x 19
13 x 23
13
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
••
14 x 16
14 x 17
14 x 18
14 x 21
14 x 24
14
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
15 x 18
15 x 20
15 x 22
15 x 25
15
1
/
2
x 15
1
/
2
16 x 20
16 x 26
16
1
/
2
x 16
1
/
2
17 x 22
17 x 27
17
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
17
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
18 x 23
18
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
18
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
19 x 26
19
1
/
2
x 19
1
/
2
20 x 25
20 x 30
20
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
21 x 24
21
1
/
2
x 21
1
/
2
22 x 27
SOCIAL & COMMERCIAL
ANNOUNCEMENTS
25
Item Size Panel
4 BARONIAL
Envelope 3
5
/
8
x 5
1
/
8
Panel Card 3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 3
1
/
2
x 4
7
/
8
Plain Folder 4
7
/
8
x 7
Panel Folder 4
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
"
5 BARONIAL
Envelope 4
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
Panel Card 4 x 5
1
/
4
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 4 x 5
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
BARONIAL
Envelope 4
3
/
8
x 5
3
/
4
Panel Card 4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
1
/
2
"
Plain Card 4
1
/
4
x 5
1
/
2
Plain Folder 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
Panel Folder 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
1
/
2
"
6 BARONIAL
Envelope 4
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
Panel Card 4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
5
/
8
"
Plain Card 4
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
4
Plain Folder 6
1
/
4
x 9
1
/
4
Panel Folder 6
1
/
4
x 9
1
/
4
5
/
8
"
LEE
Envelope 5
1
/
4
x 7
1
/
4
Panel Card 5
1
/
8
x 7
5
/
8
"
Plain Card 5
1
/
8
x 7
Plain Folder 6
5
/
8
x 10
Panel Folder 6
5
/
8
x 10
3
/
4
"
Available in bright white and cream ivory
All available in Gummed, Ungummed,
Clasp, or String & Button
OPEN END (cont’d)
Size B W G
9 x 16
9 x 18
10 x 16
10 x 18
10 x 22
11 x 14
11 x 17
11 x 21
11
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
••
11
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 13
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 17
1
/
2
12 x 17
12 x 18
12 x 22
12
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
12
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
12
1
/
2
x 16
12
1
/
2
x 18
1
/
2
••
12
1
/
2
x 20
1
/
2
OPEN END
BOOKLETS
26
Item Size W B G M T
34
3
/
4
x 6
1
/
2
4
1
/
2
5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
55
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
8
65
3
/
4
x 8
7
/
8
6
1
/
2
6 x 9
6
5
/
8
6 x 9
1
/
2
6
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
7
1
/
4
7 x 10
7
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
98
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
9 x 12
10 9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
••
13 10 x 13
CATALOG
27
Item Size W B G M T
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
••
6 Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
••
1 Catalog 6 x 9
1
3
/
4
Catalog 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
3 Catalog 7 x 10
6 Catalog 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
9
3
/
4
Catalog 8
3
/
4
x 11
1
/
4
••
10
1
/
2
Catalog 9 x 12
12
1
/
2
Catalog 9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••••
13
1
/
2
Catalog 10 x 13
15 Catalog 10 x 15
14
1
/
2
Catalog 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••••
15
1
/
2
Catalog 12 x 15
1
/
2
••
PEEL & SEEL
®
28
SIMPLE SEAL
®
29
Size W B G
6 x 9
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
9x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 13
10 x 15
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
••
CATALOG
Catalog
Size W
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
BOOKLET
Size W
9
1
/
2
x 12
5
/
8
10 x 13
FIRST CLASS
MAILERS
©2005 National Envelope Corporation
All sizes in this brochure are Standard Industry Sizes
and do not necessarily indicate stocking items.
Item Size W
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
#10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
Available in Regulars and Windows
PERFECT VISION
DISPLAY
®
Size Window W
Regular Gum 6 x 9 4 x 7
9 x 12 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
30
PROXY
Size Poly Window H
9 x 12 1
1
/
4
x 3
1
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 8
1
/
2 pocket
Poly Window 3
3
/
4
" Left, 6" Bottom
31
Size W
4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
COMMERCIAL
EXPANSION
Size
4 x 9
1
/
2
x 2
5 x 11 x 2
5 x 11 x 3
10 x 12 x 1
1
/
2
10 x 12 x 2
10 x 13 x 1
1
/
2
10 x 13 x 2
10 x 15 x 2
11 x 14
1
/
2
x 2
11 x 15 x 2
12 x 15 x 2
12 x 15 x 3
12 x 16 x 2
32
Booklet
Size W B
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 13
COMMERCIALS AND OFFICIALS
= Regulars - stocking item
= Windows - stocking item
All sizes available to order in any style and paper grade.
Confetti Confetti
White Tint Tint Brown Colored Air Mail PrintMaster
®
Size Dimensions Wove Blue Black Kraft Wove Envelope Recycle Wove
6
1
/
4
3
1
/
2
x 6 ●★
6
3
/
4
3
5
/
8
x 6
1
/
2
●★ ●★ ●★
73
3
/
4
x 6
3
/
4
●★
7
3
/
4
3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★ ●★
Monarch 3
7
/
8
x 7
1
/
2
●★
Check 3
5
/
8
x 8
5
/
8
●★ ●★
93
7
/
8
x 8
7
/
8
●★ ●★ ●★
10 4
1
/
8
x 9
1
/
2
●★ ●★ ●★ ★●
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
●★
12 4
3
/
4
x 11 ●●
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
●●
Where applicable, the following code is used to designate stocking colors by
envelope size:
B - Brown Kraft
C - Colored Wove
G - Gray Kraft
H - White Kraft
M - Manila Kraft
MT - Manilla Tag
PW - Preservation Wove
T - Tyvek
W - White Wove
WT - White Tag
1
CLASP OR
STRING & BUTTON
2
LATEX SEAL
4
Item B G H
53
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
10 3
3
/
8
x 6
15 4 x 6
3
/
8
11 4
1
/
2
x 10
3
/
8
25 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
35 5 x 7
1
/
2
••
14 5 x 11
1
/
2
••
50 5
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
4
55 6 x 9
63 6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
•••
68 7 x 10
75 7
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
•••
83 8
1
/
2
x 11
1
/
2
95 10 x 12
97 10 x 13
98 10 x 15
105 11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
•••
110 12 x 15
1
/
2
•••
SQUARES
3
Size W
6
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
7
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
8 x 8
8
1
/
2
x 8
1
/
2
9 x 9
9
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
Item Size W B
3 Coin 2
1
/
2
x 4
1
/
4
5
1
/
2
Coin 3
1
/
8
x 5
1
/
2
7 Coin 3
1
/
2
x 6
1
/
2
1 Scarf 4
5
/
8
x 6
3
/
4
4
1
/
4
Scarf 5
1
/
2
x 7
1
/
2
16 x 9
1
3
/
4
6
1
/
2
x 9
1
/
2
••
37 x 10
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••
10
1
/
2
9 x 12
12
1
/
2
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
13
1
/
2
10 x 13
14
1
/
2
11
1
/
2
x 14
1
/
2
••
15
1
/
2
12 x 15
1
/
2
DOCUMENT
7
BB
Size
(Ungummed) (gummed)
9 x 12
9
1
/
2
x 12
1
/
2
••
10 x 15
Gummed or Ungummed
FIRST CLASS MAIL
5
Item Size W B
67
1
/
2
x 10
1
/
2
••