Square flap announcement style envelopes, sized A-2 to A-10.
ACID FREE ENVELOPES
Made from virtually any cellulose fiber source (cotton, wood, etc.) and buffered with an alkaline substance to resist deterioration.
ADDRESS BLOCK BARCODE
A barcode in the address block versus the lower right corner of a mail piece.
AKA gum, this is the substance used to seal an envelope:
Have deep, pointed flaps and diagonal seams, or deep, square flaps with two side seams. Used with baronial cards, informal or special event mailings.
A permanent adhesive for envelope seams.
A perforated coupon attachment on a return envelope that tears off before the envelope is sealed.
A type of banker's envelope known for its deeper flap.
A series of vertical bars representing a mail piece’s zip code, or used to electronically scan retail products and other materials.
Announcement envelope style mostly used for greeting cards or social stationery. See our invitation envelopes for details.
The die-cut paper that is folded into an envelope.
The dimensions of a sealed envelope.
A large, open side envelope (for catalogs, annual reports, brochures) or a commercial open side envelope with two side seams.
Packaging envelopes in a carton versus separate boxes within a carton.
BUSINESS REPLY ENVELOPE
A barcoded envelope that requires a special postal permit so sender pays postage.
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL (BRM)
Specially printed cards, envelopes and cartons mailed without paying postage.
Envelopes 4 x 6-3/8" and larger with a flap opening on the short side.
The permanent seam in the center of the envelope; most commonly used on coin and catalog envelopes.
Metal fasteners (with or without re-moistenable gum) on booklet and catalog envelopes that can be opened and closed repeatedly.
Any product or substance used to seal an envelope flap.
The most common style of business envelopes (#10 is most popular). See our business envelopes for more info.
Producing any type of custom-sized or specially designed envelope not available in our standard line.
A mail piece’s upper left corner with sender’s return address information.
The tear-off portion of a bang-tail envelope.
When flaps are folded down against the back of an envelope.
An envelope with a preprinted address on the face supplied without pre-paid postage.
A window envelope without window patch material.
Runs diagonally from the bottom to the envelope’s throat; used in open side commercial, announcement, invitation and baronial envelopes.
A precision tool that cuts out envelope blanks, windows or other shapes.
DIE CUT ENVELOPE BLANKS
The paper cut into an envelope’s shape before it's folded.
A crystal clear window specifically designed to print on high temperature 4-color laser/toner based equipment without causing window film wrinkling or distortion.
Precision-piercing stacks of envelopes to ensure the recipient removes all contents.
A smaller flap parallel to an envelope's opening that is not sealed, scored or folded.
The side of the envelope without seams.
A machine that automatically faces letter-size mail in a uniform orientation and cancels the stamps.
FACING IDENTIFICATION MARKS (FIMS)
Vertical bars printed in the upper middle portion of a mail piece that identify business reply, courtesy reply and other barcoded mail.
Leaving the envelope's seal flaps unfolded.
FLAPS FOLDED DOWN
Flaps are folded down against the back of an envelope.