Printing on an envelope can often seem like a difficult task. However, it's often easier than many people think - take a look at some of our tips and guidlines to get started.
Although envelopes are measured from the shortest dimension first, this practice does not distinguish the height from the width. Therefore, if the envelope is placed before you with its seal flap at the top, the dimension from the bottom fold to the top fold is the height. The dimension from the left to right is the width. Simply considering the position of the flap is the first step in describing envelopes. See a helpful diagram here.
When designing artwork for an envelope, there are many important factors to consider. First, you need to decide if you will be printing on a stock, made-up envelope, or a completely custom product. View our comprehensive Envelope Artwork Guidelines to get started.
It can often be extremely helpful for having a template to start and base your artwork off of. Templates can help you ensure things such as window placement, folds, glue areas, etc. Take a look at our available envelope templates here.
If you prefer to supply us with the appropriate paper, we will be happy to convert it into the envelope of your choice. Paper sent to us for conversion may be either plain or printed, whichever best suits your needs. For the finest quality and most economical results, it is important that any converting work be discussed in detail with us, prior to ordering paper. Variables, such as sheet size, grain direction, type of paper, printing layout, bleeds and varnish, can all work to your benefit when the job is properly designed. Take a look through our Converting Tips page.