A Guide To Selecting The Right Envelope
Envelopes Weights (GSM)
Envelopes will be found in various weight/thicknesses and are measured in Grams per square inch or GSM. In precisely the identical manner that paper is graded, the better the gsm of the envelope the thicker the paper/card it is made from.
Types of Envelopes
o Gummed - Traditional "Lick and Stick" envelopes which require you to moisten the adhesive on the flap of the envelopes before pressing and sealing.
o Self Seal
o Press Seal - Fold over the flap of the envelopes and urgent to seal
o Peal & Seal - Similar to Press Seal but you could first remove a plastic strip to disclose the bonding glue earlier than folding over the flap and pressing right down to seal.
o Plain - Plain envelopes are useful if you're looking for a a lot more personalised correspondence and as they comprise no window the address must be written on the envelope. Also helpful in case you are wish to print directly onto the envelope
o Windowed - Windowed envelopes comprises a small clear plastic film on the entrance of the envelope which is used to show the printed address of the letter/doc inside.
o Manilla/White - Most envelopes come in a selection of either white or manila. Manilla is the traditional brown model of envelope that's available.
o Board Backed - A rigid board within the envelope keeps import and documents safe. Perfect answer when sending photographs.
o Padded - If that you must ship an item -large or small - and require and shipping document envelopes which present much more protection than an customary envelope. Exceptionally sturdy and tear-resistant, padded envelopes are ideal for bulky or heavy objects as well as delicate objects similar to CD/DVDs. Lots of our padded envelopes are additionally climate resistant.
o Recycled - When you have concerns in regards to the environmental impact envelopes and different paper supplies have on the environment you need not worry. Most envelopes at the moment are made from recycled content and point out the share of recycled content material in three grades - a hundred% recycled paper, as much as 50% recycled and over 50% recycled.
You may also discover environmental information including whether or not it is FSC sourced.
Envelopes come in a variety of sizes and are listed in international (ISO) dimension system.
Envelope sizes range from C0 (being the largest) by means of to C7. The most common envelope sizes are ISO C4, C5 and DL. Under is a description of the scale of each envelope that can assist you decide the easiest way to send your letters, memos and different documents.
o C4 - measuring 324x229mm C4 envelope can hold an unfolded A4 sheet of paper. Superb for sending reports, brochures and paperwork on A4 paper that can't be folded.
o C5 - measuring 229x162mm C5 envelopes can either an A5 sheet of paper or an A4 sheet of paper folded in half
o C6 - measuring 114x162mm C6 envelopes will hold an A5 sheet folded in half or an A4 sheet of paper folded twice.
o DL - measuring 100x220mm DL envelopes will hold a A4 sheet folded twice or an A5 sheet folded once. DL Envelopes are what you typically use for sending letters and what you receive in your each day post.