Envelope & Bags
There are so many different envelope types that it could be difficult to know which one you need. This why Lyreco created this short vocabulary guide to help you to understand what are the differences. At first, you can choose between two flap styles: a wallet envelope opens on the long edge while a pocket envelope open on the short edge.
Then, there are different closures: lick and stick (needs moisture to close), Peal and Seal which requires you to remove the plastic strip before folding to close and self seal that are the easiest to use as they feature no plastic strip and not require any moisture.
Besides, we count two internal lining possibilities: non secretive envelope, that are plain paper and that may be see-through or secretive envelope, which are made from printed pattern paper avoiding and transparency issues.
Finally, you will find plain face envelope or window face ones, that features a clear window for mail merge.
How to choose an envelope?
An envelope is designed to fit the paper it contains. You first need to know what you send before choosing your envelope. It could be difficult knowing the fact that it exists different sizes and formats. You can find in this envelope guide some suggestions to determine the best option for you.
Which envelope sizes for you?
The most common envelope sizes are listed below:
- A C6 envelope (4.5 x 6.38”) is suitable for A5 paper folded once or a4 paper folded twice.
- A DL envelope (4.25 x 8.75”) fits the same format of paper folded the other way. A C5 size envelope (6 x 9”) is designed for an unfolded a5 paper or a a4 paper folded once.
- A C4 envelope is perfect for an unfolded a4 paper.
What color of envelope: white or manila?
A manila envelope (or a brown envelope) is less see-through than a white envelope. As it is darker, it makes it ideal for important document send out. Those envelope are also sometimes used for filling purposes. Another option to file your document would be to purchase arch file and folder .
A white envelope is the most popular types of envelopes and comes in all sizes and styles. It gives a simple feel while remaining professional.
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