Written by: Paula Fargo
This week’s Asked & Answered blog is a little bit different. We’ve noticed that especially during this pandemic and holiday season, many of our clients rely on the postal system to get information and products into the hands of their waiting customers.
Because so much custom content is sent out, several people have asked us which envelopes they need to use. Do the flaps matter? How much postage should be used? And what’s the difference between an A9 and a 6×9, anyway?
Your friendly neighborhood graphic designers at Curry have taken it upon themselves to answer your questions!
Below, you’ll find a cheat sheet that breaks down the uses for each type of envelope, as well as their size restrictions. Feel free to bookmark this page for reference or download our cheat sheet for yourself.
As the Cheat Sheet explains, some of the most common types of envelopes are:
Business- often used along with letterhead, invoices, checks, direct mail, and personal letters
Remittance- often used to collect donations and membership applications
A-style- used for announcements, greeting cards, and invitations
Booklet- used for catalogs, booklets, magazines, or thick direct mail
Catalog- typically used for important documents