If you ever Google envelope sizing, you will most likely come across a list of “common sized” envelopes. Usually, there is a chart that lists various kinds of envelopes – based on shape and the back flap – that will show you standard sizing. In fact, we did one of those charts in the blog post “Envelope Fundamentals – Learning the Basics” as part of our Production 201 Series.
But why are these sizes considered common, and how can that help your program?
For instance, a standard #10 Business Envelope perfectly fits an 8.5 x 11-sized letter that is folded in thirds. The 6 x 9 booklet envelope fits the same letter-sized paper folded in half. And a 9 x 12 fits the same letter with no folding.
So, what does this mean for your program? It means:
And PS can help you with evaluating your creative and seeing if moving to a common-sized envelope can help bring cost savings and/or efficiencies to your current mailings. Reach out to your PS account team with any questions – we are here to help!
Michelle, PS’ Senior Manager of Strategic Development, has been serving with PS since 2013. Michelle is from Woodbridge, Virginia and she telecommutes full-time from Leesburg, Virginia. Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, singing and papercrafting! Michelle has over 10 years of experience in our industry, and she has worked with more than 10 of PS’ clients, including the Wildlife Land Trust, National Jewish Health, Heifer International, The ALS Association, HelpMeSee and Special Olympics. Michelle works on developing PS’ strategy and her dedication to communicating authentically and investing in success are just some of the reasons that Michelle is such a valuable asset to her team.