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!