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Envelopes carry your company's image a well as your documents - it is important you choose the correct envelope. There are many different types of envelope to choose from, ensure you select an envelope that suits your requirements. Use the guide from Eurostationers.com to ensure your mail arrives safely and reflects your company's image.

Choosing the Right Size Envelope.

C4 size envelopes: (324 x 229mm) hold an A4 sheet unfolded or A3 folded in half.
C5 size envelopes: (229 x 162mm) hold an A4 sheet folded once or an A5 sheet unfolded.
C6 size envelopes: (114 x 162mm) hold an A4 sheet folded twice or an A5 sheet folded once.
DL size envelopes: (110 x 220mm) hold an A4 sheet folded twice or an A5 sheet folded once.

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Choosing the correct Opening for an Envelope:

Coloured Envelopes in C4, C5, C6 and DL sizes
BANKER Envelopes Open on the long side, Envelopes - Wallet
POCKET Envelopes Open on the short side, Envelopes - Pocket

Choosing the correct Envelope Closure:

Gummed Envelopes Wallet/Pocket: you have to moisten the layer of adhesive along the envelope flap and close.

Peel & Seal Envelopes Wallet/Pocket: You have to simply peel away the release tape from the envelope flap to reveal a thick layer of adhesive, which seals instantly. These envelopes are available in White Wallet Plain Peel & Seal as well as Window, Manila Wallet Plain Peel & Seal as well as Window, White Pocket Plain Peel & Seal as well as Window, Manilla Pocket Plain Peel & Seal as well as Window 

Press Seal/Self Seal Envelopes Wallet/Pocket: Press the two layers of adhesive (one on each flap) together to form an instantly strong bond. Seal strength has a shelf life of approximately 6 months.

There are different weights available in most envelope sizes from 80gm to 120gm. The weight of the envelope is their for a reason, firstly because it adds strength, so if you are posting a number of items in one envelope make sure to use a higher weight of envelope so it doesn’t tear so easily. Secondly image, would you feel better about a company if you received a letter from them in a thin flimsy envelope or a sturdy heavy weight envelope?

Apart from standard envelopes there are also a number other envelops: Gusset Envelope used for bulk mailing, Board Backed Envelopes used when you want to keep items flat and protected against bending, Padded and Bubble Envelopes when you wish to protected items from breakage, polythene envelopes used mainly for catalogues and clothing by mail order companies and finally there is the DX Bags used by solicitors and mail order companies alike.

Gusset Envelopes                                                     Board Backed Envelopes                                        Padded and Bubble Envelopes

gusset envelopes                    board backed envelopes              bubble envelopes

At eurostationers.com there is however one brand of envelope that we haven’t mentioned yet and that is Tyvek™. They say if it’s important Tyvek Envelopes. DuPont™ Tyvek™ is an established brand that has been used for many years in millions of homes by the building and construction industry. The Tyvek™ material is so strong and durable that is easily withstands even the most grueling of conditions, so if you can trust it to protect your house, you can trust the exceptional strength of Tyvek™ envelopes to protect what’s inside your mailings.

Tyvek Envelopes are tear resistant, burst resistant, water resistant, light, printable, antistatic and recyclable.

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