To the uninitiated envelope sizes seem somewhat random. However, this is not the case. So in this article I am going to take the mystique away.
Standard sizes for envelopes are C4, C5, C6 and DL. C4 is designed to accommodate A4 paper with ease. C5 is for A5 paper. C6 for A6, and DL fits a DL (or 1/3rd A4) sheet of paper.
If the opening is on the short edge of the envelope this is referred to as a pocket envelope, and if on the long edge than this is referred to as a wallet envelope. And as we all know because of the bills we receive through the mail, many envelopes have a window.
Sizes of standard envelopes are as follows:
- C4 - 324x229mm
- C5 - 229x162mm
- C6 - 162x114mm
- DL - 220x110mm
At Uthara Print we print envelopes on a wide choice of papers from 90gsm up to 120gsm. We can print full colour imagery on to the envelopes – this is suitable for promotional material. Many of our clients, especially legal companies and accountants simply have their logo printed in the corner – they use this as an extension to reinforce their brand image.
We have templates available to help you with your artwork. Just contact us and we will be happy to advise you of what can and cannot in relation to printing on your envelopes.
Sometimes there may be a requirement to have an envelope in a non-standard size. This is not unusual as it may be part of an advertising campaign. In this case contact us direct and we will be happy to guide you through the process.