Business Envelope Sizes

There are more than 1,400 different classifications of paper, and any sheet can be cut to almost any specification. The size and shape of envelopes are limited only by the designer’s imagination.

Envelope Style Classification:
Selecting the proper envelope for your job can mean the difference between successful delivery of your printed product and a completely failed effort. The following envelope classification list describes the many different styles of envelopes available today, several from ImageMakerGraphics

Business  Envelopes

business envelopes

Standard correspondence envelopes. Open-side style with gummed flaps. Made in wide range of Bond and Kraft. Commercial sizes range from No. 5 to No. 6 3/4. Official sizes range from No. 7 to No. 14.

No.                            Size
#5                       3 1/16 x 5 1/2
#6                       3 3/8 x 6
#6 1/4                3 1/2 x 6
#6 1/2                3 9/16 x 6 1/4
#6 3/4                3 5/8 x 6 1/2
#7                       3 3/4 x 6 3/4
#7 1/2                3 3/4 x 6 3/4
#7 3/4                3 7/8 x 7 1/2 (Monarch)
Data Card            3 1/2 x 7 5/8
#8 5/8 (Check)    3 5/8 x 8 5/8
#9                       3 7/8 x 8 7/8
#10                     4 1/8 x 9 1/2
#10 1/2              4 1/2 x 9 1/2
#11                     4 1/2 x 10 3/8
#12                     4 3/4 x 11
#14                     5 x 11 1/2


Booklet Envelopes

For use with booklets. folders and other types of direct mail. Open side design permits overall printing.

No.                           Size
#2 1/2               4 1/2 x 5 7/8
#3                      4 3/4 x 6 1/2
#4 1/4               5 x 7 1/2
#4 1/2               5 1/2 x 7 1/2
#5                      5 1/2 x 8 1/2
#6                      5 3/4 x 8 7/8
#6-1/2              6 x 9
#6-3/4              6 1/2 x 9 1/2
#7                     6 1/4 x 9 5/8
#7 1/4              7 x 10
#7 1/2              7 1/2 x 10 1/2
#8                     8 x 11 1/8
#9                     8 3/4 x 11 1/2
#9 1/2              9 x 12
#10                   9 1/2 x 12 5/8
#13                  10 x 13

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Custom Business Envelopes – A Branding Opportunity

Have your business stand out from the crowd by using personalized mailing envelopes and specialty envelopes to outshine the competition.

It’s obvious to all that the main purpose of a cover envelope (also referred to as an outside or mailing envelope) is to see to it that the contents it holds get to their destination via the Postal Service. Yet, there’s so much more purpose to it in direct mail than this mechanical aspect. Here are some tips to get your mail read! Continue reading “Custom Business Envelopes – A Branding Opportunity”