Despite the prevalence of electronic forms of messaging, letterhead is widely considered the most professional vehicle for written communications.
- Letter – 8.5 x 11
- Legal – 8.5 x 14
- Monarch – 7.25 × 10.5
- Letterhead is often printed in 2- or 3-colors in order to match branding colors accurately.
- Coated papers are not used for letterhead because of difficulty to hand write on their surface and incompatibility with laser printers.
- Writing Papers are typically used for letterhead. They often contain cotton, the highest grade being produced using 100% cotton content.
- Writing Paper weights don’t easily correspond with Text Paper weights. 24lb. Writing Paper corresponds to 60lb. Text Paper.
Envelopes are the vehicle to get information to it’s destination. Envelopes also set constraints on the size and format of their contents, and so they should be the first consideration in any mailing project. Please refer to our Envelope Guide for more details.
- #10 Commercial – 9.5 x 4.125
- #10 Commercial Window – 9.5 x 4.125
- A2 Announcement – 5.75 x 4.375
- A6 Announcement – 6.5 x 4.75
- A7 Announcement – 7.25 x 5.25
- #7-¾ Monarch – 3.875 x 7.5
- 9 x 12 Booklet – 9 x 12
- 12-½ Catalog – 9.5 x 12.5
- Window Envelopes
- Determine your envelope size and send to press as early as possible. Envelopes generally take longer to produce than other types of printing.
- Printing on ready-made envelopes save time and money, but is limited with regard to design approach. Bleeds and halftones are typically not achievable.
- Printing and then converting envelopes allow greater possibilities in design, but can take significantly longer longer to produce and are more costly.
- Envelopes are categorized by function and flap shape. Please refer to our Envelope Guide for more details.
- Coated paper is not recommended if you are planning to laser imprint addresses.
Notepads are simple, yet effective, promotional devices that keep your brand involved with potential clients on a daily basis.
Pre-printed mailing labels are a cost-effective approach for addressing envelopes of varying sizes. Labels can be printed and cut to any size on ‘crack-and-peel’ labels stock or printed as office printer-compatible shells.
- 2.625 x 1 – 30-up
- 4 x 3.33 – 6-up
- 6 x 4 – crack-and-peel
- Consider all of the potential envelope and packaging sizes you will use, to help determine a single label size that works for all.
- Digitally-printed labels may not compatible with laser printers due to the heat of the fuser rollers. Offset printed labels are well suited for lasering.
Pocket Folders are essential tools in a company’s printed marketing. There are a wide variety of sizes, pockets, folds and die-cuts. Below are some of the most popular formats and options.
- 9 x 12
- Single Pocket
- Double Pockets
- Business Card Slits
- High-capacity Pockets
- All Pocket Folders are printed and then die-cut. Using a standard die will always be the most cost effective approach.
- If you are looking for a unique die, let us know. We have many specialty dies available.
- If you are creating a custom die, you should define the die as a vector shape in your layout document on a separate layer.