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Are There Standard Sizes For Envelopes?


There are a variety of standard envelope sizes, coming in many shapes, sizes, textures, paper styles, and colors. Many that have "matching" counterparts... like business cards, letterhead, and so on.

As a matter of practice... if design, brand, look, etc... rely on it, you should make sure that the envelopes are available and are also not likely to be discontinued or go through a color change.

Of course the size of an envelope's dimensions should also be carefully considered, based on the contents that the envelope is being designed to hold or carry.

As a general rule... envelopes come as follows:

Announcement
Baronial
Booklet
Catalog
Commercial
Metal Clasp


Envelope size will commonly be identified as:

Announcement Envelopes, A-2, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-10, Slim
Baronial Envelopes, 2, 4, 5, 5-1/4, 5-1/2, 5-3/4, 6
Booklet Envelopes, 3, 5, 6, 6-1/2, 7, 7-1/2, 9, 9-1/2, 10, 13
Catalog Envelopes, 1, 1-3/4, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9-1/2, 9-3/4, 10-1/2, 12-1/2, 13-1/2, 14-1/4, 14-1/2
Commercial Envelopes, 6-1/4, 6-3/4, 8, 8-5/8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Metal Clasp Envelopes, 10, 15, 25, 35, 50, 55, 63, 68, 75, 80, 83, 87, 90, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98, 105, 110


Envelopes also have strength considerations based on the load they may carry or the use they may have. They can be used for greeting cards, cards, invitations, for formal, standard or everyday uses, direct mail, brochures, flyers, catalogs, mailers, folders, pocket folders, presentation folders, magazines, reports, annual reports, and so on.






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