Choosing the Right Size Envelope for Your Printed Material
Choosing the wrong envelope for your project can force you to fold the document or otherwise alter the integrity of the document in order to make it fit in the envelope. Resorting to these methods makes your document look unprofessional and sloppy. Here are a few tips on choosing the right envelope:
•The envelope should be large enough so that there is ¼” of space on either side when you insert the document.
•The document should be 1/8” shorter than the envelope.
•If you are going to be inserting a number of pieces of varying size, you should talk to your printer to find the appropriate envelope.
•Create a few test packages and act as though you are the person receiving the envelope in the mail. Can you easily remove the inserts from the envelope? Are they facing the right way? Does it seem like they had to be forced into the envelope or folded in an awkward fashion? If you don’t get the answers you are looking for, select a different envelope and start over.
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