EPCO stocks hundreds of envelopes from small announcement type envelopes to large catalog and booklet style envelopes. We are equipped to handle business envelope printing projects at any production level while offering competitive pricing and exceptional quality.
We provide window envelope printing services, business envelope printing services and custom envelope printing. No matter what type of envelopes you need, EPCO can print them!
This page will help you understand different types of envelopes and features of each.
Standard envelopes are either a #9 or a #10 envelope. In the mailing industry, this can refer to a standard window envelope or a standard envelope with no windows. With standard window envelope printing, you can move the window up which is then referred to as a fast forward envelope.
Typically, Catalog and Booklet Envelopes are either 9 x 12 or 10 x 13 but can range in many other sizes.
A Catalog envelope has the flap on the short end of the envelope – this is also referred to as an open-end envelope.
A Booklet envelope has the flap on the long side of the envelope – this is also referred to as an open-side envelope.
Business envelope printing is typically thought of as a printed Business Reply Envelope and may involve working with the U.S. Postal Service and obtaining the proper bar codes also known as an Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMB). Starting in January of 2013, the United States Post Office will require an IMB for business or courtesy reply envelopes. Because EPCO has our own mailer ID, we can help facilitate this for you as well.
Designing your own custom envelopes for custom envelope printing, whether with windows or without windows, is one of the many things that EPCO specializes in. We would be happy to assist you with custom envelope printing to meet your specific needs. Usually when designing a custom envelope, we use the top of the envelope as the point of reference for the dimensions submitted – and where the envelope’s flap is at the top - whether it the short or long side of the envelope.
If you want your custom envelope to have a window in it, you can also specify the size and location of the window. Again, always using as your point of reference, the top of the envelope where the flap lies.
EPCO has access to virtually any type of envelope and can even guide you in your design and selections. We can even ensure your custom envelope printing project will work smoothly and properly with the machines you are using for your mail insert jobs. Our products have been tested on Pitney-Bowes machines.