We overprint all popular sizes of envelopes from the humble manilla to top quality peel & seal.
Either Spot Colour or Process Colour (CMYK) can be used to overprint your envelopes, depending on your requirements. (To learn more about the differences between the 2 colour processes, please see here – Spot and Process Colour Explained).
For further info on the most popular 3 envelope sizes, please click on the relevant icon below.
Please select one of the options below.
Generally the most common of “office” envelopes. Sized to take a sheet of A4 paper folded twice, ideal for invoices, statements and general letters.
Available with a choice of window sizes and positions (including right hand windows), Peel & Seal or Self-Seal closures are the most popular for ease of sealing.
This is sized to take either an unfolded A5 sheet of paper or A4 folded in half.
As with many of the typical office envelopes, more commonly supplied as either Self-Seal or Peel & Seal and with growing popularity for premium paper weights or more vibrant colours.
Designed to take an A4 sheet unfolded, C4’s are ideal for ensuring that your business correspondence or marketing literature arrives un-creased and professionally presented.
Available in a variety of paper grades including our Premium and Optimum ranges to enhance your professional appearance.
When specifying standard envelope sizes the second dimension denotes the opening style and flap length e.g.
DL Wallet = 110mm x 220mm – flap is on the 220mm edge
C5 Pocket = 228mm x 162mm – flap is on the 162mm edge
C4 Pocket = 324mm x 229mm – flap is on the 229mm edge
C series Envelope sizes
See here for standard Paper Sizes UK
FREE ARTWORK & DELIVERY: Generally, envelope artwork is fairly straightforward, however Royal Mail do have some guidelines that need to be adhered to so if you’d prefer us to create the artwork on your behalf then please let us know and we’ll help where we can.
All the prices shown need VAT added at the current rate. Delivery is free to one UK mainland address.
We also operate a trade envelope printing service for the following:
- Design & Advertising Agencies
- Commercial Printers
- Print Brokers & Print Management companies.
For more details please visit our Trade Printing page.
For an in-depth explanation see here: Spot & Process Colours Explained
No, there is no extra charge for this service.
This point has to be considered when starting your design. Small runs (of a few thousand envelopes) are printed with the envelope already made up, whereas longer runs we would print the details first, and then the envelope is made up after.
If your artwork bleeds over the edge of the envelope then please contact us first and we’ll advise on which side of the envelope we need a small clear margin, to enable the press to grip the envelope without touching the wet ink.
If the artwork is very straightforward, e.g. a standard Freepost envelope, then we would generally create the artwork at no charge. Once we know what you require, we will always get back to you and let you know if there are any artwork costs involved.
We do have a very experienced design team in-house who can help prepare any artwork required at a sensible and realistic cost. Whether it’s brochures, flyers, letterheads or even a company logo, we have the expertise required.
Generally, no! Some colours are fairly representative whereas others are a long way off. The monitor you view your proof on is a device that mixes colours using red, green and blue (RGB). Without getting too technical, if your monitor has not been calibrated to display a Pantone® colour, then it’s unlikely you will see an accurate representation.
If choosing one or more specific spot colours (for branding purposes etc.) then it’s essential the colours are chosen from a printed Pantone® swatch, unless you know your screen is accurately calibrated.
An example – if you were to select Pantone® Violet in your graphics program, it’s very likely that this will show as a ‘blue’ onscreen. If you were then to look at Pantone® Violet in a Pantone® swatch you’ll see that the true colour is actually a rich purple. It follows that if you’d selected this colour for your design from what you see onscreen (blue), then it’s very likely that you won’t be happy with the final printed results (purple).
If you don’t have access to a Pantone® swatch or just need some advice before sending in your artwork, please contact Debbie on: 01202 736979 who will be happy to help.Contact Us
Yes. We will first check your artwork onscreen and then create a PDF proof through our software and then email you the file for final checking. Press proofs are not available for business cards due to the expense involved in creating them, and are usually reserved for brochure/magazine work, or other colour-critical material.
Just telephone, fax or email us and we will gladly send you relevant samples.Contact Us
Yes, we can store your excess order at our premises until you need it. Just ask Debbie on 01202 736979 for details on this.
Yes, we do and have done for many years. All packages are delivered in plain boxes by a standard courier service, direct to yourself or your client. We can also apply your own labelling to any packages.
For further details please see here: Trade Printing Service