An envelope is an envelope- that is what everybody thinks. But there is more to the envelope than meets the eye. Envelopes are the carriers of official communication and correspondence. They represent the company in the outside world. The first look of the envelope is what meets the customer or the public eye. So, an envelope should be properly designed taking into consideration its size material design et cetera.
Of all the factors, the size of the envelope is very crucial and makes such a huge impact on the company and the brand. Of the different sizes of envelopes available in the market, the #10 envelopes are the most popular ones used. And here are the reasons
Why #10 envelopes matter the most?
The #10 envelopes are the topmost among the envelope list. They are perfect for sending all official letters and documents.The #10 envelopes are of 4 .5 inches by 9.5 inches. This size is compact for both sending and stacking office mail.
Printed on standard white copy paper, #10 envelopes are used for both direct mail and transactional mail. In direct mail, official letters documents receives monthly reports and invoices are sent through the #10 envelope. In transactional mail, response is expected from the receiver and a small envelope of size 8 or 9 is included within the #10 envelope. The #10 envelopes are large enough to fit the return envelopes too. This is what makes the #10 envelopes are so popular in the corporate world.
Types of #10 envelopes
#10 envelopes are available in different varieties like single window envelopes, double window envelopes, gummed, self-sealed, flip-seal, etc.
#10 single window envelope
#10 single window envelope is used for seeing the mailing address through the window.This address is actually written on the letterhead by hand or printed on it and this address is seen through the window. The letters are folded such a way that the address is clearly visible through the window of the #10 envelope.
Double window #10 envelope
The double window #10 envelope has 2 windows on the front of the envelope. These two windows clearly show the mailing address and return addresses to the receiver. They are printed on the letterhead and the letterhead is folded in such a way that both the mailing and return address is clearly seen through the 2 windows of the front of the #10 envelope.
Based on the type of adhesive used, the #10 envelopes are of 3 types as given below.
Gummed #10 envelope
The gummed #10 envelope actually has a coating of gum on its back.The sender has to use moisture to make the gum wet and seal the envelope.
Self-sealed #10 envelope
in the self- sealed #10 envelope, there is no need to lick or wet the gum, The gum is covered with a strip of paper and all the sender has to do is to remove the paper and stick the flap.
Flip-seal #10 envelope
Here, two strips of adhesive are given on the back of the flpa as well as on the back side of the envelope. Remove the two strips and see them together after inserting the mail.
The #10 envelope is the most relevant, popular and in demand because it is compact and fits into all the mailboxes as well as the courier bags. Its right size allows companies to print their stationery in an economical manner. The main advantage of using the #10 envelopes that satisfy all the requirements of sending official correspondence is communication.