Envelopes - Digital FAQ

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Can my artwork go right to the edge of the envelope?

The machine that these envelopes are printed on needs to be able to grip the envelope, and also requires a margin on all four edges. Also, the envelopes are received from the supplier pre-manufactured (already die-cut and glued into an envelope). For these two reasons, artwork cannot go right to the edge of the envelopes and a white border is required. This white border should be a minimum of 0.5” or 1/2” from each edge.

Are there special margin requirements for Digital Envelopes?

As mentioned above, the machine itself requires a minimum of 0.5” or 1/2” of margin on all edges. The same amount of margin should be left around the window (if applicable),

Can I print on the back of the Envelope?

Currently, Digital Envelopes can only be printed on the front, not on the back. The back of the envelope would include the flap.

What is Artline?

Arline is also commonly known as “Security Printing”, and refers to the random pattern printed on the inside of envelopes. This is used to obscure the content and prevent it from being read through the envelope and is frequently used for confidential documents or cheques. Envelopes with Artline are sometimes called “Cheque Envelopes”, though they can be used for any application where the content needs to remain private.

Which envelopes should I choose if I am also ordering Greeting Cards?

If you are looking to order Blank Envelopes, these can be selected during the configuration of your Greeting Card, and will automatically match the size of the card selected.

If printed envelopes are required, the sizing would be as follows:

  • A2: Used with 4.25”x5.5” or 5.5”x4.25” Greeting Cards.
  • A6: Used with 4”x6” or 6”x4” Greeting Cards.
  • A7: Used with 5”x7” or 7”x5” Greeting Cards.