Mohawk VIA stock transitions and recommendations

Mohawk VIA Vellum MARIGOLD was discontinued 2012 by Mohawk Paper.  We recommend VIA Vellum Sunflower as a nice option. View all Mohawk VIA paper and envelopes

A2 and A7 MARIGOLD Envelopes are no longer stocked,

we recommend A2 SUNFLOWER Envelopes and A7 SUNFLOWER Envelopes

 

Are you looking for VIA TAN Envelopes?  These have been discontinued, but our site recommendation would be Basis LIGHT BROWN

Booklet and Catalog Envelopes

Booklet and Catalog Envelopes

Over the years one comes across a product that seems to have many identifiers and can cause much confusion when trying to buy or discuss a purchasing need. Catalog and Booklet envelopes seem to fall within this class of confusing terms. Open end, open side, catalog, booklet, large envelopes… these are a few of the terms thrown around when looking at this larger constructed envelope.  I suppose to cause even more confusion, technically these styles do not require ‘large’ construction, they can start at somewhat smaller dimensions.

Catalog envelopes start at sizes 6×9, although if you include the scarf or coin envelope, it can be quite small sizes available. Booklet envelopes can start at dimensions close to 4×6 with many custom envelopes being converted with booklet styles – the dimensions vary with many options to purchase or convert.

Before proceeding further, it is best to identify the most common factors that classify the term catalog or booklet envelopes.

Catalog envelopes

Catalog envelopes are open end, meaning shortest side has the flap, also center seam is the most common, yet catalogs are also converted with side seam construction. Either way, one seam instead of two.

Booklet envelopes are constructed with two side seams and open side, meaning longest side has the flap.

Booklet envelope

 

Both these products are found in varying colors, basis weights and gumming options. The most universal of both would be white wove and kraft with these being common amongst general mailings of catalogs, annual reports, journals and other popular inserts.

More explanation and sizes are explained within our individual listings or additional information pages on our site. Also stay current with other envelope sizes by viewing our envelope size chart or by shopping envelopes smaller to larger.

 

A1 / 4-BAR Envelopes

A1 Envelopes which are technically listed among Baronial Envelopes and properly named a 4-BAR Envelope. A1 is a common name but not technical. 4BAR is the industry name and we use A1 along side as to correspond to other A-SIZE envelopes offered on our site.

The dimensions of A1/4BAR envelopes is a North American standard amongst envelope converters. If you want a square flap, you would generally order as “4-Bar Square Flap” and if you need a pointed flap, this is specifically a 4-Bar Envelope. We at Paper-Papers use the term interchangeably since the dimensions are the same and the photo next to the products, along with the description, will describe the flap or envelope style.

This envelope is the smallest member of our Announcement Envelopes, many times referred to as Response Envelopes, 4Bar Envelopes or Wallet Envelopes. Noting this to be the smallest announcement envelope allowed by the Postal service, many designers choose this size as a popular option for “replies” (RSVP) of formal invites.

A1 & 4 BAR (same size) - Envelope Dimensions:

  • Inches: 3.625 x 5.125 (3-5/8 x 5-1/8)
  • CM: 9.2075 x 13.0175
  • MM: 92.075 x 130.175

A1 ENVELOPE DIMENSIONS

Enclosure choice is not as strict as the actual dimensions. Truly finalized by the designer, the enclosure simply needs to be dimensions smaller than the envelope itself. A general rule of thumb is allowing .25 inches in height and width. As many creative hearts already know, the bulkier the enclosure, the more room necessary to properly insert, close and seal. Listed below is suggested enclosure dimensions to assist toward a successful creation!

Suggested enclosure dimension:

  • Inches: 3.375 x 4.875
  • CM: 8.5725 x 12.3825
  • MM: 85.725 x 123.825

View our hundreds of 4-Bar / A1 Envelope options or continue your research by reviewing a list of popular Envelopes and understanding their sizes.

Holiday Hours – 2012

Warehouse Hours During this 2012 Holiday Season…

November 22, Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
November 23 – OPEN with limited hours/limited Staff **

December 24, Christmas Eve – CLOSED
December 25, Christmas Day – CLOSED

December 31, New Years Eve – OPEN with limited hours/limited Staff **
January 1, New Years Day – CLOSED

**Fedex Ground and Express Service will pickup from our warehouse on these days.

Please checkout the shipping companies calendar to help determine possible shipment delays.

UPS Holiday Calendar – (pdf)

FedEx Holiday Calendar – (pdf)

Question: Can I ship using my own account?

Answer: YES, but you must send us the prepared shipping label.  We cannot use your account to prepare the label at our location.

What we need:

  • Process your order online and select “hold order” as your shipping method – You will receive order # and email confirmation upon order submission. Please use your order # when corresponding with us.
  • Inform us that you plan to send a prepared shipping label and let us know how to best contact you with box weight.
  • We accept UPS and FedEx labels – Label must include barcode and barcodes must be readable for scanning.
  • Send label by way of email or fax. (Agent who provides shipping weights will inform you as to best email or fax to send label)
  • Your order will ship with our regular pick-up and you can track as usual.

Question: Can I pick-up my order?

Answer: YES, but you must first submit your order online and the warehouse will call when it is pulled and ready for pick up.  Here is the basic process..

Check stock – check with the warehouse to confirm the stock is on our floor, some items require a transfer. (Phone 219-764-1000)

  1. Place your order online. Select “hold order” as your shipping option.
  2. Record any special instructions in the ‘notes’ section if needed
  3. Warehouse will contact you once the order is ready for pick-up
  4. Warehouse is located: 6000 Carlson Ave., Portage, Indiana USA