Parchtone Paper and Envelope Updates

Parchtone Paper and Envelopes are being re-organized on our floor. We are moving out all of the standard 65lb Cover and 60lb Text so we can concentrate on stocking our high quality weights. We will focus on 4 colors: Aged, Gunmetal, Natural and White with our weights of text paper being 80lb Text (120gsm) and our card stock paper stocked in 80lb Cover. Additionally, our envelope stock is transitioning to 80lb Text as to allow for a higher quality offering in these 4 parchment shades. We will keep #10, A1 & A6 as a 60lb envelope yet moving A2 & A7 to be 80lb Text, along with introducing A9 envelopes. We hope you enjoy these new offerings of weights which will provide a broader assortment of parchment papers on our site when mixing manufacturer options.

Parchtone Colors

Mohawk Opaque Paper and Envelopes

The reliable paper. Mohawk Opaque is the solution for those in need of balance performance, cost and visual appeal. It is available in smooth and vellum, bright white and cream, and is always a reliable performer.
  • Two shades—96-bright White and mellow Cream
  • Six weights from 60 text to 100 cover
  • 10% Postconsumer waste recycled fiber
  • Cut-size items are laser guaranteed / Made with windpower
  • Insertable design envelopes available
Mohawk Opaque White and Cream
Smooth Basis weights:

60T / 89 gsm / PPI 500/ Caliper (Avg) 4.0

70T / 104 gsm / PPI 435/ Caliper (Avg) 4.6

80T / 118 gsm / PPI 385/ Caliper (Avg) 5.2

65C / 176 gsm / PPI 254/ Caliper (Avg) 7.9

80C /216 gsm / PPI 200/ Caliper (Avg) 10.0

100C / 270 gsm / PPI 164/ Caliper (Avg) 12.2

Vellum Basis weights:

60T / 89 gsm / PPI 417 / Caliper (Avg) 4.8

70T / 104 gsm / PPI 358 / Caliper (Avg) 5.6

80T / 118 gsm / PPI 313 / Caliper (Avg) 6.4

65C / 176 gsm /

80C /216 gsm / PPI 180 / Caliper (Avg) 11.0

100C / 270 gsm / PPI 143

Announcement Size Envelopes – VISUAL GUIDE

Announcement envelopes - VISUAL GUIDE

A-SIZE ENVELOPES – VISUAL GUIDE

Dimensions of A-SIZE Envelopes (size identified by inches and millimeters)
(insert must always be smaller than the envelope dimension)

  • A1  Envelopes (inches 3.625 x 5.125) [millimeters 92.075 x 130.175]
  • A2  Envelopes (inches 4.375 x 5.75) [millimeters 111.125 x 146.05]
  • A6  Envelopes (inches 4.75 x 6.5) [millimeters 120.65 x 165.1]
  • A7  Envelopes (inches 5.25 x 7.25) [millimeters 133.35 x 184.15]
  • A8  Envelopes (inches 5.5 x 8.125) [millimeters 139.7 x 206.375]
  • A9  Envelopes (inches 5.75 x 8.75) [millimeters 146.05 x 222.25]
  • A10 Envelopes (inches 6 x 9.5) [millimeters 152.4 x 241.3]

Announcement envelopes are designed with side seam construction and contemporary square flap. This is a popular choice for social and professional mailings, stationery, photographs, greeting cards, small booklets, and much more. Interesting fact to know, A-Envelopes and Baronial Envelopes can share common sizes – example: 5-1/2 Bar is the same dimension as A2, the defining differences are the flaps and the seam construction. If these factors are not important to your project, then best to move forward with the envelope offering the possibilities of making your project a success.

You can learn more about other various envelope sizes by viewing our complete envelope size guide. Additionally we are explaining in more detail the various sizes and uses.

Learn more about A1 / 4BAR ENVELOPES

 

 

 

Euro Flap Envelopes

We are stocking the lovely EURO FLAP envelope in this universal White and Natural.  Our envelopes are converted from Brockway 32/80 Felt Finish Papers and present themselves as a rich, quality product.   The White shade is not a bright color but more of a milky white.  Paper is on our floor to match these envelopes exactly.  Hit our live chat if you have any trouble finding the matching paper or card stock.

Some of our older Euro Flaps are now moved to this new stock. Be sure to view all of the Brockway items and their corresponding envelopes.

Cougar Opaque Announcement Envelopes

Cougar A-Size envelopes are offered in a variety of sizes along with two shades and two finishes.  With such a vast arrangement to stock, we are not offering the 32/80 Text (118 gsm).  We recommend using 28/70 (104 gsm) as this is offered in all sizes and is only slightly different.  Cougar envelopes are and have been a popular product for years and offered great quality at reasonable prices.

If you were using 32/80 smooth finish, transitioning to 28/70 vellum finish has an average caliper difference that is minimal. Actually, when looking up the average caliper, these have the same results, 28/70 vellum average caliper 6.0 and 32/80 smooth average caliper 5.9 – This is only addressing the ‘bulk’ factor – but possibly that may have been your only concern. You can view all the Cougar Envelopes we offer with one simple click. Also, before switching grades, view our paper weight chart for Cougar Paper to best determine your project needs.

If you are considering a grade transition and your project requires smooth finish, yet thicker, we are suggesting Neenah Classic Crest Solar White or Natural.  We do offer all A-Sizes with 32/80 smooth finish.

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.