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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
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 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.
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 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.
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 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
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
Depending on the true intent of this question, your answer may vary. Green may refer to “eco-friendly”, but the context of this post is as simple as green can be, it’s all about the color green. This may be the perfect time of year to have too much of a good thing.
This is a popular time of year when many shoppers ask about getting green paper or envelopes. We have so many options, which can make this quest exciting or cumbersome, depending on your personality.
If you are thrilled to browse around, I’d direct you to our Shop by Color and simply say “hit Green“. Otherwise, you may be asking specific questions which would then prompt different thoughts. Here’s a few suggestions based on potential project needs.
Customer says: so little time and so much to do – doing mass mailer – need nice product at budgeted price. —> I would suggest, Mohawk Britehue, color option Green.
Customer says: quality product, average price, but I cannot use metallic/shimmer envelopes, it must be envelopes made from “regular” paper. —> I would suggest, Basis Green Envelopes, yet, if you are worried this green may be a bit too dark, then consider Pop-tones.
French Pop-tones offers 5 shades of green. (Spearmint, Limeade, Sour Apple, Gumdrop and Jellybean)
Customer says: I want shimmer/metallic options —> I would suggest, Curious Metallic Botanic has been a very popular choice and other thoughts would be Stardream Fairway, Shine Lime Satin, Shine Moss and Malmero Emeraude (non metallic). (All shimmer has limited envelope choices and we do not have envelope options for the last 2 suggestions)
Customer says: I need to run these on my home printer. —> I would suggest, be sure to consider printer obstacles…(example: confirm print will show on paper color, confirm envelope or paper size will work with my printer and paper or card stock is an acceptable weight for my printer) THEN, we can move to answer… All the above suggestions will work with Inkjet and Laser printers with one exception.. Stardream brand is only laser friendly, it does not work with inkjet (it will smear)
Customer says: anything goes but I need to see the color —> I would suggest, Consider purchasing a sampler pack we call Favorite Greens. This will allow you to see and touch the quality of the paper. Also, make note that envelopes are converted from the text weight version of the paper and it is also important to confirm with a customer service representative as to whether your preferred paper does in deed have envelopes converted in the size you may need. Additionally, if you need another sample, ask a rep to include it in your box so you are in a place to make the best choice.
Happy Green exploring!
Something NEW…. Arturo Envelopes are now available in US A-Sizes. Offering A1, A2, A6, A7 & A9 Envelopes. This rich line of paper and stationery has only offered European envelopes sizes in the past. Now this line can almost cover the globe.
If you are trying to figure out your paper or card stock to go along with these sizes, consider the 8-1/2-x-11 options and order small cuts to coordinate with your envelopes.
Just a reminder, Arturo A-Size envelopes are available in White and Soft White only. This product is offered in small packs or boxes of 200.
Lastly… just a little help with A7 Arturo Envelopes – This size has 3 options:
- Arturo – A7 Envelope (This is a regular A7 Envelope with gummed flap)
- Arturo -A7 Un-gummed Envelope (This is the same size, yet no gumming options on the flap)
- Arturo -A7 Outer (This is 1/4-inch larger in width and height than the traditional A7) – This option holds the A7 nicely as to create an ideal inner/outer ensemble.