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.

 

Can there be too much green?

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.
Green paper and envelopes

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 suggestBasis 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 suggestCurious 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!

Arturo Envelopes

Arturo Envelopes

Arturo Envelopes – Available in A-Sizes

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.