Postal Methods provides 3 different types of envelopes based on the number of pages the document contains. The system automatically chooses the envelope that best fits the size of your mailing. All our envelopes are “Window” envelopes where the return address and send to address on the document show through the window.
A #10, double window envelope is used when a document contains 1-4 pages or less (for one sided pages, it would be a maximum of 4, for printing on both sides, it would be between 5- 8).
A 6 x 9, double window envelope is used when a document contains between 5-12 pages (for one sided pages, 5-12, for printing on both sides it would be 10-24)
A 9×12 envelope (single window) is used when a document contains between 13-150 pages (for one sided pages, 13-150, for printing on both sides it would be 26-300)
Location of Address
- The recipient address or “send to address” must be placed in a specific location in order for the system to read it properly and ensure it’s visible through the envelope window once printed and folded. The address should be located between 2.25 inches from the top of the page and 3.25 inches from the top of the page. This one inch area should provide adequate space for up to 5 address lines. A single address line should be no wider than 4 inches long.
- A return address is not required, however this is suggested. The return address can be placed between 0.25 and 1.5 inches from the top of the page and 0.5 inches from the left margin. If you are a business, your logo can go in this area as well as the address.
- Postal Methods provides the ability to insert a #9, right side single window, reply envelope. The bottom 1/3 of the perf paper is the portion that will be torn off and placed in the reply envelope. On a 8.5×11 paper, this area begins 4 inches from the left side of the paper and 9.5 inches from the top of the paper. The area is 1 inch horizontally and 4 inches vertically.