Envelope Styles

When it comes to ordering an envelope, it's important to understand which sizes are standard and most popular. Listed below are a wide range of standard sizes for a variety of different envelope types and styles.


Commercial -


Business correspondence envelopes come with a variety of flap styles and sizes


The most common is the number 10 with either a commercial flap or a square flap. These envelopes are designed for machine insertion making them an ideal and efficient choice for direct mail, invoices, checks and statements. Commercial envelopes are also often used for letterhead and personal correspondence. They open along the top edge and have diagonal seams.

    Sizes and Styles





Catalog -


Catalog envelopes are well-suited for face-to-face sales presentations, leave-behind presentations and mailing multiple documents.


These envelopes have a center seam that makes them more durable for mailing heavyweight materials.


Used for heavy-duty mailing and shipping requirements such as:

• Presentation Materials

• Multiple Documents  • Catalogs

Booklet -


Booklet envelopes are well-suited for annual reports, brochures and sales literature.


These envelopes have a side opening and the standard flap style is appropriate for automatic insertion equipment. Booklet envelopes also come with a peel-and-seal or square flap to fit any project requirements.


Used for heavy-duty mailing and shipping requirements such as:

• Annual Reports  • Marketing Brochures

• Sales Materials  • Proposals

Announcement -


Announcement square flap envelopes fall under the social announcement category of envelopes and typically have a square flap design.


These envelopes are most commonly made with text weight papers and come in a wide range of colors and textures. A-style envelopes can be used for invitations, smaller brochures, booklets and promotional pieces, as well as business stationery, for a unique premium look.

Remittance -


Remittance envelopes have a wallet flap which provides a large printing area for order blanks or donation information.


Used by charities, schools, churches and mail order companies, these envelopes are usually printed on both sides, which flat sheet printing and converting makes super easy.

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