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Envelope Size Guide

The first step is to identify what size of envelope you require. The most commonly used envelopes in Ireland are DL Size, C5 Size, C4 Size, Pocket Envelopes & Wallet envelopes. Depending on the type of documentation are sending will determine the type of envelope you require.

Envelope Size Guide

 

Guide To Buying Envelopes

The first step is to identify what size of envelope you require. The most commonly used envelopes in Ireland are DL Size, C5 Size, C4 Size, Pocket Envelopes & Wallet envelopes. Depending on the type of documentation are sending will determine the type of envelope you require.

Envelope Size Guide

Envelope Size Millimetres Centimetres Inches
C4 Envelope 114mm (w) x 162mm (h) 11.4cm (w) x 16.2cm (h) 4.5inches (w) x 6.4inches (h)
C5 Envelope 162mm (w) x 229mm (h) 16.2cm (w) x 22.9cm (h) 6.4inches(w) x 9 inches (h)
C6 Envelope 114mm (w) x 162mm (h) 11.4cm (w) x 16.2cm (h) 4.5 inches(w) x 6.4 inches (h)
DL Envelope 220mm (w) x 110mm (h) 22cm (w) x 11cm (h)  8.66 inches x 4.33 inches

Envelope Quality
Envelopes are available in a variety of weights from lightweight envelopes (70gsm) to 140gsm which would be considered a heavy or high quality paper. The higher the gsm of the envelope the higher the quality of the envelope. Depending on your required envelope quality or desired presentation we stock a wide range of envelopes for you to choose from.

Envelope Seal Types
Gummed Envelopes There are 4 main envelope seal types including gummed, self seal, peel & seal & extra strong peel & seal provided by Power Tac.

Gummed Envelopes
Gummed envelopes are the most common sealing type. Simply moisten the adhesive layer along with the envelope & simply press to seal the envelope. Once these envelopes are stored correctly they can last a number of years.

Self Seal Envelopes
Self seal envelopes have risen in popularity because they contain a two latex strip that simply bond together once pressed. Once sealed tightly the envelope cannot be opened without causing damage or disturbance.

Peel & Seal Envelopes
Peel & Seal envelopers are one of the most secure ways to send postage. They contain a latex strip that is covered by a protective seal. Once the seal is removed & pressed it will make a secure bond without applying moisture.

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