Envelopes, Envelopes Printing, and Variable Data Printing on Envelopes!

If you did not already know, CatPrint offers envelopes and custom envelope printing!

As an online digital printer, CatPrint not only offers typical digital prints, but we also offer the ability for you to order custom printed envelopes, as well as variable data printed envelopes!

What sizes of envelopes does CatPrint offer?

CatPrint offers the following standard envelope sizes:

  • A1 Envelopes (3.63″ x 5.13″)
  • A2 Envelopes (4.375″ x 5.75″)
  • A6 Envelopes (4.75″ x 6.5″)
  • A7 Envelopes (5.25″ x7.25 “)
  • A8 Envelopes (5.5″ x 8.13″)
  • #10 Envelopes (4.13″ x 9.5″)
  • Square Envelopes
    • 5″ x 5″
    • 5.5″ x 5.5″
    • 6″ x 6″

What colors are available?

CatPrint has limited colors available, depending on the size!

For A1 Envelopes, we have the following colors available for you to choose from:

  • White
  • Cream
  • Shimmer
  • Cream Shimmer
  • Kraft

For A2 Envelopes, we have the following colors available:

  • White
  • Cream
  • Shimmer
  • Cream Shimmer
  • Kraft

For A6 Envelopes, we have the following two colors available:

  • White
  • Pale Green

For A7 Envelopes, we have the following colors available:

  • White
  • Cream
  • Shimmer
  • Cream Shimmer
  • Kraft
  • Holiday Red
  • Holiday Green
  • Olive Green
  • Pale Green

For A8 Envelopes, we currently only offer:

  • White

For #10 Envelopes, we have the following colors available:

  • White
  • Shimmer

For Square Envelopes, we have the following colors available:

  • White 5″
  • White 5.5″
  • White 6″

Which envelope size and/or color should I choose?

If you require some assistance in choosing which size would be best for your order, or what color may fit best for your order, make sure to contact Customer Service by email support@catprint.com or phone at 877-228-7768!

*CatPrint recommends ordering envelopes that are larger by at least .25” in height and width for an appropriate fit for your prints.

What is a square back flap?

More traditional envelopes come with triangle flap. See the following example for the square back flap!

Kraft Envelope Sample for Wedding Suite by CatPrint

Square back flap

How many envelopes can I order?

As always with CatPrint, there is no minimum order quantity that is required in order for you to make an order! Order 27 envelopes or 1000; that is completely up to you!

Do I have to order envelopes with prints?

Of course not! You can choose to order plain(unprinted on) or printed envelopes without matching prints.  When choosing your “Job Type” on the order builder page you will find “Envelope Only” and “Printed Envelopes” options at the bottom of the list.

How much does it cost to print on envelopes?

To find out more details about our envelope pricing, you can go to our envelope pricing page on CatPrint’s website!

Why would I want printed envelopes?

  • Professionalism: Printed envelopes are of your interest if you own a business or are in charge of printing for a business. You want the business to stand out and seem more professional when sending out letters to customers and clients! Printing on envelopes is much more professional and sleek than stamping your return address on the envelope, or sometimes, even handwriting on them! This is especially important when you are sending out invitations for formal events, such as inviting employees or clients to a formal dinner.
  • Time saving: If you are a graphic designer in the wedding industry or you are getting married in the future, you may be sending out wedding invitations and don’t want to have to write on every single envelope. It is already time consuming enough to figure out what are the best options for your wedding; why not save more time by not having to write your return address on each envelope, or the addresses of the people that you are inviting? Find out more about variable data printing!
  • Uniqueness: Even if you are not one of the above people, printed envelopes are a nice added touch to differentiating yourself. Set yourself apart by having stationery that is completely unique & yours!

Ordering a Wedding Suite with CatPrint

Weddings are Expensive!

Each year, the total price of having a wedding only gets more and more expensive. Couples are trying to find every possible method to reduce the price of each individual item that contributes to their wedding costs.

One of the most common types of prints that we see incoming to CatPrint are wedding invitations! You shouldn’t have to break your wallet just to print your own custom wedding invitations. That is why so many people turn to CatPrint to print not only their wedding invitations, but also their entire wedding suite!

If you have read our previous post on the List of Most Common Wedding Suite Sizes that we see printed at CatPrint, then the information in the table may look familiar.

The following prices are all based on a quantity of 100, with some of our most common card stocks that we see couples printing on for their weddings! Envelope pricing has not been included in the the table pricing. You may be interested in learning more about variable data setup and printing on envelopes instead of having to hand write your return address 100 times!

Print Type Job Size Based on EHC Linen HC Kraft HC Shimmer
Save the Date Postcard 4 x 6 2 sided print $82.11 $66.81 $81.85
Save the Date Card 5 x 7 2 sided print $85.09 $69.64 $84.70
Invitations 5 x 7 1 sided print $65.52 $50.08 $65.13
RSVPs 5 x 3.5 1 sided print $36.17 $29.28 $35.98
Small Inserts 5 x 3.5 1 sided print $36.17 $29.28 $35.98
Large Inserts 4 x 5.5 1 sided print $39.37 $31.59 $39.13
Thin Belly Bands 11 x 1.25 1 sided print $32.72 $24.87 $29.90

CatPrint Walkthrough: Part Five – Envelopes

If you haven’t been following the CatPrint Walkthrough series, now is your chance to learn about the CatPrint Walkthrough Process!

In the first part, we talked about how Customer Service does the first step in the quality check on your files!

In the second part of the series, we talked about how a Production Specialist will make a second quality check and work with Customer Service to make sure any comments are noted.

In the third part, we talked about how we make daily Printing and Color Maintenance and the importance of doing that twice a day!

In our fourth part of the series, we talked about what finishing is and how finishing is done.

Now we can move on to the next part of the series where we will talk about how the ordering and printing process changes when you request for envelopes with your order!

If you placed an order with envelopes, the last step before packaging and shipping out your printing order is counting your envelopes and including them with your prints. If you are simply ordering blank envelopes to match with your prints, the process is simple: we just count your envelopes, shrink-wrap and label them with your order number, and then send them to packaging and shipping area.

If you had elected for printed envelopes, we process the order much like we do for your prints, but we use a specific envelope printer to print onto your envelopes. We prepress your file, send the file to the printer, count out the envelopes, and then print the file right onto the envelope. The process takes a little extra diligence and monitoring to make sure that the image file is properly aligned and centered onto the envelope the way that you would want them to be. After the printing is complete, the envelopes are counted again to make sure that the correct number of envelopes will be shipped out to you.