Variable data printing makes your life easier

What is variable data printing?

You may have heard the term get tossed around pretty often, but found it a little complicated to comprehend. Variable data printing is when you have the same design for multiple prints but wish to have an element within the design that is different. A great example of this is business cards and printed envelopes!

For example, if you want to print envelopes to send out your wedding invitations and you want everything the same except for the recipient information, then variable data printing on printed envelopes may be right for you! Learn more about envelope printing and the cost of printed envelopes!

Another use that is especially useful with variable data printing are business cards! If you have the same design for the business cards but the information for each of your employees is different, then you may be interested in variable data printing for employee’s business cards.

How can variable data printing help me?

Variable data printing will save you time! 

In the case of variable data printing envelopes, it will take away all of the pains involved in repetitive handwriting of addresses.

Can CatPrint setup my variable data job for me?

Yes! CatPrint can set up your variable data job for a $25 fee.

What does CatPrint need from me to help me setup my variable data files?

CatPrint needs a properly setup spreadsheet, which you can see below, and the font’s name, color, and size that you wish to use for the design. Email all of this in to

Variable Data Setup

Variable Data Setup Example

As always, if you have any questions, you can contact Customer Service at 877-228-7768 or and we will be happy to help you!


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 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!