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Custom Business Envelopes Options from ABC Office

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Custom Business EnvelopesEnvelopes play a huge roll in any business. They are used for mailing literature, bills, checks, invoices and much more. The type of envelope used depends a lot on the purpose and the needs of the business. While we currently offer a lot of standard envelope options, some businesses need very unique features. We are able to provide you with custom business envelope options. I would like to cover a few of those in this article.

At ABC Office we currently offer six different “common” envelope designs (found here). This includes #9 and #10 envelopes with single and dual window configurations. This also includes business flap and standard flap envelopes. The standard envelopes that we offer are perfect for use with envelope inserting machines or for manual letter insertion. Before you consider custom envelopes, be sure to check out our standard options.

So what are some common modifications our customers like to make to our envelopes? I would like to cover some of the most common, but keep in mind that there is a lot we are able to do. Custom envelopes, do to their nature, must be ordered in a minimum quantity of 5,000 pieces. This allows us to get a run going and keep it cost effective for both of us. Here are some common modifications you may be interested in:

Window Positioning – Most envelopes have their window (single or double) in a fairly common fixed position. This is designed to conform to common address printing practices of most businesses. Some businesses, however, need the window in a different position or just slightly adjusted to accommodate a custom job or custom marketing literature. We are able to adjust and customize the window to fit just about any need. Just give us a call and ask us for a quote.

Flap Shape – Whether you are using an envelope inserting machine or you simply need a different look, we can adjust the shape and look of the flap. You may want it to have a more pronounced triangle or a flat design. Just let us know what you need.

Custom Printing – Printing is one of the most common custom options we offer. This may involve something as simple as a black printed address and logo or something a little more complex. We can offer full color (PMS matched) printing on envelopes with vibrant results. This can be done with reverse flap envelopes, business envelopes and much more.

Security Measures – Do you need added security? Do you need the pocket of the envelope lined with a pattern to prevent the contents from being seen? There are a lot of things we can do increase the security.

As you can see, we offer a lot of options with our envelopes. You are more than welcome to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788 to discuss custom envelope options. We can help answer all of your questions and provide you with formal quotes and bids for a variety of custom envelope projects.

At ABC Office we also offer a great selection of envelope inserting machines (found here) and paper folding machines (found here).

What is a Reverse Flap Envelope?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Folder InsertersAn envelope is just an envelope, right? Is there really that much difference from one to another? While on the surface business envelopes may seem as simple as a #9 or a #10 size, there is actually a lot more involved than you might think. A few of those differences include where the flap is located and where the windows are found.

One common question is “What is a reverse flap envelope?” Reverse flap envelopes, also known as reverse fold envelopes, have the folded flap on the bottom of the envelope rather than the top. There are a lot of reasons for this, with the primary reason being mass mailing and use with folder inserter machines.

This is an example of a reverse flap envelope:

Reverse Flap Envelopes

Reverse flap envelopes have mail inserted from the bottom rather than the top. The orientation of the address window is typically on the left side of the envelope. Bottom flap envelopes, due to the design and orientation, flow and run much better in envelope inserting machines. While most folding and inserting machines, such as those by Formax, can use a standard top flap envelope, bottom flap envelopes are preferred.

Once the bottom flap has been sealed shut, the envelope looks almost identical to a standard top flap envelope. To the customer, or envelope recipient, it is just a standard envelope. These types of envelopes are perfect for mailing bills, receipts, invoices, promotional material and more.

You can find our entire selection of Formax folder inserters here and Relyco business envelopes here.

Why Use Relyco DURASEAL Secure Business Envelopes?

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Relyco DURASEAL Secure Business EnvelopesIf you send out bills, checks, invoices and other sensitive information via the USPS or other mailing services, you probably have the need of a secure envelope. These types of envelopes make it difficult to impossible to view contained documents. One of the most popular secure businesses envelope available is the DURASEAL line from Relyco. These envelopes are popular not only because of their quality and security, but also because of their unique ability to work with folding and inserting machines (aka envelope stuffing machines).

DURASEAL envelopes are designed from the ground up with security in mind. As of the writing of this article, DURASEAL envelopes come in #9 (3-7/8″ x 8-7/8″) and #10 (4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″) sizes. These envelopes feature a unique security tint. This tint obscures the contents by making the envelope impossible to see through, even when held up to a bright light.

Another important security feature in is the window. Many envelope windows make contents easy to see, including account numbers. All you need to do is shake the contents around or pull back on the window to see what’s inside. Relyco DURASEAL envelopes position the window slightly higher than normal to keep bank account information obscured.

There are currently about 8 different types of DURASEAL envelopes available, with the biggest differences being the positioning of the window and the positioning of the flap. This includes double windows and reverse bottom flaps. If for any reason the standard DURASEAL envelope doesn’t meet your needs, customized envelopes can be made. Call 1-800-658-8788 to request a custom envelope quote. Custom modifications include window location, window size, personal logos, colors and more.

One of the biggest reasons our customers like Relyco envelopes is their unique ability to work flawlessly with Formax automatic paper folder inserters. Relyco and Formax actually have a relationship where they have designed each others equipment and supplies to work well with each other. Relyco envelopes, including DURASEAL, can also be used with most other folding and inserting machines (aka envelope stuffing machines).

You can find our entire selection of Relyco business envelopes here and our entire selection of Formax folder inserters here.

New Pressure Seal Checks & Mailers Now Online

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Formax Pressure Sealer MachinesToday we have just added several new pressure seal checks and pressure seal mailers that can be used with most of the Formax and Duplo pressure sealers we offer online. These pressure seal checks and forms are made by Relyco and come in a variety of styles, colors and formats. This includes Z-fold, C-fold and V-fold pressure seal paper.

Pressure sealers, often confused with folder inserters, use special pressure seal paper that has built-in pressure activated glue. As a pressure seal check or mailer runs through a pressure sealer, steel metal rollers press the paper down and activate the pressure-activated glue. This glue holds the document in place, making it easy to mail.

Relyco Ultraseal Pressure Seal ChecksYou have probably received pressure seal checks or statements in your own mail at home. They are often used for mailing utility bills, checks, rebates, school grades, statements and other material. Typically the sides and ends are perforated (which are torn off), making contents easy to access and open.

Pressure seal paper can be used in most laser printers, inkjet printers and copy machines. Once the paper is printed on, it can be placed in a pressure sealer.

Why Use A Pressure Sealer?

  • Security – Pressure seal checks and paper are tamper proof. Contents cannot be access without obvious proof of tampering. Most pressure seal checks and forms also include a colored security watermark, making contents impossible to see without opening.
  • Convenience – Pressure sealed mail is really easy to open and has a higher open rate than conventional mail in envelopes. Pressure sealers also run at a much faster speed than folder inserters, making pressure sealers ideal for bulk mailing.
  • Cost – It is cheaper to fold pressure seal checks and forms than to fold paper and insert it into an envelope. Pressure sealers typically cost less than envelope stuffing machines. Pressure sealers completely eliminate the need of an envelope, cutting down on waste and cost.

These are just a few reasons why you may want to consider using a pressure sealer. If you have a pressure sealer, our Relyco Ultraseal pressure seal checks and mailers are some of the most compatible, affordable and durable available.

You can find our entire selection of Relyco pressure seal checks here and Relyco pressure seal mailers here. You can find our entire selection of pressure sealer machines here.

Envelope Inserting Machine Problems? Consider Relyco Envelopes!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Formax Envelope Stuffing MachineFolding and inserting machines are great for mailing bills, brochures, applications, receipts and a wide variety of other mail. These machines can insert paper into envelopes in a fraction of the time it takes to do it manually. While folding and inserting machines are great, they can sometimes be picky when it comes to envelopes.

At ABC Office we offer a wide variety of Formax envelope stuffing machines. Prior to sending out a machine, we typically require a customer to mail in envelope samples for testing. This is because some envelopes simply will not work with folding and inserting machines. Symptoms of incorrect envelopes include tearing, improper sealing and overall machine jams.

Reclyco #10 Inserter EnvelopeWhether you need to speed up your Formax inserter order or currently have a machine and are experiencing issues, you may want to consider using Relyco envelopes. We recently added several #9 and #10 Relyco envelopes to our site that are designed from the ground up to be used with Formax and other envelope stuffing machines.

Formax uses Relyco envelopes with their own inserting machines. These new envelopes include single window, dual window and bottom flap designs. They also feature a security tint that helps protect envelope contents from unwanted reading.

You can find our entire selection of envelope stuffing / inserting machines here and our entire selection of inserter friendly Relyco envelopes here.

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