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something special

pica

quoin

elite

sorts

quire

prices and artwork

 

If none of our regular styles are quite what you have in mind, browse below for options on sizes and styles to help you create your own special envelope.

We have grouped the envelopes by technical specification. Names have been chosen from our 80-year heritage, particularly terms used during our early years as typefounders.

For background, we’ve given the definitions of these terms at the foot of each section. We hope you find these interesting, and maybe even helpful should you find yourself in a pub quiz.

 

 


pica

our own envelope with side perforation

'super' premium customised

 

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• 140mm x 76mm

• gummed or peel and seal closure

• colours - white, yellow, blue (gummed only)

 

If all you need is a slight tweak to one of our regular designs, the super premium customised envelope is a great option on a tight budget. This is our regular envelope, 140mm wide with side perforation, and allows full colour to the heading area with slight amendments to our regular declaration and standard text to the reverse. Examples appear above. Prices are only slightly higher than our regular premium customised envelopes.

 

pica: a typographic unit of measure equivalent to 12 point or one sixth of an inch. A point is equivalent to 1/72 of a inch.

 

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quoin

our own envelope with side perforation

fully bespoke 

 

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• 140mm x 76mm

• gummed or peel and seal closure

• colours - white, yellow, blue (gummed only)

 

quoin: Type that has been set and is ready for print would sit in a container known as a ‘chase’. The quoin was a wedge-shaped block used to lock the type into position.

 

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elite

white wallet

fully bespoke

 

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• 152mm x 89mm

• gummed or peel and seal closure

 

This envelope is popular because of it's neat size, which is still large enough to take a wide range of designs. As with the 140mm size, we can print in full colour to front and reverse. However, the more complex the specification, the more expensive the work. Keep costs down with simple designs and sparing use of colour. This size of envelope offers better value at quantities of 5,000 and above, and is available with a gummed or self-seal closure. Please note that self-seal envelopes offer much less space for content on the reverse.

 

elite: a type style having 12 characters per inch and approximately 10-point in printing type size. It is often associated with typewriters, but we used to set elite type in lead as formal typesetting.

 

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sorts

from 'mini' size up to C4

a wide range of sizes and closures

 

 

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We can print any size envelope up to C4. All the advice above about design, use of colour and quantity applies.  We only have print area guides for 140mm and 152mm sizes but do contact us for more help if you are planning to create artwork for other sizes.

 

sorts: sort is a typesetting term referring to a piece of type which represents a particular letter or symbol. It is cast from a matrix mould and assembled with other sorts bearing additional letters into lines of type to make up a forme from which a page is printed.

 

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quire

combined envelope and leaflet

 

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This simple but attractive leaflet features information for a visitor plus a perforation, pocket and remoist gummed strip that converts to an envelope. This device is used by a cathedral which does not charge for entry and is handed to visitors on arrival. The envelope enables the visitor to make a donation at the end of their visit.

 

quire: a quire is a set of 24 or sometimes 25 sheets of paper of the same size and stock. This is one twentieth of a ream.

 

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prices and artwork

Bespoke envelopes are priced individually according to their specification. We are very pleased to help with ideas and ways of creating the perfect envelope for you. Do call us to discuss your requirements. Bespoke envelopes require print ready artwork to be supplied by the customer. Please see our guide to artwork and illustrations for technical specifications here. Alternatively we can produce your artwork for you. Again do contact us to discuss this.

 

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