Christmas

Overprinted Envelope Printing

Here is some very useful information regarding the choice of sizes, materials and ink colours available for our Overprinted Envelopes. Please visit the Overprinted Envelopes Price page when you are ready.

We offer different material options for different envelope sizes. Once you have chosen the size you need, the drop down list under "What paper and paper colour do you require?" will update. NB C6 envelopes can only be overprinted in one Pantone spot colour; all other envelopes can be overprinted in either four colour process or Pantone spot colour(s).

Envelope Sizes and Materials

DL (110mm x 220mm)

  • 90gsm self-seal smooth cartridge – white
  • 100gsm peel & seal Zeta Linen Finish or Hammer Finish – white, brilliant white, ivory
  • 120gsm peel & seal Conqueror Wove or Laid – diamond white, brilliant white, high white, cream
  • 120gsm peel & seal Conqueror CX22 – diamond white
  • 120gsm peel & seal Equest unwatermarked smooth premium cartridge – white

C6 (114mm x 162mm)

  • 100gsm self-seal smooth cartridge – white

C5 (162mm x 229mm)

  • 100gsm self-seal smooth cartridge – white
  • 120gsm peel & seal Conqueror Wove or Laid – diamond white, brilliant white, high white, cream
  • 120gsm peel & seal Conqueror CX22 – diamond white
  • 120gsm peel & seal Equest unwatermarked smooth premium cartridge – white

C4 (229mm x 324mm)

  • 100gsm self-seal smooth cartridge – white
  • 100gsm peel & seal Zeta Linen Finish or Hammer Finish – white, brilliant white, ivory
  • 120gsm peel & seal Conqueror Wove or Laid – diamond white, brilliant white, high white, cream
  • 120gsm peel & seal Conqueror CX22 – diamond white

Plain or Window Envelopes

Many of the windows listed above are available with a window.

Printing Restrictions

When overprinting envelopes, it is important that no image falls on top of a glued seam or too near to the edge. Our Envelope Templates (see the top menu bar) have guide lines to show the available image area. You will see from the Templates that DL and C6 envelopes cannot be printed on their flaps, whereas C5 and C4 envelopes can be.

Production times for printing Overprinted Envelopes

The following choices of turnaround times are available for printing Overprinted Envelopes.

Express turnaround – your Overprinted Envelope printing order will be despatched in five working days.

Express Plus turnaround – your Overprinted Envelope printing order will be despatched in three working days.

Economy turnaround – your Overprinted Envelope printing order will be despatched in ten working days.

For a day to be treated as the first working day, we require your printing order and payment along with print quality artwork before 10am. Alternatively, for an additional charge, you can delay the printing order, payment and print quality artwork cut-off time to 3.30pm.

Artwork and PDF requirements

  • We operate a PDF workflow, so please supply your artwork as a Press Quality PDF. If you prefer, we can create a PDF for you; there is an additional charge for this PDF creation service of £20 plus VAT.
  • We will email a PDF proof to you for approval
  • We need a "quiet area" to ensure no image is too near to the edge of the envelope and no image is on top of a glued seam
  • Supply files to us in CMYK or Pantone colour, not RGB please
  • Image resolution should be 300dpi or more
  • Please embed fonts or convert all of your text to shapes

We strongly recommend that you download a PDF template when preparing Overprinted Envelope artwork; you can do so from the Templates page which is accessible via the top menu bar.

Christmas Hours

We will be closed for Christmas from 5.30pm on 20th December and will re-open at 9am on 2nd January.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

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