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Popular Envelope Styles and Sizes

To help you in understanding and choosing envelopes, we have provided several illustrations of popular envelope styles and sizes, with enclosure sizes indicated.

Additional standard sizes for common envelopes are listed below.

Also below, you will find a short "Envelope Glossary."

Standard Envelope Sizes

Standard Sizes for Commercial Envelopes
#6-3/4 (3.625 x 6.5)
#7 (3.75 x 6.75)
#7-3/4 (3.875 x 7.5)
Monarch (3.875 x 7.5)
# 8-5/8 (3.625 x 8.625) 
#9 (3.875 x 8.875)
#10 (4.125 x 9.5)
#11 (4.5 x 10.375)
#12 (4.75 x 11)
#14 (5 x 11.5)

Standard Sizes for A-Line Envelopes
A2 (4.375 x 5.75)
A6 (4.75 x 6.5)
A7 (5.25 x 7.25)
A8 (5.5 x 8.125)
A10 (6 x 9.5)

Standard Sizes for Baronial Envelopes
4 Bar (3.625 x 5.125)
Gladstone (3.625 x 5.625)
5 Bar (4.125 x 5.625)
5.5 Bar (4.375 x 5.75)
6 Bar (4.75 x 6.5)
Lee (5.25 x 7.25)

Standard Sizes for Remittance Envelopes
No. 6-1/4 (3.5 x 6)
No. 6-1/2 (3.5 x 6.25)
No. 6-3/4 (3.625 x 6.5)
No. 9 (3.875 x 8.875)

Standard Sizes for Catalog Envelopes
6 x 9
6.5 x 9.5
7 x 10
7.5 x 10.5
8.75 x 11.25
9 x 12
9.5 x 12.625
10 x 13
11.5 x 14.5
10 x 15
12 x 15.5
 
Standard Sizes for Booklet Envelopes
4.75 x 6.5
5.5 x 7.5
5.5 x 8.125
5.75 x 8.875
6 x 9
6 x 9.5
6.5 x 9.5
7 x 10
7.5 x 10.5
8.75 x 11.5
9 x 12
9.5 x 12.625
10 x 13
 

Envelope Glossary

A-Line or A-Style Envelope ~ An envelope with a square flap; often used for announcements, invitations, and note cards.

Baronial Envelope ~ An envelope with a a large pointed flap; often used for announcements, invitations, and note cards.

Booklet Envelope ~ An envelope with the seal flap on the long side of the envelope.

Business Reply Envelope (BRE) ~ An envelope with a pre-printed postage permit and return address. (In contrast, a Business Return envelope has a pre-printed return address and the sender applies the postage.)

Catalog Envelope ~ An envelope with the seal flap on the short side of the envelope.

Commercial Envelope ~ An envelope with a pointed flap that is commonly used for business correspondence, such as letterhead, statements, etc..

Remittance Envelope ~ An envelope with a seal flap covering most of the back of the envelope, and used for collecting donations, etc.

Window Envelope ~ An envelope with an opening (with or without a translucent patch) that allow the contents inside the envelope to show through, such as a mailing address.

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