It’s the Little Things that Count
What do mints, buttons and pills have in common? For one thing, all three items are typically small in size, which is an obvious consideration when it comes to selecting
This month’s mystery product combines a traditional product design and rare equipment capabilities for a
solution that’s just right.
Check out the following clues and try to guess what the product is:
• It can be manufactured using a variety of paper and synthetic substrates.
• It flat out can’t be beat for versatility in form and function.
• It is a niche market product that provides the max for the minimum.
mystery product revealed
Bensenville, Illinois-based The Envelope Express is a trade-only envelope manufacturer specializing in rush service and custom solutions, including this month’s mystery product—mini envelopes. The mini envelopes are available in a flap design with or without adhesive, as well as an open-end style for applications such as card holders.
Richard Kuebler, sales representative, explained that it is the RM model of a Champion Miniature Rotary press that produces the products in a wide variety of sizes and styles. “You must have the machinery to produce these specialty envelopes, so it isn’t all that common a capability out there,” he said. “We do get a decent number of requests for mini envelopes.”
Mini envelopes are made from paper and synthetic substrates, including high-quality, custom stocks with solid inside tints and tear-resistant papers such as Tyvek and PaperTyger. Applications include currency, opticals, small coins, pharmaceuticals, event tickets, stamps, plastic cards, various promotional products and scrapbooking.
The minimum envelope is 111⁄16x13⁄4˝. The maximum open end is 5x43⁄4˝; the maximum open side is 31⁄8x51⁄2˝; and the largest single side seam is 4x43⁄4˝. Church-envelope sizes range from 13⁄4x35⁄8˝ up to 31⁄8x51⁄2˝. Options include four-color process, up to six spot colors and PMS colors. The minimum order is 1,000 pieces. Finished products come boxed or shrinkwrapped.