Pushing the Envelope
an an article titled “Pass the Envelope Please,” Maynard Benjamin, president and CEO of Alexandria, Virginia-based Envelope Manufacturers Association (EMA), stressed that despite a digital world espousing a paperless society, envelopes are still well in demand. “Though commonplace and ubiquitous in nature, envelopes have considerable impact,” he wrote. “The truth is, that no communications medium can match envelopes in their ability to consistently and uniquely touch our lives and ensure our trust.”
Below, envelope manufacturers share some of their unique product solutions and design capabilities.
On the Double
Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Envelope Mart USA
(www.envelopemart.com) has a new, five-color perfecting press that allows for fast, double-sided printing on envelopes with one pass, making it possible to print up to four colors on the front of an envelope and one color on the back and flap simultaneously. This results in higher quality, lower pricing and faster turnarounds for most three- to four-color orders in UV and standard inks.
Envelope Mart USA now offers optional latex gumming on virtually all envelopes, so they easily seal by simply pressing down on the flap. With the latex gumming on both surfaces, envelopes are securely sealed, making it a top choice for textured or “toothy” stocks. The latex sealing is ideal for non-automated applications, such as coin/banking envelopes, Tyvek and large-size catalog and booklet envelopes.
Broker Forms, Grand Rapids, Mich., (www.brokerforms.com) provides both #10 and 9x121⁄2" envelopes compatible with health-care claim forms. The #10 Security Envelope features a single, right window, and holds up to 12 claim forms. The 9x121⁄2" envelope has a single window located either on the left or right , and accommodates up to 50 claim forms without folding. Imprinted with “First Class Mail, Please Do Not Bend. Insurance Claim Forms Enclosed,” the products help to speed insurance claim processing.