Catalog Envelopes vs Booklet Envelopes

Catalog envelopes and Booklet envelopes are two popular types of business envelopes. Both are available in various sizes, with the most common sizes being 6″ x 9″, 9″ x 12″ and 10″ x 13″. These larger envelopes are ideal for mailing catalogs, booklets, brochures and sales literature.

How does a Catalog Envelope differ from a Booklet Envelope?

A Catalog envelope opens on the short end. For example, on a 9″ x 12″ catalog envelope the open flap is along the 9″ end. Hence, catalog envelopes are sometimes called Open End envelopes.

Catalog envelopes are sometimes called Open End envelopes

A Booklet envelope is similar to the catalog envelope except that the booklet envelope opens on the long side. For example, on a 9″ x 12″ booklet envelope the open flap is along the 12″ side. Hence, booklet envelopes are sometimes called Open Side envelopes.

Booklet envelopes are sometimes called Open Side envelopes

Booklet envelopes might be preferred over catalog envelopes when a lot of envelopes must be filled manually. This is because the larger opening makes the envelope easier to stuff, especially if the contents are bulky.

If you would like to learn more about custom-printed business envelopes, give Formax Printing a call at 866-367-6221. We can explain all your options and help you choose the envelope that best suits your specific mailing needs. Or, if you already know your specs and would like a quote, click here to access our easy quote form. We look forward to assisting you!

Take care! Keith

About the Author

Keith Beaty is the owner of Formax Printing Solutions in St. Louis, MO. Formax provides a complete array of offset and digital printing services. Specialty areas include full-color printing, all types of softcover books, laminated printing, plus fulfillment and mailing services. If you ever have a printing question or project you would like to discuss, Keith is always happy to help. He can be reached at 314-434-5500 or 866-367-6221. Keith and Formax have been providing worry-free printing and related services for over 30 years.

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