It’s nice when you create a piece that fits perfectly in an envelope. Here are some common size combinations for cards and envelopes to match them. If your art has bleeds you’ll need to set your art up properly with extensions and trim marks. (Here our bleed settings are 0.125 in.)
Cards and Invitations
- A-6 envelopes (4.75 x 6.5) are a frequent choice for small invitations. The card (or each panel of the card if it is a fold-over) should be 4.625 x 6.25. This is also known as a “Norwood” card.
- A-7 envelopes (5.25 x 7.25) are probably the most common invitation envelope. The card should be 5.125 x 7 (“Lee”) but many people use 5 x 7.
- A-8 envelopes (5.5 x 8.125) are sometimes used. The card should be 5.25 x 7.875.
- 6 x 9 envelopes are fairly popular because they hold a statement-sized card (5.5 x 8.5) which is created by cutting a standard letter sized sheet in half
- A-1 envelopes (3.625 x 5.125) are sometimes used for carrying RSVPs or reply cards. The card should be trimmed to 3.5 x 4.825 (“York”).
- A-2 envelopes (4.375 x 5.75) are the most popular choice for RSVPs or reply cards. The card should be 4.25 x 5.5 (“Dagmar”).
All of the above can be mailed at standard postage rates. No postal surcharges will apply.
There are many other combinations but these are the most common combinations we see in our work.