The fortunes of the commercial envelope manufacturing industry and the postal service go hand in hand, and both link to the printing industry and the mechanized envelope processing industry producing equipments such as franking and addressing machines.
However, as an alternative to simply wrapping a sheet of paper around a folded letter or an invitation and sealing the edges, it is a tidy and ostensibly paper-efficient way of producing a rectangular-faced envelope. The process involves taking processed pulp stock and converting it to a continuous web which is gathered as a reel.
Postal Service for mailing at the price of a letter must be: In this respect, direct mail envelopes have a shared history with propaganda envelopes or " covers " as they are called by philatelists.
In this way although the postage-prepaid printed pictorial version died ignominiously, the diamond-shaped wrapper acquired de facto official status and became readily available to the public notwithstanding the time taken to cut them out and the waste generated.
The folded diamond-shaped sheet or "blank" was in use at the beginning of the 19th century as a novelty wrapper for invitations and letters among the proportion of the population that had the time to sit and cut them out and were affluent enough not to bother about the waste offcuts.
Where the claim to be paper-efficient fails is a consequence of paper manufacturers normally making paper available in rectangular sheets, because the largest size of envelope that can be realised by cutting out a diamond or any other shape which yields an envelope with symmetrical flaps is smaller than the largest that can be made from that sheet simply by folding.
Using any mechanical printing equipment to print on envelopes, which although rectangular, are in fact folded sheets with differing thicknesses across their surfaces, calls for skill and attention on the part of the operator.
Today, envelope-making machine manufacture is a long- and well-established international industry, and blanks are produced with a short-arm-cross shape and a kite shape as well as diamond shape. Some security envelopes have a patterned tint printed on the inside, which makes it difficult to read the contents.
The first known envelope was nothing like the paper envelope we know of today. The two people who discovered these first envelopes were Jacques de Morganinand Roland de Mecquenemin With the issuing of the stamps and the operation and control of the service which is a communications medium in government hands the British model spread around the world and the diamond-shaped wrapper went with it.
Other similar envelopes are available at stationery supply locations. Windowed envelope Windowed envelope A windowed envelope is an envelope with a plastic or glassine window in it.
If printing is required on all four flaps as well as the front, the process is referred to as "printing on the flat". That the flaps of an envelope can be held together by applying a seal at a single point is a classic design feature of an envelope.
By letter-post service operators were reporting significantly smaller volumes of letter-post, specifically stamped envelopes, which they attributed mainly to replacement by e-mail. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Present and future state of envelopes[ edit ] At the end of the 20th century, inthe digital printing revolution delivered another benefit for small businesses when the U.
The plastic in these envelopes creates problems in paper recycling. These mailers usually have an opening on an end with a flap that can be attached by gummed adhesive, integral pressure-sensitive adhesiveadhesive tapeor security tape.
Although a corresponding reduction in the volume of envelopes required would have been expected, no such decrease was reported as widely as the reduction in letter-post volumes. Envelope with advertising from used in the U. To this day, all other mechanical printing and duplicating equipments devised in the meantime, including the typewriter which was used up to the s for addressing envelopeshave been primarily designed to process rectangular sheets.
Hollow, clay spheres were molded around financial tokens and used in private transactions. They are used for high value products and documents as well as for evidence for legal proceedings. Postal Service became the first postal authority to approve the introduction of a system of applying to an envelope in the printer bin of a PC sheet printer a digital frank or stamp delivered via the Internet.
In the Southern Song dynasty, the Chinese imperial court used paper envelopes to distribute monetary gifts to government officials. Their use first became widespread in the UK when the British government took monopoly control of postal services and tasked Rowland Hill with its introduction.Take the mystery out of envelope printing.
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Write the address in this order Receiver (person or business) Delivery address; Suburb; Town/city postcode; Use a light-coloured envelope made of firm paper or card; Line the address up on the left hand side.
Download A quick guide to addressing your letters and parcels (PDF - 76KB). Street addresses. Use the street number in preference to a. Aug 19, · To address an envelope for a personal letter, write the recipient’s name on the first line and their street address or post office box on the second.
Use the third line for their city, state, and zip code, being sure to use the right two-letter state abbreviation%(53). When addressing an envelope, the sender's name and address should be placed in the top left-hand corner of the envelope.
The recipient's name and mailing address should be written in the lower center portion of the envelope. If the envelope is not addressed properly, it will likely be returned to.Download