Converting Envelopes – What’s That?
Envelope Converting FAQ
In envelope printing, the term for turning a flat sheet of paper into an envelope is called “Converting”. Envelopes can be printed before or after conversion:
- 1 and 2 color printing is almost always done after conversion.
- Envelopes printed after conversion will require a 5/16″ margin around the envelope edges with no printing.
- Full Color envelopes require printing before conversion.
- Full color envelopes can be digitally printed after conversion
- Some embossing and foil envelope designs also require printing before conversion
- Edge to edge printing (bleeds) require printing before conversion.
- Printing on the inside of the envelope, for example custom security tints, require printing before conversion.
- Artwork with solid ink areas may need to converted after printing to avoid seam lines.
- If printed before conversion, a two sided envelope only prints on one side of the flat sheet.
- While many envelope converters require a minimum run of 5,000 envelopes, our minimum run is only 250.
For more information or pricing, please visit our Envelope Printing web page.