At Ideal Envelopes Limited we want you to be delighted every time you shop with us. Occasionally though, we know you may want to return items.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase you can return it to us in its original condition within 10 days of the date you received them (with any seals and shrink-wrap intact) and we will issue a full refund for the price you paid for them. This does not apply to bespoke cut and made items, see details below:-
You may have noticed that envelopes are supplied in a range of different GSM. This is also true of paper and card, but what does this mean?
GSM stands for 'Grams Per Square Meter' and means the amount of grams a single sheet of paper weighs measuring 1m x 1m.
Paper that is used to manufacture envelopes generally start at thin 70gsm all the way to up to a much thicker 180gsm paper. A lower gsm paper, such as 30 - 60gsm, would be used for something like newspapers but is much too thin to enclose anything without it becoming torn. Higher GSM envelopes such as 130gsm are much thicker and higher quality which makes them popular for use as wedding invitations. You can see the table below which shows the GSM and common uses.
|70 - 90gsm||Business Envelopes to enclose letters, thin documents. These envelopes are generally cheap.|
|90gsm - 100gsm||Average envelope that is used to send through the postal system.|
|110 - 130gsm||Premium envelope that are popular as use for wedding invitations or greetings cards envelopes.|
|140 - 180gsm||Thick envelopes that are very sturdy and protect it's contents.|
An envelope is the first thing that you see and can help improve deliverability, increase open rates, promote offers and communicate a positive brand image. Simply by using a coloured envelope over a plain white envelope can increase open rates by nine times! You can communicate a positive brand image further by having your brand printed onto an envelope of your choice!
In order to get your letters and mail delivered to the correct address as quickly as possible, you need to ensure you address your envelope in the right format.
Please see below an example of a correctly addressed envelope
Although not a requirement, it is good practice to add a return address to your mail in the event that it doesn't get delivered to the intended address. You can place the return address anywhere on the envelope but it is recommended to place this on the back of the envelope to avoid confusion with the delivery address.
Yes, paper envelopes are recyclable and can be placed in your household recycling bin/box to be collected by your local council. However, envelopes with windows may not be completely recyclable due to the window being made of plastic. Although the plastic isn't able to be recycled, it can now be separated from the envelope easily at the paper mills. Another option would be to manually remove the window yourself.
Envelopes with bubble wrap such as padded envelopes, jiffy bags or bubble bags cannot be recycled due to them being made of multiple materials (paper, plastic & other materials).
You're in the right place. We supply a range of totally recycled envelopes in a whole range of popular sizes and colours.Shop Recycled Envelopes read more...
Here you will find detailed information including sizes and costs for sending standard letters and large letters with Royal Mail.
|Max Weight||Max Length||Max Width||Max Thickness|
Ideal for mailing greeting cards, regular letters and postcards, the maximum size that would fall under a 'letter' is 165 mm x 240 mm. We would recommend using an envelope no larger than C5 to fit these restrictions comfortably and avoid any excess costs. The envelope and contents must also weigh under 100g.
Recommended envelope sizes
For mailing contents such as A4 sized documents, DVDs, certificates, large greeting cards and magazines you would need to send as a large letter. The maximum size is 250 mm x 353 mm and and a maximum weight of 750g so a C4 envelope is a good choice.
Recommended envelope sizes for a large letter
|Weight||1st Class||2nd Class|
|up to 100g||£1.01||97p|
|101g to 250g||£1.40||£1.26|
|251g to 500g||£1.87||£1.64|
|501g to 750g||£2.60||£2.22|