What is a Converted Envelope?
A converted envelope is an envelope that is made into an envelope after it was been printed OR is custom made to a unique specification. These converted envelopes might require a specific color, texture or weight of paper not found in a standard ready made envelope.
Envelopes are converted by large envelope manufacturers usually to the trade. As you might expect, converted envelopes will cost more than standard readymade envelopes because of their custom specifications. Likewise, envelope conversion can take as long as 4 weeks due to the backlog of envelope production often found with envelope manufacturers.
Your envelope might be a candidate for conversion if the design;
- Has heavy ink coverage
- Is full color or complex ink registration
- Bleeds on all 4 sides.
- Has a special window placement or design element
- You are ordering in quantities of 50,000 or more.