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  • Discounted Envelopes - Flash Offer

     

    FLASH OFFER - A massive 20% off EVERYTHING at All Colour Envelopes until 2pm on Friday 9th February 2018. NO DISCOUNT CODE NEEDED as they discounted prices will be applied to the website!

    This is your chance to stock up on coloured envelopes, bubble bags, foil bags and mailers at a hugely discounted rate.

    20% off at All Colour Envelopes

    What's included? In short - EVERYTHING. That's all coloured envelopes, black envelopes, business envelopes, metallic bubble bags, coloured bubble bags, coloured padded mailers, white padded mailers, matt and metallic foil bags - THE LOT!

    Anything excluded? Our sale/clearance lines are excluded from the offer. They already have a whopping discount!

    Why are you still reading this? Time is running out to get your discounted envelopes.... head to the homepage to start browsing www.allcolourenvelopes.co.uk


    Offer Terms & Conditions: 20% discount already applied online - no need to enter discount code (we like to make things easy). Offer applies to all items advertised online at www.allcolourenvelopes.co.uk, excluding items already discounted in the 'SALE' category. Offer ends at 2pm on Friday 9th February 2018. Discount applies to online purchases only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.


     

  • Which envelope should I use for cheap postage?

    postbox

    Do you want to know which envelope is best to use to ensure cheap postage? You're not alone - this is a question we get asked a lot!

    You may be like many of our savvy customers who want to keep postage costs a low as possible. Something as simple as choosing a slightly smaller envelope can take you from a parcel rate to letter rate, saving significantly per item sent! Obvious, yes – but not always the first thing people consider when planning a mailing. Quite often the envelope contents are designed, printed and produced ahead of the envelope decision and this can cost a business thousands in unnecessary expense.

    Whether it's a direct mail campaign, large scale mailing or general business post, by saving a even a few pence per item sent can make a huge difference over a year.

    The cheapest way to send mail in the UK is by Royal Mail 2nd Class Letter Post. A 2nd class standard letter stamp costs 56p. To use this mail format, your envelope must be within the following limits when filled and sealed ready to post:

    Standard Letter Post

    • Envelope Maximum Dimensions = 240mm x 165mm (24cm x 16.5cm)
    • Envelope Maximum Thickness = 5mm (0.5cm)
    • Envelope Maximum Weight = 100g

    The following standard envelope sizes are all suitable for standard letter post:

    C5 size envelopes are the largest standard envelope size that can be used for Royal Mail standard letter post. If you want to get the most for your money, this is a great envelope choice.

    Indecently, if you are looking at postage costs ahead of a direct mail campaign, you might be interested to know that coloured envelopes are 9 times more likely to be opened than white envelopes! A great tip to improve open rates (especially great as if you use a C5 envelope you can save on your postage costs too – win win!).

    Don’t forget you will need to ensure that the total weight is less than 100g and the thickness of the envelope less than 5mm.

    For more information and guidance on which envelopes to choose for the various Royal Mail postage rates, please see our handy guide page Postage Rates for Envelopes.

    Information correct as of 23rd January 2018. Please use this page as a guideline. We always recommend measuring/weighing your postage and checking the Royal Mail website for the most up to date rates & cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred due to the above information.


     

  • Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

    The 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year has been revealed as ULTRA VIOLET and we think it's simply fabulous.

    A dramatic and striking shade, Pantone 18-3838 has been described as "inventive and imaginative" with Pantone stating "Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come".

    Pantone colour of the year 2018

    Following the fresh and natural Greenery 15-0343 of the 2017 Colour of the Year, the positive and vibrant vibe of Ultra Violet is a real burst of energy.

    Pantone have described their colour choice as "a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future."

    Pantone colour of the year history

    Historically, the Pantone Colour of the Year has had huge influence in design and fashion trends throughout the forthcoming year and we think Ultra Violet will continue in line and we predict a surge in all things vibrant purple for 2018.

    Read the full article from Pantone here >>

    Want to get ahead of the game? Why not try Purple Envelopes for your next mailing.

  • Pantone Award Music Legend Prince His Own Shade of Purple

    Legend of music and kings of colour combine as Pantone award Prince his very own standardised custom colour, to represent and honour him as an International icon.

    For Prince, it could be no other colour than purple. His association to the colour, was of course enthused by his 1984 film and iconic song Purple Rain. Forever from that point, the music legend was associated with the colour purple.

    Prince Pantone Purple

    Pantone have additionally represented the purple hue with his 'Love Symbol' which was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha piano, naming the new Pantone shade  ‘Love Symbol #2’

    Troy Carter, Entertainment Advisor to Prince’s Estate has said “The colour purple was synonymous with who Prince was and always will be. This is an incredible way for his legacy to live on forever.”

  • All Colour Envelopes Discount

    Holy moley there's 20% off everything at All Colour Envelopes! We're feeling rather generous this week... all that sun must have gone to the boss' head! Take advantage before the discount offer ends at 5pm on Friday 14th July 2017.

    Every single item on the site is included in our discount offer - that's all coloured envelopes, black envelopes, gusset envelopes, String & Washer Envelopes, greeting envelopes - you name it! Bubble bags are included too - matt, metallic, gloss, coloured paper padded envelopes - EVERYTHING!
    Discount at All Colour Envelopes

    No discount code needed. The 20% off discount will show on site, so the price you see is the price you pay! We like to make things easy, you know ;-)

    Get shopping guys >>

    *Offer Terms & Conditions

    20% discount already applied online - no need to enter discount code (we like to make things easy). Offer applies to all items advertised online at www.allcolourenvelopes.co.uk and ends at 5pm on Friday 14th July 2017. Discount applies to online purchases only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

  • How do I address an envelope properly?

    How to address an envelope

    In a technological age where email dominates snail mail, it’s easy to ignore (or forget) key basics like how to correctly address an envelope.

    There is a correct way to layout the address and position it on the envelope, which not only helps to get your post exactly where it needs to go, it also makes life easier for those staff (and machines) at Royal Mail who sort the millions of letters every day.

    How to address an envelope to someone in the UK

    When posting to someone in the UK, the correct address layout for addressing and envelope is as below:

    Addressees' name
    House number and street name
    Locality name (if needed)
    TOWN
    FULL POSTCODE

    It is also preferred that the town and post code are printed in CAPITALS

    E.g.How to address an envelope

    How to address an envelope to someone overseas

    When sending a letter to an international address, there can be variations between countries. Use the below as a guideline:

    Addressee's name
    House number and street name
    City or town
    Province, state or department and postal code
    COUNTRY

    It is recommended to print the country in CAPITALS and using the English name (eg SPAIN, not Espana)

    E.g.
    How to address an international envelope

    Top tips for addressing envelopes

    •  Left align your address (start all lines from the left)
    •  Always include a post code, whether UK or international
    •  Don’t use full stops or commas
    •  For European addresses, put the postcode to the left of the town – e.g 08088 BARCELONA
    •  If hand writing, ensure writing is neat, clear and readable

    What about stamps?

    Stamps and PPIs (Printed Postage Impressions) are always positioned at the top right corner on the front of an envelope.

    Should I include a return address?

    Although not a necessity, it’s often a good idea to write your address as a ‘return address’ in case the post is undelivered, so it can be returned back to you.

    You can position your return address anywhere you wish on the envelope; as long as it doesn’t dominate the address the letter is going to (to avoid confusion) and doesn’t conflict with the stamp positioned at the top right corner.

    Many people put their return address on the back of the envelope. We print envelopes for a lot of businesses and a popular position is to print the return address onto the flap of the envelope [call or email if you would like a quote for printed envelopes].

    We hope you found our advice on how to address an envelope helpful! For more tips check our blog regularly. Thank you.

  • Last Chance for Pre-Brexit Prices!

    As you will be aware, ‘Brexit’ has caused the value of the Pound to drop dramatically against the Dollar.

    This unfortunately means that all our imported stock & materials cost significantly more. As a result our envelopes will be subject to an unavoidable price increase in August.

    Final Chance for Pre Brexit Prices

    We're offering you one last chance to get your envelopes at pre-Brexit prices. What's more, we're giving a massive 20% discount off everything this week too, so you can stock up fully on all your coloured envelopes, bubble bags and foil bags.

    20% discount off everything

    Offer will end at 2pm on Friday 29th July 2016. These prices will not happen again, so make sure you take advantage now!

    Offer Terms & Conditions  - 20% discount already applied online - no need to enter discount code (we like to make things easy). Offer applies to all items advertised online at www.allcolourenvelopes.co.uk and ends at 2pm on Friday 29th July 2016. Discount applies to online purchases only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

  • How Colour Psychology Can Give Your Business an Edge

    The importance of colour is often underestimated. The automatic thought process linked to different colours can be very powerful, with perceptions and assumptions made without even realising.

    Subconsciously certain colours evoke moods and emotions and with the knowledge of this you can step-up your business tenfold – from your company logo, to giving that marketing campaign a boost, to motivating staff!

    Use our Colour Psychology Chart below as an ‘emotion guide’ to assist choices:

    psychology of colour

    Colour Influence in Everyday Life

    We are constantly influenced by colour in day-to-day life, from the colour of the walls in your home or office to the clothes that we wear. The colours, shades and tones around us are playing a massive part in our emotions and mood. A room furnished in soft colours can be calming, while the same room furnished in bright, vivid colours can be stimulating.

    It’s worth noting that not only visual senses are affected - colour has a big play in both taste and smell too! The crossover between the sensory pathways of vision, taste and smell are all linked. For example, the colour grey has been found to evoke the smell sensation of smokiness, while colours around the green / yellow range can evoke taste sensations of sourness.

    Take a look at the 2 plates of food below – which excites you more and seems more appetising?

    Colour influence on food

    The vibrant, colourful dish seems much more inviting than the plainer option and so we are naturally drawn to it - that's the power of colour psychology.

    Using Colour Psychology To Give Your Business an Edge

    Choosing the right colour for your branding or campaign can have amazing impact. Whether you are looking to evoke feelings of trust, power, fun or mystery to your customers, this can all be achieved without a single word being spoken, purely through the power of colour. A recent study titled “The Impact of Colour on Marketing” found that a massive 90% of snap judgements about products are based on colour alone!

    With the knowledge of how colour makes us feel, let’s take a look at some other examples in everyday life. Large, well established company logos are a perfect example.

    colour psychology in logos

    You can take this information a step further also by looking at shades and tints. Studies have shown that men tend to prefer bright, vibrant colours while women seem to prefer softer colours, such as pastel shades.

    COLOUR PREFERENCE BY GENDER

    Choosing a colour and shade that suits your product and customer can have a very positive outcome on sales and response rates.

    The Power of Coloured Envelopes

    Choosing colour to suit your product and target audience can really make a difference, whether designing a company logo, colour scheme for a campaign, staff uniform or of course stationery – and naturally that includes envelopes.

    Just as before we mentioned that a bright, colourful plate of food appears more appetising than a dull bland one, this theory carries over. You’ll often see us quoting that a coloured envelope is 9x more likely to be opened than a white one. This is no random statistic - with the science and proof of all mentioned so far, this makes absolute logical sense.

    Take a look at the image below. Which envelope is likely to interest you the most, without any knowledge of contents?

    Envelopes on doormat

    Most likely you chose the yellow, pink or black envelope. The plainer white and manilla envelopes are automatically assumed to contain something ordinary or unwanted (such as a bill!).

    Do you want your customers to be excited at the prospect of opening your mailing? Do you want them to pay attention to your posting ahead of others? The answer has to be a resounding yes, so the obvious solution is a coloured envelope!

    Convinced? We stock a range of every colour envelope you can imagine – feel free to browse our options by colour from the links below:

    Red Envelopes >>
    Blue Envelopes >>
    Black Envelopes >>
    Yellow Envelopes >>
    Green Envelopes >>
    Orange Envelopes >>
    Purple Envelopes >>
    Pink Envelopes >>
    Grey Envelopes >>
    Silver Envelopes >>
    Gold Envelopes >>

    Or for more advice please email info@allcolourenvelopes.co.uk or call 01273 486026 – we’ll be happy to help.

  • All Envelopes Now 20% Cheaper!

    20% OFF EVERYTHING UNTIL 2pm THURSDAY!

    Take advantage of our massive SUMMER SALE and stock up on all the envelopes, foil bags and bubble bags you need now! Why not stock up on your future needs and make the most of this awesome offer?

    All items are included - that's all envelopes, bubble bags, mailers & foil bags! No discount code is needed either.

    20% off all items at All Colour Envelopes

    Head to the website and you'll see discount prices on every product across the store (on top of our already crazy low prices!).

    Delivery is super speedy too. Order by 1.45pm on any weekday and you'll receive your order the next working day!

    Browse the range at allcolourenvelopes.co.uk or give us a call on 01273 486026 now!


    *Offer Terms & Conditions

    20% discount already applied online - no need to enter discount code (we like to make things easy). Offer applies to all items advertised online at www.allcolourenvelopes.co.uk and ends at 2pm on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Discount applies to online purchases only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

  • Introducing Stunning Butterfly Wedding Envelopes

    We're pleased to announce the arrival of a new range in store - our stunning Butterfly Wedding Envelopes.

    Made from super luxurious 250gsm paper, these gorgeous envelopes have a slight texture to the outer and a metallic sheen finish, giving the impression of real decadence.

    Butterfly Wedding Envelopes

    Unlike a standard envelope, where you would slip the contents in, with the Butterfly Envelopes each curved side folds in to hold the envelope contents (be it an invitation, gift voucher or thank you card) and closes using the 'butterfly' cut out. The unique butterfly 'tuck flap' closure makes for not only a lovely feature, but a reclosable option too!

    White, Red & Slate Butterfly Envelopes

    The reaction we've had to this new range already has been outstanding. The White Butterfly Envelopes have instantly become a high demand wedding invitation envelope, while we've found the Bronze and Pure Gold Butterfly Envelopes have had high interest for exclusive event invitations!

    The Butterfly Wedding Envelopes are available in 4 sizes - C7, C6, C5 and DL. Don't think they are just for weddings. The DL size make for a really quite special Gift Voucher Envelope, while the larger C5 would be just perfect as Award Ceremony Envelopes!

    Gold Butterfly Envelopes

    With a range of 9 colours to choose from, there should be a Butterfly Envelope to suit every colour scheme. Choose from Silver, White, Slate Black, Bronze, Navy Blue, Pure Gold, Golden or Baby Pink.

    Want to see more? CLICK HERE to see the full range of Butterfly Wedding Envelopes, or give us a call on 01273 486026 for more info.

    Don't forget we offer a free sample service, if you'd like to see just how beautiful these envelopes are before you choose them for your wedding or event.

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