ENVELOPE SIZE GUIDE
DL ENVELOPE SIZE GUIDE
C3 ENVELOPE SIZE GUIDE
C4 ENVELOPE SIZE GUIDE
A standard C4 envelope measures 324mm x 229mm. This is designed to fit unfolded A4 paper. Standard A4 paper size is 210mm x 297mm.
C5 ENVELOPE SIZE GUIDE
A standard C5 envelope measures 162mm x 229mm. This is designed to fit A4 paper folded in half, or A5 paper unfolded. Standard A5 paper size is 148mm x 210mm.
C6 ENVELOPE SIZE GUIDE
A standard C6 size envelope measures 114mm x 162mm. This is designed to fit A4 paper folded into quarters, A5 paper folded in half or A6 paper unfolded (often the size of a flyer). Standard A6 paper size is 105mm x 148mm.
ENVELOPE SIZING FAQ'S
Is there an easy way to work out which size envelope I need?
A quick and easy way to remember which envelope size you need is to swap the "A" letter of your paper size for the letter "C". For example, if you want an envelope to fit an A4 sheet of paper, then you'll need a C4 envelope (and so on).
What size envelope do I need for an A4 brochure?
An A4 paper or brochure (depending on the thickness of the brochure) will fit into a C4 size envelope, without having to hold the paper to fit.
What does the letter C mean in terms of envelope sizing?
Paper comes in A and B sizes. C envelope size is the geometric mean of the A and B size of the same number. This calculation produces a size between the A and B dimensions to make an envelope to perfectly hold the A size paper. For example if you calculate the geometric mean of A4 and B4 paper this will give you the dimensions of a C4 envelope (which is the ideal size to hold an A4 sheet of paper unfolded).
Why do the 'C' numbers increase as the envelope sizes decrease? (e.g C4 is bigger than C5)
This is because envelope sizing is based on the ISO paper size system, so a C5 envelope is designed to fit A5 paper and a C4 envelope is designed to fit A4 paper. The ISO standard paper sizing system works by using A0 size paper as the base point and largest size. The number next to the A specifies the number of folds in half needed from an A0. For example, A2 paper is A0 folded twice, A3 paper is A0 folded 3 times, A4 paper is A0 folded 4 times. Therefore the number increases as it relates to the number of folds.
What is a DL envelope? And what does DL stand for?
The DL envelope originated in Germany in the 1920's and was then known as DIN Lang, however these days DL is known to stand for 'Dimension Lengthwise'. A DL envelope is designed to fit an A4 piece of paper, folded into thirds. This is one of the most common envelope sizes for business letters and you will find the majority of your standard post arrives in a DL size envelope.
ENVELOPE SIZING CHART (dimensions mm)
|Envelope Size||Dimensions (mm)||To Fit|
|DL||110 x 220mm||A4 folded in thirds, DL flyers, Comp slips|
|DL+||114 x 229mm||Bulky A4 papers folded in thirds|
|C6||114 x 162mm||A6 size paper, C6 greeting cards, postcards|
|C5||162 x 229mm||A5 size paper, A4 paper folded in half|
|C4||229 x 324mm||A4 size paper|
|C3||324 x 458mm||A3 size paper|
Envelope Sizes - Signed, Sealed and Delivered Your Way Seal it your way with your choice of wallet envelopes or pocket envelopes that have the flap at the long or short edge. Whether you want to send photos, business letters, magazines, cards, invitations or literature; there are A4 and A5 envelopes to suit every occasion.
Post perfect with the right envelope sizes
Don’t pay more than you need to in postage by choosing the right envelope sizes for your needs. Whether you require business letters folded once or twice; there are C5, C6 and DL envelopes to suit your needs. You can find an envelope to keep your document intact with A5 or A4 envelopes.
Just some of the envelope sizes we stock include;
C4 Envelopes – A standard A4 envelope
C5 Envelopes – A standard A5 envelope
C6 Envelopes – An A5 envelope halved lengthways or
DL Envelopes – A4 envelope folded twice so it's a third the size of an A4 sheet
Whether you need coloured envelopes, black envelopes or different sizes of envelopes; wholesale purchasing can be tailored to your personal or business requirements. Whether you are looking for C5, C6, DL or A4 envelopes; we have high quality coloured envelopes, business envelopes and wholesale envelopes in envelope sizes to suit your needs.