Wintry Press Ltd. Custom Envelope

When we were asked to produce an envelope with solid ink on the flap only, we along with every one else took a quick step backwards. This required, for starters, the envelope to be printed and then converted. This is not usually the most efficient method of producing printed envelopes when the print run is short. However, in this case, we had no choice. Printing the envelope was not a problem. The printing was straight forward, with one color on the flap and on the face of the envelope. At Wintry Press Ltd., we pride ourselves in our service to our clients needs. The need here was to produce an envelope in a small quantity at a reasonable price, and most importantly, with the converting process producing no, or minimal bounce. Because the color on the flap came right to the top, there really was no room for error. Any significant movement (and that means even 1/16″) would create a color line at the top of the face of the envelope, or a white line at the top on the flap-both unacceptable. Doing the converting with any of the “envelope houses” or the “envelope converters” was not a great option. They simply could not hold the register, and would bounce by at least an 1/8″. The next possibility was to print in a very controlled way-small paper, good press-and then die-cut the envelope, and put a precise score at the flap fold. This worked beautifully. It took a lot of work, watching and caring, and close collaboration with a smart designer, but it worked. I don’t know why, but Wintry Press doesn’t say it can’t be done.

Harold Chayefsky

One Response to “Wintry Press Ltd. Custom Envelope”

  1. small envelopes Says:

    Very interesting post!
    It includes a wealth of information!
    Thank you for sharing 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: