At Continental Envelope we make standard and custom envelope styles to meet your projects goals.
When you choose Continental Envelope as your partner for high-volume, direct-mail envelopes, you get more than envelopes. You get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your envelopes will be exactly what you ordered, delivered when you need them.
By maintaining and investing in our state-of-the-art facility, Continental Envelope is one of the largest envelope converting and printing experts in the Midwest. Our technology, coupled with over 80 years of experience, enables us to provide the best in custom, direct-mail envelopes to fit your project needs – on time and exactly as you’ve ordered it.
Standard Styles and SizesWe manufacture a variety of envelope flaps and styles to meet your needs. Below is an overview of common options that we offer.
Customize Your Envelope
Envelope converting, the process of creating envelopes from sheets or rolls of paper by folding, die-cutting, and gluing, means we can fulfill your custom envelope needs – for mailing envelopes, business envelopes, window envelopes, or whatever your project may require. As converting and printing specialists, we understand your project needs cannot be met with a stock envelope, so we’ve tailored our processes and capabilities to provide a large variety of different envelope sizes and styles. In addition to creating the exact envelope type you require, we print exactly what you need with some of the best equipment and materials available – supplying you with the overall highest quality. Select an option below to learn more.
Unique Styles and Openings
When it comes to customer engagement, these unique direct mail envelopes stand out from the crowd. Consider one of these options as part of your next mail campaign.
- Tear strip
- Trailing edge
Tear Strip Example
Trailing Edge Example
Continental Envelope understands envelope construction and can assist you with creating an envelope to meet your performance standards.
We manufacture a variety of glue options for your custom envelopes. Below are a some of the most common seals and closures.
- Flip seal
- Latex Gum
- Peal and Seal
- Press tack
Choosing the right flap can add style to your custom envelope. Below are the most common flap shapes we make.
- Flip Seal
Seams bond the envelope together. Envelope construction varies according to the customer specifications. We manufacture different styles seams to meet your needs.
- Side seam
- Center (catalog)
Continental Envelope partners with best-in-class suppliers to get your product right the first time. We can help you select the ideal materials for your project.
Single Window Example
Full View Window Example
Multiple Windows Example
Custom Shapes Example
Regular Window Film Example
Windows offer a unique way to grab your customers attention. We can build an envelope to meet your specifications with standard and creative designs.
- Picture/Full view
- Custom shapes
- Materials: regular or Eco film
White Wove Example
We offer a myriad of paper choices to meet your project’s needs. Included below are some of the most popular options our customers request.
- White wove
- Colored wove
- Coated 1 & 2 sided (C1S, C2S)
- Eco options: FSC or Recycled
All our web presses print enhanced flexo up to and including 5 spot colors and 4 color process in addition to 4-8 color lithography work.
- PMS colors
- PMS UV Ink
Overall Emboss Example
A unique tactile experience makes an impression with customers. These printing and production methods get envelopes noticed and opened.
- Registered embossing
- Overall embossing (show brown craft bubble)
- Soft touch
- Varnish: spot or overall