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Different Types of Envelopes and Bags

Envelopes are an integral part of office stationery while bags are used in working environment as well as for personal use.

Board Backed Envelope

The board back envelopes offer high degree of protection to the contents of the envelope. These envelopes are manufactured using heavy paper and cardboard. The backside of the envelope is normally made from cardboard. The board back envelopes are available in 8 different sizes - 140x140 mm, 162x114 mm, 190x140 mm, 229x162 mm also known as the C5 size, 238x163 mm, 241x178 mm, 267x216 mm, 318x267 mm, 324x229 mm (known as C4 size), 394x318 mm, 444x368 mm, and 457x324 mm (known as the C3 size).

Gusset Envelopes

Gusset envelopes are used primarily for sending large size documents. These envelopes are available with a peel and seal feature that provides extra protection for the contents. Gusset envelopes are available in a variety of sizes. The commonly used sizes include 20mm, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm, and 70mm. One of the salient aspects of Gusset envelopes is that they are normally made from high quality paper. These envelopes are available in 90gsm, 100gsm, 115gsm, 120gsm, 125gsm, 130gsm, 135gsm, and 155gsm. Gusset envelopes are also available with extra strong capacities and the standard size of these envelopes is C4 or 324x229mm.

CD Envelopes

The CD envelopes are normally used for packaging of CD or DVD to be sent by mail or courier. These envelopes are available under three categories - standard CD, DVD, and mini CD. The standard CD envelopes can be further divided into 5 categories, which are non-window paper envelopes, window paper envelopes, card cd envelopes, padded envelopes, foil cd envelopes. These envelopes are available in one standard size, which is 126x126mm. You can find a range of colours and the peel and seal feature on these envelopes.

Wage Envelopes

Wage envelopes are available in two different sizes, which are 102x108mm and 108x108mm. They are made from 80gsm manilla paper and are available in self seal category. These envelopes are most commonly used by organisations for securely holding cash, coins, payslips, and cheques.

Non Standard Envelopes

The Non standard envelope is used primarily for mailing of documents and paper work. The most commonly used paper quality for creating non standard envelopes include 90gsm, 100gsm, 110gsm, 115gsm, 150gsm, 125gsm, and 130gsm.

Padded And Bubble Envelopes

Padded and bubble envelopes offer higher protection to fragile items like CD, crystal objects, etc. These envelopes are made from recycled products that make it environmentally safe. Some of the most common internal sizes of bubble envelopes include 90x45mm, 115x195mm, 140x195mm, 170x245mm, 205X245mm, 220x320mm, 240x340mm, 260x345mm, 290x445mm, and 340x445mm.

Gift Bags

There is a wide variety of gift bags available for strong, secure, and stylish packing of different types of office items and other personal collections. Most of the standard gift packs are available sets of 5,10,15,20, and more.

Polythene Bags and Envelopes

Polythene bags are used for packaging purposes and are available in a range of sizes, colours, and holding capacity. The most commonly used polythene envelope sizes include C3, C4, and C5. Polythene envelopes are normally used for packing anything from magazines to apparels. They are available in 3 types of thickness, which are 38 micron light duty, 50 micron medium duty, and 70 micron heavy duty.

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