Choosing the Right Envelope for Sending Passports

Choosing the Right Envelope for Sending Passports

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4 Ways To Make Your Envelopes Unforgettable

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Glossary of Envelopes Terminology

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Glossary of Envelopes Terminology


Adhesive: A substance used for sticking materials together, often found in various forms in packaging, such as tapes and labels.


Bubble Wrap: A protective packaging material with air-filled bubbles that provides cushioning and insulation.


Cello Bags: Transparent cellophane bags commonly used for storing gifts and sweet treats or protecting artwork and greeting cards.


Die-Cut: A process of cutting packaging materials into custom shapes and designs for a unique and tailored appearance.


E-commerce Packaging: Packaging specifically designed for shipping products purchased online, focusing on durability and protection.


Flute: Structure of the wave shaped cardboard material combined with flat liners that makes up a board. There are several various flute forms and combinations with different flute thickness and number of flutes per linear foot.


Gusset: An extension or fold in the sides or bottom of a bag or envelope, providing extra space for bulky items.


Heat Sealing: A method of sealing packaging by applying heat to melt the packaging material, creating a secure and tamper-evident seal.


Insert: Any additional material placed inside a package for protection, organization, or promotional purposes.


Jiffy Bag: A padded envelope, typically lined with bubble wrap, used for mailing and protecting items.


Kraft Paper: A strong and versatile paper commonly used in packaging for its durability and eco-friendly properties.


Labels: Adhesive or non-adhesive tags affixed to packaging for branding, identification, or providing information.


Mailer Box: A sturdy, self-sealing box used for shipping and mailing goods, often customizable for branding.


Nesting: When it comes to envelopes, nesting refers to the practice of placing smaller envelopes inside larger ones.


Outside Seams: Side flaps are folded over the bottom flap for clear insertion.


Pocket: Envelope with the opening flap on the short edge.


Quadrilateral: Envelopes are typically rectangular, which is a type of quadrilateral. The shape of the envelope itself is a quadrilateral with four sides.


Recyclable: Packaging materials designed to be reused or processed for remanufacturing.


Security Opaque: Envelopes that are 100% opaque with printed security wash inside the envelope making it impossible to read the contents even when holding the envelope up to a light source.


Tape: Adhesive strips used for sealing and securing packages, available in various types such as packing tape and masking tape.


Uniformity: In the context of envelopes, uniformity refers to maintaining consistent sizes, shapes, and designs for a set of envelopes.


Varnish: In the context of envelopes, varnish can be applied to enhance the appearance and protection of the envelope.


Water-Activated Tape: A type of tape that adheres securely when moistened, providing a strong seal for packages.


Xerography: A printing process used in packaging to create labels, tags, and other printed materials.


Yield Strength: The amount of stress a packaging material can withstand before permanent deformation or failure.


Zipper Bag: A resealable bag with a zipper closure, commonly used for storing and packaging small items.

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