Bind-In Envelopes, Donor Envelopes, Order Form Envelopes
This product goes by several different names: order form envelope, bind-in envelope, donor envelope, bind-in order form and more. Although the word envelope is used in many of the descriptions, this is not technically an envelope; at least by manufacturing/converting standards. An envelope is characterized by seams and panels which fold across each other in some configuration. The order form envelope et al is really just a folded piece of paper which is glued at the edge in one portion to form a pouch that can be used as an envelope. It’s more in the business form family than the envelope family.
The phrase “bind-in” means quite literally that the product is in many cases bound inside a catalog or brochure before it is mailed. The order form envelope is then removed by the recipient and used to order products or, in the case of donor envelopes, to make a donation. The “envelope” portion can be separated by a perforation and will have a strip of seal gum which when moistened will seal the envelope for return mailing.
While not as sturdy and durable as an envelope, these bind-in products are perfectly functional and mail-able under US Postal guidelines. The main benefits are they are less bulky than an envelope and therefore easier for the bindery to insert and take up less space. They also weigh slightly less than an envelope which can be a factor when postage costs are considered. Lastly and most obviously they are multi-functional combining the order form, promotional material and the envelope all in one convenient piece.
Elite can print them in full color on both sides or very simply in spot colors if that’s your preference. They can be made in various styles and configurations with a single panel in addition to the envelope or with multiple panels for more comprehensive messaging. We are one of the few companies that can provide both standard, conventional envelopes as well as the paper form envelope product described here.
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