Designers, today’s post is for you. EPi has taken special consideration in recent years to bolster our envelope printing capabilities. Any company can print one or two color preconverted envelopes. Using our Direct Image press, EPi can print 4 color envelopes, either in special PMS colors or in full process. We spoke about that capability a few months ago in this post.
Amazingly, the mad scientists in our press room have now figured out how to set up bleeds on those same preconverted envelopes.
The technique isn’t too far off from standard envelope printing. Shift a roller here, move a gripper there, and it’s not hard to add some pretty cool effects to an otherwise bland envelope.
Because the process isn’t far off from standard envelope printing, the cost is consistent with more standard pieces. Imagine revamping your company’s (or client’s) envelopes from a 1 or 2 color piece with the logo and address tucked into the left corner, to a 4 color process piece with bleeds… for the same price. Keep in mind that you’ll need to communicate with us so that the envelope’s seams don’t become an issue.
Of course, we’re always happy to convert envelopes (print flat press sheets, die cut and score, then glue and apply moistenable adhesive) for our customers. We do it all the time.
(Not printed by EPi - simply an example from Flickr)
However, the preconverted options that we can offer can be a far more economical option… sometimes by as much as 50% of the price of custom conversion.