Most of our stationery comes in A7, A6, A2, A1 (also called 4-Bar), #10, or square sizes, but you can request exact lengths and widths.
This is especially important if you’re printing yourself on store-bought cards. Please find out the dimensions of your pre-cut paper so we can format accordingly. Envelopes are standardized, so an A7 envelope will be 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" wherever you go, but card sizes vary from shop to shop. For instance, our A6 flat card might not be the same size as an A6 card from another store.
Postcards must meet the USPS requirements to qualify for postcard postage. As of November 20, 2012, the length must be 5"-6", and the height must be 3 1/2"-4 1/4", so the smallest postcard you could send is 3 1/2" x 5", and the largest is 4 1/4" x 6." If you like, we’ll convert RSVPs to postcards for free.
Square pieces require more postage because they are not as easily processed on USPS equipment. As of February 3, 2013, postage for a square piece weighing one ounce is 66 cents. First class postage for a regular one-once letter is 46 cents.
Also, keep in mind that mail should be addressed parallel to the longest side of the piece, and the bottom 5/8 inch should be left blank for USPS bar code markings.
Larger Sizes for Programs: When choosing a size for your program, consider how much text you have. If you have a considerable amount of content, we usually recommend using a Letter (8.5" x 11") or Half Letter (A9, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2") sheet, which can be folded. You might consider making a stapled or ribbon-tied booklet with several pages, if you have tons of text. If you're keeping it simple, you could do a single-sided or double-sided flat card. If you like, we can recommend a custom shape based on the amount of text you have, especially if you prefer to print on a flat card.
Menus Figure out how menus will be presented before you print them. If they’re going to be tucked into a napkin, don’t make them too wide.