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Posted 1/9/2013 by Scrappin_Mimi in General Stamping
 

Scrappin_Mimi
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Posted: 1/9/2013 12:41:26 PM
Ijust ordered some 6x6 envelopes. Does anyone know if the card has to be less than 6x6 to fit in, or can I do the full size? Any help appreciated,thanks!


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howdyheidi
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Posted: 1/9/2013 1:14:07 PM
If you look closely at the listing for envelopes, they often have an exterior size and the size of card it fits. You have to read the fine print, hopefully it is there.

Remember that a square envelope requires something like 20 cents extra postage for mailing because they aren't machinable...


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Posted: 1/9/2013 1:45:29 PM
Oh no! I went to usps and it said the maximum size was 6" so i thought I was okay. This is for an order for my company and they are not going to like paying more postage for them . Thanks for the info.


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howdyheidi
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Posted: 1/9/2013 2:00:15 PM
You can put a square card in a rectangular envelope and then it will use one stamp so long as the envelope is smaller than the max. I think 6 1/8 inches tall is the max, but not sure about the width.


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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:13:03 PM
The max width (before a surcharge) is 11.5".

Minimum size of a square card is 5x5---not sure if 6x6 would be the max, since you are already paying a surcharge.

Does anyone know that since you have to pay a 20 cent surcharge with square cards, if there is really a limit on max square size? (not that I want to mail a 10x10 card---but just to know in case anyone does...)

I have always been using the ratio limit listed on usps site of the length divide by the width = between 1.3 and 2.5-----I need to watch the 6 1/8" max (width) and 11.5" max (length)!! thanks Heidi for pointing that out! Made me look again at the site!


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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:47:32 PM
I just checked the USPS website, and it reminded me that there is also a minimum size. Also, the placement of the address matters, and so does flexibility. Flexibility matters to us because we need to add wrapping and/or inserts to protect embellishments from the postal machines and to protect the machines from our embellishments. If those inserts are too stiff, the piece will need special handling.

Read all about it HERE.



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