Choose a cost‐effective format
There’s a reason you rarely see an 8 x 8 mail piece. It doesn’t fit into most standard envelopes and it requires more postage to mail. Work with standard paper sizes whenever possible.
- Use the lightest weight paper possible.
- Choose a format that requires less paper.
- Print on both sides wherever possible.
- Pick a size that fits efficiently on a press sheet.
- Make sure the final size meets USPS automation requirements.
- Avoid plastic envelopes.