#9 Envelopes

Choose U.S. Press for all your full color #9 envelope printing needs. #9 envelopes are most commonly used as a reply envelope for business and non-profit mailings, sent to recipients inside #10 envelopes in order to mail something back to the sender. Personalize yours with our online editor and enjoy fast turnaround on all your #9 envelope printing.

Size: 3 7/8" x 8 7/8"

Paper: 24# White Wove

Seal: Gum

Printing: Full Color Front, Blank Back (4/0)

Artwork: Print-Ready PDFs Preferred

Encourage Fast Responses with #9 Return Envelopes 

#9 envelopes are great for business reply mail as they fit comfortably inside a larger (most commonly #10) envelope. Most commonly, #9 envelopes are used for the recipient to return something to the sender, typically in regards to an invoice, donation, or business mailing. By eliminating the need for the recipient to provide their own envelope, #9 envelopes can help you receive more and faster responses. #9 envelopes can be printed full color on the front (no bleeds).

#9 Envelopes FAQ

What's the best use for envelopes like these?
#9 envelopes are the most popular envelope for reply mail. Enclose these inside a standard #10 envelope to encourage recipients to submit payment, complete a form, or send back a donation.

Are these gum-sealed?
Yes, our # 6 3/4 envelopes are gum sealed, which means they have a water soluble gum strip that you lick to seal the envelope.

What type of flap does this envelope have?
#9 envelopes have a regular commercial style flap.

What's the difference between business reply and courtesy reply mail?
With courtesy reply mail, the recipient is responsible for paying postage to return to the sender. With business reply mail, the sender has already paid postage on the envelope for the recipient. For a sender to utilize business reply mail, they must have a permit with USPS. Courtesy reply mail is most popular for invoices, whereas business reply mail is most common for donations and tithings.

Can I print envelopes with a full bleed on the sides?
At this time, we cannot print envelopes that bleed off the edges. We need at least a .125” blank margin around all sides for proper printing.

#9 envelopes are printed on our standard 24# white wove opaque paper stock.

Document size: Same size as final trim size of piece

Bleed: Set your bleed to .125" on all sides

Safe Area: Set your margins to .125" and keep all important elements (logos, text, and images that do not bleed) within these margins

Resolution: 300 PPI for all images is strongly recommended for best print quality

File Type: PDFs are preferred

Uploading files: You can upload files directly to this product page by clicking "Upload Your File & Order Now". Or, if you prefer to send your files a different way, you can send files here.

If you need any help with creating your print ready artwork, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 or email us at info@uspress.com.

Proofing: After you place your order and upload your artwork, our prepress team will begin inspecting your files to ensure your document size, bleed lines, margins, image resolution, and more are correct in order for the best print quality. They will email you a soft proof (PDF) for your approval prior to printing. Most proofs are sent within 1 business day of order placement; more complex art files can sometimes take longer. Soft proofing is an easy way to see what your finished product will look like and make sure the content is correct. However, soft proofing is not intended for exact color matching. Every monitor displays color differently, and on backlit screens, colors may appear lighter than the actual colors contained in your files. If color matching is critical, please give us a call at 800-227-7377 to order a hard proof.

Production Time: Production time begins after proof approval and is the time required to produce your order before it ships. It is calculated in business days, starting at the next occurrence of 9:00 AM Eastern on the 1st business day after the proof is approved. U.S. Press is closed Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays; thus, these days are not included in the production schedule.

Shipping Transit Time: Once production is complete, your order will ship out via the shipping method you select at checkout. All of our orders ship from our location in Valdosta, Georgia. The transit map below shows expected transit time from our plant in Valdosta to your location based on FedEx Ground shipping. Alternatively, you can select an expedited shipping method (FedEx Express Saver - 3 business day transit), FedEx 2nd Day Air (2 business day transit), or FedEx Overnight Standard (1 business day transit).

These optional envelope templates can be downloaded or printed to give you a basic template to create your design with. Simply select the type of file you'd like to work with and follow the guidelines for safe area, margins, and resolution.