Board Backed Envelopes


Sending a crucial contract to a client? Keep it professional with's convenient 'seal and peel' Board Backed Envelopes. Add a personal touch by printing your logo or design in full colour, and rest assured that your documents will arrive pristine and free from creases.

Note: Printing is limited to 15% of the surface in order for the paper to stay strong.

Product specifications
Main material 120 gsm offset
Backing Cardboard
Sizes 262x371 mm | 262x371 mm | 229x324 mm | 185x280 mm | 162x229 mm
Print colour Full colour
Finishing Self-adhesive strip
Submission specifications
Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2) for coated papertypes and colourmode FOGRA47 (PSO Uncoated ISO12647) for uncoated papertypes. If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Fonts should be at least 6 pt.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats.

Save your files in uneditable, print-ready file formats (PDF (1.4 or higher), TIFF, EPS, JPG). Deliver your files in one layer: the background layer.

Convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts.

Make sure you convert fonts to outlines or embed all the fonts when saving it to PDF.

Use the right values for full colour black.

Use Rich Black (C:63% M:52% Y:51% K:100%) for larger areas and text to get a deep black colour. Do not use this value for text smaller than 15 pt or plain text. This can only be used in full colour printing. For designing black smaller texts use 100% black.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Keep in mind the safety margins.

Keep all important text and images within the safety margins which are displayed in the templates.

Board backed envelope 162 x 229 mm PDF Indesign
Board backed envelope 185 x 280 mm PDF Indesign
Board backed envelope 229 x 324 mm PDF Indesign
Board backed envelope 240 x 340 mm PDF Indesign
Board backed envelope 262 x 371 mm PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
Which papersizes fit my envelopes?
  • We currently have 6 popular sizes:


    Size of the envelope -> What fits?
    162 x 229 -> A7, A6, US, A5
    185 x 280 -> A7, A6, US, A5
    229 x 324 -> A7, A6, US, A5, A4
    240 x 340 -> A7, A6, US, A5, A4
    250 x 350 -> A7, A6, US, A5, A4
    262 x 371 -> A7, A6, US, A5, A4

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of your Boardback Envelopes we use multiple carriers. We use our most reliable carriers which in most cases are UPS or DPD.

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • If your material type, weight, quantity, size or other specification is not listed, you can request a quotation. We will send you our offer within 1 working day. Depending on the complexity this can take a bit longer.

What is full colour printing?
  • Full colour printing is almost always used when there are many colours in a design. Pictures, for example, are designs with a lot of colours. Full colour exists of the following colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black). The colours are mixed while printing, so almost any colour can be realised while using CMYK.

What is a self-adhesive strip?
  • Self-adhesive strip: Envelopes with self-adhesive strips are extremely easy to close. Simply remove the protective film to reveal the self-adhesive strip under.

Print run

Prices mentioned are per design. For multiple designs, add multiple items to your cart. In order to keep our prices economical, we offer standard quantities. Are you looking for a different quantity? Request a quote.

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Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Friday, 2 June 2023 10:30

£557.99 Excl. VAT


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