Testimonial: Kathy Allen

We recently produced a job for a client, and below is the text of an email she sent us after the job was completed. We want to share this with the world because our goal is to have every client feel this way, and we work hard to make it a reality.

“I owned a business converting library cards to digital records to load into library systems until I retired at age 53. I was very fortunate to do well but I didn’t do it alone. I had wonderful people working with me. The other reason we did well is because we knew that there was lots of competition and that excellent work, customer service and the “extra step” was all that divides one company from another.”

“You guys have that service and that extra step that makes a difference between what I am sure seems like the hundreds of printing companies that exist. When someone finds a company or a person that works so hard at doing a good job I try to make sure that person knows it was appreciated.”

-Kathy Allen

Thank you, Kathy, for your kind words and for your business. We are proud to serve you. At PrintingYouCanTrust.com, our name is our promise. Behind every order is a team of professionals—people dedicated to meeting your expectations. It allows us to offer the best printing services in Chicagoland.

Tithe / Offering / Giving Envelope

How to choose which envelope style is best for your church

There are several styles that can be used for Church Tithe/Offering/Giving Envelopes. Below are the options, and an explanation of each style that can help you determine which one will best suit your needs.


Tithe Envelope - Printing you can TrustThis style of envelope was designed with one purpose in mind, and that is to collect checks or cash for Church Offerings. The unique design has just a small amount of glue on the flap, and a die-cut thumb notch (as shown above by the half-circle), which allows the person opening the envelope to do it very quickly without needing a letter opener.

Offering Envelope - Printing you can Trust - Chicago, IL

Normally, we print only on the front of the envelope because there isn’t much room for printing on the back. However, on rare occasions, we do print a small amount of copy on the back.

The size of this envelope is 3 1/8” x 6 ¼” which fits nicely into many envelope holders on the back of the pew bench. This way, the envelopes are directly in front of a person when they are seated, except for the people in the first row.

The above illustration shows the back side of the envelopes which we consider our STANDARD Tithe/Offering Envelopes. Some churches like for us to add some customization by drilling 1 or 2 holes through the envelope so they can easily tell if there is actually a check or dollar bill in the envelope without opening it up.

This envelope style is a little cheaper than the Remittance Style shown below, but more expensive than the Commercial Envelope and Coin Envelope options shown below.

See our selection of printed tithe envelopes.


Remittance Envelopes - Printing you can trust - Chicago, IL

This envelope has a very large flap compared to most other envelope styles. This allows for both sides to be printed, which means there is a lot of extra space for printing compared to the other offering envelope options.

Remittance Envelopes Styles - Printing You Can Trust - Chicago ILThere are 2 styles of Remittance Envelopes. One has NO PERFORATION on the flap, and the other HAS A PERFORATION on the flap. Either option allows church members to put a check into the envelope and mail it to the church if that is desired. Because there is so much room to print on the envelope, it is often used to allow church members to write in credit card information instead of giving cash or a check. Or they can designate very specifically which fund they want their Tithing money to go to. For example, it can go to a building fund, a general fund, or any other fund that a particular church may have available as an option.

Most of our clients go with the NO PERFORATION option because it’s less expensive, and the perforation isn’t needed.

The style WITH PERFORATION is often used when the envelope is not being mailed in, and there is information that is going to more than one department in the church. More specifically, the information that is printed on the flap is beneficial for the church member to keep for reference, whether it be schedule information, or perhaps a reminder of upcoming events. The perfed off section can also be used to write down prayer requests and praise reports, which would then be turned in to the proper person at the church.

The style that has NO PERFORATION comes in 3 different sizes. The style WITH PERFORATION has 2 different sizes.

Remittance envelopes are the most expensive of all the options we offer. It’s a little more expensive than the Tithe option noted above, but much more expensive than the Commercial Envelope and Coin Envelope options shown below.


Commercial Envelope - Printing You Can TrustThis envelope has a “Regular Commercial Flap”. It can be printed on both sides of the envelope. The paper comes in white and we offer several different paper colors for a little extra cost.

This option is cheaper than all of the other envelope styles noted in this blog.

The main disadvantage of this envelope compared to a Tithe/Offering envelope is that the glue goes all the way across the flap, and there is no thumb-notch for easy opening.  Therefore, the only way to open it is with a letter opener which takes longer.

See our selection of commercial envelopes.


Coin Envelopes from Printing You Can Trust

Commercial Envelopes from Printing You Can Trust







Coin envelopes have the flap on the short side.  They come in many different sizes, but the most common size used for Church Offerings is a No. 7 Coin, which is 3 ½” x 6 ½”. This size can hold a check or dollar bill without having to fold it.

Coin envelopes come in paper colors of white or brown kraft. They can have printing on 1 side or both sides.

The cost is a less than the Tithe/Offering envelopes and the Remittance Envelopes, but a little more expensive than the 6 ¾ Commercial Envelope option.

Tip and Gratuity Envelopes Custom Printed for your Business

For certain jobs within the service industry, tips and gratuities make up a significant part of an employee’s earnings.  Some service providers such as restaurant servers and taxi drivers get tipped on a regular basis because people are so accustomed to tipping after a meal or a ride.  People often tip these workers by directly handing them cash or adding it to their credit card.  Yet, many people in the service industry do not get tipped this way and instead receive their gratuity in an envelope.  Caterers, hairdressers, massage therapists, and housekeeping workers at hotels are generally tipped in this way.

Tip envelopes provide your customers with a sophisticated, safe and discreet way to give your employees the gratuities they deserve.  What better way is there to remind your customers to tip your employees than with custom printed tip envelopes?

Why Custom Printed Tip Envelopes?

Handing someone an unconcealed cash tip can be unsafe or awkward as many people are more comfortable with keeping the amount of their gratuity concealed.  Providing your customers with gratuity envelopes gives them a safe and less awkward way to give a tip in the amount that they feel is warranted.  This helps assure your customers that their tip will find its way to the right employee.

Tip and Gratuity Envelopes Custom Printed for your BusinessThe biggest reason to provide your customers with custom printed tip envelopes is to remind them to tip your employees.  While it is considered customary to tip hotel maids, hairdressers, and massage therapists, some people may not think to tip these workers.  This is especially true of hotel maids and housekeepers.  Even people who travel and stay in hotels often may not realize that it is customary to tip the housekeeping staff.  In 2014, Marriott started putting tip envelopes in their hotel rooms to remind their guests to tip the staff.  These custom printed envelopes featured a message reminding guests of the hard work done by the housekeeping staff and kindly encouraged them to leave a tip.

Custom printed tip envelopes serve as an excellent reminder to tip your employees.  You can design your tip envelopes to include your company name or logo, a message to your customers, spaces to write the employee’s name and tip amount, and even information on deciding how much to tip.  A good, eye-catching design will also make these envelopes easy to spot in a hotel room which will make the guests even more likely to tip.

Tip Envelope Printing Options

Having your tip envelopes custom printed gives you so many options from the design to the size of the envelopes.  The design can include anything such as your company name and logo for brand recognition, “To” and “From” spaces, and a message or other information.  You can submit your design for a gratuity envelope to Printing You Can Trust as a PDF file and we can print it in 1 color, 2 color, or 4 color CMYK ink.  Custom printed tip envelopes come in several different sizes from small 2¼ by 3½ inch envelopes to envelopes large enough to fit an unfolded dollar bill.

If you would like custom printed tip and gratuity envelopes for your business, contact Printing You Can Trust.  We offer several different ink color options, paper options, and envelope sizes.  You can call us at (877) 336-9666 or submit the details of your project online to get started.

Custom Printed Hotel Key Card Envelopes

When guests check into a hotel, the first thing they are issued is a key card to get into their room. While the key cards are obviously important for getting in and out of the room, the key card envelope is also important for helping guests keep track of the card. Key card holders are often custom printed for the hotel which gives hotel operators an opportunity to be creative with what is printed on the envelope. The name and contact information for the hotel is standard, but hotels may also include information on the key card holder that is useful for their guests.

Hotel key card holders first and foremost help guests keep track of the key. Without a key card holder, guests may put the key card in a wallet, bag, or purse where it can get lost or mixed in with their personal belongings. Putting the key cards in a holder will help guests distinguish it from the rest of their belongings.

Hotel Key Card Custom Printing Options

Hotel keycard envelope

These envelopes are just like any other custom printed envelopes and hotels have a lot of freedom with what they can print on them. Remember, there are two sides of the key card holder so it is possible to do any two of the following options:

  • Hotel Name and Information: Most hotels print their name, logo, phone number, and other contact information on the key card envelope. This is standard practice and a good way to build brand recognition.
  • Ad Space: The side of the key card holder opposite of the side with the hotel logo can be sold as ad space. Many hotel guests are from out of town and selling ad space to a local company can help improve their business while your hotel makes some money.
  • Map: Printing a map of the area that highlights local attractions can be very helpful to your guests. Another option would be to put a map of your hotel so guests can easily find their way around and locate their room, pool, etc.
  • Specific Local Attractions: You can provide your guests with a list of attractions on the key card holder that may be interesting to visit during their stay. This space can also be used to promote one local attraction which is similar to selling ad space for a company.

Custom Printed Hotel Key Card Holders from Printing You Can Trust

Custom printed hotel key card holders are one of the many products offered by Printing You Can Trust and there are a range of options available. You can order your key card envelopes in a couple of different paper options and we offer a low price for printing with 4 color CMYK ink. If you have a PDF file for the image or design you want on the key card envelopes, you can submit the file to us directly. You can enter the information for your project online to get a custom quote or call us directly at (877) 336-9666 to get started.

Custom Printed Remittance and Donation Envelopes for Holiday Donations and Church Offerings


Donating money to churches, schools, and various non-profits is an admirable trait and as we are now in the holiday season, people tend to donate more in the spirit of the holidays. When people make charitable donations to the organization of their choice, the type of envelope that is used is one detail that is especially important for the organizations receiving the donation. Many non-profit organizations and other institutions use remittance envelopes for fund raising and collecting donations, and churches have special envelopes for tithe offerings that are used by members. Custom printed donation/remittance envelopes are a great way to personalize the event or donation, and help the process to be easier and more organized.

Secure Custom Printed Remittance Envelopes

Custom-Printed-Remittance-and-Donation-Envelopes-on-colored-paperThere are two main advantages to having custom printed remittance envelopes; personalization and security. A custom printed message or design on your donation envelope connects the envelopes directly to your organization or event. A memorable message will resonate with your donors and create a connection with them to help put them in the spirit to give.

Security is another important issue with remittance envelopes since donors trust these envelopes to hold their cash, checks, and even personal information. While unlikely in most cases, some may be tempted to tamper with donation envelopes to steal the cash or check as well as the personal information of the donor. With custom printed remittance envelopes, you can choose a design where the important information is on the inside of the envelope and not able to be read unless the envelope is opened up by the intended end user that is collecting the donation.

Custom Tithe and Church Offering Envelopes

People give tithe offerings to their church throughout the year but churches usually have bigger crowds and receive more donations over the holiday season. Like remittance envelopes for charities and non-profits, church envelopes can benefit from custom messages and designs. Members of a church or parish feel a sense of community with their church and a custom printed message on church offering envelopes can appeal to that sense of community.

Church Offering Envelopes and Remittance Envelopes from Printing You Can Trust

Custom Printed Remittance and Donation Envelopes for Holiday Donations and Church OfferingsPrinting You Can Trust offers remittance and tithe offering envelopes that allow you to provide your donors with a custom design or message. Our donation envelopes are available with perforated or non-perforated oversized flaps which allow you to have a significant amount of copy for your message, and also offer security. You can choose from several different paper colors, and pick just about any ink color you want. All you have to do is send us a design of your choice. Tithe envelopes are one of our specialties and they are available in two different styles, with several different paper colors to choose from, and you can choose just about any ink color you wish. We can create these envelopes with the name of your church and any customized message that you want to convey to your members.

There is a practical need for donation envelopes and church envelopes throughout the year but more people are likely to donate during the holiday season. Contact Printing You Can Trust to get custom donation or church envelopes this holiday season.

The Many Uses of Coin Envelopes


Envelopes are used for so many things on a daily basis, from sending mail, to storing important personal and business documents.  But does anyone ever pay attention to the envelopes themselves?  Most envelopes are pretty standard such as plain white envelopes, manila envelopes, and the occasional window envelope.  These envelopes are typically used for basic and routine purposes. Coin envelopes are used for more specific and interesting things such as collecting tips, or storing jewelry and other valuables.  Unlike most common envelopes, coin envelopes often contain something a little more specialized.  Coin envelopes can also be customized with interesting colors and designs to make them fit your individual needs.  Not that you can’t do this with other types of envelopes, but what’s the fun in sending the payment for a bill in a colorfully designed envelope?

This blog discusses some common uses for coin envelopes as well as reasons to have them printed with a custom design.

Uses of Coin Envelopes

Coin envelopes are small envelopes that can be used for almost anything. The following are common uses for coin envelopes:

  • Storing Valuables: Coin envelopes are ideal for storing jewelry such as watches, earrings, bracelets, rings, and other small valuables like coins. They are mostly used by pawn shops to store jewelry, but many people may use them for their own jewelry collections.
  • coin-envelope-printingCollecting Tips and Gratuities: Coin envelopes are commonly used to hold tips and gratuities by people who work in professions in which tipping is customary. Barbers, hair stylists, and massage therapists may use a coin envelope to collect their tips.
  • Holding Lab Samples: Doctors and scientists that work in laboratories may use these envelopes for storing small samples. This is one area where a custom printed message on your coin envelopes can really come in handy.
  • Storing Teeth: Coin envelopes have several uses in a dentist office or dental laboratory, including storing teeth and small objects like the rubber bands used for braces. Some dentists may have fun messages for the tooth fairy printed on them to give to kids to take their teeth home.
  • Storing Money and Keys: Currency exchanges and car rental companies often use coin envelopes for storing money and keys.
  • Collecting Donations: Many churches use printed coin envelopes to collect donations from parishioners.
  • Storing Evidence: Crime scene investigators and forensic labs may use these envelopes to hold important evidence.
  • Personal Use: If you have large collections of small items such as jewelry, stamps, pins, or buttons, coin envelopes can help you organize your collection.

Why Custom Printed Coin Envelopes?

Coin envelopes are used for more unconventional purposes than other envelopes, giving you more of a reason to have them custom printed.  If you are using them to store a collection of valuables, it helps to have the coin envelopes labeled so you can quickly see what they are holding.  It is important for coin envelopes holding lab samples or forensic evidence to be labeled so you can easily determine the contents.  Churches that use these envelopes to collect donations often print the name of the church on them as well as spaces for people to write their names and donation amount.  As mentioned above, coin envelopes are typically used for more unique purposes than other envelopes and adding a custom printed message or design makes them stand out more than just white coin envelopes.

Printing You Can Trust offers coin envelopes in a variety of sizes with options for custom printing in several different ink colors.  Just choose the size and style coin envelope you want, and submit your custom message and your desired ink color.  Contact us at 1-877-336-9666 or visit our products page to get started.

Envelope Printing Methods

There are several options when it comes to creating the perfect envelope for you needs. But, let’s face it; what it truly comes down to is the best price for the quality you desire. Whether you need 500 or 500,000 envelopes, full color or just a logo printed in the corner, there are different ways to print your envelopes to fit your needs.

Offset Envelope Printing Method

Halm Jet Press - Offset Envelope Printing Method

Offset Printing is the most popular choice amongst printers. With this printing process you can get the best quality for the best price on runs of 5,000 up to around 100,000. The more you run, the cheaper the cost per unit is. Offset printing allows for a wide array of color options as well. From black to four color process; from a small graphic to full bleed, you can create a tasteful design and not break the bank. For most designs, the envelopes are printed onto a ready-made envelope. If the design is more complicated, and has heavy coverage or bleeds, they would have to print as a flat sheet and then get converted. See the next section called Lithographic Envelope Printing.

Lithographic Envelope Printing Method

Offset Lithographic Press Envelope Printing Method
Lithographic printing, or “Litho” for short, allows for more complex printing options such as heavy ink coverage or bleeds, but is generally more expensive than printing onto a ready-made envelope as noted in the section above. The design is printed on flat sheets and then die cut, folded and glued. The process takes longer and has more steps involved, and therefore the price goes up accordingly. However, if you are looking for detailed graphics, full bleed and a stunning end result; this may be the only route for you.

Flexographic Envelope Printing Method

Flexo Printing Press - Flexo Envelope Printing Method

Flexographic or “Flexo” is a cost savings method for printing larger quantities. You don’t get the sharpest or most vibrant colors with this process, and the design must be limited so there is no heavy ink coverage or critical screens or photos. With this method, the printing, die-cutting, gluing and folding are done in one operation on specialized equipment. As a result, there can be significant price savings. If your envelope doesn’t have fine details or complicated graphics, you can run a job of 100,000 or more using this method.

Digital Envelope Printing Method

Digital Envelope Machine - Digital Envelope Printing MethodDigital printing has grown significantly over the past decade. This process has very little set up cost and has the ease of printing something from your computer using your own printer if the quantity is small and you don’t want to take the job to a printing company. If the job is done digitally by a professional printing company, the costs are usually determined by a ‘click charge’ so whether you need 500 or 2,500, you will pay about the same per page. This is a general statement about cost, because the size of the piece, and other variables affect the pricing. The drawback to this option is the fact that it is difficult to print precise colors that would match something that was printed on an offset press. The colors may be close, but even with the most advanced technology, it’s tough to do an exact color match. However, if color matching is not a priority and you keep your quantity under 2,500, this is by far the best option to cut costs on your printing.

So now that you know all the options you have, what are you going to create to deliver your future messages?

Printing Services for MoDocs

Printing Services for Modocs

Printing Services for ModocsMoDocs is an organization that provides medical professional liability insurance to Missouri physicians, surgeons and healthcare professionals. Their mission is to provide policyholder members with a superior policy and vigorous expert legal defense at affordable, actuarially sound rates. The insurance business is dependent on literature to explain coverages and to market products. MoDocs turns to Printing You can Trust for all of their printing needs.

Laura Engnall wears many hats at MoDocs including Marketing and Purchasing duties and calls the experience of working with Printing You Can Trust, “absolutely great.”

“Aaron is always available,” Laura explains, “Or his assistant is available. He will call if he spots something wrong even if we’ve approved it already. He knows what printing services we need. His eye for detail is a big help. He catches errors!” Laura explained how MoDocs submitted a job that contained errors that were no fault of Printing You Can Trust. Even so- they covered the shipping costs to send it back out so that Laura can get her order fulfilled. “Eleven years with them and I can’t say enough about them.”

Printing You Can Trust offers printing services for the production of MoDocs critical print materials such as marketing brochures, pocket folders, policy covers and even developing presentations, that is critical to their business. Insurance holders demand quality. “The quality is unsurpassed,” states Laura, “and the customer service is absolutely great.” If she sends an email, she usually receives a response the same day. They are easy to get a hold of by phone as well.

Laura is more than satisfied. “I would definitely recommend Printing You Can Trust’s printing services to anyone.”

Brightmoor Church Custom Books and Fliers

Brightmoor Church Custom Books and Fliers
Brightmoor Christian Church in Novi, Michigan, offers ministries to children, youth, singles, seniors and “everyone in-between.” Their aim is for their guests to experience great uplifting music, encouraging messages, friendly people and a safe, caring nursery for their children. As the Church Groups and Publications Pastor, Jimmy Hicks is tasked with the responsibility of providing custom books and fliers to the church community. Sometimes the deadlines are tight.

“Sometimes production is running behind on our end. Printing You Can Trust does anything necessary to get our custom books and fliers to me, says Jimmy, “They are wonderful to work with.”

Jimmy knows he can count on receiving a text message, his preferred method of communication, when his proof is ready to be reviewed. “They do exactly what they say they will do. Their attention to detail is amazing. They care about their customers.”

The custom books and fliers from Brightmoor don’t fit neatly into a template that many printers offer. They require customization every time. Jimmy feels confident no matter how specific the requirement. “Aaron asks me, ‘what do you need it to look like?” Jimmy is quick to point out the quality he receives back. “I can pay a higher price to someone else to get the quality I get from Printing You Can Trust. But I don’t have to. I get the quality for a great price. As a customer, I know I’m not the ‘top dog.’ What I sent them … what I ask for, is what I get. I get really good quality with folks that are really easy to work with.”

Meals on Wheels Custom Printed Envelopes

As Director of Meals on Wheels in New Jersey for the past 15 years, Jim Sirgurdson is tasked with providing meals and outreach services to nearly 10,000 Ocean County seniors. The programs include benefits screenings, transportation, socialization and recreation. Jim has turned to Printing You Can Trust to order tens of thousands of custom print products- sometimes as many as 300,000 pieces in one order.

“There is always a special request,” explains Jim. “And they have never gotten it wrong in the 15 years I have been working with them.”

There are a number of reasons Jim chooses to maintain an on-going relationship with Printing You Can Trust:

  1. “The quality of the product is superior. I’ve literally never had a problem with product.”
  2. Volume: Jim expressed that when you are ordering items in the six figures, you expect the fulfillment to be difficult. He does not have to worry about the volume of product he is asking for. Printers You Can Trust always come through.
  3. Special Requests: Not only do custom orders come back perfect every time, there is definite attention to detail. “Aaron and Gwen are fantastic. I love to deal with them. They have an amazing attitude and exceptional follow-up skills.”
  4. Pricing: Jim feels that the pricing is not only fair but displays to customers that Printing You Can Trust values their customers and their customers’ businesses. “I have printers a block from my office. That’s not where I go.”
  5. Customer Service: “I don’t place my order online. I pick up the phone and call. Why? Because I enjoy speaking with my rep. Their friendliness is unmatched. I never feel rushed. They go out of their way to make sure they understand exactly what it is that I need. They make me feel like I’m their only client. You don’t find that everywhere.”

Jim Sirgurdson is thrilled that Meals on Wheels does not have to worry about print orders when they have their work cut out for them serving their community.

“Anyone choosing Printing You Can Trust to do business with will not be disappointed. Superior Product. Superior People. I can’t say enough about how happy I am as a client.”