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.”