Commercial / Business Standard & Window
The #10 Commercial Flap Envelope has become the most widely used for a variety of office/business and personal correspondence in the United States. The Commercial Flap Envelope has a gummed flap and is made in a wide range of bond and kraft papers. Commercial Flap sizes are available with windows.
Commercial and Side Seam flap styles are ideal for machine insertion. Wallet flaps provide a large area ideal for imprinting.
Square flaps are contemporary, but not recommended for machine insertion.
Large flap can be printed to contain any message.
Used for donations, coupons, credit information, applications, statements, etc.
Open-end style. Wide seams with heavy gummed flaps provide good protection for mail handling of catalogs, magazines, reports, etc.
For use with brochures, folders, and other types of direct mail.
Open-side design permits overall printing.
Made for use with a wide range of matching text and cover papers.
Many have deckle-edge flaps.
Formal envelopes with deep pointed flap.
Widely used for invitations, announcements, and greeting and social cards.
The unusual square shape helps attract attention to your piece.
Please keep in mind square envelopes are nonstandard and require additional postage to mail.
Click on the link below for more information on Envelope Sizing:
Downloading and Uploading to the COS FTP:
Watch the video to the right to learn how to download, install and connect to our FTP. You should have, by now, been provided with your unique user name and password from your project manager here at COS. Continue reading below for additional written directions.
1. Click this link: “FileZilla" to download and install the FTP software
2. FileZilla will display two options to download, chose “FileZilla” on the right side
3. Once the file has been downloaded open the .exe file and follow the install instructions – Agree to terms, for the next options you can customize them or continue choosing next. These options in order are User permissions, Install components (click the desktop icon when installing the program so you can access the program straight from your desktop), Install location and Shortcut name. Once these options are completed click next to finish the software installation.
4. Once the install window closes open FileZilla and in the Host: area in the top left of the program window type in: ftps.premieruplink.com, Next enter your username and password which will be given to you by your project manager (these credentials are case sensitive), and then enter 22 in the Port area and click Quickconnect to connect to our secure FTP client
5. For more information on installing FileZilla Please view the video on below for the install steps from start to finish.
Offset & Digital Press Specifications
COS Marketing Brochures
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The United States Postal Service (USPS):
Zip Code Finder: https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
Postage Rates: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm#wp1091745
Customer's Guide to Mailing: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm100/intro.htm
Every Door Direct Mail ®: https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm
Time-in-Transit Map for UPS Ground Services: https://www.ups.com/maps?loc=en_US&srch_pos=1&srch_phr=Time-in-Transit+Map+for+UPS+Ground+Services
A Tool for Determining Spine Width on Perfect Bound Books
Designers Tool Box
What services does Premier provide?Please click here for a complete description of our services.
How do I submit an order?The order should be submitted to Premier in writing (preferrably via email) on a purchase order detailing the specifications and requirements including: quantity, ink colors, stock, finishing, special handling, and shipping. Please also include a copy of the quote. The order files can be uploaded via this site, our FTP server, or emailed. Additionally, some clients provide files by sending a CD. If there are any special color requirements (for example; matching a previously printed piece) please send that to us as well.
What are your file requirements?Click here for our Prepress Specifications
Why is it important to understand Image File Formats?When it comes to creating marketing materials for print or web use, it is important to know the differences between image file formats. Here is an overview of the most common file types: EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) is designed for sending/exporting vector graphics (such as logo's) for print. Vector EPS files will print clear and crisp and can easily be resized without compromising print quality or losing detail. (Tagged Image File Format) is a recommended format for printing TIFF high quality imagery for both MAC and PC platforms. TIFF files are designed to print clear and crisp at high resolutions (usually 300dpi) and support a transparent background. JPEG/JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a compressed image file that is ideal for creating and exchanging digital photographs. JPGs use lossy or irreversible compression, meaning you will lose image quality if the file is enlarged or edited. Also, there is no support for transparency in a JPEG file. (Graphics Interchange Format) is a bit-mapped graphics file that is gradually being replaced by the PNG format. GIF has been popular for images with large areas of solid colors, such as logos and text as graphics. GIF does not compress your pictures, which mean that they do not GIF loose image quality, resulting in large files. GIF can be used for animation and supports a transparent background. NOTE: GIFs are not suitable for professional printing (they are ideal for web use). PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a newer file format that features lossless compression of data, meaning an image can be compressed without losing image quality. PNG files also support transparency and are ideal for web use, but because of the lack of CMYK color support and inability for color separations, PNG is not a good fit for professional printing.
How do I send a file?Click here to email or Click here for FTP Instructions
What are bleeds?Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the side of the page that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for the movement of the paper and design inconsistencies. Bleed ensures that no unprinted edges occur in the final trimmed document.
What is Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)?USPS Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) is a new USP direct mailing program. EDDM is a new way to: Target a location without an address list Reduce mail preparation costs Send out local or national campaigns Market your product, service, idea, store openings, sales, or other major events. Build more traffic, increase revenue and find a new prospective customer base by marketing to every household in the local target mailing routes you request. The USPS Every Door Direct Mail Program allows you to mail flyers, brochures, coupons, menus, store maps, oversized postcards, saddle-stitched catalogs, booklets and more for as low as 14.5 cents per piece delivered to every household by carrier routes. The USPS provides First Class service at the lowest available Standard Mail rates. EDDM printing eliminates the cost of a mailing list and printing addresses. Typically, there is an additional charge for mail preparation from your provider. Call us at 800-414-1624 or here for more information.
What is a QR Code? How does it work?QR code (Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a two dimensional code that is now common in advertising and packaging. Smartphones have "put a barcode reader in everyone's pocket". As a result, QR codes have become a focus of marketers and an integral part of advertising strategies, since it provides quick and effortless access to the brandswebsite while gathering key marketing data instantly. Click Here for more information on how Premier can help you implement QR Codes
What is a Personalized URL? How does it work?Personalized URLs (sometimes referred to as PURLs) are unique and personalized Web addresses created for each recipient of your direct marketing communications. The PURLs contain the recipient's name in the Web address that personalizes and engages them to visit their Personalized URL. An example: janesmith.premier.com. Visit here to learn more about Premier's Cross Media Marketing Solutions.