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More on Letterfolds August 21, 2006

Posted by caveblogem in Origami, Uncategorized.
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I’ve been looking at a few sites recently on letterfolds and envelope folds and noticed that they don’t give very good information about which ones are legal to mail (indeed, since some of the good ones are out of the US, many don’t seem to know how to deal with the fact that our system of measurement is based on inches and feet and that our standard letter-sized paper comes in 8.5×11″).

The US Post Office lets you mail with standard postage envelopes that are between 5″ and 11.5″ wide and between 3.5″ and 6.125″ high (as long as <<The length divided by height is less than 1.3 or more than 2.5>> according to the USPS.  So here are the letter and envelope folds associated with starting and finishing sizes: All of these designs can be found on http://www.ghh.com/elf/.

  • Daisy Letterfold: 8.5″X11″-yields-3.5″x5.38″, which can be mailed with regular postage.
  • Basic Letterfold: 8.5″x11″-yields-4″x5.5″, which can be mailed with regular postage.
  • Fern Letterfold: 8.5″x11″-yields-3.75″x5.5″, which can be mailed with regular postage.
  • Hawk Letterfold: 8.5″x8.5″ (cut off excess to form square)-yields-3.5″x5.75″, which can be mailed with regular postage.
  • Frog Envelope: 11″x15″ (cut from a sheet of 11″x17″-yields-3.55″x5.5″, which can be mailed with regular postage.

I have actually mailed all of these with no problem whatsoever, although some of them seem to need a strategically placed return-address lable or some other way of keeping them closed. 

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