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Letterhead and Envelope Pricing

Envelope and Letterhead Pricing

You can figure out the cost for printing letterhead and envelopes on this page. Here's how:

  1. First, decide the type of letterhead or envelope you want to print on. Each stock is described briefly below.
  2. Each stock has a price code (S-1 through S-5). Note the price code for your selected stock.
  3. In the appropriate price chart, scan down the first column to locate the row describing your desired combination of ink or printing type.
  4. Follow that row to the right until you reach the column for the amount of letterhead or envelopes you want for your order. This column contains your base price.
  5. Now that you have determined your base price, check the pricing notes table to see if your letterhead or envelope includes additional costs.
  6. Finally, add 5% sales tax, plus shipping costs.

Locate your letterhead or envelope stock code:

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S-1 Pricing Chart

S-1 stock includes white premium watermarked bond 24-lb laser finish.

Standard Ink / Foil Colors LETTERHEAD   ENVELOPES
Printing Type 500 1000 Add'l
1000's
  500 1000 Add'l
1000's
Thermography or Flat - Black ink only 90.00 142.00 107.00   127.00 211.00 167.00
Thermography or Flat - 1 standard ink color 95.00 147.00 113.00   133.00 217.00 183.00
Thermography or Flat - Black and 1 standard color or any 2 standard colors 137.00 181.00 123.00   163.00 251.00 187.00
One Foil or Emboss * 151.00 229.00 169.00   171.00 275.00 215.00
Foil or Emboss * and 1 standard color 201.00 279.00 219.00   221.00 325.00 265.00
Foil or emboss * and 2 standard colors 221.00 299.00 239.00   241.00 345.00 285.00
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S-2 Pricing Chart

S-2 stock includes Capitol 24-lb 25% cotton bond; Natural White watermarked 24-lb bond, laser-finish.

Standard Ink / Foil Colors LETTERHEAD   ENVELOPES
Printing Type 500 1000 Add'l
1000's
  500 1000 Add'l
1000's
Thermography or Flat - Black ink only 106.00 156.00 118.00   141.00 231.00 177.00
Thermography or Flat - 1 standard ink color 111.00 161.00 123.00   147.00 237.00 187.00
Thermography or Flat - Black and 1 standard color or any 2 standard colors 147.00 191.00 139.00   175.00 275.00 209.00
One Foil or emboss * 163.00 257.00 195.00   185.00 303.00 241.00
Foil or emboss * and 1 standard color 213.00 307.00 245.00   235.00 353.00 291.00
Foil or emboss * and 2 standard colors 233.00 327.00 265.00   255.00 373.00 311.00
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S-3 Pricing Chart

S-3 stock includes Strathmore Writing 24-lb 25% cotton watermarked bond, wove finish.

Standard Ink / Foil Colors LETTERHEAD   ENVELOPES
Printing Type 500 1000 Add'l
1000's
  500 1000 Add'l
1000's
Thermography or Flat - Black ink only 123.00 169.00 131.00   162.00 269.00 229.00
Thermography or Flat - 1 standard ink color 135.00 191.00 149.00   165.00 279.00 239.00
Thermography or Flat - Black and 1 standard color or any 2 standard colors 179.00 239.00 155.00   279.00 343.00 263.00
One Foil or emboss * 195.00 255.00 253.00   207.00 347.00 283.00
Foil or emboss * and 1 standard color 229.00 325.00 303.00   257.00 397.00 333.00
Foil or emboss * and 2 standard colors 249.00 345.00 323.00   277.00 417.00 353.00
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S-4 Pricing Chart

S-4 stock includes linen, laid, astroparch, and Royal Fiber.

Standard Ink / Foil Colors LETTERHEAD   ENVELOPES
Printing Type 500 1000 Add'l
1000's
  500 1000 Add'l
1000's
Thermography or Flat - Black ink only 107.00 155.00 117.00   145.00 233.00 183.00
Thermography or Flat - 1 standard ink color 111.00 163.00 127.00   151.00 237.00 193.00
Thermography or Flat - Black and 1 standard color or any 2 standard colors 151.00 189.00 143.00   183.00 281.00 217.00
One Foil or emboss * 171.00 263.00 197.00   193.00 321.00 259.00
Foil or emboss * and 1 standard color 221.00 313.00 247.00   243.00 371.00 309.00
Foil or emboss * and 2 standard colors 241.00 333.00 267.00   263.00 391.00 329.00
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S-5 Pricing Chart

S-5 is customer-supplied stock. Please provide 10% additional stock to ensure full runs.

Standard Ink / Foil Colors LETTERHEAD   ENVELOPES
Printing Type 500 1000 Add'l
1000's
  500 1000 Add'l
1000's
Thermography or Flat - Black ink only 85.00 115.00 81.00   103.00 149.00 99.00
Thermography or Flat - 1 standard ink color 91.00 119.00 87.00   109.00 151.00 109.00
Thermography or Flat - Black and 1 standard color or any 2 standard colors 113.00 145.00 107.00   137.00 181.00 129.00
One Foil or emboss * 127.00 179.00 123.00   143.00 195.00 137.00
Foil or emboss * and 1 standard color 177.00 229.00 173.00   193.00 245.00 185.00
Foil or emboss * and 2 standard colors 197.00 249.00 193.00   213.00 265.00 207.00
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Trademarks and copyrights are the respective properties of their owners. All rights reserved.

Pricing Notes

Prices indicated listed are for standard printing only and exclude any applicable layout and design costs associated with your final product. Prices also exclude additional printing charges that may apply.

Additional printing costs may include:

RegistrationCharges apply per set for close (1/8-inch) registration of ink colors in each direction$20 per set
Die charge for foil or embossed cardsReusable copper die; can withstand over 2000 impressions $60
Color bleeds (overprinting) on top, bottom, or either sideCharges apply for each direction of a bleed; NOT AVAILABLE for foil or blind embossing.$12 per bleed
Screened line art or background ghostYou will be notified if this is required $16
Second-pass chargesIf, to avoid color registration, or to achieve certain effects on your card mixing flat and raised printing, your job needs to be run through the press a second time, this charge applies. You will be notified if this is required. $25/500
$30/1000
Non-standard card size or cuttingReturned uncut$30
Laser Shield laser-safe thermography ink additiveProtects printed ink from melting or smearing in most laser printers and photocopiers. This does affect the color and can dull the gloss compared to standard thermography.$20

Action Graphics is not responsible for any typographical errors. Please confirm pricing when you order. Prices subject to availability.

Envelope Information

Copy on any Number 10 envelope will start three-eighths (3/8) of an inch from the top edge, and three-eighths (3/8) of an inch from the left side. If need be, copy begins three-eighths (3/8) of an inch from the bottom.

If you require different spacing, you must specify this as special instructions for your order. Alternatively, if you provide camera-ready artwork (and separations, as necessary), including registration or positioning marks, your spacing will be honored.

Letterhead Information

  • Copy on any letterhead will start three-eighths (3/8) of an inch from the top edge, and three-eighths (3/8) of an inch from either side. If relevant, copy begins three-eighths (3/8) of an inch from the bottom.

    If you require different spacing, you must specify as special instructions for your order. Alternatively, if you provide camera-ready artwork (and separations, as necessary), including registration or positioning marks, your spacing will be honored.


  • Laser Shield laser-safe thermography is available. If you want Laser Shield, you must specify this as special instructions for your order.

    Laser Shield thermography may be used in most copiers and laser printers without melting. Note the following:

    • The finish of thermography treated with Laser Shield is semi-dull (less glossy than regular thermography).

    • Use of Laser Shield may slightly change the tint of standard or custom colors. Action Graphics is not responsible for any deviations from expected colors based in customer-specified inclusion of Laser Shield.
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