Print a single or a list of envelopes from Business Contact Book

This article describes how to create, print and save envelopes from BCB, customize recipient's address, set up a return address, add logos and images on envelopes, choose envelope type, change envelope settings and more.

Print envelopes (People list)
Print envelopes (Company list)
Create a list of recipients
Set up recipient's address for contacts from the People List
Set up recipient's address for contacts from the Company List
Set up a return address
Customize Recipient and Sender's addresses
Add images and logos on an envelopea
Choose from multiple addresses
Set envelope position
Preview an envelope before printing
Supported envelope types
Envelopes details

How to print a single envelope or a list of envelopes for contacts from the People list

1. Select contacts. You can sort them the way you need before printing.

2. From the top menu select Contacts > Print.

Select Contacts > Print from the top menu

or either press Cmd+P or select Print from the context menu.

Select Print from the context menu

3. Choose Envelopes from the Print Style pop-up menu.

Print Envelopes window for People list

Print envelopes window with recipient address for People list

4. Choose the envelope type.

Supported envelope types

Supported US envelopes

Supported International envelopes

5. Choose the desired Envelope position.

6. Customize recipient's address:

- Name format

Supported name formats for envelopes

- choose if you want to print Company Name and Department Name

Print company name on envelopes

- choose the Address type (All, First Address only, main only, work only, home only, other only, first main only, first work address only, first home address only, first other address only, Do not print)

- choose if you want to print country information: Do not print, Print, Print except my country

Print country on envelopes


7. Customize Recipient's address

8. To print Sender's address, put the check mark for the 'Sender (Return address)' field, type the necessary information into the text box and customize it the way you want.

9. Click the Print button.

10. Before you start printing, verify if everything is set up correctly. For more information please see Preview an envelope before printing

11. If you are happy with the customisation, click Print.

Print envelopes for contacts from the Company list

1. Select a company or a list of companies.

2. Select Contacts > Print from the top menu

Select Contacts for Company list > Print from the top menu

or select Print from the context menu or press Cmd+P.

Select Print from the context menu

3. Choose Envelopes from the Print Style pop-up menu.

Print Envelopes for Company list

Print Envelopes with recipient address for Company list

4. Choose the Envelope type.

5. Set the desired Envelope position.

6. Set up recipient's address.

- Department name: choose if you want to print envelopes for the certain, first or all departments

Print department information on envelopes

- choose if you want to print the Department name

Print department name on envelopes

- specify the Address type (All, First Address only, main only, work only, home only, other only, first main only, first work address only, first home address only, first other address only, Do not print)

Print address on envelopes

- choose if you would like to add country information: Do not print, Print, Print except my country

Print company address on envelopes

7. Customize Recipient's address

8. In case you want to print Sender's address, put the check mark for 'Sender (Return address)', type the necessary information into the text box and customize it the way you want.

9. Click the Print button.

10. Verify if everything is set up correctly. For more information please see Preview envelopes before printing

11. Click Print.

Create a list of recipients

There are three ways to set up your mailing list:
- select contacts manually

- use the Search option, for example you may choose to print envelopes for the contacts from the certain city

- choose the desired Group(s). With BCB, cou can create different Groups for different purposes. For example, you can set up Groups for sending promotions or invitations.

Note: If you want to print envelopes for contacts stored in you Mac Contacts application, you should import them to BCB first. For more information, see how to import contacts from Mac Contacts.

Set up a return address

1. Open the BCB Print window.
2. Select the "Envelopes" print style.
3. Scroll down, and under Sender, type your return address in the box and adjust its look.

How to customize Recipient and Sender's addresses

- Use the 'Set Font', 'Set Color' and 'Default font' buttons to format the delivery and return addresses.
Note: in case of long text strings, the app automatically scales down the text size to fit the available address space.

Customize Recipient's address by changing font size and color

Customize Sender's address by changing font size and color

- If you would like to add an logo or image, click the Add image button, choose the image you would like to use and click Select. The app positions and resizes it automatically.

Set your envelope position

Choose the way how you are going to load the envelope into the printer:
- the envelope can be face up or face down
- choose whether the long or short edge will be fed into the printer.

Set the envelope position

Preview an envelope before printing

Before you start printing, you may want to preview your envelopes to understand how they will look and if the text fits text areas for addresses. You may select the 'Open PDF in Preview' option or save your envelope(s) as PDF or print your envelope to a regular sheet of paper first.

- In the BCB Print, click the Print button.
- Select "Open PDF in Preview". Alternatively, you can use the Save PDF option.


Supported envelope types

You can choose from more than 30 envelope types, including commonly used envelope sizes such as US #10 (Business), US #9 , US #6, #6 3/4, International DL(E65), International C5, and more.

Supported envelope types

If you don’t see your envelope type, contact us to add it to the list of supported envelopes with the dimension information.

Supported US envelopes

Supported US envelopes

Supported International envelopes

Supported International envelopes

Envelope details

The envelope size is shown next to envelope type. For more detailed information, scroll-down to the very bottom of the window:
- envelope's width and height
- Recipient's box: width, height, top and left margins
- Sender's box: width, height, top and left margins
Please note that this information is for informative purposes only and cannot be edited. For US envelopes, dimensions are shown as fractional and decimal inches, for international envelopes all the sizes are in millimeters.

Check the envelope details

Envelope size chart

Please see the Envelope Size Chart that helps you understand envelope sizes.

Name Height x Width (decimal equivalent)

US ENVELOPES

#6-1/4 3-1/2″ x 6″ (3.500 x 6.000″)
#6-3/4 3-5/8″ x 6-1/2″ (3.750 x 6.750″)
#7 3-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ (3.750 x 6.750″)
#7-3/4(Monarch) 3-7/8″ x 7-1/2″ (3.875 x 7.500″)
#8-5/8(Check) 3-5/8″ x 8-5/8″ (3.625 x 8.625″)
#9 3-7/8″ x 8-7/8″ (3.875 x 8.875″)
#10(Business) 4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″ (4.125 x 9.500″)
#11 4-1/2″ x 10-3/8 (4.500 x 10.375″)
#12 4-3/4″ x 11″ (4.750 x 11.000″)
#14 5″ x 11-1/2″ (5.000 x 11.500″)
4 Baronial 3-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ (3.625 x 5.125″)
5 Baronial 4-1/8″ x 5-1/2″ (4.125 x 5.500″)
5 1/2 Baronial 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″ (4.375 x 5.750″)
6 Baronial 4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″ (4.750 x 6.500″)
7 Baronial(Lee) 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ (5.250 x 7.250″)
8 Baronial 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ (5.500 x 8.250″)
9 Baronial 5-3/4″ x 8-3/4″ (5.750 x 8.750″)
10 Baronial 6″ x 9-1/2″ (6.000 x 9.500″)
Remittance 6-1/4 3-1/2″ x 6″ (3.500 x 6.000″)
Remittance 6-1/2 3-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (3.500 x 6.250″)
Remittance 6-3/4 3-5/8″ x 6-1/2″ (3.625 x 6.500″)
Remittance 9 3-7/8″ x 8-7/8″ (3.875 x 8.875″)

International Envelopes ISO

B4 250 x 353 mm
B5 176 x 250 mm
B6 125 x 176 mm
C0 917 x 1297 mm
C1 648 x 917 mm
C2 458 x 648 mm
C3 324 x 458 mm
C4 229 x 324 mm
C5 162 x 229 mm
C6/5 114 x 229 mm
C6 114 x 162 mm
C7/6 81 x 162 mm
C7 81 x 114 mm
DL(E65) 110 x 220 mm


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