Finding the right envelope size for a greeting or invitation card can be a tricky business, especially if you’re not familiar with the types and sizes available to you. One of the more widely used card sizes is A6, which measures 105 × 148.5 millimeters (4.1 × 5.8 inches.). So, how large is an A6 card’s envelope?
An A6 envelope measures 114 × 162 millimeters (4.75 × 6.5 inches). It leaves minimal space inside for the A6 card to move around.
Basically, you can find the correct envelope size based on the card size by its size type. If you’d like to learn more about A6 envelopes, I’ll go into greater detail about this type of envelope in the next sections.
A6 Envelope Size
A6 envelopes and A6 cards go hand in hand since they were made for each other. If you want to print your wedding, birthday, or baby shower invitations on an A6 card, the most appropriate envelope size would also be A6.
So, how large is an A6 envelope? Not much larger than the size of an A6 card. An A6 envelope measures 114 × 162 millimeters (4.75 × 6.5 inches), whereas the card measures 105 × 148.5 millimeters (4.1 × 5.8 inches).
As you can see, the envelope has just enough space for the card to easily slip in and out of. That way, homemade card makers won’t have much trouble inserting the card, and the recipient won’t have to tear the envelope to remove and read the card.
Why Choose A6 Cards?
Homemade card enthusiasts will tell you that the size of a card plays an important role in delivering the message. While you can technically print anything on any card size you want, you should stick to what the card was made for to avoid any confusion.
A6 cards are generally used for invitations (birthday, wedding, dinner, etc.), announcements, as well as save the dates. However, you’ll also notice that similar card sizes, like A2 and A3, can serve the same purpose.
In the end, it boils down to personal preference and how much money you want to spend printing and mailing your cards. You should also note that there is a minimum mailable card size, which is 5 × 3.5 inches (127 × 89 millimeters). A6 cards fall within the minimum mailable size.
What Should I Print on an A6 Card?
While you are limited only by your imagination in terms of what you can include on an invitation card, there is only so much room on an A6 card that you must be economical with what you include and don’t include.
That said, the most important pieces of information you should print on an A6 invitation are the following:
- RSVP Checkbox (optional)
You should also make sure to leave a quarter-inch border along the perimeter of the card. The border or margin is there to trap ink bleed so as to not ruin the envelope or seep onto the other side of the card.