When to use an Announcement Envelope versus Baronial Envelope Printing?

The general difference between these two types of envelopes is the size, as well as the type of flap. The announcement size envelope will have a rectangle flap and the baronial will have a pointed flap. The size of a baronial starts at a 4 bar (5 1/8” by 3 5/8”) and the largest size is 7 ½ bar (7 ½” by 5 ½”). The announcement envelope starts at A-2 size (5 ¾” by 4 3/8”) and largest size is A-10 (9 ½” by 6”). Lastly, the baronial is die cut and formed using diagonal seams (which you see in the rear of the envelope) and an announcement envelope has just side seams.

Announcement envelope printing


You would normally use announcement envelopes with formal personal and/or business invitations. This type of invitation typically has an invite card, reply card, a response envelope (either A-2 or A-6) and the 3 pieces would be inserted into an A-7 envelope. Typically the card stock and the envelopes will match in color. Most people would have the return address printed on the flap of the A7.

baronial envelope printing


The baronial type envelopes are used with invites for less formal events where no reply card is required, thank you cards, donation envelopes, holiday cards, etc. Envelope printing is normally done just on the face of the envelope.


Here you will find the exact size for these types of envelopes and the recommended size for the inserts.

Announcement Size Envelopes

Envelope Type Envelope Size Flat Card Size Folded Card Size
A10 9.5” x 6” 9.25” x 5.75” 9.25” x 11.5”
A8 8.125” x 5.5” 7.875”x 5.25” 7.875”x 10.5”
A7 7.25” x 5.25” 7” x 5” 7” x 10”
A6 6.5” x 4.75” 6.25” x 4.75” 6.25” x 9.5”
A2 5.75” x 4.375” 5.5” x 4.125” 5.5”x 8.25”

Baronial Size Envelopes

Envelope Type Envelope Size Flat Card Size Folded Card Size
7 ½ Bar 7.5” x 5.5” 7.25” x 5.25”
  1. 25” x 10.5”
6 Bar 6.5” x 4.75” 6.25”x 4.5” 6.25”x 9”
5 ½ Bar 5.75” x 4.375” 5.5” x 4.125” 5.5” x 8.25”
5 Bar 5.625” x 4.125” 5.375” x 3.875” 5.375” x 7.75”
4 Bar 5.125” x 3.625” 4.875” x 3.375” 4.875”x 6.75”

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