Explore Tools

Better together is the driving force in how we develop our system of tools. There are so many ways to design, produce and showcase your offerings, so we created three distinctive categories: Physical Tools, Digital Tools and Marketing Tools. The prerequisite for new accounts is The Essentials Kit, but we have additional optionalways for you to fill your toolbox, streamline your process and help you succeed with any combination of resources that work for your specific needs. While each tool is perfectly suited to their task, we think they work even BETTER TOGETHER.


THE ESSENTIALS KIT
THE ELEMENTS KIT
ENVELOPMENTS EXTENSION FOR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC
ENVELOPMENTS ONLINE DESIGN TOOL

 

Physical Tools

The Essentials Kit

We have witnessed over time how a great many things that started out huge, have become sleeker, smarter and more portable over time. The same can be said of our tools. The Essentials Kit is the culmination of decades in the field of Invitation Design and insightful feedback from countless designers who have worked with us and graced us with their wisdom and their wish lists. It is our most streamlined yet robust offering to date.


Paper

Products Guide

illustrating the mix and match capabilities, dimensions and specifications for each product

Print

Services Guide

introducing ten various digital and traditional press techniques highlighting their features

Color

Swatch Decks

featuring a full spectrum of premium papers in the Classics, Naturals, Accents and Patterns decks





HOW IT WORKS

Use the Paper Products Guide and the Print Services Guide to reference the dimensions and specifications needed to design with Envelopments products and varied custom services. With a rainbow of color in a variety of textures and finishes, our coordinated Color Swatch Decks will inspire your choices for every component you need. Together these tools will guide you to the products and print services you desire.


HOW IT WORKS WITH OTHER TOOLS

Like best friends that finish each other’s sentences, The Essentials Kit and The Elements Kit are a dynamic duo that give form and function to your design projects. A compendium to our digital tools, these kits enable you to visualize design solutions for any occasion. Use them in tandem with the Envelopments Extension for Adobe Illustrator CC and the Online Design Tool on Envelopments.com to execute beautiful custom and semi-custom designs respectively.


HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU

Take your concept to the next level with intent and a clear path of how to achieve it. The Essentials Kit is a fantastically concise tool to inform your choices of Envelopments’ products and services available to meet your needs, in a compact and beautifully visual way.




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The Elements Kit


The Elements Kit was developed for designers by designers, and while there isn’t a box big enough to send you one of everything we can do, we gave you one of everything you need in order to imagine the rest. Like building blocks for paper, The Elements Kit is the perfect balance between information and inspiration. It’s portable and will help to take the guess work out of the most pressing design question we all hear, “But what will it look like?”


Invitation

Design Catalog

featuring 5x7, 6x6 and 6x9 curated product ensembles, color palettes and design sensibilities

Paper

Product Samples

including 5x7 Pocket Enclosures, Scored Stocks, Layered Cards, Envelopes and Liners

Invitation

Design Samples

showcasing 5x7 designs ready to mix and match with product samples to create layered ensembles





HOW IT WORKS

The Elements Kit pairs our Invitation Designs Catalogue with our Paper Product Samples and Invitation Design Samples, so you can examine a tactile preview of your paper projects in real time without the need for wifi. We understand that design is a process, so use us where and when you need us. If you already have a huge portfolio of design, then pair any of your own custom designed print panels with our product samples.


HOW IT WORKS WITH OTHER TOOLS

Like best friends that finish each other’s sentences, The Elements Kit and The Essentials Kit are a dynamic duo that give form and function to your design projects. A compendium to our digital tools, these kits enable you to visualize design solutions for any occasion. Use them in tandem with the Envelopments Extension for Adobe Illustrator CC and the Online Design Tool on Envelopments.com to execute beautiful custom and semi-custom designs respectively.


HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU

We’ve designed these kits with the flexibility to meet deadlines, budgets and aesthetics every step of the way. The Elements Kit is a tool to fine tune and give proof of concept to your design project, by allowing you to hold your ideas in the palm of your hand.




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Digital Tools

Envelopments Extension for Adobe Illustrator

As Designers, we are always seeking creative control over our design projects. For those of you who design in Adobe Illustrator, the Envelopments Extension for Adobe Illustrator CC gives you the freedom to access an extensive library of Envelopments products, motifs and ink colors so you can work within your own process flow.


Paper

Products

representing our digital collection of Pocket Enclosures, Scored Cards, Layered Cards, Envelopes and Liners

Motif

Artwork

featuring hundreds of scalable flexible and fixed vector graphics to complement your typographic design

Ink

Swatches

importing the Envelopments Ink Swatch Library of process CMYK colors into your personal swatch library


Custom

Design

working with your design sensibilities and assets, with Envelopments’ digital collection and Adobe’s software to create unique designs for any occasion

Adobe

Illustrator

utilizing the full features of this professional design software and your font library on either Windows or Mac computers

Subscription

Requirements

activating subscriptions to the Envelopments Extension, Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 (and newer) and connecting to the internet





HOW IT WORKS

The Envelopments Extension for Adobe Illustrator CC acts as a bridge between concept and completion by both allowing you to design each component individually, then build and compose the entire layered ensemble, complete with inserts tucked into pockets. Product views allow you to choose how you’d like the product to be displayed; opened or closed, front or back and patterns shown on the exterior or interior of products. Quickly create a digital prototype in a sharable format.

Once your project prototype is ready for production, you can create print-ready files to produce yourself or have Envelopments do it for you using a multitude of digital or traditional press printing techniques including Foil Stamping, Letterpress, Blind Embossing, Blind Debossing, Thermography and Screen Printing


HOW IT WORKS WITH OTHER TOOLS

While the Envelopments Extension for Adobe Illustrator CC includes all the digital assets needed to prototype and produce your custom design projects, we engineered it to work in tandem with our handheld tools found in The Essentials Kit and The Elements Kit. Designing with physical swatches and samples can minimize the guess work of how colors and products are rendered from screen to screen. Together, these tools will give form and function to your design projects.


HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU

Design and print how you want. The Envelopments Extension allows you to design onto our expansive line of products with Adobe Illustrator CC. The Extension gives you the additional freedom to integrate your own custom artwork and curated font libraries. Whether it’s a quick or elaborate mockup, these features save you time and money when you need to visualize and share your concepts without leaving your desk.




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Envelopments Online Design Tool


Because time still is money, we created the Envelopments Online Design Tool to help get you where you want to go faster. This tool is loaded with quick starts and short cuts to send you on your way. We made it free and easy to use with access through our website for all skill levels, without the need of special software.


Paper

Products

representing our digital collection of Pocket Enclosures, Scored Cards, Layered Cards, Envelopes and Liners

Motif

Artwork

featuring hundreds of scalable flexible and fixed vector graphics to complement your typographic design

Ink

Swatches

displaying our library of digital CMYK ink colors that complement our collection of Color Swatches


Design

Editor

offering a plethora of fonts, custom leading, kerning, rotating, mirroring and alignment tools dynamically previewed in real time as you personalize your options

Semi-Custom

Templates

showcasing hundreds designs for Wedding, Baby, Birthday, Religious and Holiday occasions in a variety of Pocket Enclosures, Scored Stocks and Layered Cards

Custom

Templates

including a variety of Design From Scratch paper product configurations for single, double and triple layered projects in a variety of Envelopments products





HOW IT WORKS

There are two aspects of design when it comes to producing printed communiques — the graphic design and the paper goods. Any semi-custom design template featuring Wedding, Baby, Birthday, Religious and Holiday occasions is preloaded in 3 color ways of Pocket Enclosures, Scored Stocks and Layered Cards. You can add or remove layers and coordinating accessories, then personalize the fonts, motifs and ink colors in these designs.

Want to explore your creativity? Start with a clean slate using any of the custom design templates in our Design from Scratch collection of predetermined paper product configurations, then add fonts, motifs and ink colors from our library to convey your message.

Once you have made your selections, you have easy access to your costs, including products, printing and even assembly for your project in wholesale or retail pricing with a single click.

Quickly prototype, share, proof and order in increments as low as 10 quantity, then save a template of what you built for future projects. The Online Design Tool was created to assist with Digital CMYK, White, Gold and Silver Printing. Additional printing methods are available through our Customer Service department.


HOW IT WORKS WITH OTHER TOOLS

While the Online Design Tool includes all the digital assets needed to prototype and order your design projects, we engineered it to work in tandem with our handheld tools found in The Essentials Kit and The Elements Kit. Designing with physical swatches and samples can minimize the guess work of how colors and products are rendered from screen to screen. Together, these tools will give form and function to your design projects.


HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU

Let us be your back pocket resource, so you can take in more work, simply quote projects, offer a quicker turn around or easily design for various price points. The Online Design Tool immediately expands your offerings to include personalized or custom design. This is a time saver when you don’t have the luxury to start from scratch or when one more project threatens the delicate balance between busy and overloaded.




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