Resources

This is for all of those who have gotten caught out there with a printed piece that couldn't go through the mail and the designers who stay awake at night wondering if they left enough room for the barcode.

Helpful Resources

Postal Explorer - pe.usps.gov/

Ribbs - ribbs.usps.gov/

Zip4 lookup - zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp

Below are downloadable PDFs of common sizes of pieces that you might need to mail. Complete with "off limits" areas, designated return address and indicia areas and sizes to accommodate bleeds.

Postcard Templates

  • 4.25" x 5.5" Postcard
  • 4" x 6" Postcard
  • 5.5" x 8.5" Postcard
  • 5" x 7" postcard
  • 6" x 9" postcard
  • 6" x 11" postcard
  • Mailer Templates

  • 8.5" x 11" Half Fold Mailer
  • 8.5" x 11" Tri-fold Mailer
  • 8.5" x 14" Half Fold Mailer
  • 8.5" x 14" Tri-fold Mailer
  • 11" x 17" Half Fold Mailer
  • 11" x 17" Half-then-half Mailer
  • 11" x 17" Tri-fold Mailer