Will my addresses show through the windows in the envelope?

If you have a letter(s) in PDF form that you need mailed and they already have the addresses on them, awesome!  That means you don't need to worry about adding the address in later because you can use our job type called PreAddressed PDF.  However, depending on where the addresses are located, they might potentially not show through the windows of the envelops we use.  (Also keep in mind that if your PDF has been scanned into your computer you can still use our website to mail it out, this article won't be of use to you.  You would need to use the Windowed Letter job type to mail it out.).

There are a few easy ways around this (and it is cheaper to have them formatted correctly).  But if you would like to know how the placement of the addresses line up with our windows before you upload your letter for mailing, you can use the 'Pre Flight' tool within your LetterStream account.  (You also have access to quite a few different PDF tools within your LetterStream account in addition to this one.  Click here for more information about those).

Click here if you'd rather watch a video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=173-wd0uyZk

The Pre Flight tool allows you to see a sample of how the addresses on your letter will appear through the windows of our envelopes.  To access this tool, log into your LetterStream account and click on the 'my account' tab at the top, and then on the 'PDF Tools' option.  Find the PDF PreFlight tool, browse for your letter, and click 'Do Pre-Flight'. 

For now, you only need to look at the top 2 windows in the upper left hand corner of the sheet.

If the addresses fall within the green boxes, then you are good to mail the letter!  If they fall outside of the green box, there is a little bit of buffer room.  However, we suggest that you give us a call to help make sure your full addresses will appear through the windows.

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