EMA Clarifies Statement Made on the Future of the #10 Envelope

PRESS RELEASE

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Envelope Mfrs. Assn. (EMA) Postal Affairs Committee chairman John Schlich was quoted as saying the position of the window in a #10 envelope would be changed, effective January 1, 2007. EMA president and CEO Maynard Benjamin clarifies this statement: "EMA was asked by mailers to consider making a change to the #10 envelope by moving the lower edge of the window position up to 5/8 inches from the bottom of the envelope to the bottom of the window cut in order to relieve problems with mail acceptance automation." EMA established a special task force of envelope manufacturers to consider this change and is recommending to not change the envelope window size, but just to move the window position up slightly to 58 inches and is seeking mailer input on this proposed change.

EMA asks envelope manufacturers to continue to produce the standard #10 envelope and to voluntarily consider manufacturing this revised #10 window envelope to accommodate the United States Postal Service. To comment, contact Maynard Benjamin at mhbenjamin@envelope.org.



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