When it comes to bubble mailers and padded envelopes, one size doesn’t fit all. In this quick article, I cover the difference between regular Bubble Mailer and padded envelops, why to choose the right mailer, and most importantly, the different padded envelop sizes out there. Bonus: it also touches on the history of Bubble Mailing! In this article, you will learn a bit about what this popular item is, its uses, how it has evolved over time, and what types are available today. Also, we’ll take a brief look at the current trends regarding bubble mailers. By the time you’ve finished reading this article, you’ll know a bit more about this important item and what you can do with it.
To begin with, there are two major types of mailers out there: the standard and the poly-bounce. Standard bubble mailers are made from heavy paper that’s wrapped around a cylindrical foam core. This core is filled with a powdery substance that won’t allow the paper to bounce back, thus creating a smooth envelope size that can withstand a reasonable amount of handling. Bubble mailers in this design are typically used for business, commercial, and mailing purposes. These are also commonly referred to as “bubble” or “bouncy.”
Poly-bouncy mailers are different. They are shaped differently, most often being a cylinder with one or more cylindrical “bumps” or “walls” attached. This design provides greater flexibility than standard bubble mailers because the “bumps” or walls can be opened up wide to provide a greater surface area for the powder to fill. The advantage here is that these envelopes are more environmentally friendly, allowing companies to use a lesser amount of paper while still offering a high degree of durability and protection against loss or damage.
Another thing to keep in mind when comparing bubble mailers to padded envelopes is how the paper is treated. Unlike bubble mailers that have a smooth surface, most padded envelops are acid free. This means that the color won’t fade away easily, making them more durable. Acid free paper also has a higher quality finish, meaning that it will last longer before becoming faded or crinkled. This can come in handy if you need to ship sensitive documents or products like financial statements, legal reports, or medical records.
So which one is better? It all comes down to how your company or business handles its documents and what you intend for the final delivery outcome. Bubble mailers are great for sending documents quickly and easily. However, they are unable to offer the same degree of protection and durability as padded mailing envelopes.
Padded envelopes provide more protection, durability, and convenience. If you are in the process of changing your business needs, or are looking to downsize your current mailing requirements, then the bubble mailers may be the right choice for you. However, if you want to stick with the traditional style of envelops, then you might be better off going with the padded envelops. Both types are very useful for many different business situations and can be quite effective depending on your preferences.