Direct Mailing Envelopes

Direct Mailing Envelopes

Increase response by up to 30% with metallized direct mailing envelopes.

Experience this in 3D

As inboxes all around the globe fill up faster than ever before with advertising and other email campaigns, brands are increasingly turning to direct mailing to reach their networks in a more memorable – and effective – way.

This means that brands are coming to printers and converters like you to give them an exceptional look for their envelopes – one that’s more likely to delight the recipient (and in turn, garner responses).

It’s not as difficult to offer your clients the special looks they desire as you might think: using our metallized paper for direct mailing envelopes can provide brands with up to 30% more responses than traditional paper envelope looks.

  • Direct Mailing

Let's inspire you

We have asked a leading packaging design agency to create a brilliant example of a direct mailing envelope made of our metallized paper. Then we developed a unique interactive 3D viewer so you can experience the appeal for yourself. Enjoy!

Direct mailing envelope

Aeroplace - Example

Direct Mailing Envelopes

  • Using metallized paper envelopes, brands can expect higher response rates
  • We are a trusted, global partner
  • 40 years experience in metallized paper production
  • 480 dedicated, highly experienced employees


  • Brands reported direct mail responses increased by up to 30%
  • Provides stunning, glossy looks with zero plastics
  • Resistant enough to still look great upon delivery
  • Reliably protects the envelope's content


  • Endless design possibilities
  • Available in glossy or matte finishes
  • Possible to have holographic finishes for extra appeal
  • Easily adaptable to any envelope size


  • Our product is paper and can be printed with standard infrastructure
  • Ideally suited for use with all contemporary inks and printing methods
  • Resistant to the strenuous mail and delivery environments


Index Value
AR metallizing Pro support Included
Weight Up to 150 gr
Custom Colors
Available in UltraShine
Available in Holographic
Available two sided coating
Reverse gloss
Print methods Gravure, UV Offset, Flexography, Digital
Ink advice included
Delivery Rolls, sheets
Recyclable 100%
Augmented Reality Prototype On request
Other finishes and options Contact us

For Brand Owners

Our metallized paper is made into envelopes that provide provable benefits for attracting recipient's attention to mail. Metallized envelopes actively but subtly encourage your network to open your mail. They give the impression of a premium brand that's special and noteworthy. With our papers you will:

  • Differentiate your brand and products from the competition
  • Convey high quality and value at the same time
  • Nurture brand connection
  • Support market entry as fast as possible

For Direct Mailing Agencies

Our metallized paper helps you to reach new and existing customers without increasing overheads. Our papers are easy to work with. They are a sure-fire way of offering your customers commercially and visually appealing solutions. Our paper:

  • Is compatible with all contemporary printing techniques
  • Runs on printing machines in such a way that it gives you optimal efficiently
  • Provides excellent surface characteristics for printing
  • Is eco-friendly and available worldwide

For Envelope Producers

Our metallized paper gives you the ability to cater to a broader range of brands and customers, offering them a commercial and visual attractive envelope that boosts response rates, without you having to change anything. Our paper:

  • Is compatible with all contemporary printing techniques
  • Runs on printing machines in such a way that it gives you optimal efficiently
  • Provides excellent surface characteristics for printing
  • Is eco-friendly and available worldwide


Great looks

Leave a lasting impression with a label that has a smooth, high gloss surface

Excellent printability

Ideal surface to ensure excellent printing definition and clarity

Supports fast market entry

A reliable supply chain which also affords you flexibility when you need it

Easily interchangeable

Runs as paper and printable in all contemporary printing techniques


Always reliable and quality is assured – every time

Safety and reliability

Meets all standard industry and regulatory requirements


Strikes the perfect balance between economy and quality


0% plastics: a sustainable and recyclable alternative to film and foil

Variety of widths

Available in different widths to support the converting base

The best way to describe our metallized envelopes? The envelope that gets opened!

FAQ about Direct Mailing Envelopes

  • Metallized paper is plain paper that goes through a unique process to add an exceptionally thin aluminum layer to it - about 0.08 to 0.1g/m2 in thickness. It is glossy, shiny and of course has an attractive metallic look. It is ideal to use for labelling, wrapping and packaging applications and can help set products apart with eye-catching, metallic looks which give a very different look than traditional ‘plain paper’ options.

  • At AR Metallizing, we produce metallized paper that ranges from 56gsm to 78gsm. It is compatible with all contemporary printing techniques such as offset, rotogravure, UV and flexography. It offers a surface that is ideal for interaction between the paper and ink, which gives excellent printability, great definition and clarity and no dye bleeding on the final metallized wet strength label. Metallized paper is suited to all types of ink, such as solvent-based, water-based and UV curable.

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Want to send us a question?

Are you a printer or converter that wants to help your direct mail clients improve the response rate of their campaigns? Are you a brand and you're interested to hear more about how our envelopes can help get your direct mail campaigns noticed? Drop us a note and we'll be in touch.