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Jonathan100
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Hi Guys,

Many effects use envelops many of them suggest using coin envelopes.
I was wondering which size would you recommend 1,3,6, or something else.
Also from your experience is there a transparency issue?


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Jonathan
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This has to be one of your best posts! So insightfull.
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Depends on the effect. I usually use #1's for billets, for example, because a billet is so small to begin with. #1's, though, are too small for playing cards and, in effects like "White Dwarf," at least one of those envelopes must be larger. In those cases I use #3's as well.

But like I said, the type of envelope is dictated by the effect. All quality envelopes should be opaque, although this is not critical if the envelope is used to hold a folded billet, as the folds eliminate any transparency issues. If it is necessary to use larger letter or business size envelopes, I generally use the lined security type.
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Thanks Bob for your reply.
I want to use the envelops mainly for business cards or for A4 pages folded up. So I guess I should get number 3 &6
I also may want to use the envelops as a switching device.

Do you use only brown coin envelopes or also white ones?

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I just use the brown, or manila, types as the white color tends to create the idea of transparency, even if the envelopes are in fact opaque.

Bob
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I write from Europe . will be grateful from help me because I can't buy manila envelope or coin envelope in my shops and must buy it on ebay . could you tell me please what size will be work good with bicycle playing card ? I don' t know what should I buy .
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Like I wrote earlier, you'll need to use number 3's.
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Thank you so much for your help Master
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Thanks for link
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I bought some of those park envelopes iirc. I got them for return of the white dwarf and realised they were ideal for an earlier handling. Check the weight of the paper carefully before you buy, they may not be good for your requirements!!
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The 28 lb. Kraft (brown) coin envelopes are the most opaque.
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I must admit I didn't check the weight when I bought mine so that was my error but thought it worth mentioning as a heads up!!
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