Per post envelope printing. Do they still even do that sort of thing? Of course they do. Perhaps not as much as in the past but there is still very much a demand for envelope printing in Evanston. It must be said in the meantime that online envelope submissions may have surpassed the rate at which what would have been regarded as traditional letter or message posting. You will also have noted that no mention of printing was made in this last instance.
That is probably because every encouragement is being given to productive persons to minimize printing tasks in the interests of sustainability and the safeguarding of the environment. But what then of the per post or courier envelopes. Would that now be unsustainable? Not necessarily and one would have to check with the printing presses about this. But surely by now, there is already a universal quest to save as much as possible.
Printing work in general has always been a costly enterprise. And small to medium sized printing workshops have also been under some pressure to contain their costs. Their materials, and this includes the ink as well, especially the ink, has always been a source of contention in terms of costs. Printers must make it known to the public that they are indeed using sustainable materials, and every encouragement must be given to their customers to recycle and re-use if possible.
Printing works should already be quite active and visible in the green enterprise. As for sending the envelope to grandma halfway across the country, well, that can still be done. Only get the post in early because it is still snail mail out there. Unless of course you are happy to put up with the added expense of couriering the mail.