A standard sheet of paper measuring 8.5 by 11 inches weighs 0.16 ounces. Knowing the weight of paper is useful in applying the correct postage to a letter, as the US Postal Service charges for postage based on the number of ounces being mailed.Continue Reading
Factoring in the weight of the envelope, it is possible to mail five pages of letter-sized paper and still pay the lowest possible postage for up to one ounce. One may mail six additional pages in the same envelope and only have to pay for one additional ounce of postage.
Numerous thicker paper formats are available, including paper commonly used to print books and covers. When working with these types of paper, calculating the total weight of a document is essential to determine the correct postage.Learn more about Mail & Shipping
The most that a letter can weigh and still be shipped using the United States Postal Service's First-Class service is 3.5 ounces. Letters weighing more may be subject to additional postage charges. Letters that do not bend, have clasps or are lumpy may also incur a nonmachinable surcharge.Full Answer >
The maximum weight of a standard letter is 16 ounces. Standard letter types include direct mail product and marketing information, fliers, circulars, newsletters, catalogs and small packages.Full Answer >
A duplex board is a sheet of double-ply paper, similar to the kind of thick paper used to make cards. Duplex board is often used in packaging and has a distinctly smooth, almost waxy feel.Full Answer >
The number of pages that can mailed with one first class stamp depends on the weight of the paper and the envelope but is typically between five and 20 pieces of paper. The maximum weight for a letter sent with a first class stamp is 3.5 ounces, including the envelope.Full Answer >