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Best self seal security business envelopes (#10)

YanksIn2009 3,105 773 May 14, 2016 at 05:05 AM
Can anyone recommend a brand of #10 self-seal security business envelopes that actually has a seal that is good (i.e., the glue is not such garbage that you need to tape the envelope shut). I tried Staples brand and a couple of others over the years and they all seem to have lousy glue\do not stick very well. Kind of defeats the purpose of self-sealing if you have to use tape all the time.

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I use the ones from sams. They were 1/2 the price of staples/OD
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We us the Mead #10 Envelopes [amazon.com] and have been quite happy with them.
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Most self sealing envelopes I've used stay shut, but you can often peel them open and reseal them which is unfortunate.

Of the ones I've tried Ampad has been pretty good.
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Most self sealing envelopes I've used stay shut, but you can often peel them open and reseal them which is unfortunate.

Of the ones I've tried Ampad has been pretty good.

Yeah the glue is so bad you can easily open them which defeats the purpose of a security envelope. And having to tape each one is just wasteful. I will give the Ampad ones a try.
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Just buy regular security envelopes and seal using a glue stick.
Security Envelope doesn't get its name from the way it's sealed
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Just buy regular security envelopes and seal using a glue stick.
Security Envelope doesn't get its name from the way it's sealed
Yeah that's probably the best option. If you don't like licking them, they sell a little things with a water reservoir and sponge for wetting envelopes. They can still be steamed open, but at least that's more effort.
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Just buy regular security envelopes and seal using a glue stick.
Security Envelope doesn't get its name from the way it's sealed

That may be true, but it hardly seems worthwhile if one can open the envelope and look inside by just peeling back the flap because the glue barely sticks.

A glue stick is just as much effort as taping it shut.
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Yeah that's probably the best option. If you don't like licking them, they sell a little things with a water reservoir and sponge for wetting envelopes. They can still be steamed open, but at least that's more effort.
More trouble than just taping them shut. Basically just want something that works like it is supposed to so that the envelope can not be easily opened and I do not have to spend extra effort to seal it properly. Do not know why they can not make them with glue that seals the flap adequately. Think I might try these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...0ZX1FH9196
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More trouble than just taping them shut. Basically just want something that works like it is supposed to so that the envelope can not be easily opened and I do not have to spend extra effort to seal it properly. Do not know why they can not make them with glue that seals the flap adequately. Think I might try these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...0ZX1FH9196
Those look like they may have more/stronger adhesive than the ampad ones I have, which have a wider adhesive strip than most. I sometimes run a line of elmer's glue above or below the adhesive on envelopes that contain checks.
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