- Jiffy bag is the name given to any kind of mailing envelope with some form of cushioning as a liner.
- The original jiffy bag was the padded envelope introduced by jiffy in the 50s.
- Jiffy bag has a very strong pure Kraft paper outer and a lining of macerated paper fibres.
- Jiffy bag remains the only truly eco-friendly postal bag as it is easily reusable and recyclable.
|Airkraft||Mailmiser||Internal size||External size||PIP||Suggested use|
|AK000||MM000||90 × 145mm||120 × 160mm||Large letter||A7 jewellery|
|AK00||MM000||115 × 195mm||145 × 210mm||Large letter||A6 floppy disks|
|AK0||MM0||140 × 195mm||170 × 210mm||Large letter||CDs|
|AK1||MM1||170 × 245mm||200 × 260mm||Large letter||A5, videos, DVDs|
|AK2||MM2||205 × 245mm||235 × 260mm||Large letter||Small gifts|
|AK3||MM3||220 × 320mm||250 × 335mm||Large letter||Desk diary|
|AK4||MM4||240 × 320mm||270 × 335mm||Packet||A4 brochures|
|AK5||MM5||260 × 345mm||290 × 360mm||Packet||Books, 2 DVDs|
|AK6||MM6||290 × 445mm||320 × 460mm||Packet||Shirts, clothes|
|AK7||MM7||340 × 445mm||370 × 540mm||Packet||A3|
|Padded bags||Internal size||External size||PIP||Suggested use|
|PB00||105 × 229mm||120 × 254mm||Large letter||A6, audio tapes|
|PB0||135 × 229mm||150 × 254mm||Large letter|
|PB1||165 × 280mm||180 × 305mm||Large letter||A5, CDs, videos|
|PB2||195 × 280mm||210 × 305mm||Large letter|
|PB3||195 × 343mm||210 × 368mm||Large letter|
|PB4||225 × 343mm||241 × 368mm||Large letter||A4|
|PB5||245 × 381mm||260 × 406mm||Packet|
|PB6||295 × 458mm||310 × 483mm||Packet|
|PB7||341 × 483mm||356 × 508mm||Packet||A3|
|PB8||442 × 661mm||457 × 686mm||Packet||A2|
- How do I work out if my box will fit in the jiffy bag?
- Take a soft tape measure and wrap it round your box in both directions.
- Halve these measurements to give the basic bag dimensions.
- Find the nearest jiffy bag size that will take this size plus a bit for packing.
- Are slim hardbacked books suitable for jiffy bag?
- Hardback books will suffer from depression on the corners whilst being otherwise fine.
- Slim book are suitable for jiffy bags.
- Can I send large bolts and nuts through the post in jiffy padded bags?
- Yes, pack the items tightly together.
- Can I send china mugs in jiffy padded bags?
- Are jiffy padded bags recycled?
- The lining of jiffy padded bags is made entirely of recycled paper fibres.
- The outer of the bag is made of pure kraft paper from sustainable forests.
- The padded bag is totally recyclable as it is all paper.
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