Tension is one of the nation’s leading producers of photo envelopes. As a pioneer in the development of envelopes with recloseable latex seals, Tension helped engineer many of the features on photo envelopes as we now know them.
A Tension photo envelope protects your customer's cherished memories:
- Reclosable latex seals
- Multiple paper options, including embossing
- Award-winning printing and quality manufacturing to uphold your brand image
- Sturdy Construction
- Recloseable Latex Seals
- Display Window Options
- Special Papers
- TEN Groove Embossing Option
Safe & Strong
Easy Open & Close
Industry-Leading Design and Manufacturing
From school portraits to wedding pictures, Tension’s photo envelopes preserve memories and keep photographs safe. Since the origin of the photo envelope’s popularity, Tension has led the industry in designing and manufacturing the photo envelope while perfecting some of the features we know today. Tension continues to produce photo storage solutions for some of the nation’s largest retailers.
Your photo envelopes need to make both a visual and functional impact. The first time your customer opens the picture envelope, it is with great anticipation and excitement. They return to open it again and again to revisit memories. Make a lasting impact on your customers by creating an envelope that impacts the user’s tactile experience – choose coated stock, textured paper or even a whimsical feature. A unique envelope can communicate to the recipient, even subconsciously, that they are about to view some important memories and keepsakes. Capitalize on the opportunity and build your brand image.
Created for Repeated Use and Storage
Of course, the envelope has to function well and withstand repeated use. The envelope will be opened and closed many times over and must be easy to resecure. Tension photo envelopes are designed for that kind of performance. Tension's latex seals are easy to open; they are evenly and aesthetically applied.
Not only do they function well, Tension creates unique photo packages that both catch the eye and secure the contents safely inside the envelope. It is not uncommon for photographs to be stored in the envelope for years, so a well-designed and eye-catching envelope can make a lasting positive impression. Numerous Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) awards have been awarded to Tension for its photo storage envelopes, recognizing Tension's printing and technical expertise.
School Portrait Envelopes That Shine
In addition to manufacturing photo envelopes for retail or online chains, Tension creates photo envelopes designed specifically for delivering school portraits. For some, picture day is a memorable right of passage. Carefully selected outfits, impeccably groomed hairstyles, meticulously perfected smiles become elements of a moment in time that is forever captured.
Create an envelope that enriches the experience of the parent or student when receiving and selecting which picture to purchase or how many prints they should buy. Proof envelopes are typically 9x12 and feature a large window on the front, allowing the student’s portrait to shine through. These envelopes can also include enhancements like TEN Groove embossing so the envelope can stand out and be noticed, even on a crowded kitchen countertop or desktop pile. With so many options and features, contact a Tension Account Executive to create a photo envelope as meaningful as the photos inside.
- Ask for double side seams on your 9x12 portrait envelope. Then use the back to promote some of your best sellers.
- Include a website or another call-to-action when printing your photo envelope. It may encourage additional purchases or build brand recognition.
What Tension Customers are Saying
Valerie Jones , Director of Production Kersten Direct
The team at Tension treats us as though we are their number one client. They treat us like they are a small mom and pop shop, but actually they are a large long-standing national company, and we get that backing. You don’t get that kind of customer service from other large envelope manufacturers.
Jim Laird , Vice President AccuSource Solutions
Most of the 25 years I've worked with Tension, I've had the same sales rep. He backs up what he says he's going to do and works hard for us. He goes out of his way to help us out, so we can help our customers.