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X-Ray Envelopes

Protection from the Inside Out
X-Ray Envelopes X-Ray Envelopes

The sturdy protection of a Tension X-ray envelope is designed to keep negatives safe and free from elements that can degrade the X-ray's quality. Filing envelopes have double tabs for easy retrieval and insertion, and mailing envelopes use the string-and-tie closure to keep harmful adhesives at bay. Tension's options include:

  • X-ray mailers, can be preprinted with a "Do Not Bend" message
  • Filing envelopes designed for easy retrieval and storage
  • Original Tension Tie, or string-and-button closure, keeps negatives away from adhesives
  • X-Ray Envelopes for Filing and Mailing
  • Protection from Dust and Bending
  • Sturdy, Kraft Paper
  • String-and-Button Tie Closure
  • Thumb Tabs for Easy Removal

Tension Tie

Mailing envelopes use string and button tie closures instead of harmful adhesives
Mailing envelopes use string and button tie closures instead of harmful adhesives

Filing Envelopes

Thumb tabs and pre-printed copy on preserver envelopes facilitate filing and retrieval
Thumb tabs and pre-printed copy on preserver envelopes facilitate filing and retrieval

Maximum Protection

Kraft paper and center-seam construction provide protection during filing and mailing
Kraft paper and center-seam construction provide protection during filing and mailing

Safely Store Your X-rays

Designed to keep your X-rays secure and dust free, a Tension X-ray envelope is constructed with sturdy, protective Kraft paper and fully-gummed center seams. Their open-end construction allows you to easily enclose your X-ray, minimizing the risk of damaging or bending the negative.  

File Easily

Negative preserver envelopes, suitable for filing, are available blank or preprinted with standard medical filing copy.

  • The envelope’s double thumb notch facilitates the removal and insertion of the X-ray.
  • Pre-printed copy on the front provides a highly-visible location where you can capture vital patient information for quick reviews and easy retrieval.

Mailers Keep X-Rays Secure and Feature the Original Tension Tie

Tension’s X-ray envelope mailers are available in two sizes with standard copy and string-and-button closure.

  • The durable Kraft paper protects the X-ray from many of the rigors of the mailstream.
  • “X-RAY FILM DO NOT BEND” is printed in bold lettering on the front of the envelope, alerting the mail handler to the sensitive contents.
  • Allows for third- or fourth-class postage, or first-class postage when a letter is included
  • The mailer’s string-and-button tie, or Tension Tie, keeps harmful adhesives found on standard envelopes away from your X-ray negatives. The string-and-button closure was originally designed and patented by Tension Envelope in the early 1900s, and this closure device is still in use today.

What Tension Customers are Saying

As a fundraising agency for nonprofits, Kersten Direct, mails millions of pieces of direct mail on behalf of our clients each year. By purchasing through Tension we save approximately two percent from previous years. Tension offers exceptional quality, fast turnaround times and helpful resources at pricing that are better than what we could find elsewhere.

Valerie Jones , Director of Production Kersten Direct

My Tension rep is an enormous resource for our company. He’s opened my eyes to so many things in addition to the savings we gain. Tension is always working to help us grow our business, by making connections for us within the industry, working with us on new designs and pushing the limits of printing technology.

Valerie Jones , Director of Production Kersten Direct