View Full Version : How many sheets of paper = one stamp?


You'remyheart
03-22-2010, 12:53 AM
How many pages can you put into an envelope and be okay with one stamp??

Xellena
03-22-2010, 12:59 AM
HAHAHAHAHA i have so often wondered this... I went to the PO with 9 Pages printed (one side only and printer paper is heavier than lined paper) and I was right on the edge...they added extra postage Just in case...if I remember correctly from Years ago I think it is right around 12 lined pages

You'remyheart
03-22-2010, 01:17 AM
LOL I have 4 lined pages and one little picture i printed off my computer its like a 3x4 and then i have two pages i printed off the internet of things that i made him.. Hope thats ok for one stamp i dont really wana put another one on it if i dont have too lol.

Xellena
03-22-2010, 01:26 AM
That should be fine! My PP sent me 5 Pages and 5 pics and that went through... I sent a card with a one page letter with 5 pics and that went through ...

TrueLovesKisses
03-22-2010, 02:40 AM
damn...ive been being a stamp waster! im always scared that it will come back to me so for 5 lil pics i put like 3 stamps! lol

chinupdoll
03-22-2010, 03:24 AM
for us its been 7 pages front and back per stamp....10 pictures in one envelope is 61 cents

sidewalker
03-22-2010, 07:55 AM
the answer is............SEVEN.
I checked it at work. Seven pages of regular old lined paper. (the kind with holes on the edge...binder paper?)
Just make sure they are folded-flat- tight. If the letter is thicker than I think its a 1/4 inch it will need a surcharge. (I forget how much but its like .17cents.

computer paper is probably heavier than binder paper, I'll have to check that sometime.

PTO-110524
03-22-2010, 11:57 AM
the answer is............SEVEN.
I checked it at work. Seven pages of regular old lined paper. (the kind with holes on the edge...binder paper?)
Just make sure they are folded-flat- tight. If the letter is thicker than I think its a 1/4 inch it will need a surcharge. (I forget how much but its like .17cents.

computer paper is probably heavier than binder paper, I'll have to check that sometime.

Yep, it's 7 pages of regular lined paper.

Computer or copier paper is 5 pages. :thumbsup:

Miss_Nique
03-22-2010, 01:59 PM
Hah, when I think it wont go.. I put two stamps, cause I dont want it sent back then have a stamp wasted and whatnot.. But all my letters have been good!!

PTO-92958
03-22-2010, 02:32 PM
Hmmm, 7 pages of lined notebook paper?
I've sent 12 without any trouble. Must've been lightweight paper.
Printer paper is much heavier, and I only send 5-7 of those per stamp.
When in doubt, add a stamp or go to the post office and have it weighed.
Best to go with the lowest estimate, as sidewalker and ALiferzWife said, so as not to have your letter rejected.

PTO-110524
03-22-2010, 03:13 PM
Y'all need to invest in the 17 cent stamps. :D If you're not sure and want to add the extra postage, all you need is 17 more cents - not 44. ;)

And yeppers, GG :) - it's determinate on the paper weight and size of course. 8.5x11 or 8.5x14, stationary sheets, etc.

I just took 7 pages of my usual lined 8.5x11 and put them in my usual envelopes (recycled paper ones from Walmart) and weighed it on my electronic mail scale and it was exactly 1 ounce. :thumbsup:

Then I took 5 pages of our copier/printers/faxes paper (20lb) and that was exactly 1 ounce.

So...best advice I can give is if everyone generally uses the same type paper for the most part (meaning usually computer paper or usually lined 8.5x11) then go to the post office with your usual envelope and just keep adding pages and weighing it until you know for sure. :thumbsup:

missinmyboo88
03-22-2010, 05:20 PM
Thats a good question! I always wanted to know that too!

kendra425
03-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Whenever I get my stamps I always buy one book of regular stamps and a book of 17 cent stamps. I love to send my honey all sorts of things to read so I just add an additional 17 cent stamp after the 5th page.

Croft250
03-22-2010, 11:17 PM
I've always wondered that! Good to know : )

Tina
03-22-2010, 11:44 PM
I've used 11 lined pages at a time and had no problems.

Stephen's girl
03-23-2010, 02:28 PM
I've been able to send 7 computer paper pages with one stamp no problem. Sent several like that, not sure if I just got lucky or not.

PTO-110524
03-23-2010, 03:23 PM
It really does depend on the paper's weight and the weight of your envelopes - and the size. There are the #6 envelopes (small ones) and the #10 envelopes (business size). Obviously the small ones weigh less, so you can put more sheets of paper in them and not go over 1 ounce.

This is why it's easy to just check at the post office - if you don't have a mail scale - to see what your paper of choice and envelopes will hold. :thumbsup:

The lighter the paper and envelope, the more pages you can send for 1 ounce. I tend to use business grade since they're what we use for our business and I can get it all free. :D

caligal63
03-23-2010, 06:23 PM
for 1 stamp I do like 6 paged lined paper and they seem to go, but when I do 9 pages or more I have to put more postage. I sure don't want them to come back to me and have to resend them to him, it will take too long. I want them out yesterday so he has them today, wishful thinking on my part.

kendra425
03-26-2010, 11:48 AM
for 1 stamp I do like 6 paged lined paper and they seem to go, but when I do 9 pages or more I have to put more postage. I sure don't want them to come back to me and have to resend them to him, it will take too long. I want them out yesterday so he has them today, wishful thinking on my part.

I'm the same way, I'd rather be safe then sorry for sure.

ruinersbabydoll
03-26-2010, 05:50 PM
LOL i totally cheat. i've done up to 11 pages front and back on lined paper but i was so nervous it wouldn't go through that I put the letter (folded) in a paper bag and drove over it with my truck :| rofl it went through with one stamp!

gypsyish
03-28-2010, 04:42 PM
I usually stick to 5 printer pages per letter or 4 printer pages and 2 pictures.

I need to get myself some 17 cent stamps. whenever I feel like I'm over an ounce, I just stick that 2nd stamp on and stuff the envelope with a bunch of extra stuff since 2 regular stamps gets you 3 ounces.

Really I just need to invest in a digital mail/kitchen scale for all the worrying I do about postage.

abigail05
03-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Yep, it's 7 pages of regular lined paper.

Computer or copier paper is 5 pages. :thumbsup:
i always put 5 computer papers in one envelope and they always go through.

sidewalker
03-28-2010, 06:54 PM
OR you could check it at the po.
I just mailed out some stuff that I was going to go to the window for. We have one of those self serve type thingys for parcels.
but I'll bet you could also use it to check the weight of your letter.

gun1
03-28-2010, 07:19 PM
I switch the positions of my return address with whom I'm sending it to, that way if its overweight they send it back to the address in the upper left which is actually whom I was sending it to anyway.

CJ Bailey
03-29-2010, 01:27 AM
It's 7 pages of regular paper, and 5 with the legal tablets, from my experience.

WaitingOnEddie
04-03-2010, 01:22 PM
Just a little tip here...if you put your letter in the envelope, seal it, and hold of the envelope with your two pointer fingers (one on lower left corner, other on upper right corner) and blow towards the envelope...if the envelope does a full spin, it just needs one stamp. If it won't make a complete spin, it needs extra postage. :)

Chulita28
04-10-2010, 12:53 PM
I have it figured that anything over 12 sheets is 2 stamps.... I always weigh my letters at the postage machine in my work if im unsure. lol

dianam1972
04-10-2010, 12:59 PM
My stationary is only 5 pages to one stamp any more than that I have to put a 17 cent stamp.

Kemo'sWife
04-10-2010, 01:06 PM
I live right by the post office and when I'm not sure I will walk it over there and let them weigh it first cuz I want him to get whatever I send him asap cuz the mail where he is its slow as it is.

timsbaby41
04-10-2010, 01:15 PM
If i have any doubts i weigh it. I bought a mail scale online for $5.00 and i love it ..

Chulita28
04-12-2010, 10:43 AM
I have it figured that anything over 12 sheets is 2 stamps.... I always weigh my letters at the postage machine in my work if im unsure. lol

Here's a more specific answer (i realized mine didnt really answer the question or make sense L0L)

6 sheets of regular lined note book paper or less=1 stamp.

7-12 pages = 2 stamps and so on...

xorachelxo
04-13-2010, 05:03 AM
Ive put up to 13 pages with one stamp. Pictures are a different story. I sent 10 pictures and 4 pages with 3 stamps. I always get paranoid and stick extra ones on there all the time! i hate wasting stamps though!