- 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.
Jiffy bags questions
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 recycleable as it is all paper.
Jiffy bag sizes
|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 |
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