View Full Version : 1 stamp = how many pages???


prisonertoo
01-27-2006, 05:46 PM
How many pages can i mail with 1 stamp?if there are no stickers ect??:D I meant to ask at the post office but forgot:rolleyes:

California Sunshine
01-27-2006, 05:48 PM
I *think* it is about 5 but am not positive,hopefully someone who knows for sure will be by to answer

whiskeylullabye
01-27-2006, 05:53 PM
it's six, i'm 99.5% sure. But when I get up that high I put an extra stamp on just to be sure

4orSmilez
01-27-2006, 05:58 PM
Postage is determined by weight of a letter, not pages. 1 stamp is more then enough to cover 5 pages...it has covered letters Ive mailed that were 10 pages....unless I'm reading your question wrong lol sorry if I am..:)

Strasse
01-27-2006, 06:00 PM
Depends on the weight of the paper and envelope! $.39 is good for up to 1oz. That can be 6+ pages of thin cheap notebook paper, or as few as 3-4 pages of high quality inkjet paper or Crane & Co. stationary... Every post office will have a scale that you can use to determine correct postage. Trial and error...

moniqueSC
01-27-2006, 06:09 PM
It depends on the weight of the paper. The paper I use you can send five pages for 39 cents.

prisonertoo
01-27-2006, 07:22 PM
thanks ladies!!
i sent some that were postage due.....and didnt wanna do that again ;0)

Doc's Sis
01-27-2006, 07:53 PM
If you buy the 20 pound paper for your printer, you can send 4 pages for sure. Sometimes I can get by with 5 pages, but generally put only 4 pages in the envelope. I use the #10 envelope - el cheapo ones I got at WalMart.

If you use a lighter weight paper and a light weight envelope, then you can send more pages for the 39 cents.

For those of you who work in offices, you probably have access to a postage scale. If you send lots and lots of mail, maybe you could consider buying a cheap postage scale to use at home and then you'll know exactly how much postage is needed. Since stamps went up to 39 cents, you'll need to buy a few 25 cent (I think) stamps. Why put two of the 39 cent stamps on when you can get by cheaper? Every penny counts.

prisonertoo
01-27-2006, 08:30 PM
If you buy the 20 pound paper for your printer, you can send 4 pages for sure. Sometimes I can get by with 5 pages, but generally put only 4 pages in the envelope. I use the #10 envelope - el cheapo ones I got at WalMart.

If you use a lighter weight paper and a light weight envelope, then you can send more pages for the 39 cents.

For those of you who work in offices, you probably have access to a postage scale. If you send lots and lots of mail, maybe you could consider buying a cheap postage scale to use at home and then you'll know exactly how much postage is needed. Since stamps went up to 39 cents, you'll need to buy a few 25 cent (I think) stamps. Why put two of the 39 cent stamps on when you can get by cheaper? Every penny counts.

great idea:thumbsup:

snuggles22
01-27-2006, 10:47 PM
I bought a postage scale for $29.00 from SAM'S Club and it works great! You can also purchase one on-line at www.royal.com (http://www.royal.com) & I am sure you can also find one elsewhere.

Leighlovesalan
01-28-2006, 03:47 PM
I know that the paper that he writes me on, regular notebook paper, can be nine sheets. I always put extra postage on mine, because I send crossword puzzles and stuff, but I get nine page letters...well actually 18 because he writes front and back.

HuGzz 'N StUff
01-28-2006, 04:31 PM
I use 20lb typing paper and can get 5 sheets in the envelope with a couple stickers.

Daveswife
01-28-2006, 09:24 PM
If the paper's not thicker than normal I can usually get 5 sheets in. I usually only do 4 at a time though just to be positive. VA is very strict about the 1 stamp only rule.

luckyme1526
01-29-2006, 03:55 AM
Well usually I only send 3 page letters, front and back, but before I would send 6 page letters front and back. I sent those with 1 stamp and I never ever had a problem. But anything more than 6 sheets I'll use to stamps or go to the post office but that's a drag! By the way, I use the normal college ruled binder paper for my letters.

Rebeca

amberandmatt
01-29-2006, 04:04 PM
i use cheap notebook paper like school paper and i send 10 pages per stamp sometimes if i go over i add another stamp incase.

warm_fuzzies
01-29-2006, 05:02 PM
I have mailed 10 sheets of cheap paper in one envelope before with one stamp at most 9 pages in one letter. Now when I hand write a letter I do 10 on one envelope but when I type my letter (which I do all the time) I send at most 5 for one stamp!

Chuckslady83
01-29-2006, 07:22 PM
I have sent up to 10 pages using cheap notebook paper with 1 stamp

HiMelissa
01-29-2006, 09:21 PM
I took my printer paper & an envelope to the post office. I had them add pages until we reached the limit.

With an envelope, I can send 5 pages with 1 stamp.

AaronsBeautiful
01-31-2006, 02:26 AM
if it is computer paper you can do 6 pages for 1 stamp if you have 15 pages it takes 2 stamps and a big envilope. i type everything i have a postal scale to. you can by them at office depot.

mrschris
01-31-2006, 03:38 PM
hmph. i send a 2 page letter and 6 pictures (they arent light either) with 39 cents. i use up every penny...and they never come back to me.

as far as paper alone goes...i've sent up to 12 pages with one stamp.

nikmom
01-31-2006, 04:12 PM
I use 20lb typing paper and can get 5 sheets in the envelope with a couple stickers.

I have a silly question.

Why do people send 'stickers' to these men? I can understand kids liking stickers, but grown burly men in prison? What's up with sending them stickers like they're little kids?