Question: I am trying to order flat 5x7 wedding invitations and also order blank flat invites to mat them on. I understand the 5x7 invites are actually 5 1/8 by 7. If I want an even 1/8 inch of mat around the entire invite, what size should I get to mat? The 5 3/8 by 7 1/4? Will that provide an even mat?
Answer: Great question!! That combination would give you the 1/8th inch around on each side. Order our A7.5 backer cards here.
Question: I don't understand, what is an A7?
Answer: A7 is a standard card size (5 1/8 x 7) and terminology used in the social invitation industry. "A" designation for Announcement and "7" designation for the size. For simplicity, you'd match an A7 card with an A7 Envelope, which are perfectly sized to fit each other. There is an entire series of A-size cards and envelopes to work with.