Here today.

New Zealand's Envelope Manufacturer.

Here since 1976.

When Bohemian Rhapsody was number one..

Here since 1976.

When the Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

Here since 1976.

When Rocky won best film at the Oscars.



June 2020 – please note that our terms and conditions of trade have been updated. Click here to see our new T’s & C’s




Candida Stationery is a leading envelope manufacturer in Australasia.

Founded in Auckland in 1976, we are a privately owned family business. Almost 40 years on, we employ close to 200 staff and have branches across Australia and New Zealand.

Our commitment to delivering only the highest quality products means we are constantly investing in new technology. We are always looking for ways to improve and grow as a business

We've always been big on really listening to our customers and their unique set of needs and then providing the best possible solution for them.

We recycle everything we can and have done since 1976. Because it's the little things (like how we use motion activated lighting) combined with the big things (like how we recycle all of our waste) that can make a real difference.





We combine years of experience with new technology to produce products of the highest quality.




The Candida Story

Move your mouse over the timeline to read our story.


Klaus Girardet arrived in New Zealand from Germany with his wife Dagmar and their three daughters. Prior to his arrival, Klaus worked in the printing industry in Europe and the US. His family newspaper was the first in Germany to use a computer within the business for typesetting advertising, distribution and editorial purposes.


Klaus and Dagmar started Candida from their home (initially to produce high quality calendars). Klaus chose the name 'Candida' after the classic newspaper printing typeface. The name is derived from the Latin word 'candid' meaning white, bright and frank.


Candida began producing envelopes, and developed the Candida Metric Standardisation System (CMSS) to streamline office paperwork by using standard size envelopes.


Candida opened it’s first Australian office in Sydney.


Candida built their factory and office on a three hectare site on Constellation Drive in Mairangi Bay, Auckland.ᅠStage VII followed as Candida Office Park.

1974 1975 1976 1978 1979


Candida began manufacturing envelopes in Australia.


Candida introduced the innovative ECHO reusable envelope which became widely popular in New Zealand.


Candida expanded into Brisbane.


Candida moved to a purpose built facility in Sydney, Australia.


Candida expanded into Melbourne by purchasing a Print2mail - an existing offset printing company.


In a joint venture Candida established Southern Cross Papers, a specialist paper and packaging trading company.


Candida innovated envelope printing again with the introduction of offset quality on a high speed flexo machine.


Expanded into South Australia with the purchase of E S Wigg & Sons, an envelope manufacturer that had been operating in Australia for 150 years.

2000 2001 2002 2006 2010 2011 2013 2016








Caring for the Environment

Here are some of the ways Candida is helping to create a more responsible environment.

Candida is an ISO 9001 accredited company. We choose suppliers who have ISO 9001:2000 levels of Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 levels of Environmental Management Systems.
Candida holds two Chain of Custody certifications for responsible paper use, PEFC™ & FSC®. This means we can trace the paper in our envelopes back to source, thus ensuring that the forests used are being managed ethically and responsibly.
More information on PEFC™ and FSC® is available at their respective websites.


We manufacture locally in Australasia, supporting the local community

We use paper with up to 100% recycled content

Candida continually looks to improve energy efficiency by optimising electrical usage in the design of equipment, buildings & infrastructure

We have 2 envelopes specifically designed to be re-used

We recycle all the plastic shrink-wrapping on our paper reels and pallets

Our recycled paper supplies are classified as Elemental Chlorine Free

All our products are recyclable.

All our papers are sourced from sustainably managed forests

We use water based inks for all flexographic printing

We recycle all our "envelope" waste and trim

We re-use our packaging boxes

Candida Paper Sourcing Policy

Candida's Paper Sourcing Policy was developed to ensure that all paper purchasing by Candida adheres to the sustainability practises laid out by CoC Certifications

Paper Sourcing Policy
Any sourcing decision is governed by a materials ability to meet a number of
key requirements. These requirements include the product being;
- Fit for the intended use
- Having security of supply
- Sustainably sourced or recycled
- Sourced from legally harvested forests
- A minimum ELF or equivalent for any bleaching process
- Commercially viable.

Paper from unknown or controversial sources will not be used.

We are committed to the PEFC Values & the requirements of the PEFC Standards. As such Candida has implemented the PEFC Due Diligence System to manage and prevent use of sources or practices at odds with PEFC Values such as Conflict Timber and Controversial Sources including:
- Non compliance with local, national, international legislation
- Conversion of forest to other use
- Management of high environmental and cultural value areas
- Protection of endangered species, including CITES requirements
- Health and labour issues relating to workers
- Rights of indigenous peoples and properties
- Third parties property, tenure and use rights
- Payment of taxes and royalties
- Utilisation of genetically modified forest based organisms

Candida will not be directly or indirectly involved with the following activities:
- Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products
- Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
- Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations
- Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use
- Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
- Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions

Candida conforms to all applicable trade & customs laws & ensures that all importation regulatory requirements are met e.g. NZ Customs, MPI (NZ Ministry for Primary Industries)

We support transaction verification by our certification body or by Accreditation Services International
(ASI) by supplying transaction data upon request. These verifications provide evidence of  certificate holders honest operations i.e. that output claims made by certificate holders are accurate and match with the input claims of their trading partners.

In establishing new suppliers or products from an existing supplier, Candida’s senior management satisfy themselves of the requirements above.

Preference will be given to those papers that can be shown to have been produced sustainably
as evidenced by a credible chain of custody process (e.g.PEFC, AS 4707, SFI).
Evidence required to be provided by Candida’s key suppliers includes clear documentation supporting a full chain of custody claim.

Candida carries out annual surveys of its major suppliers seeking confirmation that previous declarations and chain of custody statements are still current and relevant.

Candida conducts annual internal reviews of its chain of custody record keeping, processes, and sourcing procedures for all certifications that we currently hold.






Whether you’re looking for a cost effective solution or wanting to print an envelope that’s truly unique, Candida can help.

Choose from our range of plain stock envelopes or get creative and design your own.

Our envelopes can be printed before, during or after manufacture - each method has it’s own benefits.

With new print technology we can print photo quality, full bleed images on gloss or matt stock. What's more - it's quick and it's cost effective.

Ask what our new flexo printer can do for you.



Plain Stock Envelopes

If you’re looking for a cost-effective envelope solution - then Candida stock envelopes is your answer.

We have a large range of plain envelopes. From small 9s to jumbo E35's and everything in between. Our stock envelopes come in a variety of matt arts, white bonds, kraft and recycled papers.


For more information on our range of plain envelopes, give us a call or send us an email.







Printed Envelopes

Offset Printing.

  • Smaller runs.
  • High definition quality.
  • Black through to 4 spot colours or CMYK.
  • Accurate colour matching.
  • Bleed (machine dependent).

Flexographic Printing

  • Larger runs (> 50,000).
  • Black through to 4 spot colours or CMYK.
  • Customised inside print (opaque).
  • Full coverage.

Expert advice is always available from our friendly team. Not all of our equipment supports the aforementioned options, so before you confirm any artwork, we suggest discussing your print requirements with us to guarantee you get the best results for your proposed design.

Contact your Candida representative for a comprehensive guide of our print capabilities.






Custom Envelopes

If we don't have what you want, we'll help you create it.

You can vary the size of your envelope, get creative with the window position, use fancy paper or even supply your own printed sheets.

Ideal for direct mail campaigns. Just let us know what you want to achieve and we’ll figure out the best way to make it happen.




Guidelines & Tips


Cut your mailing costs by choosing the right envelope.
You can save hundreds of dollars simply by using an envelope suited to mailhouse equipment. Makes sense doesn’t it.


Our envelopes are made to whizz through mailhouse machines, meaning less time and less hassle for everyone.


Before you order envelopes for mailhouse use, check first if the mailhouse is using hand or mechanical insertion. For mechanical insertion, envelopes must be tropical seal (we even have a choice of outside or inside side-seams).


Standard window positions on our stock range cater for most business needs. However, windows can be positioned in a variety of places, vary in size, shape and number, and be on one side of an envelope or both. Talk to us about your special requirements.



Envelopes are best stored in a cool, dry, ventilated place. This is especially important for self seal envelopes as the glue is sensitive to light and open air conditions. Store in a sealed box to protect from dust and light (in the outer carton where possible).



Your postal provider has useful information about sending bulk mail on their website. We have provided links to these pages here:

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55 Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay
PO Box 31 147, Milford
Auckland 0741, New Zealand

Candida New Zealand Terms and Conditions of Trade

P +64 9 477 4064
F +64 9 477 6129


Level 1, 3 Barnes Street
Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand

P +64 4 471 2661


Unit D3, 3-29 Birnie Avenue, Lidcombe
NSW 2141, Australia

PO Box 470, Sydney Markets
NSW 2129, Australia

P +61 2 9648 0322
F +61 2 8719 6066


36-42 Produce Drive
Dandenong South
VIC 3175, Australia

P +61 3 9768 4000
F +61 3 9768 2491


60 Kinkaid Avenue
North Plympton
SA 5037, Australia

P +61 8 8127 4108






Virtual Factory Tour

Take a virtual tour of our main manufacturing facility in Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) New Zealand (Aotearoa)