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Booklets are typically stapled or bound in some manner....


The US Postal Service instituted changes on September 8, 2009

regarding the tabbing of booklets.

In summary the changes are:
 

Exhibit 3.15.4 Booklet Design

If the spine or final fold is…

And the length is…

The cover stock must be at least…

Mailers must seal the piece with…

And place the tabs in these locations…

Adobe Systems

Spine or fold on the bottom (longer) edge

5” to 9” long

50-pound

Three 1.5” non- perforated tabs

Two tabs on leading edge; one tab on trailing edge. Position lower leading tab 0.5 inch from the bottom edge. Position upper tabs 1 inch from the top edge.

Over 9”, up to 10.5” long

60-pound

Adobe Systems

Final fold on the bottom (longer) edge, with the folded spine on the leading or trailing (shorter) edge

5” to 10.5” long

40-pound

Three 1.5” non- perforated tabs

Folded Booklet

Two tabs on leading edge; one tab on trailing edge. Position lower leading tab 0.5 inch from the bottom edge. Position upper tabs 1 inch from the top edge.

Adobe Systems

Spine on the leading (shorter) edge

5” to 9” long

60-pound

Three 1.5” non- perforated tabs

 

 

 

 

Two tabs on top edge; one tab on trailing edge. Position top tabs 1 inch from left and right edge. Position trailing tab in the middle.

Over 9”, up to 10.5” long

70-pound

 

 

Adobe Systems

 

 

Spine on bottom (longer) edge, non-perforated inner flap on top (upper) edge

 

  

5” to 9.5”  long

 

 

80-pound

 

 

Continuous

glue line or glue spots

 

Perfect bound or saddle stitched with a

continuous glue line along flap preferred, minimum 1inch glue spots acceptable if placed within inch of right and left edges.  


 - eliminate the use of perfed tabs on booklets of any kind,

 - require use of  1 1/2"  tabs

- require "trailing edge" tabbing (read additional passes on the tabber)
 

                            
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