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For folded self mailers (no staples. binding, etc)

The USPS  issued new regulations regarding all Folded Self Mailers (FSM - bifolds, trifolds etc). Anything not in an envelope will be affected

 
The changes were mandatory January 5 of 2013

Previously only BOOKLETS were affected.  

 The use of perforated tabs of any kind is being eliminated.

 The minimum sized tab is 1"  .

 Tab placement my change depending on mailing piece design
 

As a mailer you need to plan future purchases and take into consideration how this change will affect the use of clear tabs.  Without a perf, clear tabs are very difficult  to open without tearing the mailing piece.  Translucent tabs are the obvious next best choice.

see below for examples
 

Basic FSM

(Bi-Fold/Tri-Fold)

When using tabs on basic folded self-mailers the following applies:

  • Mailing pieces Up to 1oz require 2 tabs at 1" dia.
  • Mailing pieces Over 1oz require 2 tabs at 1-1/2" dia.
  • Tabs can be positioned in 2 places, see images below.

     

    1. Placement of Tabs:
    For either 1" or 1-1/2" Tabs within 1" of lead/trail edge

     

     

    2. Placement of Tabs:
    For either 1" or 1-1/2" Tabs on lead/trail edge within 1" of top edge

     

 

Oblong Folded FSM

(Basic oblong)

When using tabs on oblong folded self-mailers the following applies:

  • Mailing pieces Up to 1oz require 2 tabs at 1" dia.
  • Mailing pieces Over 1oz require 2 tabs at 1-1/2" dia.
  • See images below for tab positioning
     

    1. Placement of 1" tabs:
    1 tab on center top edge and another on center trailing edge

     

    2. Placement of 1" tabs:
    Affix two tabs on the trailing edge within 1" of the top
    and bottom edges
    .

     

Quarter Fold FSM

(Basic quarter fold and newsprint)

When using tabs on quarter fold self-mailers the following applies:

  • Mailing pieces Up to 1oz require 2 tabs at 1" dia.
  • Mailing pieces Over 1oz require 3 tabs at 1-1/2" dia.
  • Newsprint requires 3 tabs at 1-1/2" dia.
  • See images below for tab positioning

     
    1.Placement of 1" tabs:
    For mailing pieces up to 1oz within 1" of lead/trail edge
    2. Placement of 1" tabs:
    For mailing pieces up to 1oz on lead/trail edge within 1" of top edge

    3. Placement of 1" tabs:
    For over 1 oz and Newsprint
    Lead Edge: one within 1" of top and
    one at 1/2" from bottom
    Trail Edge: one within 1" of top edge


     

                            
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