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New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« on: January 11, 2013, 01:36:23 PM »
Our mailing god sent me this, if you do mailings or design pieces for mail this is a very good explanation of the recent changes that went into effect 1/5/2013.

http://www.slideshare.net/pitneybowes/folded-self-mailer-changes-what-you-need-to-know
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 01:42:54 PM »
thanks for the link! there are a bunch of changes this year concerning mailing.
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 01:44:07 PM »

thanks for the link! there are a bunch of changes this year concerning mailing.


we've got 2 years of using IMB fortunately. We're at least on top of that, didn't put it off until the very last minute to figure out what we needed to do.
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 02:16:21 PM »
and I just failed my first job for not meeting the new closure location requirements for a trifold. Tabs or glue must be at the top edge, last folded panel must be opposite the address panel side. Crap, just got finished proofing it all 2x before checking that part.
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 10:58:59 PM »

Our mailing god sent me this, if you do mailings or design pieces for mail this is a very good explanation of the recent changes that went into effect 1/5/2013.

http://www.slideshare.net/pitneybowes/folded-self-mailer-changes-what-you-need-to-know

Excellent, I'll send that to my work email because all we got was a horribly vague notice from the higher-ups that "some things" had changed and to be careful.  :shoots_self:
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 11:53:45 AM »
ive been on top of this, we do a buttload of "legal notice" self-mailers. we get anywhere from 20-300 dropped on us daily.this has become a big PITA, as one of them now has to change over to a 14" setup because there was an 8.5x8.5 map printed on the mailing side, and the new regs wont allow the positioning.

so now the letter-sized noticed is now legal sized to accomodate the map & folding regs, and theres a 3.5" block of nothing now. plus, i have to keep a damn folder setup for a double-parallel fold all the time.


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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 12:17:57 PM »
Thanks for this link!
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013, 02:24:39 PM »
note that this only applies to Folded mailings, not postcards. I think that stuff changed too, but I have to catch up on those.
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 09:38:20 PM »
Here's a link to the latest FSM Regs update
http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2013/pb22363/html/updt_003.htm
Basically you can now have the final closing panel be the address panel with the addition of a tab on the lead edge.

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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 10:09:58 PM »
I had to replate a job at 4 pm for this today.
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 12:09:49 AM »
Shocking. I set one up a couple weeks ago and asked about the mailing panel position and was told to "print it". So I did. What do I care...
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 01:16:22 AM »
I asked ahead of time, and was told to plate it. Seconds after the last plate fell into the stacker, I was told to fix it the way I originally asked about.
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2013, 01:38:25 PM »
If you don't have one of these, they're free at your local PO, go get some:




That is "Notice 67"

More info here:

http://pe.usps.com/mpdesign/mpdfr_addl_all.asp
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2013, 01:41:56 PM »
The one I have is almost 20 years old. Still good?
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Re: New postal requirements - Folded Self Mailer changes
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2013, 01:48:12 PM »

The one I have is almost 20 years old. Still good?




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NO - they didn't have IMB 20 years ago.
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