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In House Mailing Service for Business ~ Woodbridge, VA
In House Mailing

In House Mailing

In House Mailing

In House Mailing

Through cutting edge technology, equipment and user friendly on-line services, Accurate Printing has been a leader in the printing industry in the DC area. With the same "can do" customer service attitude, Accurate Printing is also a leader in the business mail industry as well. Our Mailing Department provides many mailing services to our customers. When your printed project is finished, we can manage your mailing services to save you time and energy. We offer a full-service, turn-key mailing solution.

You will find that our prices are very competitive and we can save you money on your postage by helping you manage your database better. The needs of our customers have driven us to be number one. "You asked for it; we delivered it". From pre-press to the Post Office, Accurate Printing will continue to lead the business mail and printing industry because, "Your satisfaction always has been and always will be our top priority". This is just another way we are striving for perfection!

Here is a list of some of the mailing services we can provide you:


  • ZIP+4 ENCODING
  • IN-LINE TABBING
  • DUPE DETECTION
  • DATABASE CLEANSING
  • FOLDING AND INSERTING
  • VARIABLE DATA PRINTING
  • INTELLIGENT BAR CODING
  • ADDRESSING VERIFICATION
  • DELIVERY TO THE POST OFFICE
  • PAVE, CASS AND NCOA CERTIFIED
  • HIGH QUALITY INK JET PRINTING DIRECTLY ON MAIL PIECE
USPS

New USPS Changes

SUMMARY: The Postal Service adopts new Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to reflect changes to the construction and sealing of letter-sized booklets mailed at automation, presorted machinable or carrier route letter prices. We also adopt a definition of booklets and clarify weight standards for letter-sized mail. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 8, 2009.

Booklets Definition

Booklets must have a bound edge. Sheets that are fastened with at least two staples in the manufacturing fold (saddle stitched), perfect bound, pressed-glued, or joined together by another binding method that produces an end where pages are attached together are considered booklets. Booklets are open on three sides before sealing, similar in design to a book. In general, booklets must be uniformly thick. Large bound booklets that are folded for mailing qualify for automation and machinable prices if the final mail piece remains nearly uniform in thickness.

Physical Standards for Booklets

Height: not more than 6 inches or less than 3.5 inches high.

Length:
not more than 10.5 inches or less than 5 inches long. See Exhibit 3.15.4 for some booklet designs with shorter maximum lengths.
Thickness:
not more than 0.25 inch or less than 0.009 inch thick.
Weight:
not more than 3 ounces.
Aspect ratio:
within 1.3 to 2.5 Booklet.

Design and Sealing

The position of the final fold and intermediate fold (or spine) for letter-sized booklets varies according to the specific design of the mailpiece. Open edges can be sealed with tabs, glue lines, or glue spots. Tabs used as seals on small booklets (those between 3 1/2 and 5 inches high) may be placed closer to the top and bottom edges than shown in exhibit 3.15.4, and may overlap in some cases. See exhibit 3.15.4 for design and sealing standards.

Paper

Booklet covers generally must be made with a minimum paper basis weight of 60 pounds or equivalent. Minimum basis weights are higher for some designs (see 3.15.4).

Rules for Folded Self-Mailers

Folded Self-Mailers (folded cards that mail without envelopes) must follow the following USPS rules to ensure smooth automated processing through the Postal Service sorting equipment. Please keep in mind that if you have leftover cards that don't follow the rules below, the post office will require additional postage to mail them. All the more reason to begin adopting these changes now!

Here are three basics that you need to know:

  • Sizes: Acceptable sizes for Folded Self-Mailers are 4-1/4" x 6" up to 6" x 10-1/2".
  • Orientation - Folded & Tri-Fold Cards: When looking at the mailing panel, all Folded Self-Mailers must open at the top and fold at the bottom.
    Note: For Tri-fold cards the mailing information must be on the middle panel.

Take a look at the graphics below for a visual on how Folded and Tri-fold cards should be set up.

Folded Self-Mailers, such as Panoramic Products that fold on the right side of the mailing panel, are still allowed. However, they also cannot exceed 10-1/2" in length.

  • Sealing: Folded Self-Mailers must be sealed closed using glue spots or non-perforated wafer seals. When mailing with us, we will ensure that your sealing type complies with USPS regulations.





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