The USPS defines a booklet as a folded mailer with a spine and some sort of device (staple or glue) to close the spine. The regulations require at least 2 and usually 3 one and a half inch tabs to close the booklet for self mailing. The specification for the location of the tabs is quite precise. Booklet tabbing is most often an off line activity. Typically a feeder such as the ACCUFAST FX or ACCUFAST HDF is used in line with the ET and the booklets are fed spine first into the tabber. Tabs are applied based on the tab mode selected at the start of the run. The location of the tabs is automatically set based on the size of the piece being uses and USPS specification.
Tabs are usually supplied to the ET in high volumes from a box of fan folded tabs located on the floor below the machine. This eliminates much of the handling of tabs. Just splice one stack of tabs to the next and run the whole thing, stopping for a few seconds occasionally to clear the waste paper spool.
The self mailer is pretty much as it always has been save for the fact that either top or edge tabbing is allowed. The ACCUFAST ET does both with the twist of a knob.
Because a self mailer often starts out as a single sheet of paper, the ET can easily become part of a mail production system that can include a paper folder, the ET, a transfer table and an ink jet address printer. All of these modules are available from ACCUFAST.
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The ACCUFAST LDM is designed to solve two classic problems associated with handling rolls of tabs. Until now rolled tabs were available on either small (5-10,000) or large (40,000) tabs per roll. The small rolls were always running out and the large rolls were hard to handle. Either way, production suffered.
ACCUFAST has solved both problems with a single tab delivery system. The ACCUFAST LDM handles rolls of at least 50,000 tabs and delivers the tabs to the tabber smoothly and automatically. The rolls are easy to handle and rolls may be spliced one to the other to avoid rethreading (another production killer). Tabs are wound on a spool which simplifies handling and increases the tab count per roll.
Finally, with an adapter kit, the LDM may be set up to run pancake rolls of less than 12 inches in diameter. This allows a mailer to use up his supply of old tabs prior to switching to the ACCUFAST spooled tabs
The ACCUFAST ET is a tabbing machine that has more uses than we have space to explain them. The essence of the ET is that it tabs both booklets and self mailers with the appropriate tabs in the correct spots automatically. Very little set up and operator interaction is required. Just select the correct Tab Mode, load the proper tabs, and feed pieces from whatever device you choose on the front end. Clean out the waste when it's full and splice on another strip of tabs when the first one runs out. Nothing to it.
We've organized this presentation around the two major applications: Booklets and Self Mailers.
New ET accessory LDM
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