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No More Stamped Postage Statements 3/15/2010

February 4th, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

Beginning March 15, 2010 the USPS will no longer supply customers with signed/stamped postage statements. Mailings will now be logged into the USPS system. All customers will be able to receive a PS Form 3607-R electronically as a proof of mailing. The 3607-R will be the only official proof of mailing provided by the USPS. Below please see an example of the form 3607-R. Hopefully this information has been useful. Keep an eye out for new blogs, Facebook posts and Tweets from IDS Mailing, your mailing experts!! If you’d like more information on the new proof of mailing statements feel free to call us at (847) 640-7150.

Mailing Transaction Receipt, PS Form 3607-R

(Effective March 15 2010)


Revised Booklet Tabbing Standards

December 9th, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

DMM Revision: Booklets: New Optional Design for Small Letter-Sized Booklets

The Postal Service™ published a final rule in the Federal Register on April 15, 2009 (74 FR 17399–17403), with new standards for letter-size automation and machin­able booklets, effective September 8, 2009. The final rule may be read on Postal Explorer® at http://pe.usps.com; click Fed eral Register Notices in the left frame. We also published a clarification and one new design option for let­ter-size booklets in “DMM Revision: Booklets: Sealing Let­ter-Sized Booklets Mailed at Automation Prices” in Postal Bulletin 22264 (7-30-09, pages 7–9).

We have tested and found an acceptable design for smaller booklets within specific physical dimensions and weight restrictions. Effective October 5, 2009, we will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to add a two-tab sealing option for smaller, simple spine “wallet-style” booklets mailed at automation and machinable letter prices. Mailers with these smaller booklets may mail them with three tabs or with glue lines as shown in the revised exhibit, or they may mail them immediately with two tabs if they meet applicable restrictions under the new option.

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM)

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200 Commercial Letters and Cards 201 Physical Standards

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201.3 Physical Standards for Machinable and
Automation Letters and Cards

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201.3.15 Booklets

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3.15.4 Booklet Design and Sealing

[Revise text of 3.15.4 as follows:]

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. Except for the simple spine wallet-style design with a height of 4 inches and a maxi­mum length of 8 inches, tabs used as seals on the leading edge of small booklets less than 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.

Exhibit 3.15.4 Booklet Design

[Insert new wallet-style booklet design as follows:]

Booklet Diagram

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