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Download PDF of 9/8/09 Postal Requirements For Mailing Letter Size Booklets

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Tabbing Requirements For Direct Mail

New USPS requirements and options for the mailing, and construction of Folded Self Mailers (FSM) and other unenveloped mailpieces went into effect on January 5th, 2013.

Some of the changes are:

  • Tabs Must Not contain perforations.
  • Minimum tab size is (1") inch,
  • A minimum of two tabs are now required to seal all FSMs when tabs are used as the sealing method.
  • The size and quantity of tabs shall be determined by the weight of the mailing piece as well as the paper stock used.
  • Folded Self Mailers Up to 1 ounce require two (2) 1" tabs
  • Folded Self Mailers Over 1 ounce require two (2) 1-1/2" tabs
  • Quarter-fold self-mailers Up to 1 ounce require two (2) 1" tabs
  • Quarter-fold self-mailers Over 1 ounce require two (2) 1-1/2" tabs
  • Paper weight for single sheet self mailer must be 70 lb. for one ounce and 80 pounds for two ounces.

View the USPS Ribbs PDF for further information on tabbing requirements for self mailers and booklets.

Folding Diagram for Tri-Fold
Single Sheet Self Mailers

  • Final Fold on bottom
  • Full panel folded up to top on non-address side
  • External flap folded down from top on address side
  • Mailing panel is in the center third of the sheet

 

Tabbing Options for Tri-Fold
Single Sheet Self Mailers

 

Folded Booklet

Folded Booklet Tab Placement

 Spine on the leading (shorter) edge

Two 1-1/2 inch tabs on top edge; one 1-1/2" tab on trailing edge. Position top tabs 1 inch from left and right edge. Position trailing tab in the middle

Download PDF of 9/8/09 Postal Requirements For Mailing Letter Size Booklets

 

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