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Letter-Sized Booklets Reminder – DMM Advisory

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The USPS sent out a DMM Advisory reminder today regarding the new standards for Letter-Sized booklets.  These new standards are effective as of September 8, 2009.

What exactly is defined as a “Booklet”?  Booklets are mailpieces with a bound edge, and include sheets fastened with at least two staples in the manufacturing fold (saddle-stitched), perfect bound, pressed-glued, or joined together by another binding method that is automation-compatible and produces an end where pages are attached. Booklets are generally open on three sides before sealing, like a book.

In general, booklets must be uniformly thick. Large, bound booklets that are folded for mailing, also called “quarter-fold” booklets, qualify for automation and machinable prices if the final mailpiece remains nearly uniform in thickness.

The new standards include requirements for securing open edges.

Details can be found here:
New Standards for Letter-Size Booklets

Written by Lisa.Bowes

June 16th, 2009 at 11:59 am

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