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The Mailing Panel Regulations Update

The USPS says this change will reduce damage to your mail and stop their sorting equipment from jamming. Here is what you need to know:

A self-mailer is a folded piece that is letter-sized, isn’t mailed in an envelope, and doesn’t have a binding. 

Key Points:

1. Final folds on the top will no longer be allowed.

2. Two tabs are required.

Paper stock weight needs to be at least 70# 
(28# bond equivalent).

4. No tabs will be allowed on the bottom.

5. The final folded panel creates the non-address side of the mail piece by folding from bottom to top, or lead to trail edge, as shown in the illustrations at right. 

For tri-folded self-mailers, the mailing address must be on the middle panel, with the main fold creating the non-address side.

A Different Orientation

You will notice we have changed the orientation of the mailing panel for Tax News & Tips to be in compliance with USPS rules and regulations. 

Below is a sample of page 4 from the newsletter showing the mailing panel location and orientation. 

You will receive your newsletters tabbed and ready for mailing, as always. We just wanted to keep everyone apprised of the USPS changes. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, call our toll-free number (855) 882-9847.

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