Category Archives: Mailing

Full-Service is Coming – Are you Ready?

SatoriSoftware_full-335pxDo you send mail at automation rates today? If so, you’ll need to transition to Full-Service Intelligent Mail to continue receiving those discounts next year. Last month, USPS posted their final Federal Register notice, outlining all the details you need to know about preparing Full-Service mail. With the latest announcements from USPS, these requirements are becoming reality. You’ll need to:

  1. Print Full-Service Intelligent Mail barcodes on all automation letters, flats and postcards. The Full-Service IMb includes a sequence number field that must stay unique across all your mailings for at least 45 days.
  2. Use the new 24-digit tray barcode on all trays and sacks. This barcode also has a sequence number that must stay unique for at least 45 days. This new tray label will also be required for non-automation mailings.
  3. Generate pallet placards with a new container barcode if you submit your mail on a pallet. This barcode also has a unique sequence number.
  4. Submit your mailing documentation electronically. You can use Mail.dat, Mail.XML or the Postal Wizard to send your postage statements, qualification reports and other documentation directly to PostalOne!.
  5. Schedule your drop shipment appointments using FAST®.

We’ve heard that some mailers are delaying implementation of Full-Service. Whether it is cost, time commitment or wishful thinking that has you postponing, the time to plan for Full-Service is now!

Article Provided by Satori Software on May 9, 2013. Additional information can be found at www.satorisoftware.com.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Automation Rates After January 26, 2014

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Automation Rates After January 26, 2014

It’s official. Effective January 26, 2014 USPS will eliminate automation discounts for the Basic Intelligent Mail barcode. If you haven’t made the transition to Full-Service, it’s just bout time to panic. While all Satori Software mailing solutions can support the Full-Service Intelligent Mail, there are additional requirements to continue to earn automation discounts in 2014.

Learn More about Intelligent Mail 

www.satorisoftware.com/Learn/intelligent-mail.aspx

Need More Help? 

If you have questions, contact Support Monday – Friday, 6am -5pm Pacific Time by phone at 1-800-357-3020, or email support@satorisoftware.com

Start now to avoid long wait times for the necessary approvals from Business Mail Entry personnel, MDAs and the PostalOne! help desk.

Online Training

Online Training for Mastering Full-Service is also available for extra help making the transition. Course prices are dependent on your Satori Software mailing solution. You can create an account to view the course catalog. For more information, or to order your course visit www.satorisoftware.com/learn/mastering-full-service.aspx

For assistance, call 800-553-6477, option 1 or email at sales@satorisoftware.com

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

 

 

XPS-ProMail System: Hottest Drying System Under the Sun!

MSL-XPS ProMail System

XPS-ProMail System: Hottest Drying System Under the Sun!

Be the Master of Your Domain with the XPS-ProMail System Base Control Station that will Give a Single Operator Full Control Over the Entire Console System.

Features:

The Hottest Drying System Under the Sun: The Optional XPS-ProDry 8.0 is 8,000 Watts & a Serious Drying Solution for Even the Most Difficult Stocks. It’s Simply the Most Powerful, Highest Output IR Dryer on the Market. If you Don’t Need that Kind of Power, the Optional 2000W Dryer Can Be Ordered with all of Our Production Conveyors.

Master of Your Domain: The XPS-ProMail Base is a Control Station that Gives a Single Operator Full Control Over the Entire Console System. It also Offers Automatic Speed Control, Wide Array Vacuum, & Accu/Trak Registration. Guides for Perfect Alignment Every Time.

Multiple Input Options to Suit Your Unique Application: EasyFeed Friction Feeders, XPS-ProFeed Shuttle, XPS-ProFeed High Capacity Productivity Feeder.

Multiple Output Options as Well: TB-659 Synchronized Conveyor, The TB-695 Can Link Up To Three Units Creating an 18-Foot Long Shingling Conveyor.

In-Line Tabbing Solutions for Maximum Productivity are also available.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or email us at sales@midstatelitho.net to receive a product brochure or to inquire. Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231
www.midstatelitho.net

Full-Service Intelligent Mail Requirements for Automation Prices

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Full-Service Intelligent Mail Requirements for Automation Prices

Migrating to Full-Service Webinar Series

Effective January 26, 2014, the use of Full-Service Intelligent Mail is required to qualify for automation prices for First-Class Mail®postcards, letters, and flats, Standard Mail®letters and flats, Periodicals letters and flats and Bound Printed Matter flats.

The Postal Service is hosting a series of webinars to assist mailers in migrating to Full-Service Intelligent Mail so they can continue to take advantage of automation pricing on or after January 26, 2014.

Information on the webinars is posted on RIBBS under Intelligent Mail Services/Education.

Other Recent Mailer Webinars
MEPT has hosted webinars for mailers on the topics including:

  • The redesigned Business Customer Gateway
  • Folded Self-Mailers

Webinar recordings and presentations are available on RIBBS under Intelligent Mail Services/Education.

TEM Process for Mailers

The Test Environment for Mailers (TEM) has been simplified for mailers to submit Full-Service test mailings using presort software that has already been validated by the Postal Service. A list of software vendors who have successfully validated their products is in this summary list of authorized vendors.

Contact Information:

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

eDoc and Full-Service Authorization for Software Vendors

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eDoc and Full-Service Authorization for Software Vendors

Vendors offer a variety of software products for preparing and presenting Full-Service mailings. For a list of vendors who have tested their Full-Service solutions with USPS, see this summary list or this moredetailed list.

Mailers using a product on these lists can start mailing without further testing in the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM).

Using Software that Presorts, Generates and Submits Mailing Information – Mail.dat® or Mail.XML™
Solutions for mailers who wish to use software to prepare presort mailings,generate unique barcodes, and submitmailing information electronically to USPS, are listed in this summary list of vendor capabilities under Mail.dat or Mail.XML submissions. For additional information on submitting Mail.dat or Mail.XML electronic documentation, refer to:

Using Software that only Presorts and Generates Barcodes – Postal Wizard
Software solutions to presort mail and generate unique barcodes, but that require the mailer to enter the postage statement information online via the online Postal Wizard tool are listed in the summary list of vendor capabilities under Postal Wizard.

For additional information on submitting Postal Wizard electronic documentation, refer to the document “How to Submit Postage Statements via Postal Wizard”–Available soon.

Testing Process for Mailers Using Vendor Software Solutions
Although not required, mailers using software pre-approved by USPS may choose to test their ability to submit electronic mailing information by using the Test Environment for Mailers (TEM). Instructions are in the TEM Process for Mailings Using Mail.dat or Mail.XML (PDF).

Mailers Using Software Not Tested with USPS
Mailers that prepare mailings using presort software that has not been tested with the USPS should follow the instructions in the following documents:

  • TEM Process for Mailings using Software Not Tested (PDF)
  • How to Submit Mail.dat Files to TEM (PDF)
  • How to Submit Mail.XML Files to TEM (PDF)
  • How to Submit Mail.dat Files to PostalOne! (PDF)
  • How to Submit Mail.XML Files to PostalOne! (PDF)

Contact Information:

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

The Rena XPS-ProMail Inkjet Console System

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The Rena XPS-ProMail Inkjet  Console  System

The  XPS-ProMail Inkjet  Console  System will change the way you think  about  RENA Systems. This is a high performance system that is up to the  beating  that  professional grade equipment takes day after day,year after year. It is the most integrated and highest quality console system we have ever offered,and we are confident  that you willbe more than impressed with its fit and finish, build quality,and overall dependability.

Key Features:

  • Up to 4” high print area from four individual print heads for maximum coverage and versatility
  • Print speeds of 34,000 postcards/hr with Auto System Sychronization
  • Runs in-line with RENA Systems Console Productivity Accessories
  • Multi-Channel Wide Array AccuTrak Vacuum Transport/Registration System
  • Integrated ink monitor and cartridge storage system

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit MSL on the web at www.midstatelitho.net

Rena In-Line Tabber, Apply Stamps or Tabs at High Speeds

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Rena In-Line Tabbers

Applies Stamps or Tabs at High Speed

Rena In-Line Tabbers come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any mailing list. They all have the ability to single, double and triple tab as well as run clear, translucent or paper tabs. Tabbers also have the option of applying stamps, even while running in line with several of the Rena ink jet address printers. The tabbers are simple to set up because of exclusive features like Automatic Tab Positioning and Automatic Length Measuring.

T-950 inline tabber/labeler/stamp affixer

    • Tabs/Stamps 35,000 Pieces/hr
    • Applies Clear, Translucent & Paper Tabs
    • Automatic Tab Positioning
    • Holds Standard Rolls
    • Available In Console Form

For additional product information please contact Mid-State Litho at 1-800-343-4231 or you can reach our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
Toll Free: 1-800-343-4231
www.midstatelitho.net

Be the Master of Your Domain!

MSL-XPS ProMail Console

 

XPS Professional Grade Console System

The XPS-ProMail Inkjet Console System will change the way you think about RENA Systems. This is a high performance system that is up to the beating that professional grade equipment takes day after day, year after year. It is the most integrated and highest quality console system we have ever offered, and we are confident that you will be more than impressed with its fit and finish, build quality, and overall dependability.

If you are currently considering investing in a console system, you will see that we offer the most comprehensive system on the market. The XPS-ProMail system will serve you well, return your investment, make your operators more efficient, and deliver the highest print quality of any HP45A-style inkjet console printer.

If you would like additional information or have questions about the Rena XPS-Professional Grade Console contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or contact our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net

XPS PRO Mail System

Rena XPS Pro Mail Systems

Rena XPS ProMail System

Addresses and Applies Tabs or Stamps

Introducing the new ink jet console system from Rena. The XPS ProMail System is not a machine-shop approach. It was engineered and designed from the ground up as a high performance ink jet printer- and it shows. The print quality rivals the high quality of Rena’s tabletop line and the integration is so smart one person can operate it with ease. Achieve a 4″ print area from four individual print modules, while the AccuTrak vacuum transport, integrated cartridge storage system, 64 MB of RAM, and a USB 2.0 port sets it far apart from the competition. Speed? The XPS runs smoothly at up to 34,000 pieces per hour.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Visit MSL on the web at www.midstatelitho.net

Addressing Mail is What We Do – Rena

Rena XT Envelope Imager

Rena XT Envelope Imagers

High-Speed Database Driven Address Imaging Series

Rena Address Imagers lead the industry with their ease-of-use and versatile in-line design. The Envelope Imager’s advanced CPU crunches data like no other printer to let you image at 34,000 pieces per hour with Imager XT 4.0 (pictured at right). Rena’s exclusive Five Channel AccuTrak™ Vacuum Transport has adjustable outer transport belts and material guides that run below for dead-on registration. Three powerful vacuum fans tenaciously grab material through five air channels for consistent pressure. Electronic Thickness Control uses a precise servo-motor system to effortlessly set the perfect output pressure. All these features translate to the best print quality possible.

For additional product information contact MSL at 1-800-343-4231 or contact our sales department at sales@midstatelitho.net. Make sure to visit us on the web at www.midstatelitho.net to view additional equipment and to subscribe to our Graphic Express News Letter.