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Maintenance 101: Why your PSMailer should be at the top of your honey-do list

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

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Wives create them with glee. Husbands dread them. I’m talking about the honey-do list (also known as an implement of torture in the eyes of man).  I will admit such a list typically contains important, often urgent, and usually annoying-but-small tasks that just need to get done. And I further admit that once I have tackled said tasks, I often wonder to myself “Hmmm… that was easy. Why didn’t I take care that a long time ago??” But please don’t tell my better half.

The wisdom and power of a honey-do list is not lost upon me in the PSMailers world. That is why I respectfully submit to you, PSMailers system user, a honey-do list so short it contains one simple, do-able item: Monthly maintenance of PSMailers system. Performing this task monthly or every 10,000 forms will ensure that your system continues to function properly for years to come. Well worth your time, I promise.

 Monthly maintenance can be accomplished in 11 easy steps:

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the machine.
  2. Remove both fold plates.
  3. Vacuum any paper dust or toner that has accumulated on the feed table and the rollers.

                **Make sure the power cord has been disconnected before continuing**

  1. Open the access panel in the side cover opposite the control panel.
  2. Insert the 7/16” socket at the end of the breaker bar (inside the tool bag) over the hex shaped end on the #3 roller. This bar can now be used to rotate the rollers.
  3. Clean the stainless steel rollers with a household cleaner to remove any accumulated toner. As you clean, use the breaker bar to rotate the rollers so that the entire roller surface is cleaned.
  4. Clean the rubber rollers and the feed belts using a rubber roll rejuvenator (available at your local office supply store). Use the breaker bar to rotate the rolls and feed belt as you clean so all the             rubber surfaces are cleaned.
  5. Return the breaker bar to the tool kit and replace the access panel.
  6. Replace the fold plates.
  7. Make sure that the power switch is in the OFF position.
  8. Connect the power cord to the machine.

 

Much in the same way that tending to a honey-do list can bring peace to your personal relationship, minding this quick and easy regular maintenance can bring you many blissful years of PSMailers performance.

~ PSMailers Guy/Honey-do List Slayer

Topics: PSMailers, Maintenance, pressure seal, pressure seal equipment

Perfecting Perfection: What March Madness taught me about basketball and PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 @ 10:04 AM

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As I was filling out my NCAA brackets what seems like ages ago, I thought to myself: I got this! But as the first and second rounds of this year’s tournament played out, I (and most avid college ball fans) was proven sorely wrong. How could I have improved upon my perfect predictions?? After taking a licking in my picks and my pride, I took a moment to reflect. As often happens, I turned to PSMailers for inspiration (no, really).

 

PSMailers are an excellent example of just when you think something can’t get any better, you’re proven otherwise. The newest PSMailers systems have recently been unveiled and I think you will be impressed by the enhancements. For example, the new feeding system makes it even easier for users to seal forms consistently and successfully, hassle-free. No time outs needed. The new sealing block allows for quick and easy maintenance, which keeps units up and running critical jobs at all times. Nothing but net, as they say. And with the capacity to fold and seal 1,800-10,000 forms per hour, PSMailers are the MVP of the industry.

 

While some might not consider this as edge-of-the-seat exciting as the last two minutes of this year’s final March Madness matchup, I promise you will become an even bigger PSMailers fan. Score three points for PSMailers perfection.

 

~The almost-perfect PSMailers Guy

Topics: PSMailers, pressure seal

Toll-free and Trendy!

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 @ 14:09 PM

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Much like vinyl records, handlebar mustaches, and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer,* public payphones are having a bit of a comeback these days. What were once blue beacons of instant communication (long since collecting cobwebs and graffiti) are being turned into Wi-fi hot spots and information kiosks in New York City. The grand plan is to eventually convert 10,000 payphone relics throughout The Big Apple.


This story warms my heart because I am quite fond of communicating via what many consider an old fashioned means. After all, the phone is perhaps the least used feature of smart phones and many people I know have abandoned their landline home phone all together.

 

But when it comes to PSMailers, reaching the Support Center by our dedicated toll-free line (800-464-5030) is one of the best ways to get the information you need. PSMailers customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, to provide personal assistance with installation, troubleshooting, and product information. There’s nothing more reassuring than talking to a real live person when you have technical questions. PSM representatives are friendly and informed…the best in the business, I always say.

 

And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to spin some vinyl and twirl my mustache.

 

Yours in trends and pressure seal mailing,

 

~PSMailers Guy

 

*No joke. Search “How did Pabst Blue Ribbon become a hipster favorite?” if you weren’t aware of this retro resurgence.


Topics: PSMailers, Service, pressure seal, pressure seal equipment, payphones, pressure seal mailing, toll-free, customer, wilmer, trendy, comeback, PBR, pabst

Alphabet soup of folding styles... mmm mmm, confusing!

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 @ 13:08 PM

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Apologies for planting the Campbell’s Soup earworm in your head. (At least I didn’t mention your favorite bologna…you know, the one with a first name and last name…or a certain cat food mix that will leave you mentally meowing in double time). But you see, I was reviewing the many fold styles available for use with PSMailers… C-fold, V-fold, ZX-fold… and I realized this alphabet soup of letters likely stirs up a hot cup of confusion for many users. I figured that PSMailers Guy fans (I know you’re out there) would appreciate having these spelled out clearly.

 

Below are the six available fold styles of PSMailers documents:

FOLD STYLE ALIAS DESCRIPTION/USES SIZE(S) AVAILABLE
Z-Fold "Accordion style" Z-Fold This is the most common fold style. Creates the letter "Z" when folded; easy-open style good for forms, checks and other mailings. 8.5" x 11" 8.5" x 14"
C-Fold "Letter" or "Tri-Fold" Great for checks and forms. 8.5" x 11" 
 V-Fold "Half Fold" or "Single Fold" Forms the letter "V" when folded, provides generious space for information.   8.5" x 11" 
 EZ-Fold "Eccentric Z-Fold" Uneven Z-Fold, great for checks and forms that need a little more print real estate.   8.5" x 14"
 EC-Fold "Eccentric C-Fold" Legal size accommodates a fourth panel for return envelope.   8.5" x 14"
 ZX-Fold "Z-Fold with extra voucher" Legal size version of the Z-Fold with a fourth panel that creates a detachable voucher ideal for printing A/P checks.   8.5" x 14"

To learn more about PSMailers documents contact us @ www.psmailers.com\contact-us\sales-form\  or email support@psmailers.com for more information. With so many styles and imprint options to choose from, you’ll be thinking “mmm mmm good!”

 

Yours in blogging, from soup to nuts

~PSMailers Guy

Topics: PSMailers, pressure seal, self mailer, z fold, pressure seal equipment, fold plates, pressure seal method, pressure seal documents, c fold, folder sealer, business forms, ez fold, alphabet, v fold, ec fold, zx fold

Alphabet soup of folding styles... mmm mmm, confusing!

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

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Apologies for planting the Campbell’s Soup earworm in your head. (At least I didn’t mention your favorite bologna…you know, the one with a first name and last name…or a certain cat food mix that will leave you mentally meowing in double time). But you see, I was reviewing the many fold styles available for use with PSMailers…C-fold, V-fold, ZX-fold…and I realized this alphabet soup of letters likely stirs up a hot cup of confusion for many users. I figured that PSMailers Guy fans (I know you’re out there) would appreciate having these spelled out clearly.

 

Below are the six available fold styles of PSMailers documents:

FOLD STYLE ALIAS DESCRIPTION/USES SIZE(S) AVAILABLE
Z-Fold "Accordion style" Z-Fold This is the most common fold style. Creates the letter "Z" when folded; easy-open style good for forms, checks and other mailings.

8.5" x 11"

8.5" x 14"

C-Fold "Letter" or "Tri-Fold" Great for checks and forms. 8.5" x 11"
V-Fold "Half Fold" or "Single Fold" Forms the letter "V" when folded, provides generous space for information. 8.5" x 11"
EZ-Fold "Eccentric Z-Fold" Uneven Z-Fold, great for checks and forms that need a little more print "real estate". 8.5" x 14"
EC-Fold "Eccentric C-Fold" Legal size accommodates a fourth panel for return envelope. 8.5" x 14"
ZX-Fold "Z-Fold with extra voucher" Legal size version of the Z-Fold with a fourth panel that creates a detachable voucher ideal for printing A/P checks. 8.5" x 14"

To learn more about PSMailers documents contact us @ www.psmailers.com\contact-us\sales-form\  or email support@psmailers.com for more information. With so many styles and imprint options to choose from, you’ll be thinking “mmm mmm good!”

 

Yours in blogging, from soup to nuts

~PSMailers Guy

The trick to running a 10k in your office

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Thu, Jun 4, 2015 @ 13:06 PM

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Several months ago, some of the guys in the office talked me into running a 10k race with them. Having never conquered a long distance run before, I had no idea what I signed up for. Ignorance is bliss…or blisters, as it were in my case. I became painfully aware that having the right equipment (aka top-of-the-line, proper fitting running shoes) is a vital factor in successfully completing a 10k – and living to blog about it. 

Which brings me to PSMailers. Many large volume offices like those in healthcare, government, and education run their own 10k of sorts on a daily basis–processing up to 10,000 pressure seal documents in an hour.  For operations of that size, the PSM10K High Volume model is like a premier running shoe. Designed for long runs, this impressive Folder/Sealer system with a 36” Extended Conveyor has a duty cycle of 200,000 sheets per month! Other features include:

  • Hopper Capacity of 500 sheets – keeping productivity high at all times
  • Bottom Feed Technology – makes reloading the documents fast and easy
  • Variable Speed up to 10,000 per hour – to meet high demand
  • Paper sizes up to 8.5” x 14” – for greater flexibility
  • Folds available in C, V, EZ, Z and EC - multiple options for format and messaging

It’s the ideal system for payroll, accounting, billing, and direct mail processing. To quote yet another lyric from The Beatles, “see how she runs”: check out www.PSmailers.com to view a short video demo of this powerful machine in action.  To request additional information, fill out a quick sales form or contact Customer Support at (800) 464-5030, support@psmailers.com

While it’s unlikely that I will ever run a 10k again, without a doubt the PSM10K High Volume model will run 10k reliably and regularly day after day without wearing out, unlike yours truly.

Yours in blogging and running (and catching his breath),

~PSMailers Guy

Topics: pressure seal, self mailer, mail preparation, pressure seal equipment, efficiency, company efficiency, folder sealer, bulk mail, PSM10K

Release your inner Goldilocks

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 15:03 PM

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One of my favorite activities in the evening is tucking PSMailers Guy Junior into bed and telling him bedtime stories. The little guy is easy to please, so the other night I recounted the tried-and-true tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. As I sat down later that evening to pen (er, two-finger-type) this blog, it occurred to me that choosing a PSMailers system requires an inner Goldilocks of sorts. A little voice that helps you select the pressure seal self-mailer model that’s juuuust right for your needs.

For example, mid-sized organizations and busy offices poised for growth would find that PSMailers Medium-Volume machines easily satisfy the proverbial fair-haired lass within. Not too big, not too small, PSMailers Medium-Volume systems are designed to handle a demanding load without demanding too much of an organization’s budget or space.

The PSM5000 is a folder/sealer that includes an integrated 18” conveyor and digital counter at no extra cost. This mighty machine handles output of up 5,000 pieces per hour. Not to be outdone, the PSM7000 system with conveyor lives up to its name, processing 7,000 sheets per hour. Even Little Red Riding Hood would be impressed! Both models handle paper sizes up to 8.5” x 14” and a variety of fold styles, including C, V, EZ, Z and EC.

See the psmailers.com home page for more product specs and videos of each Medium-Volume model in action. And contact us to get your copy of our PSMailers Capabilities Brochure (W-PSE-D). If you don’t, I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…

 

Just kidding. Until next time, sweet dreams!

 

~PSMailers Guy Gal (aka The Big Not-so-Bad Wolf)

Topics: PSMailers, pressure seal, self mailer, pressure seal equipment, pressure seal documents, efficiency, company efficiency, folder sealer, bulk mail, PSM7000, business forms

50 ways to love your PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 @ 13:02 PM

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Love is in the air this month! At least that’s what the candy & card aisles at the store (and my better half) keep telling me. So I would like to use this very public forum to express my undying love and affection for…PSMailers Documents.

Think of them as the better half of your PSMailers machine. With nearly 50 document styles to choose from, letter- and legal-size PSMailers Documents can help you do everything you need to do better and smarter – from payroll, and accounts payable to direct mail, report cards, and more. (For the record, Mrs. PSMailers Guy helps me do things better and smarter, too.) PSMailers checks will steal your heart with must-have security features, and are Check 21 compliant. And check out the newest documents available, like postcards and window documents. PSMailers documents are available in six fold styles to best fit your application–C fold, Z fold, V fold, EZ fold, EC fold, ZX fold. How do I love thee, PSMailers? Let me count the ways!

And if that doesn’t make your heart aflutter, PSMailers Documents are ready for shipping from a facility near you, in-stock or custom imprinted to your needs. Get more information from your PSMailers Representative.

 PSMailers Documents remind me of what I once told Mrs. PSMailers Guy many years ago, “You complete me.” (Okay, you got me. That was just the sappy line in a popular movie from the 1990s, but it doesn’t make it any less true).

 

With love,
~PSMailers Guy

 

PS. Don’t wait until Feb. 14th each year to show your better half how much you care.
~Mrs. PSMailers Guy

I am the Walrus, and other timely reminders

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 15:01 PM

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Okay, I’ll admit it. I am not really the Walrus…that was a cheap ploy to get your attention (and to work another Beatles reference into this blog). But now that I have your attention, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that required tax documents are due in the mail by January 31st. If you’re like me, you work best under a deadline. So those PSMailers should be humming along as we speak. Remember to select the right fold design for your machine and do a test run before you process a complete batch. (See last month’s blog for more tips and clever Beatles puns).

As you tackle this tax time task, you will find it reassuring to know that our Customer Service and Tech Team (the best in the business, by the way) is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST to answer all of your questions and help you resolve any issues you might be experiencing. Our team of experts know PSMailers systems inside and out, and can have you up and running in no time.

In addition to our Customer Service support, you can obtain a wealth of additional information here on PSMailers, or reach out to our Customer Support Team at 800.464.5080. Free and easy….which is more than you can say about the new tax code.

Topics: Customer Service, Customer Support, pressure seal equipment, pressure seal documents, efficiency, company efficiency, tax forms, Tax

The Taxman Cometh

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 15:12 PM

TAXMAN

If you drive a car
I'll tax the street
If you try to sit,
I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold
I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk
I'll tax your feet

Lyrics from “Taxman” by the Beatles, 1966

Clearly, the Fab Four understood a thing or two about the pervasiveness of punitive taxes. As the story goes, George Harrison penned the lyrics in anger after discovering just how much of his newfound wealth was going to the government. As a “super group,” the Beatles’ earnings put them in the 95% “supertax” bracket in the U.K. at the time! (Ironically, the success of this song kept them in that bracket for years to come.)

Although I gave up my mop top haircut and Nehru jacket decades ago, I can tell you that we understand a thing or two about tax time, too. Built for speed and efficiency, our PSMailers systems are ready and able to face head-on the annual New Year task of preparing mandatory tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. The question is, are YOU?

Here are a few tips to help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as a Beatles ballad:

  • Know your fold – PSMailers documents are available in a variety of fold configurations, including C fold, Z fold, V fold, EZ fold, EC fold, and ZX fold. Selecting a style and ordering early will ensure plenty of time to get set up right.
  • Match the fold to the machine – Most PSMailers systems have a sliding bar that allows for adjustments to run a custom fold; however some models feature a fixed bar that snaps into place which will only run standard fold forms. Note: PSM1800 cannot run a 14” C or EC fold.
  • Testing, one, two – Before it becomes crunch time, it’s always a good idea to test run forms on the system, leaving plenty of time for fine tune adjustments.

As they say, the only certainties in life are death and taxes. I’d like to think there is a more cheerful third certainty: the reliability and performance of PSMailers.  And while they won’t pay your taxes for you, PSMailers equipment and suitable documents can certainly make tax time that much easier. I’m willing to bet the Beatles would agree.

Topics: Customer Service, Customer Support, tax forms