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PSMailers Success Stories: Part 2

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Nov 6, 2023 @ 14:11 PM

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PSMailers Success Stories: Part 2

Improving productivity, maintaining personal privacy

Welcome back to the PSMailers Guy blog where this time I’ll be featuring the sequel to PSMailers success stories. In the spirit of great movie sequels like Terminator 2 and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

Movie sequels can often disappoint moviegoers who find more satisfaction in the unpopped kernels than the feature film itself. But I am here to entertain you with another amazing real life PSMailers success story.

Part 2: The School Challenge

A high school needs a better processing method for the more than 2,700 grade reports they needed to print and distribute to their students each quarter. Their current method was primarily manual with large time intervals in which where visible to anyone visiting the school office. Confidentiality is a concern to the school administration.

Initially, the school considered a pressure seal system that included a top-feeding folder/sealer with an input hopper of only 100 documents and a processing speed of 5,200 documents. Due to the low input hopper capacity, the folder/sealer would have to be stopped, loaded, and restarted 27 times (about once every minute) by the operator to complete the quarterly grade reports. It was quickly determined that this system would do little to improve processing time or confidentiality because of the frequent stopping, loading, and restarting.

Enter our new hero: the PSM3000. This workhorse model gave the school exactly what they were looking for to improve the grade reporting process. That’s because the PSM300—and all PSMailers— utilize a bottom-feed system. No need to stop the unit during the process and potentially exposing confidential information. With this model that easily and quickly processes up to 3000 sheets per hour, the school is now equipped to fold, seal, and finalize grade reports for distribution in about 30 minutes. A great improvement in processing times and student confidentiality and for considerably less than a top-feeding system without sacrificing any features!

That is an Oscar-winning story if I’ve ever seen one. Spielberg might not agree, but then again he’s probably never used a PSMailers system.

Cheers to self-seal success stories and epic sequels!

Your PSMailers Guy

PSMailers Success Stories: Part 1

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Sep 20, 2023 @ 09:09 AM

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PSMailers Success Stories: Part 1

Streamlining payroll, saving time and money

Not many movie sequels surpass the greatness of the original. However, a few come to mind, like the Godfather Part II (1974), Aliens (1986), and on the lighter side, I would add Shrek 2 (2004). I mean, who doesn’t love an ogre love story, right?

I’ve often thought PSMailers self-sealing systems—with their many features and benefits designed to help offices, from medical and education to large and small businesses, operate more efficiently and cost-effectively—make for great story telling. While they may not inspire a blockbuster movie, I’ve rounded up two real life success stories from PSMailers users who found solutions to challenges utilizing their PSMailers system.

Part 1: The Business Challenge

A national food processing company with multiple locations was looking for a method to streamline their decentralized payroll processing. Each location employs 125-300 people who are paid weekly. The annual time and cost associated with the current method of payroll was quite high and a major concern to management looking to cut expenses. Annually, it cost the company between $1,900 to $4,500, requiring 80-180 man-hours to process payroll for all locations. As with any business, every cost reduction and time-savings, no matter how small, improves the overall health of a business, and this company is no different.

A pressure seal system seemed to be a natural fit, but other systems were cost-prohibitive and, because of the weekly payroll and the physical location of some facilities, a centralized method was not an option.

Enter, this story’s hero: PSM1800. This small volume model, which boasts a throughput of up to 3,000 forms per hour, proved to be the perfect solution to solve the company’s payroll woes. Even their smallest operations were able to achieve a return on investment in two years or less. On average, across the entire network of food processing plants, the company saved 125 man-hours and $1,800 each year by switching to the PSM1800 folder/sealer. It's a success story that would bring a tear of joy to even the toughest wise guy or ogre.

If you’re impressed with that story, stop by next time with your buttered popcorn and learn how a large school improved productivity with grade reports while protecting personal privacy.

See you at the sequel –

PSMailers Guy

Applause to US Postal Workers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Aug 1, 2023 @ 11:08 AM

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Ensuring your mailers reach mailboxes every day

Unlike email messages that magically (and relentlessly, I might add) appear in your inbox all day long, printed mail requires an army of dedicated United States Post Office (USPS) workers—630,000 to be exact—to deliver letters, cards, bills, direct mail and packages to mailboxes six days a week. In fact, these dedicated USPS employees are responsible for delivering over 67 billion, yes BILLION, pieces of marketing mail across 233,585 carrier routes a year.

And that’s why they deserve our appreciation (July 1st is National Postal Worker), because when you need to send invoices, statements, payroll, announcements, grade reports, direct mail and any other important mailings, you know you can count on the US postal workers to get it there.

Know who else you can count on? PSMailers!

As a complete pressure seal solution, PSMailers equipment and documents are designed to fold, seal, and mail in much less time than conventional printing and mailing processes. Much like your appreciation for US Postal Workers, you’ll appreciate the time and money you’ll save on time, supplies costs and storage space with a PSMailers system.

  • A model to meet your needs. From small businesses to large organizations, there’s a PSMailers model available to meet your productivity and budget. Find out which model is right for you here.
  • Documents and forms PSMailers documents are available in six fold styles for virtually unlimited options depending on your needs. And check out the imprint options!
  • Extras that make a difference. You can enhance your appreciation for, and investment in, PSMailers with options like dust covers, sound covers and cleaning kit. I bet your email provider can’t do that.

If you want to see the benefits of a PSMailers system in black and white, use this cost justification worksheet. You’ll see how easy and cost-effective it is to use your PSMailers system to keep hard- working postal workers busy with your self-seal mailings.

As for me, neither snow, nor rain, nor heat nor gloom of night will keep me from blogging about the virtues of PSMailers!*

PSMailers Guy

* I’m paraphrasing a quote often considered the motto of the US Post Office. But the Postal Service has no official motto! This phrase is actually from a book called The Persian Wars by ancient Greek historian Herodotus who was writing about the loyalty of the mounted postal couriers during the Greek-Persian war 500-449 B.C.


Time for education to get smarter about business

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Jun 2, 2023 @ 09:06 AM


Time for education to get smarter about business

A few lessons from Benjamin Franklin

I like to surround myself with people smarter than me (Mrs. PSMailers Guy for starters) and if Founding Father Benjamin Franklin lived today, I would always leave an open seat next to me just for him. His accomplishments, wisdom and way with words are legendary. For example, he is quoted as saying: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

To my blog readers in education, from elementary to higher ed, I’m sure you can also appreciate other investments that pay interest. Like advancements that save time, money and resources. When Franklin famously wrote “time is money” in an essay titled “Advice to a Young Tradesman” in 1748, PSMailers systems didn’t exist. But part of me likes to think he was foreshadowing these time- and labor-saving pressure-seal machines and self-mailer documents so well suited for communication by today’s educational institutions.

These all-in-one systems help schools often short on time, budget and resources with:

  • Critical back-to-school communication. There’s a lot of information to share with students as a new school year begins. PSMailers make light work of processing documents with critical news like hours of operation for offices, libraries, rec centers, food court and cafeterias, and bus schedules.
  • Vital fundraising and donor outreach. PSMailers can help streamline and increase the success of development efforts by quickly and easily producing materials for big events, from invitations and announcements to donor thank-you notes. 
  • Bookstore and yearbook promotions. Personalized mail stands out in a tech-heavy world. Schools can use PSMailers to grab students’ attention throughout the year with bookstore coupons and coupon scan codes and yearbook sales promotions. I can just picture ol’ Ben in a hoodie from my alma mater! 
  • Confidential mailings. PSMailers self-seal documents help schools process critical documents such as grade reports, payroll and other high-volume confidential mailings. 

Although the adage “a penny saved is a penny earned” is widely misattributed to Mr. Franklin,* it’s still sage advice that goes hand-in-hand with the wise investment in a time-, money- and labor-saving PSMailers system for school offices. He did, however, say “Haste makes waste,” so I advise you not to wait!

Yours in Franklin fandom,

PSMailers Guy

PS. The actual quote is close, but not as quotable. According to the Franklin Institute, Franklin wrote in the 1737 Poor Richard’s Almanack: “A penny saved is two pence clear.”

How to grow business during the great resignation

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Mar 24, 2023 @ 10:03 AM


Sixty-five years ago, The Silhouettes’ song “Get a Job” reached number one on the R&B and pop charts in the U.S. in February 1958, selling more than a million copies. Today, businesses are singing a similar tune as they continue to face staffing fallout from the great resignation and quiet quitting in recent years.

Rather than responding with a catchy but futile refrain of “sha na na”s, smart businesses with limited resources are turning to solutions like PSMailers to grow their business.

Work faster

PSMailers pressure seal self-mailers systems are designed to fold, seal, and mail all in one compact, but mighty machine in much less time than conventional, labor-intensive printing and mailing. No quiet quitting here!

Work smarter

Because they are a complete solution, PSMailers are a cost- and time-efficient way to produce important documents in the face of shrinking staff and budgets. They won’t resign when you need them most.

Increase uses

PSMailers bring a broad skillset to any office. Put them to work on everything from payroll, accounting and billing to report processing, direct mail and more. And with six fold styles to choose from, the possibilities for new uses and new audiences is endless.

Increase visibility

If office equipment could receive an employee of the year award, PSMailers would be the hands-down winner. Self-sealed documents are attention-getting and have a high open rate by recipients. Check out these model employees.

If growth is your goal this year, look no further than one of the greatest office assets on the market today: PSMailers. I personally guarantee you’ll stop humming “Get a Job” and start whistling while PSMailers works.

Yours in song and smart growth,

PSMailers Guy

The new year is calling you

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Jan 16, 2023 @ 14:01 PM

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The new year is calling you. Will you answer with a new

It’s tradition at the end of every year to look back at what transpired over the course of the 
year. The good, the bad, the unexpected. But what if you turned that around and created that 
end-of-year list NOW? In other words, make good things happen in the new year that you will be 
happily reviewing in December 2023! (Brilliant, right? Every now and then I get such inspired 

I’m not just talking about “don’t leave clean clothes in the dryer for a week” or “stop calling 
your kids by your dog’s name” or “start happy hour one hour later.” I’m talking about something so 
simple, tangible and life-changing you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it last year: a new PSMailers 

PSMailers are the one of the hardest working machines in any busy office (second only to the coffee 
maker and copier). The ease and productivity of a PSMailers pressure-seal self-mailer system makes 
tedious mailing tasks a breeze. Fold and seal important pressure seal documents in less time than 
it takes to recall your broken new year’s resolutions for 2022.

A new PSMailers system will bring you the best of “new” in this new year:

  • New upgrade: If operating more time- and cost-efficiently is a top priority in 2023, make it happen! A new PSMailers system could very well be the best decision you make all year.

  • New uses: Documentation is increasing in demand and self-seal documents command attention. 
    Pressure-seal documents are idea for mailing medical test results, screening facility information, 
    hours of operation, and more.

  • New ways to free up valuable time and resources: PSMailers eliminate a lot of extra time and 
    costs associated producing office mailings. Think of what you can do with the extra time, money and 
    labor when you no longer need to order and stock envelopes or stuff, address and seal envelopes, or 
    pay extra to printing and mailing fulfillment.

  • New ideas: The turn of a new year is typically a time to gear up for W2s, 1099s and other important tax season documents. But there are endless of other ways to use PSMailers machines and documents. What new ideas will you discover in 2023?

The new year is calling you! What better way to answer than with a PSMailers system—and start 
creating a successful year-end list now.

Cheers to a new year! And now I’m off to enjoy happy hour an hour later, making good on one of my 
New Year’s resolutions.

PSMailers Guy

Rest and be thankful (for PSMailers)

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Nov 22, 2022 @ 16:11 PM

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Rest and be thankful (for PSMailers)

Rest and be thankful,” wrote William Wordsworth, the famous English poet. When I read those words around this time of year, I can’t help but envision a well-earned post-Thanksgiving meal nap in my favorite recliner, feeling as stuffed as the turkey on my plate and whipped as the topping on my pumpkin pie.

Yet, it also makes me think of how grateful PSMailers users are for the time, money and effort they save with their pressure seal systems. When it comes to tasks like processing checks, invoices, statements, notices, promotions, direct mail and more, customers say PSMailers are the hardest working mailing solution in the office.

Throughout the year, we get messages from PSMailers users who thank us for being able to:

  • Eliminate ordering/stocking envelopes
  • Eliminate the time it takes to stuff and seal envelopes
  • Reduce labor costs of processing documents
  • Increase communications with many different PSMailers document styles

Whether you’re a high-volume organization or a growing small business, there’s a PSMailers model with the right capacity to fold and seal important documents and make light work of an otherwise costly and time-consuming task.

As we head into the upcoming season, I encourage everyone to embrace the spirit of Wordsworth’s words: rest and be thankful, especially for the many joys that PSMailers can bring.

Yours in gratitude and homemade turkey gravy,

PSMailers Guy

PSM Pigskin

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Thu, Sep 15, 2022 @ 14:09 PM


Pioneers in pigskin and pressure seal systems

When I played football as a kid, the only females involved in the pigskin sport* were moms who spent countless hours washing uniforms and driving carpool (thanks, Mom!) or cheerleaders on the sidelines. But it’s a whole new ball game (pun intended, of course) today. Women have become an integral part of football, from the front office to the back field. Pioneers include:

  • Amy Trask who, in 1997, became the first female chief executive officer of an NFL team, the Oakland Raiders;
  •  Kathryn Smith, the first woman named to a full-time coaching position in the NFL in 2016;
  • Sara Thomas, the first female referee to officiate an NFL game (2012), bowl game and in a Big Ten stadium; and
  • Beth Mowins, the first woman to call a nationally televised NFL game

Like these groundbreaking women, PSMailers is a bit of a pioneer, as well. Revolutionizing the time-consuming, labor-intensive task of preparing and processing mailings, PSMailers pressure seal folding equipment and self-mailer documents have made a name for themselves in offices across the country.

  • From small offices to high-volume organizations, there’s a PSMailers model that scores a touchdown in office productivity with every mailing job.
  • PSMailers pressure seal systems can handle any application in the playbook, from checks and invoices to report cards and direct mail.
  • PSMailers documents take the envelope out of the game because they’re designed to be printed, folded, sealed, and mailed in less time than conventional printing and mailing processes that use envelopes. Lots of fold styles to choose from score extra points, too!

With football season upon us, we tip our helmets to women leading the charge in football—and to PSMailers for being a game changer in the world of document processing!

PSMailers Guy

*The term “pigskin” comes from the early days of the sport (actually, English rugby) in which the ball allegedly was made from an inflated pig’s bladder encased in pig hide.This has since been long abandoned and footballs used in the NFL and NCAA today are made of cowhide, much to the relief of pigs in pens around the world.


Back 2 School

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Jul 29, 2022 @ 16:07 PM



Getting back to school and down to business

As the new school year approaches, it’s all about getting back—back to school, back to basics, and back to, well, backpacks. And they’re getting heavier all the time! The average backpack is estimated between 12 and 20 pounds, often well above the recommendation that a child’s backpack should weigh no more than 15% of their body weight. My back hurts just thinking about it!

Rather than weighing down students—from kindergarteners to grad students—with more stuff in their backpacks, PSMailers is here to lighten the load.

School districts and higher education institutions can use PSMailers pressure-seal equipment and documents to directly connect with students, staff and donors.

  • Provide health & safety tips. The high-volume PSM10k folder/sealer system is perfect for large universities and school districts to communicate their comprehensive safety plan, personal health tips, and updates to students and families.

  • Enhance development and advancement efforts. Direct mail continues to garner attention when it comes to fundraising and recruitment efforts. PSMailers can easily produce materials needed for online auction events—mailers leading up to the event to boost participation, feature auction items, and provide bidding instructions, as well as thank-you notes to donors.

  • Communicate critical campus information. Student support services are a big part of campus life. The smaller volume PSM3000, which handles up to 3,000 pieces an hour, is great for processing a printed guide to hours of operation for offices, libraries, rec centers, food court and cafeterias, and bus schedules, just to name a few.
  • Boost school spirit with bookstore and yearbook promotions. Even tech-savvy Gen Y and Z students like getting mail! Schools can use PSMailers to help promote bookstore promotions with printed coupons and coupon scan codes, as well as solicit yearbook sales with direct marketing that stand out in the mail.

Count on PSMailers to help educational organizations explore new and effective ways to communicate with students, parents and other target audiences without being a burden to office staff—or student backpacks.

See you on the PSMailers playground!
PSMailers Guy


Automation Vacation

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Thu, May 19, 2022 @ 08:05 AM


Put tedious, time-consuming work on a permanent vacation

I can remember family summer vacations as a kid in our well-worn sedan that lacked proper safety restraints, air conditioning and even FM radio. Mile after mile on the road to our destination each year, my siblings and I passed the time playing the “I Spy” 50-state license plate game or letters of the alphabet game or arguing whose skin was touching who’s in the un-airconditioned back seat.

As summer approaches, I’ve been wondering how much more enjoyable those journeys would’ve been for my parents if the car was equipped with today’s experimental autopilot feature. They could’ve leaned the seats back and let the car do the driving while they napped and we kids babbled and bickered in the back.

While auto manufacturers are still ironing out the kinks with autopilot for cars (sorry, Mom and Dad), PSMailers has mastered automation of direct mail production. These all-in-one, folding, sealing systems reduce the tedious time and extra cost required to produce a mailing by hand.

  • A variety of PSMailers models handle volumes of all sizes, up to 10,000 per hour
  • When addresses, postage, even intelligent barcodes, are printed directly onto the mailer — no need to print and apply labels or stamps by hand.
  • Designed as self-seal mailers, PSMailers eliminates the need for envelopes. The system folds and seals all at the same time. Kiss the nasty chore of envelope licking goodbye!

If you’d like to put the time-consuming task of folding, stuffing, and addressing mailings on a permanent vacation, it’s time to engage autopilot with PSMailers—and free up your time to enjoy your free time this summer.

Yours in automation and vacations,

~ PSMailers Guy