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Move over Gutenberg, touchscreen is here

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 @ 15:03 PM

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Those of us in the printing industry are forever indebted to the genius of Johannes Gutenberg, pioneer of the modern printing press in 1450. (An invention that wouldn't be nearly as invaluable, it should be noted, without the brainchild of Ts'ai Lun of China, the first maker of paper in 105 BC.)


Gutenberg's life-changing invention was the first of many that have led us to where we are today with technology that enables better, faster, smarter printing and document processing. Here is a nod to some of the other important advancements along the way:


1703: Gottfried Leibniz creates the binary number system used in virtually all computers today. (You know, those series of 0s and 1s? I still don't quite understand, but thank you, Gottfried!)


1803: Henry and Sealy Fourdrinier develop the papermaking machine (with an assist from Ts'ai Lun mentioned earlier).


1965: The first finger-controlled touchscreen is created by E.A. Johnson at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern, UK. (More on this below)


2016: Three nanotechnologists win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for building miniature machines out of molecules. (This has nothing to do with printers-yet, anyway – but that's an amazing technological feat worth noting!)


Thanks to the inventions of these great minds over the last 500+ years, PSMailers is making its own advancements with our pressure-seal and self-mailer machines. Take for instance, the new PSM6000 model with touchscreen design. Think of it as your own personal Rosey for the office. The touchscreen display gives the user faster, easier, accurate access to functions for a 21st century performance. With a capacity to process up to 6,000 forms per hour, this unit also provides manual and batch counts, variable speed options, plus a 6-month manufacturer warranty that would make even Gutenberg blush.


Harnessing technology like touchscreen displays in our powerful folding/self-sealing systems is our way of advancing the industry and providing our users the most efficient tools available to save valuable time, money and resources.
So the next time you process or open a PSMailers document, thank our industry forefathers and your humble friends here at PSMailers.

Yours in the most latest tech,
PSMailers Guy

PS. Technology, used wisely, can move us forward by remarkable leaps and bounds. But not without risk. As Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and mastermind of wildly ambitious ideas, once put it: "I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact."

Good news for a change

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 15:01 PM

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With every new year always comes renewed efforts to do something – something different, better, or new, like: start exercising, stop snacking, quit a bad habit, read a good book, save more, “Amazon” less.

A few years ago, I resolved to finally trim an overgrown tree in our backyard at the first blush of spring. With my trusty 6-foot wooden ladder, I proceeded to aggressively cut years of dead branches and wild growth from the top step. It didn’t take long before I confirmed the laws of physics that day: ladder stability requires all four legs to be firmly planted on the ground. Not three. On the inglorious way down, a gnarly tree branch sliced my arm like a skilled surgeon and a prickly berry bush cushioned my fall with appropriate insult. Twenty stitches later, I resolved to hire a professional tree trimmer next time.

But this year, my resolution is not based on a bruised ego or battered backside. Rather, it is one believe I can carry out successfully and with positive results: focus on good news.

It should come as no surprise that the first place I turn to find good news is PSMailers!

  • New upgrade: If operating more time- and cost-efficiently is a high priority in 2021, a new PSMailers system will be received as good news around the office.
  • New design: Great news for busy offices - the popular PSM6000 model now features a touch screen display for enhanced user interface to seal up to 6,000 forms per hour.
  • New uses: Documentation is increasing in demand. Pressure-seal documents are ideal for mailing medical test results, screening facility information, hours of operation, and more.
  • 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 other ways to use PSMailers machines and documents. What new ideas will you discover in 2021?

If you haven’t made your own New Year’s resolution yet (or have already failed to keep it), I encourage you to join me in the quest for good news this year. And take it from someone older and wiser about New Year’s resolutions: when you reach for the stars, be sure to keep four ladder feet on the ground.

 

PSMailers Guy,

Bearer of Good News in 2021

The Ultimate Office Gift of 2020

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 @ 15:11 PM

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I’m no historian, but I think it’s safe to say 2020 will go down in history as one of the most regrettably, unforgettably crazy years in modern history. And the year isn’t even over yet!

With the holidays on the horizon, life is going to get even crazier. The to-do list around this house is getting longer:

  • Find storage space for 60 rolls of toilet paper (not hoarding, I swear!)
  • Upgrade Zoom account to host virtual holiday dinner with family
  • Bake a loaf of sourdough bread that is actually edible
  • Take up knitting
  • Watch Tiger King mini-series (for engaging conversation at our virtual dinner)

Just typing that list gives me holiday anxiety. But this blog isn’t about me, it’s about helping you operate more efficiently and cost-effectively especially during the weird world we’re currently living in.

So here’s one thing to take off your to-do list: the time, cost and burden of folding, sealing, and mailing documents. With PSMailers, we’ve got you covered. These pressure sealer systems and self-mailer documents are available to suit the needs of any size business, organization or educational institution. They will make light work of any important document processing:

  • payroll
  • accounting
  • invoicing
  • grade reports
  • direct mail

With lower costs and improved productivity, PSMailers systems actually pay for themselves (go here to find out how). How’s that for the perfect office holiday gift?

Office parties and holiday celebrations won’t be the same this year, but you can certainly ring in the new year operating better than ever with a new PSMailers system.

And as we say good riddance to 2020, I’ll leave you with one final thought: keep your friends and family close – and your research monkey closer.

May the worst be behind us,

 

PSMailers Guy

The Power of the Written Word

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 @ 13:08 PM

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I tend to learn life’s greatest lessons late in life (as Mrs. PSMailers Guy likes to point out). But there are some exceptions. Moving offspring #2 into her apartment recently for another year of college, reminded me of the moment I learned an important lesson back in my own college days…

There I was lounging around our dilapidated off-campus house one afternoon. Empty beverage cans and pizza boxes littered about, completing the carefree décor. I lay on the couch shooting the breeze with housemates when one of them nonchalantly said, “Hey, I thought you had a class this afternoon.” I jumped up at this sudden realization and saw that I only had a few minutes to get to class. With no time to locate my backpack or even a notebook, I grabbed a pencil and the closest thing I could find to take notes on – a paper plate – and ran out the door. Oh, you laugh (my housemates, and classmates for that matter, sure did). But not only did I make it to class on time, the notes I took on my spontaneous notepaper were instrumental in helping me study for, and pass, my mid-term exam.

Lesson learned? The power of the written word…and a clean paper plate!

In this age of digital communication and inundation, messages can get lost. Email inboxes are overflowing (with unread and spam messages), yet physical mailboxes are about a third less full than 10 years ago. That presents a great opportunity to stand out with direct marketing, especially in the education sector.

Here are a few ways school districts and higher ed institutions can use PSMailers pressure-seal equipment and self-mailer documents – and the power of the printed word – to connect with students, staff and donors in these pandemic times.

  • Provide health & safety tips. The Mrs. and I felt good about taking our daughter back to campus because we knew the school was taking extra steps to ensure her health and safety. 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 to resume on-campus activities, safety assurances.
  • Enhance development and advancement efforts. With social distancing guidelines still in place and traditional, face-to-face outreach opportunities limited in these COVID-19 times, targeted direct mail is becoming a key component of educational institution fundraising and recruitment efforts. PSMailers can easily prepare 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. Everyone likes getting mail…even tech-savvy Gen Y and Z students! 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.

These times are challenging, but everyone is adapting and adjusting as needed to work through the issues and opportunities of this shared pandemic experience. PSMailers is here to help businesses and organizations explore new and effective ways to communicate with their customers and target audiences. The power of the printed word has never been more powerful.

Yours in wisdom and paper products,

PSMailers Guy

3 things to love about marriage – and PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 @ 14:06 PM

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I have only been married once, so I’m no expert on weddings. But I do know that we have officially entered wedding season, a time to reflect on the importance of this lifelong ball and chain, I mean, loving bond (oops…looks like my spellcheck needs a tune-up).

Marriage can be a real lifesaver (literally) for guys like me – much like PSMailers pressure sealer systems. Hear me out…

  1. You’ll be happier. Research has shown that married men have a lower risk of depression and a higher likelihood of satisfaction with life in retirement than unmarried men.

Likewise, owners of PSMailers systems will readily admit they are happier with the process of printing, folding and sealing mailers than those without these mighty machines. PSMailers systems bring joy to completing a typically tedious, time-consuming task in offices of all sizes and industries, from school districts and higher ed institutions to medical facilities, and more.

  1. You’ll be healthier. Nearly 150 years of studies confirm that married men are healthier than unmarried men. Being hitched has been linked to better brain function, reduced risk of Alzheimer's, and improved blood sugar levels, to name a few.

Anyone who has experienced the stress of processing payroll, accounting, grade reports, and direct mail under tight deadlines knows how stressful it can be. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, lack of sleep, and, if you’re like me, late night binge eating. From low volume to high capacity models, there’s a PSMailers system available to increase productivity and decrease stress.  

  1. You’ll live longer! According to a recent study, married men had a 46 percent lower rate of death than unmarried men. What’s more, the longer a man stays married, the greater his survival advantage over his unmarried peers. I say, viva la marriage!

And viva la PSMailers! Because processing hundreds and thousands of mailings the old-fashioned way will surely take years off your life. On the other hand, the PSM10K can process up to 10,000 sheets per hour, freeing up hours in your day – and years in your life.

In all the years I’ve been married, I have found that nothing says “I love you” more than watching a marathon of “Say Yes to the Dress” with your wife on a Saturday night. And nothing says “I love saving time, money and headaches” more than a PSMailers system. Find your perfect match here.

Self-sealed with a kiss –

 

Mr. PSMailers Guy

(aka Mr. Ball and Chain)

 

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/marriage-and-mens-health

A Serious Message During a Serious Time

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 14:03 PM

 

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AUTHOR NOTE: I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it. The silly stories, anecdotes and random factoids are just my clever (?) way of bringing helpful information to you about the benefits of PSMailers systems for your business. However, in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business and personal lives at this time, this blog will strike a more serious tone.

The outbreak and impact of Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) has brought great uncertainty to every aspect of our lives, professionally and personally. However, one thing is certain: PSMailers remains open for business, ready to service your needs and your PSMailers systems:

• The PSMailers managed service network in Dayton, Ohio, is continuing to provide parts coverage on all PSMailers systems.

• Customer service representatives are available 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday-Friday.

• All service technicians are available for service calls.

• PSMailers documents are in-stock and all orders are being fulfilled as needed.

Since certain business functions must carry on during this widespread coronavirus “lockdown,” many customers are continuing, and even increasing, their PSMailers systems use to process payroll, accounts payable, updates and urgent notices. PSMailers stands ready to provide the products and service you need.

I am proud to be the “face” of PSMailers through this blog and to be part of a high-quality, reliable product that serves as an integral part of your business operation. Please don’t hesitate to contact our fine Customer Service Representatives with any questions, orders, or service need at (800) 464-5030, support@psmailers.com,

Thank you for your continued trust in PSMailers. I wish you and your family good health as we weather this time. Rest assured, we will get through it together, stronger.

 

Humbly,

PSMailers Guy

Death, taxes and PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 @ 09:01 AM

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What would you do to secure a future of no taxes? Quit your job? Tempting, but probably not practical (unless you’re retired). Move abroad? Also tempting. But be wary – many countries have higher tax rates than the U.S.! Or perhaps you would be willing to get an “IRS” tattoo in exchange for a life without taxes? Believe it or not, that option appealed to nearly one in four American taxpayers surveyed.

Of course, this is merely an exercise in futility because as we are all painfully aware, thanks to Ben Franklin, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

I’d like to think, however, that there is one other certainty in life: the versatility and reliability of PSMailers systems.

The burden of printing, folding, and sealing tax documents during tax season places a big demand on businesses. PSMailers machines, from the low volume PSM1800 to the mighty PSM10K, can ease the pain of the tax season crunch.

Need a different fold style? That’s easy. PSMailers documents are available in six fold styles to accommodate your needs. To switch fold styles, simply adjust the fold plate and begin to seal!

Questions? No problem. PSMailers Customer Service and Tech team is available 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. You can reach them at 800-464-5030 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or email support@psmailers.com.

Best of all, we will never ask you to get a “PSMailers” tattoo. Unless you really want one. Then who are we to stop you?

Yours in death, taxes and PSMailers,

PSMailers Guy

(aka Taxed Out)

Topics: PSMailers, pressure seal, PSM10K, PSM1800, wilmer, tax season

The Gift That Gives Back (and will never break your heart)

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Wed, Nov 6, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

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With the cooler weather nipping at our noses and toes-es this time of year, it serves as a brisk reminder that the magical gift-giving season is near. Every now and then, however, it stirs up one particular memory from my subconscious that breaks my heart all over again…

It was a crisp Friday evening in mid-December (which also happened to be my 17th birthday). I picked up my girlfriend in the wood paneled station wagon dad let me borrow on occasion, a light dusting of twinkling snowflakes falling around us. Imagine my delight when I saw that she came bearing a colorful gift-wrapped box! Never mind that it served as both a birthday AND Christmas gift (I had grown used to that as a kid), I happily unwrapped the gift and found the softest flannel shirt in shades of blue and black plaid that she had clearly chosen with great love and care to match my eyes. She said she liked the feel of flannel. And I liked the way she made me feel. The following Monday, I wore my new shirt to school with a warm confidence and pride knowing that my girl had given it to me. That night, she called me on the phone and broke up with me.

In sharing this memory of teenage heartache with you, I hope to inspire your gift-giving choices for the office this year. Consider, for example, PSMailers systems. They are the perfect gift for the hard-working staff in any office, from education and health care providers to non-profit and government agencies.

PSMailers are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities – from a small-volume capacity of 1,800 sheets/hour up to 10,000 sheets/hour ­– designed to fold and seal many different document styles and sizes.

Forget the fruitcake. A PSMailers system will be the best gift anyone can ever give at the office. And with PSMailers Support, you know we’ll always be there for you, and we’ll never break your heart.

Don’t worry, I’m not bitter. I never wore that shirt again, and I eventually got over the girlfriend. But when I began dating the gal who would later become Mrs. PSMailers guy, I made her promise she would never give me a flannel shirt.

Happy holiday shopping!

PSMailers Guy
(aka Mr. No Flannel, Please )

Lunch Box Nostalgia Meets PSMailers

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Fri, Sep 6, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

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Take a journey with me back a few decades. Back to a time when you didn’t wear seatbelts in the family station wagon, you made book covers for school textbooks out of brown grocery bags, and the only good thing about back-to-school time was choosing your new lunch box for the year. You know, those metal ones with the snap lock and plastic handle featuring your favorite pop culture character from TV, cartoons, movies or music.

Your choice of lunch box said a lot about you. It was a reflection of who you were, who you aspired to be, and where you stood on the scale of adolescent coolness. My selection of lunch boxes took quite the cultural journey as I matured – from the wholesomeness of Gunsmoke, Snoopy and The Captain and Tennille to the pre-pubescent rebelliousness of KISS.

Now that school is underway again this fall, I look upon those metal box memories and can’t help but think of PSMailers machines (it’s what I do).

School lunch boxes served a remarkable utilitarian purpose (keeping your bologna sandwich and HoHos safe) and were available in a wide variety of designs to meet the discerning needs of its users. Much like PSMailers.

School districts and educational organizations rely on efficient, cost-effective solutions to communicate with students, parents and families throughout the year.  With PSMailers, printing, folding, sealing and addressing communication all in one system is a real time and money saver for schools that operate on limited resources today. 

PSMailer systems are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities – from a small-volume capacity of 1,800 sheets/hour up to 10,000 sheets/hour – meeting the volume needs of school sites and districts of any size. They can be used to send grade reports, athletic department information, fundraising announcements, payroll, and anything that needs to be printed and mailed efficiently.

While metal lunch boxes have succumbed to thermal bags and Lunchables, their worth (much like PSMailers) is exceedingly high. According to Allen Woodall Jr., owner of the Lunch Box Museum in Columbus, Georgia (I’m not kidding), some of the early lunch boxes can fetch over $10,000 today.

Makes me wish I had held on to the Captain and Tennille a little longer. But not to worry…I have a thermos of warm Spaghettios­ waiting to console me.

All the best in back-to-school,

PSMailers Guy

(still a KISS fan)

PSMailers: A Simple Question of "Would you rather...?"

Posted by PSMailers Guy on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

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There’s a favorite ice breaker/conversation starter game called “Would you rather…” that posits a choice between two options. Sometimes they are thought provoking or enticing, but often both are dreadful or cringe worthy. For example:

  • Would you rather it never stops snowing or never stops raining?
  • Would you rather eat a box of dry spaghetti noodles or two cups of uncooked rice?
  • Would you rather have hands that kept growing as you got older or feet that kept growing as you got older?

That last got me thinking about the beauty of PSMailers. If your hands kept growing, it would be nearly impossible to fold, stuff, address and mail a bunch of envelopes by hand! But with a PSMailers pressure-seal machine, you could fulfill any mailing project or campaign quickly and easily regardless of how big your hands (or feet) were. 

 

PSMailers systems do all that hand work for you – folding and sealing documents from short runs to 10,000 self-sealed documents per hour.  That frees up a lot of time for other important tasks in the office – and frees you up for more free time this summer. Which brings me to my own PSMailers “Would you rather…?“ questions:

 

  • Would you rather stuff a bunch of mailing envelopes or stuff your face with burgers, dogs, corn on the cob, and watermelon at a backyard barbecue?
  • Would you rather lick a thousand stamps at your desk or a thousand popsicles by the pool this summer?
  • Would you rather ride 10,000 roller coasters in one hour or print, fold and seal 10,000 mailers in one hour?

 

Gets you thinking, doesn’t it? There are much better ways to spend your summer than chained to the office trying to get printed materials out the door. Browse the rest of the PSMailers website to learn more.

I wish you a happy summer filled with swimming, hiking, reading, napping, whatever you like to do. You’ve earned it!

 

~ PSMailers Guy

Topics: PSMailers, self mailer, pressure seal documents, PSmailers guy, Automation, self-sealed