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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
I have been told I have a face for blogging. But there are far more frightening things you could encounter in your lifetime. For example, I am reminded of something a wise person once said: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” But fear not, PSMailers Blog Guy fans (no applause, please) – I am most decidedly NOT from the government, but I AM here to help.
Since we’re on the subject of the government, I am compelled to share my knowledge and wisdom about a timely topic: the all-important W-2 tax form used by taxpayers to file federal and state tax returns each year. According to turbotax.intuit.com, the IRS requires employers to report wage and salary information for employees on Form W-2.This form also reports the amount of federal, state and other taxes withheld from an employee’s paycheck. The IRS requires employers to send employees a W-2 no later than January 31 following the close of the tax year, which is usually December 31.
Although we’ve just entered the hallowed season, that deadline is eerily close. Regardless of the PSM model you operate, the number of forms you process, or the folding style you choose, PSMailers make a necessary job essentially easier. Printed, folded, sealed and mailed to employees in no time. Contact your sales rep at 800.464.5030 orhttp://www.psmailers.com/contact-us/sales-form/ to find the right machine to match your form and your needs.
A few things to remember as you prepare for the season, first understand your fold. Selecting a style and ordering early will ensure plenty of time to get set up right http://www.psmailers.com/documents/styles/ Next match the fold to the machine, all models are designed to run various standard fold forms although some folds may not be compatible with the PSM1800 or 6500. Last but not least is to test run. You never know if you might need to make adjustments.
That, my friends, leaves you nothing to fear but a band of sugar-crazed trick-or-treaters at your front door after you just handed out the last candy bar. (And if you see someone in a PSMailers Guy mask, run…it’s NOT me.)
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:
Disconnect the power cord from the machine.
Remove both fold plates.
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**
Open the access panel in the side cover opposite the control panel.
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.
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.
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.
Return the breaker bar to the tool kit and replace the access panel.
Replace the fold plates.
Make sure that the power switch is in the OFF position.
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.
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.
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,
*No joke. Search “How did Pabst Blue Ribbon become a hipster favorite?” if you weren’t aware of this retro resurgence.
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:
"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"
"Letter" or "Tri-Fold"
Great for checks and forms.
8.5" x 11"
"Half Fold" or "Single Fold"
Forms the letter "V" when folded, provides generious space for information.
8.5" x 11"
Uneven Z-Fold, great for checks and forms that need a little more print real estate.
8.5" x 14"
Legal size accommodates a fourth panel for return envelope.
8.5" x 14"
"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.
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, email@example.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),
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…
Matchmakers, arranged marriages, online dating websites…since the beginning of civilization, humans have relied on man and machine to find that perfect match. Some result in the happily-ever-after, others never make it past a disastrous first date. While I’m no expert on love, I do know one matchmaking tool proven to succeed: the PSMailers Select Your Model online tool.
With 8 models of PSMailers systems – from low volume models to robust, high capacity systems – not to mention a wide variety of self-mailer documents to choose from, finding the right solution can be daunting. But we’re confident we’ll provide the perfect match. “How can you be so sure it will be love and productivity at first sight?” you may ask. The answer is simple: we base it on YOUR input. Just go to our website and enter the number of Payroll, A/P, and Statements/Invoices/Other documents you process per week. Within seconds, the tool calculates productivity and recommends the best model(s) to handle your needs. You’ll even see key product features for your match, including Speed, Documents/Hour, Duty Cycle/Month, and the Warranty.
And if you’re still not sure our recommendation is “the one,” take a look at our handy Fact Finder and Cost Justification Worksheet for complete information. Available as a .pdf or Excel spreadsheet. I think you’ll find that PSMailers provide the perfect marriage of productivity and efficiency.
Gosh, I love that movie! As quoted by the characters Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Goose (Anthony Edwards) in Top Gun, “I feel the need, the need for speed!” I will never tire of watching that movie. The Need for Speed is synonymous with the PSM10K. Seriously. How can you beat 10,000 documents per hour? With the PSM10K, you can add up to 500 sheets while the equipment is processing thanks to bottom feed technology. Due to its extra-long conveyor at 36”, the PSM10K easily accommodates the high output. As crazy as this might sound, just think of it as a Hemi engine. It’s powerful and muscular. Not bulky. It’s a fine looking piece of equipment that quietly sits on a desktop and churns out the mailers.
With the power of the PSM10K, you’ll be surprised to know it only weighs 75 pounds. It processes sheets up to 8.5” x 14” and can produce five different folds: C, V, EZ, Z and EC. It has a manual fold plate, a digital counter and is a bottom-feeding system. A variable speed dial allows you to control the speed if it needs to be slowed temporarily....but don’t even think of it. Why harness the power and output?!
Just think of every business communication that can be produced and mailed in such a quick amount of time. To the tune of 200,000 mailers per month. That’s volume and speed. That’s the PSM10K. The PSM10K integrated folder/sealer can process checks, direct mail communications, invoices or statements and so much more. “It’s designed for high-volume businesses!”
Features of the PSM10K
Variable speed - 10,000 per hour
200,000 per month
Up to 8.5” x 14”
C, V, EZ, Z, EC
Yes, Manual or Digital
36” Conveyor Included
Although it’s not the muscle car you’ve been dreaming of, the PSM10K will fulfill your need for speed, guaranteed!