USPS has issued new regulations regarding all Folded Self Mailers
(FSM - bifolds, trifolds etc). Anything not in an envelope will be
The changes are mandatory January 5 of 2013
Previously only BOOKLETS were affected.
The use of perforated tabs of any kind is being
The minimum sized tab will be 1" - this will effectively
eliminate the use of 3/4" and 15/16" tabs currently in use.
Tab placement my change depending on mailing piece design
As a mailer you need to plan future purchases
and take into consideration how this change will affect the use of
clear tabs. Without a perf, clear tabs are very
difficult to open without tearing the mailing piece. Translucent tabs are the obvious next best choice.
To read the
entire entry from the Federal Register click here
see below for examples