Folded Self Mailers

A folded self-mailer (FSM) is any folded piece intended for mailing without an envelope. Designing FSM pieces require many considerations, and to help you we’ve created a clear, concise guide covering everything you need to know, FSM: The Rules for Folded Self-Mailers. Download.

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  • Planning Consideration 1
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Your Name*

Your Email*

Project Title*

Description

Minimum Quantity*

Maximum Quantity*

Flat size (w x h)
[flat-size]

Folded size (w x h)
[folded-size]

Panels

Paper Type

Paper Weight

Ink

Mailing Services Required?
YesNo

Notes

Invitation Packages

Invitation Packages are the ideal format for events of distinction, typically featuring a reply device and envelope.

  • A7 Folding Card & Outer Envelope / A6 Reply Card and Envelope
  • A7 Folding Card & Outer Envelope / A2 Reply Card and Envelope
  • A6 Folding Card & Outer Envelope / A2 Reply Card and Envelope
  • Choosing your paper and envelopes are the critical first step. You want to allow ample time for acquiring the right paper and matching envelopes in advance of the press date.
  • Choosing standard envelope sizes help ensure that they are available in the desired paper stock and saves money.

Your Name*

Your Email*

Project Title*

Description

Minimum Quantity*

Maximum Quantity*

Sizes

Paper Type

Paper Weight

Paper Shade

Ink

Special Processes

Mailing Services Required?
YesNo

Notes

Variable Data Printing

Digital printing allows you to customize any type of content across your print run. Swap in photos, charts, logos and vary your messaging using a simple spreadsheet. We can also laser print data on pre-printed shells for economical large-scale mailings.

  • Postcard
  • Sell Sheet
  • Tri-fold Brochure
  • Newsletter
  • Appeal Letter
  • Catalog Cover
  • Your spreadsheet will typically require pre-processing and testing before the full variable data run. Allow time to refine the spreadsheet before the printing run.
  • Your design should allow for the maximum and minimum character counts to ensure type fits in your layout.

Your Name*

Your Email*

Your Phone

Project Title*

Description

Minimum Quantity*

Maximum Quantity*

# of Pages

Cover Type
Self-cover (cover is on same stock as text)
Plus-cover (cover is on different paper than text)

Paper Description - Cover Pages

Paper Description - Text Pages

Flat Size (before cutting and finishing)

Final Size (after cutting and finishing)*

Ink

Varnishes / Coatings

Off-line Processes (specify all that apply)
NoneDiecuttingLaminatingEngravingHand AssemblyEmbossingOther (specify in 'Notes')

Finishing (specify all that apply)
CuttingFoldingFolding and Stapling (Saddle-stitching)ScoringPerforationDrillingPerfect BindingWire-o BindingPlastic Comb Binding

Number of Proofing Rounds

Proofing Types (specify all that apply)
Standard (Digital Color Proof)MatchprintPress ProofPress CheckPaper DummyFinishing DummyOther (specify in 'Notes')

Packaging & Shipping Info

Mailing Services

Artwork File Format

Notes