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Envelope Inserting Machine Problems? Consider Relyco Envelopes!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Formax Envelope Stuffing MachineFolding and inserting machines are great for mailing bills, brochures, applications, receipts and a wide variety of other mail. These machines can insert paper into envelopes in a fraction of the time it takes to do it manually. While folding and inserting machines are great, they can sometimes be picky when it comes to envelopes.

At ABC Office we offer a wide variety of Formax envelope stuffing machines. Prior to sending out a machine, we typically require a customer to mail in envelope samples for testing. This is because some envelopes simply will not work with folding and inserting machines. Symptoms of incorrect envelopes include tearing, improper sealing and overall machine jams.

Reclyco #10 Inserter EnvelopeWhether you need to speed up your Formax inserter order or currently have a machine and are experiencing issues, you may want to consider using Relyco envelopes. We recently added several #9 and #10 Relyco envelopes to our site that are designed from the ground up to be used with Formax and other envelope stuffing machines.

Formax uses Relyco envelopes with their own inserting machines. These new envelopes include single window, dual window and bottom flap designs. They also feature a security tint that helps protect envelope contents from unwanted reading.

You can find our entire selection of envelope stuffing / inserting machines here and our entire selection of inserter friendly Relyco envelopes here.

What Is The BRE Feeder On A Folder Inserter?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Formax Envelope Stuffing MachinesI recently had a customer ask me what BRE was. Initially I was a little confused as to what they were talking about. They then went on to tell me that they were looking at a Formax inserter & envelope stuffer and saw that some of the Formax machines had a BRE feeder.

I didn’t know it at the time, but I knew what a BRE was, I just wasn’t familiar with the acronym. The abbreviation BRE stands for Business Return Envelope. As soon as I read that I thought, “oh yeah, I know exactly what that is.”

You probably know what I am talking about. BREs are those small little envelopes that often say “no postage necessary” on them, that are included in a larger envelope. BREs are often used for renewing a magazine subscription, for applying for a credit card and many, for bills and many other mailers.

BRE Business Reply Envelopes

Many of our Formax envelope stuffing machines have multiple feed trays. Some inserters include a tray that is a little smaller, which can be used to insert BRE envelopes and small inserts. Simply place your paper in the feed tray, along with a stack of business reply envelopes, and the Formax folder inserter will do the rest.

The entire folder inserter process is remarkable to see in action. The amount of time and money saved using an automatic folder inserter is remarkable, especially compared to manually doing the work. Folding and inserting machines will probably dramatically cut back on your stress as well.

While not all our folding and inserting machines have BRE insert trays, many do. Our product pages will specify whether or not they have a BRE insert tray. If you are having trouble finding a machine with a BRE insert tray, call us at 1-800-658-8788 and one of or mail equipment specialists will help you track down a few models.

You can find our entire selection of Formax inserting & envelope stuffing machines here.

Formax FD-6202 Folding and Envelope Inserting Machine Review

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Formax FD-6202 Paper Folding and Envelope Inserting MachineAre you looking for a well-rounded machine that can take your paper, fold it and insert it into an envelope? Seems like a pretty complex process, but there are machines out there that can do this. One machine you should seriously consider is the Formax FD-6202 envelope stuffer and inserter. I have used this machine and this is my review.

To begin with, the Formax FD-6202 is available in three different versions. The first is the FD-6202 Advanced 1 (one sheet and one insert), the FD-6202 Basic 2 (two sheets) and the FD6202 Advanced 2 (two sheets and one inserter). I have personally used the FD6202 Advanced 2.

The Formax FD-6202 folding and inserting machine really does it all. It is truly amazing that a single machine can complete these steps:

  1. Take the paper.
  2. Fold the paper.
  3. Insert the paper into an envelope.
  4. Seal the envelope shut.
  5. Eject the folded envelope.
  6. Repeat the process.

The control panel on the FD-6202 is very easy to use. It is set up with common fold types and envelope types, but it can be set up for custom jobs. These custom jobs can then be stored in the memory for later use. Fold types include letter folds, accordion (Z) folds, single folds and more.

The paper hoppers can hold up to 325 sheets each and the envelope tray holds up to 250 envelopes at a time. Once the machine starts up, it doesn’t require much babysitting. It can run from start to finish on its own.

The Formax FD-6202 is not capable of working with all envelopes. We actually require that sample envelopes be sent in ahead of time so we can guarantee that they will work properly.

Be aware that Formax folder inserting machines cannot be used with glossy paper. This is because a good part of the work done by the folding and inserting machine requires friction. Glossy paper causes the rollers in the machine to slip, resulting in a jam.

We actually have one of these machines on our showroom floor and are able to offer a “live video demo” over the Internet. This allows you to see the machine in use (live) and ask questions at the same time. You can sign up for a live video demonstration here.

We actually shot a video demo of me using the FD-6202 Advanced 2 that you can find here. It is broken up into three parts and is very detailed. You can view that video demo here.

You can find the Formax FD-6202 folding and inserting machine here. You can find our entire selection of envelope stuffing / folding and inserting machines here.

Best Automatic Envelope Stuffers and Sealers

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Envelope Stuffing MachinesWouldn’t it be nice if there was a machine out there that could not only fold your letters, but also place them in an envelope and seal them shut? That would probably save hundreds of hours and potentially thousands of dollars over a fairly short period of time.

Guess what? Machines like that do exist, and they are called envelope stuffers, sealers and folder inserters.

At ABC Office we carry a line of machines that do just that. Our line of folding and inserting machines are made by the reputable manufacturer Formax.  These machines typically have a feed tray where you can place a stack of paper. The envelope stuffing machine then takes a sheet of paper from that stack, folds it, puts it in an envelope and seals it shut. The entire process is automated, fast and easy.

Entry level machines have one feed tray, but middle and high end machines have multiple feed trays. Multiple trays allow envelope stuffers to fold and insert even more than one sheet of paper at a time. Many of these machines allow the insertion of return envelopes, inserts and more.

You can see a full multi-part video demo of the popular Formax FD 6202 envelope stuffing machine here.

Paper folder inserters can be used with a variety of envelope styles, including envelopes with windows. We do, however, like to have an envelope sample sent into us to test prior to selling a machine.

Would you like to have a hands-on demonstration of an automatic envelope stuffer? You can request a live video demonstration of one of these machines by filling out this form. This is a no-pressure demonstration where one of our specialists demonstrates the machine live, over the Internet, while answering your questions on the phone.

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You can find our entire selection of automatic envelope stuffing machines here. Have a great day!

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