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Can A Paper Folding Machine Be Used With Pressure Seal Checks?

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Pressure Sealing MachinesIf you’re a business that uses pressure seal checks or other pressure seal forms, you may be wondering if you can use the folding machine in the mailroom to fold and seal those checks. This is a common question and one that I completely understand where it’s coming from. Who wouldn’t want their folding machine to have multiple purposes! The answer to the question, however, is no. I’ll explain in this article.

Pressure seal checks use special pressure activated pockets of glue. These pockets of glue typically lie along the perforated sides and edges of the pressure seal check. As pressure is applied to these pockets, they burst open and seal the mailable check shut. It is an efficient and tamper proof system that is used by businesses around the world. The amount of pressure required to burst these pockets of glue open is significant.

Paper folding machines use silicon or rubber rollers in the folding process. These soft rollers are designed to absorb vibration, reduce noise and help feed paper through the machine. Unfortunately these rollers don’t have near the amount of pressure required to fold a pressure seal check and activate the pockets of glue. Trust me, I have tried it and can confirm it does not work.

Pressure sealing machines, designed to fold and seal pressure seal checks, use solid metal rollers that apply huge amounts of pressure to the rollers, bursting the pockets open. These metal rollers are used in conjunction with rubber rollers. These machines are louder than your standard paper folding machine due to the metal roller configuration. Formax is probably the best-known manufacturer of pressure sealing machines (found here) and they offer a lineup of basic tabletop pressure sealers all the way up to industrial machines designed to output hundreds of thousands of forms a month.

Pressure Sealer Rollers vs Folding Machine Rollers

Setting up a pressure sealer is very similar to a standard folding machine. They both use folding plates to create letter folds, accordion folds and single folds. If you have used a paper-folding machine, setting up a pressure sealer should be like second nature to you.

We have been selling paper folding and pressure sealing machines for well over a decade, so please call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions. We can help you answer questions, look into leasing, e-mail you quotes and much more.

New Pressure Seal Checks & Mailers Now Online

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Formax Pressure Sealer MachinesToday we have just added several new pressure seal checks and pressure seal mailers that can be used with most of the Formax and Duplo pressure sealers we offer online. These pressure seal checks and forms are made by Relyco and come in a variety of styles, colors and formats. This includes Z-fold, C-fold and V-fold pressure seal paper.

Pressure sealers, often confused with folder inserters, use special pressure seal paper that has built-in pressure activated glue. As a pressure seal check or mailer runs through a pressure sealer, steel metal rollers press the paper down and activate the pressure-activated glue. This glue holds the document in place, making it easy to mail.

Relyco Ultraseal Pressure Seal ChecksYou have probably received pressure seal checks or statements in your own mail at home. They are often used for mailing utility bills, checks, rebates, school grades, statements and other material. Typically the sides and ends are perforated (which are torn off), making contents easy to access and open.

Pressure seal paper can be used in most laser printers, inkjet printers and copy machines. Once the paper is printed on, it can be placed in a pressure sealer.

Why Use A Pressure Sealer?

  • Security – Pressure seal checks and paper are tamper proof. Contents cannot be access without obvious proof of tampering. Most pressure seal checks and forms also include a colored security watermark, making contents impossible to see without opening.
  • Convenience – Pressure sealed mail is really easy to open and has a higher open rate than conventional mail in envelopes. Pressure sealers also run at a much faster speed than folder inserters, making pressure sealers ideal for bulk mailing.
  • Cost – It is cheaper to fold pressure seal checks and forms than to fold paper and insert it into an envelope. Pressure sealers typically cost less than envelope stuffing machines. Pressure sealers completely eliminate the need of an envelope, cutting down on waste and cost.

These are just a few reasons why you may want to consider using a pressure sealer. If you have a pressure sealer, our Relyco Ultraseal pressure seal checks and mailers are some of the most compatible, affordable and durable available.

You can find our entire selection of Relyco pressure seal checks here and Relyco pressure seal mailers here. You can find our entire selection of pressure sealer machines here.

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