NSA/CSS CSDSR Changes Affect FD 8730HS High-Security Shredders

UNCLASSIFIED NSA/CSS CSDSR Changes to Guidelines for Optical Media Destruction and Expiration of Non-Compliant Equipment Effective October 2024 Dover, NH: In Q4 2018 the NSA Center for Storage Device Sanitization Research (CSDSR) announced new guidelines for reduced end-particle size for CUI/TS/S and Classified Optical Media, a standard called “04-02.” The new standard requires DVDs and Blu-ray discs (BD) to be reduced to a particle size of 2mm edge length for all CUI/TS/S and Classified data. In Q4 2018 the NSA...
Case Study: Cut-True 16M Makes a Difference for School District

Case Study: Cut-True 16M Makes a Difference for School District

The Fayetteville Public School District, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, serves nearly 11,000 students a year at 16 learning locations. It’s recognized across the state as a leader in academic excellence and teaching innovation. We recently spoke with Christine Wilken, who has been with the district for 26 years and in 2020 was asked to run their centralized print shop. She told us how the Formax Cut-True 16M has helped with her daily workflow. The Challenge: Cutting Accuracy and Safety Producing finished...
Formax Introduces FD 442 Envelope Opener

Formax Introduces FD 442 Envelope Opener

Dover, NH: Formax introduces the new FD 442 Envelope Opener. With user-friendly features, a compact design, and quiet operation, it's ideal for a busy office environment. The FD 442 is easy to set up, right out of the box. Simply load mail on the infeed, and the photo eye sensor automatically starts and stops feeding. Within seconds, mail is open and ready to distribute. The innovative cutting mechanism slits one edge of the envelope from edge to edge, ensuring the...
Formax Introduces FlashGuard Heavy Duty Professional Laminators

Formax Introduces FlashGuard Heavy Duty Professional Laminators

Dover, NH: Formax introduces the new FlashGuard Heavy Duty Professional Laminators, ideal for print shops, school systems, universities, and corporate offices. With heavy-duty construction and user-friendly features, these three models easily laminate and protect photos, documents, signs, menus, IDs, and more. The FlashGuard 13R6 features six heavy duty rollers and handles laminating pouches up to 13” wide, at speeds of up to 55 inches per minute. With six rollers, the FlashGuard 18R6 handles pouches up to 18” wide, processing at...
USPS Rate Changes, Effective 1/21/24
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USPS Rate Changes, Effective 1/21/24

The USPS recently approved rate changes, including a 2-cent increase in the price of a First Class Mail Forever Stamp. The new rates will take effect January 21, 2024. Here's a summary of the new prices: PRODUCTCURRENT PRICEPROPOSED PRICEFirst Class Letter, 1 oz. metered$.63$.64First Class Letter, 1 oz. stamped$.66$.68Postcard, Domestic$.51$.53First Class Letter, 1 oz. International$1.50$1.55Postcard, International$1.50$1.55
Case Study: 7104 Series at A New Dimension Graphic Design & Printing

Case Study: 7104 Series at A New Dimension Graphic Design & Printing

A New Dimension Graphic Design, located in Cartersville, GA, is a full-service design and print company offering direct mail marketing and mailing service. We recently spoke with co-owner Mike Elder, to see how the Formax 7104 Series Inserter has made a difference in their production process. The Challenge: Hand Inserting Not a Viable Option Based in Cartersville – locally known as “Museum City” – their biggest clients are four museums who don’t have the in-house staff to produce and mail...
Case Study: In-Plant for Non-Profit Organization

Case Study: In-Plant for Non-Profit Organization

We recently spoke with the team at an in-plant print shop for a national non-profit organization. Formax helped them to literally downsize their equipment for increased efficiency. Some of the print shop's equipment was larger than they needed, including an offset press, and a non-Formax 8-station inserting system. They turned to their local Formax Dealer to help streamline their processes. 6308 Series Inserter offers smaller footprint The first change was the 6308 Series Inserter, which has a smaller footprint and...
Mint Mailing Success Story: Florida

Mint Mailing Success Story: Florida

Non-profit loads up on multiple machines to automate their mailing process to save time, money and resources! The Story During an on-site visit to the customer’s location, the salesperson used a keen eye and experience to look around, ask questions, and uncover multiple customer needs. The Success The sales rep closed a perfect one-two combo of mailing technologies on a lease run through the MINT leasing program. This is a single invoice that includes the lease of two machines along...

Mint Refresher Registration

It's time for a Mint Refresher! If you're a new Mint Rep, or you'd like a refresher on the Mint Mailing Product Line join us for a live interactive virtual meeting, Thursday, October 5th, at 1 p.m. EDT. (Please note this is Eastern Daylight Time.) Mint Refresher Registration Name(Required) First Last Company(Required) Email (login information will be sent to this address)(Required) Phone(Required)CAPTCHA
Mint Mailing Success Story: New Mexico

Mint Mailing Success Story: New Mexico

New prospect with old Pitney equipment and a deli meat slicer for opening envelopes turns into a multi-machine account in no time! The Story Salesperson makes a site visit to an Electric Co-Op office to consult with the new prospect on printing equipment. The rep does not have a current relationship with the customer, and the customer has been a long-time client with competitive Ricoh equipment. The Success During the on-site visit, the attentive salesperson stayed alert to other technology...