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Direct Mail can be difficult. Who can keep track of the all of the USPS rate changes and discount options? How do you determine whether your direct mail piece is machinable or should be pre-sorted. We can do that.

We make mailing easy at Cedar Graphics by providing our customers expertise and guidelines for flawless mailings. Postal regulations change all the time so leave it to us to stay on top of postal requirements and to help you with best practices. We also offer great advice on how to lower your postage costs.

Direct Mail Tips


Mailing Data

Online data file exchange site which accepts the following file formats: .txt, .tab, .csv, Microsoft Excel. This site supplies and manages data files for mailing. Read More >>

New Self Mailer Rules

New self-mailer rules and regulations including those dealing with tabs, folds and mailing address location. Correct and incorrect examples are shown here. Read More >>

CASS-NCOA Tutorial

This online tutorial explains the basics of CASS certification and the National Change of Address (NCOA) of mailing data along with answers to the most commonly asked questions. Read More >>

Tabbing Tutorial

Specifications for mailing tabs on folded self-mailers, booklets, or postcards. Learn the new changes have been made to the standard tabbing requirements for mailing here. Read More >>

Classifications Tutorial

Classifications for size, thickness, weight, etc. for mail including letters, postcards, flats, machinable parcel, and irregular parcel. Read More >>

Additional Mailing Info

Additional mailing information for sortation including: presort, barcode vs. non-automated, machinable vs. non-machinable, and enchanged carrier route. Read More >>

Every Door Direct Mail

Learn more about the Every Door Direct Mail program from the USPS which allows you to target specific cities, zip codes, or carrier routes for a massive savings without needing a mailing list. Read More >>

Direct Mail Best Practices

When designing a direct mail piece consider these important points to make sure you get the best ROI. Cedar Graphics can print and mail your piece quick and easy. Read More >>

2013 USPS Rate Change

Make sure your business is budgeting accordingly for the fast approaching USPS rate changes. Access new rates and learn more from Cedar Graphics. Read More >>

Envelope Tutorials

#6.25 Envelope

Planning an envelope? Download our #6.25 envelope template for Adobe InDesign or PDF for Illustrator & Photoshop. Number 6.25 layout & setup for designers. Read More >>

#6.75 Envelope

Make designing a custom #6.75 envelope effortless! Download our blank #6.75 envelope template to use as a guideline in your page layout program such as Adobe InDesign and make printing easier. Read More >>

#7 Envelope

Customize your #7 envelope easily by downloading this #7 envelope template for Adobe InDesign as well as a PDF Setup Layout. Read More >>

#7.75 Envelope

High quality blank #7.75 envelope templates with dimensions to fit your personal design and layout. White and full color envelopes are available for professional printing and business letters. Read More >>

#8.625 Envelope

#8.625 blank envelope templates, available in white and full color, which will fit your personal design and layout; highest quality envelopes for professional printing and business letters. Read More >>

#9 Envelope

Affordable and professional blank #9 size envelope templates for any design and business publication. Envelopes and different measurements are available in white or full color. Read More >>

#10 Envelope

Downloadable blank template for #10 envelope and set up instructions. White or full color envelopes are perfect for professional printing and business letters. Read More >>

#11 Envelope

Downloadable blank #11 envelope template and tutorial for affordable business printing. Blank envelopes are available in white and full color. Read More >>

#12 Envelope

Blank #12 envelope templates available in white and full color for download and personal design. Envelopes are best suited for professional and business printing. Quotes are provided upon request. Read More >>

#14 Envelope

Envelope templates for size #14 are available for download including .ZIP and .indd files. Blank envelopes come in white or full color and are ideal for professional and business printing. Read More >>


Some of our Direct Mail Equipment

Domino Ink Jet System

Description
Mounted Ink Jet System
Colors
1 Color (Black)
Resolution
60-240 dpi
Ink Type
Solvent Based
Heads
2
Max Image Area
4" (2 x 2" Heads)
Other Info
Used for addressing and coding. Numerous code options (e.g QR, 2-D, UPC, etc.)

Video Jet BX6600

Description
In-Line Ink Jet System
Colors
1 Color (Black, Red, Blue and Green)
Resolution
128 x 256 dpi
Ink Type
Solvent Based
Heads
2
Max Image Area
4" (2 x 2" Heads)
Other Info
Used for addressing and coding. Numerous code options (e.g QR, 2-D, UPC, etc.)

Video Jet Wide Array

Description
In-Line Ink Jet System
Colors
1 Color
Resolution
600 dpi
Ink Type
Solvent Based
Heads
1
Max Image Area
4" (1 x 4" Heads)
Other Info
Graphics: Downloaded monochromatic bitmaps (Fixed and Conditional) in standard .bmp format Fonts: Windows TrueType fonts

Other Mail Equipment

Flomaster
6 Pocket inserter
Bell & Howell
Swing Arm Inserter
Label-Aire
Auto Labeling Station
Mosca
Mail Banders (x2)
Cheshire TLS
System Tabber (x2)
Cedar Graphics Ink-Jet Mail Printing Equipment
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