The USPS has issued new regulations regarding
Folded Self Mailers (FSM - bifolds, trifolds etc)
that require the use of more tabs but you can relax.
The changes aren't mandatory until January 5 of 2013
Previously only BOOKLETS were affected.
This change will affect virtually all mailed letter size pieces that are not in an envelope.
1. The use of perforated tabs of any kind is being eliminated.
2. The minimum sized tab will be 1" - this will effectively eliminate
the use of 3/4" and 15/16" tabs currently in use.
3. Additional tabs may be necessary - see below
As a mailer you need to plan future purchases and take into consideration how this change will affect
the use of clear tabs. Without a perf, this type of tab makes it very difficult for the recipient to open the
mailing piece without tearing it. Translucent tabs are the obvious next best choice.
To read the actual regulations click here