Pressure Seal: Just the FAQ
"A return on investment can be realized in just a matter of months when you factor in the reduction in labor time and material costs to process these mailers," he said.
Pressure sealers create a mechanical bond by applying high pressure, activating patterns of cohesive on the form. That sounds complicated—how easy is it to use?
Big machines can be intimidating (we still need someone to hold our hand to use the office copier) and pressure sealers are, well, big machines. But clients already accustomed to operating an envelope folder-inserter should find pressure sealers easier to use. "They typically require trained operators and lots of attention to keep functioning at rated speed," Harnett said of envelope folder-inserters. "A pressure seal machine functions with virtually push-button simplicity."
It looks like there's a lot of moving parts in there, should I be concerned about maintenance?
Yes and no. According to Waganheim, many pressure seal machines require a technician to maintain, but there are exceptions."Our machines were designed for a lot of the parts to be easily maintained by the end-user themselves, meaning less calls to the distributors and dealers seeking assistance," he noted.
OK, but I have such bad luck with technology, you'd think I have a degree in Murphy's Law. What if my machine breaks down or needs to be serviced?
Even in the easiest-to-use pressure sealers, technical problems are not entirely avoidable. But partnering with a reliable pressure sealer supplier that offers continuing service on its machines can make life much easier for both you and your client.
"If sending out pressure seal mailers is an essential part of an end-user's business (i.e., a mail house, insurance company, etc.), maintenance programs are essential, so that you have no downtime," Simko commented.
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