The NMS resource center.Here are some tools we use on a regular basis for our direct mail and printing projects. We hope they help our customers as much as they help us.
Quick Reference Guides for Mailing and Print
NMS FSM Quick Reference (PDF)Folded Self-Mailer Quick Reference Guide
Envelope Guide (PDF)Details of common business envelopes with dimensions.
Binding Guide (PDF)Shows different binding methods for print documents.
Folding Guide (PDF)Identifies different types of folds for print collateral or direct mail pieces.
USPS FSM Reference (PDF)Folded Self-Mailer Reference Material
2013 Postal Rates (PDF)This guide contains postage rates for each mail class, and common types of mail (letter, flat, parcel) as well as size requirements for each type of mailing piece.
FSM Template (PDF)Folded Self-Mailer Standards Template
Mailing Terms (PDF)This guide contains common terms reference in the direct mail industry.
Mail Classes (PDF)This guide contains basic information for each mail class (Presort Standard, First Class etc) including but not limited to: Minimum Pieces Required, Weight Requirements and Delivery Times.
Postage Types (PDF)This guide contains samples of the different ways postage can be affixed to a mailing piece. (eg. Stamps, Permit/Indicia and Meter)