Frequently Asked Questions
How Does The Price Of A Pressure Seal Machine Compare To The Cost Of Manual Or Automated Stuffing Of Forms Into An Outbound Envelope?
There are both labor and material costs to consider when justifying the use of a pressure seal machine as compared to other methods.
Certainly labor will be the biggest cost to consider. In a manual process, each outgoing document has to be hand folded, hand stuffed into an envelope, sealed, and stamped with postage. A pressure seal machine which can fold and seal with the press of a button will save all of those duplicative labor costs.
With an automated envelope stuffing machine, you need to repeatedly load both the outgoing document and the outgoing envelopes into the stuffing machine and be prepared for the processing to stop when either the document or envelope needs to be reloaded. This requires twice the labor than when using a pressure sealing machine since it only has to be loaded with the all-in-one pressure seal form. And the typical processing speed of an envelope stuffing machine is notably slower than a pressure sealing machine.
Finally, pressure seal forms when purchased as a stock item from any number of local or national pressure forms dealers will be comparable in price to outbound envelopes which have been custom printed with your company return address. Paitec USA has partnered with several forms manufacturers to ensure that its dealers and customers have easy access to these forms.
What Is The Importance Of Processing Speed And Monthly Duty Cycle When Comparing Pressure Sealer Machines?
Processing speed is most important for large volumes of pressure seal forms which need to be processed at the same time. If you are only processing a few hundred forms at time, speed becomes less of an issue. But processing speed can be misleading since different types of machines have different feed table capacities which determine how often forms have to be reloaded. This reloading process minimizes the actual pieces per hour. Paitec USA pressure seal machines have been engineered so you can quickly load your forms without needing them to be “fan” separated to speed the loading process.
The monthly duty cycle is perhaps the best indicator of the quality of a pressure sealing machine because the higher the monthly volume requirements, the more durable a machine needs to be. Each of our Paitec USA pressure sealing machines has been built to provide exceptional monthly duty cycles because of our use of oversized sealing rollers and related technologies.
At PaitecUSA, we also offer industry leading “inline” pressure seal machines which connect directly to the back of select Hewlett-Packard and other brand laser printers so there is no loading of forms necessary on the pressure seal machine which maximizes total processing speed. Our IM4000 and IM9500 pressure seal machines also exclusively feature specially designed interface units to properly receive the printed documents, sense double feeds such as two confidential checks or forms erroneously feeding at the same time and divert them if necessary, and utilize innovative static reduction technology to ensure a smooth path from the printer to our machine. And inline machine eliminate curled forms since they documents go directly into the pressure sealing machine before the documents cool and possibly warp.
Are There Any Important Processing Features Which I Should Consider In Purchasing A Pressure Sealing Machine?
There are a number of helpful processing features which are available on pressure sealing machines today. These features include anti-jam technologies which automatically sense misfeeds and either stop the machine or automatically reverse out the documents. Another popular feature is double-detect monitoring which automatically senses the thickness of the document being fed to detect probable double feeds and will either divert the double feeds to a special holding tray, will self-correct and re-feed, or will stop the machine. We are proud that virtually all of our Paitec USA pressure sealing machine include one or both of these features. And most of our machines also include an innovative manual feed slot for those pressure seal forms which are already folded and only need to be sealed. Lastly, Paitec USA has recently introduced angled feed technology to its ES2000 and IM9500 which uniquely seals the documents with angled rollers to maximize sealing pressure.
Why is pressure seal glue called "co-hesive" and not adhesive?
A “co-hesive” is actually a two part process which involves a dry compound being impregnated into both sides of a form at which the seam will be created. The intense pressure of the sealing rollers in a pressure seal machine causes the two parts of “co-hesive” to combine into a secure seal. And since that bond only occurs when the two parts meet under pressure, the “co-hesive” is NOT activated when the pressure seal form is run through a laser or impact printer.