Inserter Encylopedia

Terms and concepts with descriptions used in the operation of folder / inserters.

 

  • Accumulation Speeds

    Accumulation Speed refers to the speed at which a folder-inserter gathers, folds and inserts envelope contents. This speed varies depending on the number of sheets as well as the size envelopes you are using.

  • Address Carrier

    The address carrier is the document that carries the address of the person for whom the mail set is meant.
    - The address carrier can consist of one or more sheets, from which at least the first sheet must contain the address.
    - The address must remain visible while enclosures are added and the document set is folded.
    - The fold type and selected envelope must ensure that the address is visible behind the window in the envelope.
    - For personalized mailings there is always an address carrier present as long as envelope printing is not supported.
    - Typically, there is one address carrier.

  • Address Position

    In order for the address on the address carrier to be visible through a window envelope, the address must be adjusted through measurements.
    - The address position is measured from the upper left corner by vertical and horizontal distance.
    - The height and width of the address is also taken into account.
    - The Envelope Stop Position Adjustment and the Envelope Feeder (Hopper) Side Guides Adjustment are then set accordingly.

  • Automatic

    The feature of an inserting system to automatically determine its job settings by measuring the sizes of documents and envelopes.
    - The fold type is determined based on the maximum document length (document set length) and envelope length.
    - One sheet will be fed from each loaded feeder.

  • Automatic Job

    A job that is crated with the Automatic function.

  • Bar Code Reader (BCR)

    BCR (Bar Code Reader) is an additional reading feature for the DS-65, DS-70, DS-75, DS-80, DS-85, DS-86, DS-90, DS-100, DS-140, DS-200, M3500, M5000, M5500, M7000, M8500, M8600, M8800, PS100, PS-140, and the PS200. BCR will enable the inserter to read a 1D (3 of 9, 2 of 5, and code 128*)  or 2D barcode. BCR provides more versatility and security on a document in a smaller foot print. 
    Bar Code Reader (BCR) 

  • Business Reply Envelope (BRE)

    A BRE or Business Reply Envelope is an envelope that is included in outgoing mail sets for addressee response purposes.

  • BRE Feeder

    A type of feeder that contains a stack of enclosures for the completion of a mail set.
    - Also known as the Insert Feeder, Enclosure Feeder, or Feeder 3.

  • BRE Offset

    BRE Offset is a process of offsetting short documents to prevent them from being caught in the fold. If a document is longer than the address panel but shorter than the envelope height, the short document can be unnecessarily folded. Under certain conditions, the use of BRE offset on a short document can prevent it from being folded. This can be set in the BRE (Business Reply Envelope) offset menu in the service mode.

    BRE Offset offsets the BRE (Business Reply Envelope) in the collator section of the inserter vertical feed section. This offset prevents folding of the BRE as it is inserted into the envelope.

    Additional Information  
    BRE Offset Simulation (swf)  
    BRE Offset Simulation (Zipped Exe)  

  • BRE Offset Material Configurations That Work
    The conditions that work:
    • Single sheet with BRE
    • BRE must be longer than the address fold (address panel)
    • The document directly beneath the BRE (usually out of Station 2) must be at least 60 mm longer than the BRE. In relation to the collator position (see black arrows) BRE + 60mm
    Reason: BRE Offset can only offset the top document in the collator.

  • BRE Offset Material Configurations That Do Not Work
    The conditions that do not work:
    • Multi feeding BRE’s
    • Z-fold. BRE offset is automatically de-activated
    • Inserts that are less than the minimum BRE offset mode size
    [BRE plus 60mm (ex: 99mm+60mm = 159mm)] In this example 149mm or less BRE offset is automatically de-activated.

  • C-Fold

    The C-Fold is a fold type in which a document set is folded twice and the flaps are folded on top of each other.
    - The position of each fold is adjustable.
    - The C-Fold is also known as the Letter Fold.

  • Clear

    The function of an inserting system in which all mail sets in progress are finished and the document path is left empty.

  • Conveyor Stacker

    An attachment on the inserter that stacks filled envelopes from the system.

  • Daily Mail

    Daily Mail is documents or sets of documents which can not be processed automatically such as stapled documents.
    - The mail sets are inserted into the system manually one at a time, which are then inserted into an envelope.
    - Optionally, depending on settings, additional enclosures can be added and the mail set can be folded.
    - This function is intended for small amounts of mail that are different than saved jobs.

  • Document

    A document is one of the components of a mail set.
    - A document can consist of one or more sheets.
    - Documents can be divided into address carriers and enclosures.

  • Document Feeder

    A type of feeder that contains a stack of documents to be accumulated, folded, and inserted into envelopes.

  • Document Set

    The document set is the physical collection of an address carrier and enclosure(s) that is under production in the inserting system.
    - The document set is completed during production and is to be inserted into an envelope.
    - The number of enclosures can range from 0 to the number of available feeders.
    - Once the document set has been inserted into an envelope, it is called Mail Set.

  • Double Feed Control (DFC)

    Double Feed Control is the sensor that measures the thickness of a sheet to ensure the inserting system does not accidentally take more sheets than intended.
    - Each feeder has double feed control and can detect faulty sets of documents.
    - When a job is started, the first document taken per feeder is used for a reference measurement.
    - When a document exceeds that reference thickness, an error will be displayed.

  • Double Parallel Fold

    Same as the Double V-Fold.

  • Double V-Fold

    The Double V-Fold is a fold type where the document is first folded halfway and the resulting folded set is again folded halfway. 
    -  The position of of each fold is adjustable.

  • Enclosure

    A media item such as a BRE (Business Return Envelope), coupon, check, etc. that is inserted into an envelope with or without a document to complete a mail set.

  • Enclosure Feeder

    A type of feeder that contains a stack of enclosures for the completion of a mail set.
    - Also known as the Insert Feeder, BRE Feeder or Feeder 3.

  • Envelope

    The envelope is the packaging of a mail set.
    - Window envelopes are envelopes that have a transparent section through which the address on the address carrier can be read.
    - Besides the standard top closing window envelopes, there are also bottom closing envelopes.

  • Envelope Catch Tray

    A module that collects processed mail sets.

  • Envelope Feeder Or Hopper

    A type of feeder that contains a stack of envelopes for the insertion of documents and/or enclosures.

  • Face Down

    Face Down is where the front of a document is facing downward when placed in a document feeder.

  • Face Down And Leading

    Face Down And Leading is where the front of a document is facing downward and the top of the document is closest to the inserting system in a document feeder.

  • Face Down And Trailing

    Face Down And Trailing is where the front of a document is facing downward and the top of the document is furthest to the inserting system in a document feeder.

  • Face Up

    Face Up is where the front of a document is facing upward when placed in a document feeder.

  • Face Up And Leading

    Face Up And Leading is where the front of a document is facing upward and the top of the document is closest to the inserting system in a document feeder.

  • Face Up And Trailing

    Face Up And Trailing is where the front of a document is facing upward and the top of the document is furthest to the inserting system in a document feeder.

  • Feeder

    A feeder is a module for inputting documents, envelopes, or enclosures into the inserting system.
    - The feeder separates documents, envelopes, or enclosures piece by piece from a stack in the feeder tray.

  • Feeder 3

    A type of feeder that contains a stack of enclosures for the completion of a mail set.
    - Also known as the Insert Feeder, BRE Feeder, or Enclosure Feeder.

  • Feeder Linking Or Linking

    The ability to load two document feeders with the same document type so the inserting system automatically switches to the second feeder when the first feeder is empty and vice versa.
    - The feeders can be refilled while the inserting system is running without having to stop the system.

  • Feeder Tray

    Part of the feeder that contains a stack of documents, envelopes, or enclosures.

  • FlexFeed™

    The flexFeed™ is the feeding part of the inserting system.

  • Insert

    Insert is the action of inserting a document set into an envelope.
    - It is also an enclosure such as a BRE (Business Return Envelope), coupon, check, etc.

  • Insert Feeder

    A type of feeder that contains a stack of enclosures for the completion of a mail set.
    - Also known as Feeder 3, BRE Feeder, or Enclosure Feeder.

  • Inserter

    An inserter is the module where the document set is inserted into the envelope, the envelope is closed, and if necessary, sealed.

  • Inserting System

    A system that performs the inserting function: accumulate a document set, fold the document set, and insert the document set into an envelope.

  • Job

    A job is a produced collection of mail sets based on a job definition for a specific purpose.
    - Once a job is saved, the job settings can be edited or deleted.

  • Job Counter

    The counter that registers the number of mail sets that is produced as part of a specific job.

  • Letter Fold

    The Letter Fold is a fold type in which a document set is folded twice and the flaps are folded on top of each other.
    - The position of each fold is adjustable.
    - The Letter Fold is also known as the C-Fold.

  • Locking Levers

    Levers that lock and unlock; used to adjust the document feeder side guides.

  • Mail Set

    The completion of a document set that has been processed, inserted into an envelope and sealed by the inserting system.
    - The mail set produced will be placed in the envelope catch tray.

  • Multifeed

    The feature of an inserting system in which more than one sheet is taken from a feeder.

  • OMR (Optical Mark Recognition)

    Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is intended for reading and interpreting printed codes. These codes are one or more black marks which are read from a document. These marks give information to the Inserting system about how to build-up and handle a set. 

    By printing marks on each page of varying multiple page sets, systems with OMR can electronically determine which pages are part of a set and belong together, then automatically accumulate, fold and insert the sets of pages into an envelope.

    - The Marks must be consistantly in the same position and have a clear area around them.
    - Laser printers are recommended for the high quality of ink density.
    - Continuous forms being trimmed can cause problems if trimmers do not cut the form evenly down the sides.

    Start Mark: This mark is used as reference point from which all other marks are expected. Normally, the start mark is the first mark read and must be on every page in the same location.
    Accumulate: This command tells the system this is not the last page of the set.
    Insert: This command tells the system this is the last page of the set (a.k.a. End of Collation). In the standard Neopost code the ‘accumulate and insert’ commands are combined on 1 line. Insert on mark/Accumulate on space or vice versa. If used all other information regarding the set handling (i.e. selective feed) should be printed on the same sheet as the insert mark.
    Divert: The divert command sends the set (as accumulate so far) to a divert exit (located before the folder). In a way the divert mark is a combination of an EOC command and an exit command. The divert command cannot be used in combination with the insert command; it is an alternative EOC command. The systems can be programmed to continue or stop, however these systems treat either option as a stop in the collator. Diverting can be used for large sets that need to be handled manually, incomplete sets, sets too thick for the folder.
    Stop Mark: This optional function allows the system to accumulate and divert groups, but in this case the system will stop.
    Selective Feed: A selective feed mark controls the feeding of documents from other feeders. If a mark is printed a sheet will be fed from the needed feeder station.
    Sequence Marks: A sequence count is a binary sheet count. These marks are assigned binary values (i.e. 1, 2, and 4). The sum of the added values of the printed marks is the sequence value of the sheet. The sequence value 0 (no sequence marks printed) is used with standard Neopost code.  The sequence marks are placed on each document to ensure the integrity and order of the sets, as well as to ensure that no sets are missing in the complete stack.

    In the standard Neopost code it is possible to select 1, 2 or 3 sequence marks. The highest sequence value (most significant bit) is printed first as seen from start mark (ex. 4,2,1). The sequence value is counting up. Sequence value 0 (no marks) is included in the count. The sequence count is running in the complete stack (no reset on set start).

    - If “3” sequence bits are used (the most significant bit is 4, so the running count would be 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,0,1etc.)
    - If “2” sequence bits are used (the most significant bit is 2, so the running count would be 0, 1,2,3,0,1,2,3 etc.)
    - If “1” sequence bit is used (the most significant bit is 1, so the running count would be 0, 1, 0, 1, 0,1etc.)
    Parity Mark: This parity mark ensures the complete surface of the code is read. To verify the total number of marks this special mark can be printed. This parity mark is printed to make the total number of marks printed even (ex. 2,4,6,8 total marks on the page).
    Safety Mark: This mark verifies that the complete length of the code has been read. If used safety mark is the last mark read and must be on every page in the same location.

    OMR Reverse Read Simulation

  • OMR Code Definition

    Standard 1-track OMR code definition.
    - Specifies the amount of reading marks used and the functionality linked to each reading mark.
    - How each reading mark should be interpreted.

  • Online Services (OLS)

    The ability to connect the system to a central server for updates and other communication.

  • Optical Mark Recognition (OMR)

    Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is intended for reading and interpreting printed codes. These codes are one or more black marks which are read from a document. These marks give information to the Inserting system about how to build-up and handle a set. 

    By printing marks on each page of varying multiple page sets, systems with OMR can electronically determine which pages are part of a set and belong together, then automatically accumulate, fold and insert the sets of pages into an envelope.

    - The Marks must be consistantly in the same position and have a clear area around them.
    - Laser printers are recommended for the high quality of ink density.
    - Continuous forms being trimmed can cause problems if trimmers do not cut the form evenly down the sides.

  • Reading Marks

    Marks added to documents containing finishing instructions that can be identified by a reading head and interpreted according to the OMR code definition.

  • Single Fold

    The Single Fold is a fold type where the document set is folded once.
    - The fold position is adjustable.
    - The Single Fold is also known as a V-Fold.

  • Stop Counter

    The counter which sets the amount of envelopes to be filled. After filling this amount of envelopes, the system will stop.

  • Supervisor

    A person who has access to programming functions, which are restricted for standard users, by using a password.

  • Test Run

    A test run validates the job settings. A sample mail piece is created by pressing the "1X" button.
    A test run:
    - Allows the inspection and adjustment the stop position of the envelope.
    - Ensures the fold settings are correct.
    - Ensures the address is correctly positioned behind an envelope window.

  • Thickness Detection

    Checks the thickness of the document set. If the thickness is less or more than the set value, an error message is displayed.

  • Thumb Wheels

    Circular discs that are manipulated by an user's thumb to make adjustments.

  • V-Fold

    The V-Fold is a fold type where the document set is folded once.
    - The fold position is adjustable.
    - The V-Fold is also known as a Single Fold.

  • Vertical Transport

    The vertical transport section on the inserting system between the feeders and collater.

  • Window Envelope

    The envelope is the packaging of a mail set.
    - Window envelopes are envelopes that have a transparent section through which the address on the address carrier can be read.
    - Besides the standard top closing window envelopes, there are also bottom closing envelopes.

  • Z-Fold

    A Z-fold is a fold type where the document is folded twice in such a way that each folded flap is on a different side of the folded document, resulting in a Z shape.
    - The position of both folds is adjustable.
    - The Z-fold can be described as a zigzag.

  • No additional information availible. 

Date created:
03/19/2013 19:43:00
Last updated:
09/05/2016 06:22:15
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