An inserter machine inserts paper such as documents, letters, flyers, brochures, and promotional materials into envelopes or other pouches. They are most often used in mailrooms and print shops to speed up the process of manually placing materials in an envelope for mailing. Inserters are essential products for organizations that mail materials in bulk.
How an inserter machine works:
1. Document Feeding: The documents that will be inserted into envelopes are placed into the inserter’s input trays or feeders.
2. Envelope Feeding: Envelopes that are unfilled are placed in feeders.
3. Folding (Optional): Some inserters can fold papers before they are loaded into envelopes.
4. Matching: Inserter machines check that each document is paired with its matching envelope.
5. Insertion: The inserter’s mechanical arms or suction systems insert documents into their matching envelopes.
6. Sealing (Optional): Some inserters can seal envelopes after the documents are inserted in them.
7. Stacking and Output: When the insertering process is complete, the envelopes are either stacked or collected in an output tray or conveyor belt for mailing.
A stuffer is a machine that automatically stuffs documents, brochures, materials, components, or products into containers or packaging. This device saves time and reduces labor costs since the stuffing process is faster than manually placing materials in a container. Organizations and businesses can use stuffers to put together marketing materials, informational packets, and paper-heavy mailings.
Our Formax FD 6406-Standard 3F Inserter has inserting and folding functions, and has a speed of 4,000 pieces per hour. Its powerful folding capacity folds up to 10 sheets (half fold) or up to 8 sheets (tri-fold) at one time, and it is capable of folding and inserting top, middle, and bottom-address documents into top-flap envelopes.