Self-mailer construction

Because of their unique design and construction, self-mailers have certain specific requirements besides those outlined in the Enclosures section.

Example of a self-mailer

An example of a self-mailer showing pinhole feed strip, tear-off stubs, and perforations

Pinhole feed strip

You must remove pinhole feed strips before mailing. These strips may have been attached to the self-mailer during its production.


Tear-off stubs

You may only locate tear-off stubs to the left of the destination address.



You must produce perforations without punching out any paper.

Perforations along tear-off stubs should be slightly displaced from one layer to another so that the perforations don’t align with one another. This will increase the bending resistance of the self-mailer.