Patent Number: 6,167,326

Title: Multi-mailer combining pre-personalized items with items not pre-personalized to produce zip code bundles

Abstract: A method for combining in zip code order pre-personalized printed items with items that are not pre-personalized. The method includes the step of producing a grouping of the pre-personalized items in zip code order according to a first mailing list. The first mailing list is merged with a second mailing list associated with the items that are not pre-personalized to produce a master mailing list of a desired zip code order. The pre-personalized items and the items that are not pre-personalized are selectively fed to a conveyor in the desired zip code order. The items that are not pre-addressed are addressed and the zip code bundles are prepared according to the master mailing list.

Inventors: Graushar; William T. (Wauwatosa, WI), Quadracci; Thomas A. (Brookfield, WI)

Assignee: Quad/Graphics, Inc.

International Classification: B65H 39/02 (20060101); B65H 39/00 (20060101); G07B 17/00 (20060101); G06F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017