DS-180i Folder Inserter
Accurate mail assembly from start to finish
Do you need to send multiple documents? Glossy or coated paper stock? Business reply envelopes or even thick booklets? No problem. The DS-180i enables you to create professional, accurate mail pieces with ease.
The DS-180i automates mail assembly every step of the way, from continuous, intuitive paper loading to predictive intelligence that estimates when your job will be completed. The 22” colour touch screen user interface is designed for simplicity, making it easy for any user to assemble mail in just three easy steps. Once a job has been programmed into memory, running it is a simple matter of loading the trays, selecting the job and pressing start.
When assembling mail with variable pages, the DS-180i's state-of-the-art feeding technology, IMOS operating system and Automated Insertion Management System (AIMS) guarantees the right documents are inserted into the correct envelope, every time.
When combined with our Impress Automate document creation and automation solution, the DS-180i streamlines mail assembly, giving you complete control over your customer communication process while optimizing efficiency.
Why Choose the DS-180i?
operating costs by automating mail creation.
customer response rates and improve cash flow.
mail creation to protect customer information and ensure 100% accuracy.
your documents are sent to the right recipient, every time.
Content Accuracy You Can Rely On
The DS-180i delivers industry leading automation reducing downtime to get the job done fast. The DS-180i records each document at input then tracks every movement until the completed mail piece is delivered to the conveyor. Quadient's Automated Insertion Management System (AIMS) electronically matches each mail piece to the project's mailing data file, confirming that what you wanted to put into each envelope was correctly inserted. If an error does occur, AIMS will identify the mail piece affected, the feeder the error originated from and where the error occurred in the assembly process ensuring you can correct the problem quickly and get your mail sent out on time. Quadient's Impress Automate document creation solution significantly enhances the efficiency of your mail assembly process by automating barcode creation on your documents prior to printing. The DS-180i reads the barcodes to assemble variable-page mail pieces accurately. Merge different documents for the same customer into one envelope to save money on postage costs and supplies.
The DS-180i's FlexFeeders® can feed sheets that require folding and inserts that don’t. These dual-purpose feeders provide you with increased application flexibility by supporting a wider range of sheet and insert combinations, especially when compared to competitive models with dedicated sheet and insert feeders. Automatic fold plate, transport track and collation set-up minimizes the set up time of every mail assembly job. Self-adjusting full document reading allows the DS-180i to adapt to any document layout in seconds and automatic speed change adjusts the speed of the system to the size and shape of the mail piece being assembled.
Utilizing full-page Contact Image Sensor (CIS) scanning technology, the DS-180i can read any type of coding including optical mark, optical character, and 1D and 2D matrix barcodes. Because the scanner reads the entire area of a page, codes can be printed anywhere on the document and can be read horizontally or vertically. This ensures your multi-page jobs are assembled correctly, every time. Our exclusive double document detection technology verifies that all active feeders feed only one sheet or one insert at a time, preventing feeding errors to ensure that all documents are sent to the correct recipient. Our Automated Insertion Management System (AIMS) enhances the DS-180i's built-in document accuracy to deliver end-to-end assembly verification. AIMS confirms that every piece of mail in your job has been assembled correctly, providing complete closed loop, piece-level content accuracy.
Easy to use
A 22” color touch screen with wizard-based guidance, simplifies operation. Quickly recall stored jobs or create new jobs with ease. Quadient's Load n' Go automatic job set up feature makes job preparation a breeze. Simply load your documents and envelopes, then press the start button. The DS-180i will automatically measure the length of your documents and envelopes, adjust all system settings to assemble your mail, then save them as a job memory for instant recall. Intuitive document loading and paper present sensors ensure all feeders are loaded correctly before you start. Our intelligent collation technology automatically measures the length of each document to ensure it is positioned correctly in collator to achieve the perfect fold, every time.
Through high speed LAN or wireless internet connection, activate the DS-180i's embedded remote assistance and remote control features to access on-demand technical support right from the touchscreen. Remote assistance and remote control allow Quadient Service Technicians to view and share control of the user screen in order to guide you through an issue to resolution.
Up to 5,500 mail pieces per hour
Document feeding capacity
Up to 1,000 sheets
Manual sheet feeding capacity
Up to 8 sheets - stapled or unstapled
Accumulation and folding capacity
Up to 16 sheets - 2 sets of 8
Up to 25 documents
Document fold types
Letter, z-fold, single, double parallel, no fold
Insert - business reply envelope feeder capacity
Up to 600 inserts, 400 BRE's
Envelope feeder capacity
Up to 800 envelopes
Tip to tip sealing standard
Envelope sealing capacity
Up to 100,000 envelopes
Compatible envelope types
#10, 6" x 9"
LAN and Wifi enabled standard
Load n' go automatic job set up
Intuitive document loading
Paper present sensors
Variable document feeding
FlexFeed® technology standard
Continuous cascade feeder linking
Document misfeed detection
Automatic speed adjustment
Instant job recall
Unlimited job programming and recall
Remote operator support
Multi-code reading technology
22" colour touch screen
Automatic stand by
myquadient customer portal
AIMS folder inserter audit software
In-line insert - BRE feeder
In-line double insert - BRE feeder
In-line feeder - folder
Available - holds up to 300 finished mail pieces
High-capacity mail piece conveyor
Available - holds up to 500 finished mail pieces
Envelope output sorter
Insert n' mail kit
5.5" - 16"
5.5" - 9"
15 - 32 lb.
Insert - BRE dimensions
Insert - BRE height
3.63" - 8.5"
Insert - BRE width
5.75" - 9.5"
20 - 30 lb.
18 - 28 lb.
Maximum insert thickness
Up to 4 mm
3.5" - 6.5"
6.3" - 10.6" (standard #10, 6" x 9.5")
Length x width x height
As per configuration specified
As per configuration specified
“With lower operating overheads, the new system has already made a significant contribution to the company’s performance. The insert has, through its lower operating costs, made a real difference to the bottom line of our mailing process.”
Managing Director, FCS