DS-85i Folder Inserter


Your adaptable mail assembly partner

Are your mailing needs changing? Do require flexibility to assemble various types of mail? Are your turnaround times getting shorter? Whatever type of mail piece you need to create, Quadient's DS-85i Folder Inserter can handle it with ease and accuracy. The DS-85i can be expanded from 2 up to 6 feeding stations at any time, providing limitless document size or document type options and additional feeding capacity when you need it. Simply add the right module at the right time as your needs change.

The DS-85i includes our Flexfeed© multi-format feeding to allow you to process all document sizes including inserts, reply forms and return envelopes from a single document feeding tray.

Thanks to its best-in-class scanning technology, the DS-85i can read a variety of document codes that are used to automate variable page mail assembly. Utilizing document coding ensures the right documents are always sent to the right person, eliminating the human error that could result when mail is assembled by hand.

When combined with our Impress Automate document creation and automation solution, the DS-85i streamlines mail assembly, giving you complete control over your customer communication process while optimizing efficiency.

Why choose the DS-85i?

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operating costs by automating mail creation.

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customer response rates and improve cash flow.



mail creation to protect customer information and ensure 100% accuracy.

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your documents are sent to the right recipient, every time.

Simple, intuitive, automated mail assembly

Quadient Impress Automate


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-85i 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. Our automatic cascade feeding function offers continuous operation by linking feeders. If one feeder runs empty, the other feeder automatically takes over, allowing you to refill on-the-fly as needed until your job is complete. To avoid stoppages and maximize efficiency, the DS-85i includes an intelliDeck that can automatically divert document sets which are too large to process or sets requiring special handling, all while the system is still running.

Accommodates variety

The DS-85i'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. This scalable folder inserter, with multiple productivity enhancing finished mail piece exit options, is designed to grow to meet the expanding needs of your mail center.

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2d Barcode Scanning capabilities

Always accurate

Utilizing full-page Contact Image Sensor (CIS) scanning technology, the DS-85i 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-85i'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 7” color touch screen with wizard-based guidance, simplifies operation. Quickly recall up to 50 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-85i 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.

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Through high speed LAN or wireless internet connection, activate the DS-85i'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.


Assembly speed Up to 4,000 mail pieces per hour
Document feeding capacity Up to 1,200 sheets
Manual sheet feeding capacity Up to 10 sheets - stapled or unstapled
Accumulation and folding capacity Up to 10 sheets
Multi-document feeding Up to 25 documents
Document fold types Letter, z-fold, single, double parallel, no fold
Insert - business reply envelope feeder capacity Up to 1,200 inserts, 325 BRE's
Envelope feeder capacity Up to 325 envelopes
Envelope sealing Tip to tip sealing standard
Envelope separation Semi-automatic
Compatible envelope types #10, 6" x 9"
Output Catch tray standard - holds up to 100 finished mail pieces
Connectivity LAN and Wifi enabled standard
Load n' go automatic job set up Standard
Intuitive document loading Standard
Paper present sensors Standard
Variable document feeding FlexFeed® technology standard
Load-on-the-fly feeding Standard
Continuous cascade feeder linking Standard
Document misfeed detection Standard
Instant job recall Program and recall up to 50 jobs
Remote operator support Standard
Multi-code reading technology Standard
Control panel 7" colour touch screen
Automatic stand by Standard
myquadient customer portal Standard
Add-on options  
Short tray feeder Holds up to 325 inserts, 50 BRE's
MaxiFeeder Holds up to 1,200 inserts, 325 BRE's
Side exit (RH or LH) Holds up to 225 finished mail pieces
High-capacity vertical stacker Holds up to 500 finished mail pieces
Insert n' mail kit Available
AIMS folder inserter audit software Available
Document dimensions  
Document height 3.5" - 14"
Document width 5.1" - 9.5"
Document weight 15 - 62.5 lb.
Insert - BRE dimensions  
Insert - BRE height 3.3" - 4.9"
Insert - BRE width 5.1" - 9.1"
Insert weight 20 - 30 lb.
BRE weight 18.75 - 62.5 lb.
Maximum insert thickness 1 mm
Envelope dimensions  
Envelope height 3.5" - 6.35"
Envelope width 6.3" - 9.7" (standard #10, 6" x 9.5")
System dimensions  
Length x width x height 58.25" x 16.5" x 38.25"
Weight 222 lbs.

We use the Quadient folder inserter for our school mailings; the equipment helps make large mailings significantly faster and easier.

— Victoria Williams

Business Professional | Harborfields Central School District

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