DS-180i folder inserter

ds-180i folder inserter

For high-volume mailers

Fold and insert up to 180,000 envelopes per month

Ideal for high-volume mailers, the DS-180i folder inserter is designed to meet the productivity needs of your mail center. Modular in design, it can be expanded to up to 17 feed stations to ensure you always have the capacity to meet the requirements of your business.

The DS-180i maximizes productivity every step of the way, from efficient paper loading to predictive intelligence that estimates when your job will be completed. The 22” color touch screen is designed for simplicity, making it easy for users in any department to assemble their own mail. And once a job has been programmed into memory, running it is as simple as 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) guarantee the right documents are inserted into the correct envelope, every time. Each feeder calibrates the first document fed and checks each subsequent document to ensure there are no double feeds.

Automated job changeover and an infinite number of pre-set jobs combine to ensure the versatility and ease of use of the DS-180i.

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Why choose the DS-180i?

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Easy to use

Colour touch screen and wizard-based software for easy job management


Grow revenue

Maximise customer engagement through personalised communications


Mitigate risk

Ensure information is secure with accurate envelope filling and document traceability

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Control expense

Reduce postage, preparation, equipment, and material costs

The new standard in productivity

ds-180i folder inserter


The 22” colour touch screen and wizard-based guidance simplify operation. Quickly recall jobs stored in the memory or create new ones with ease. Load documents and envelopes, press start, and the DS-180i automatically measures the materials and sets itself up.


Speed is achieved by increased internal processing enhancements and well-balanced input and output capacities. Automatically collate, fold, insert, seal, and count up to 4,500 mail pieces per hour.

DS-180i Speed Feature
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The Flex Tower Folder can be configured with one to three stations for maximum flexibility. For secure feeding of a wide variety of printed paper, the feeders use mechanical double detection. Each tower can read both paper sides for maximum compatibility with existing applications.


The DS-180i provides multiple output options to further optimise costs and efficiency. Envelopes can be sorted in up to three directions based on criteria including weight, destination or type of output processing.

ds-180i folder inserter


Processing speed Up to 4,500/hour (5,500/hour with Productivity Pack)
Accumulation speed (multiple sheets) Up to 6,900/hour (9,400/hour with Productivity Pack)
Document feeder capacity 500 or 1,000 sheets
Envelope feeder capacity 800
Sealing fluid capacity 10 litres
22" touch screen PC control Standard
Automatic job setup Standard
Cascade from feeders Standard
Job memory Unlimited
Fold types Letter, z-fold, single, double parallel, no fold
Folding capacity Up to 8 sheets
Conveyor/catch tray Yes/Yes
Envelope types C6, C6/5, C5; #10, 6x9
Maximum insert thickness 4 mm
Document reading Face-up and face-down
Online help/Remote assistance Yes
Volume 180,000/month
Automatic barcode recognition Yes
Embedded datalogging/reporting Yes (AIMS-100)
Closed loop/file-based processing Yes (OMS-500 and AIMS-500)
Double feed detection Mechanical
Sorting/diverting Up to three outputs
Modularity Up to 17 feeders
Optimal Mark Recognition (OMR) Available
Barcode Recognition (BCR) Available
2D Data Matrix Available
In-line metering Available

“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.”

— Steve Beeching

Managing Director, FCS

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