Mail Piece Design for Automation

Several of our associates recently attended a USPS presentation on how to design mail for the lowest cost and fastest delivery.  Given recent rate increases and upcoming facility closings, making sure your mail meets the best standards is increasingly important. The presentation covers many important topics such as:

  • mail piece minimum and maximum size
  • shape (aspect ratio)
  • minimum and maximum thickness
  • minimum and maximum weight
  • rigidity
  • tabbing
  • return address placement
  • address and postal barcode placement
  • accepted address fonts
  • paper color
  • and more

This is a good reference to bookmark to double-check yourself each time you create a different mail piece, or to review your current designs to make sure you are getting the most out of them.  View the entire presentation here:

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