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Pitney Bowes Connect+ 3000 Review

The Connect+ 3000 and Connect+ 3000 Pro are Pitney Bowes' most powerful postage meters designed for high volume mail operations.

The Connect+ 3000 prints mail using its innovative printing technology which creates a printing path of 7/8 of an inch on envelopes both top and bottom, allowing you to print messages which make every envelope a possible revenue generator for your company.

It also connects to Pitney Bowes specialist services such as Address Verification and Package Tracking.

Connect+ 3000 by Pitney Bowes
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Connect+ 3000 Specifications

With a top processing speed of over 18,000 letters per hour, the Connect+ 3000 can process even the largest mailings effectively. It comes with a range of weighing platforms from 5-149 lbs to suit your businesses needs.

Start enjoying greater postage efficiency with a postage machine.

The base unit measures 72.5" (l) x 28" (d) x 24" (h) but if you opt to add on the additional extras, such as the Drop Stacker or Power Stacker, this can add a further 20 inches to the overall length.

It comes with 100 department accounts as standard, which can be scaled up to 3000 if required, and an easy to use on screen QWERTY keyboard, making it an intuitive choice for your staff.

Specifications
Speed310/205 or 270/170 or 220/135 LPM
Envelope MaximumMaximum size: 254 x 356mm
Envelope MinimumMinimum size: 89 x 127m
Envelope Maximum ThicknessUp to 19mm
Interfaced weighing options5, 7, 12, & 35kg
Differential weighingOptional
Accounting100 standard
Print colourPostal blue, black & white, process colour
Weigh-on-the-Way®Standard
WOW® weight limit500g
DOW® Dimensions on the Way®Standard
System dimensionsWith drop stacker Length 1,867mm x Width 648mm
Weight63.6kg
Print quality1200 dpi
Color touch screen display/user interface15" XGA

You can learn more about the Connect+ 3000 and see it in action by watching this short video:

Costs

In accordance with Federal law governing postage meters, the Connect+ 3000 can only be leased from US authorized suppliers. The price will vary depending on the length of lease entered into and what options are required for your firm, but for a high volume machine such as this, the cost will be hundreds of dollars per month.

Conclusion

The Connect+ 3000 is the highest quality machine on offer by Pitney Bowes. As expected, the machine is not a small one, but with it's size comes an immense amount of processing power. For large businesses looking to send lots of mail regularly, the Connect+ 3000 could be the perfect solution. What makes this machine stand out is the the printing path at both the top and bottom of the envelope. These areas allow you to place to engaging messages and even images on your mail.