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Pitney Bowes DM200 Review

The DM200 has been designed by Pitney Bowes to match the postage needs of a small office. It requires little space as it will fit happily on a standard desk.

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It can be used to give your mail a crisp, professional look and is suited to businesses that will send between one hundred and one thousand letters per month.

The machine allows you to account for your postage efficiently with 25 departmental accounts provided as standard, and as it is manufactured by Pitney Bowes, it comes standard with IntelliLInk technology, allowing it to update postal rates and software upgrades automatically.

DM200 Specifications

The DM200 measures 18 inches (l) x 16.25 inches (d) and 10.75 inches (h) and weighs 17.5 lbs. It can handle a variety of mail from letters measuring 3 inches by 5 inches to ones measuring 13 inches by 15 inches, and a maximum of 3/8” thick, at a processing speed of up to 40 letters per minute. It comes with a built in weighing machine that allows you to weigh parcels up to 10lb.

Buying a Pitney Bowes DM200

Postage in the United States is regarded as currency, so any machine that prints it is highly regulated. For that reason, you can only lease a postage meter. A further issue: the DM200 is discontinued. With that in mind, we recommend its replacement, the Pitney Bowes DM225. Read on to find out more about it.

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The Pitney Bowes DM225

The Pitney Bowes DM225 is slightly faster than the DM200, handling up to 45 letters per minute. A further advantage: it's compliant with regulations in the US and the EU, so if your business operates in multiple locations, the DM225 can standardize and streamline your operations.

It offers enhanced security features, ten job presets, the option to connect a higher-capacity scale via USB, and the additional option to upgrade to a Weights and Measures-compliant weighing system.

With a semi-automatic feed, the ability to refill postage via phone, ethernet, or WiFi, and mixed media handling for pieces ranging from 3" x 5" x 3/8" to 13" x 15" x 3/8", the DM225 is highly versatile. And with its light weight (16 pounds) and relatively small footprint (the base unit measures 9.7"H x 13.6"W x 15.8"D), you won't have to sacrifice office space to save on postage.

Leasing a DM225

If you're interested in taking out a lease, there's just one simple step to complete: contact us today for a consultation and quote. We'll help you evaluate business needs, postage volume, and cost of operation (remember, it's important to consider ongoing costs for ink and postage refills).

Pitney Bowes DM200 vs DM225: The Verdict

Pitney Bowes has slightly retooled its product line in recent years. That's meant the demise of postage meters like the DM200. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since their replacements have proven to be easier to use, faster, and better-specced than their older counterparts. As if that weren't enough, the DM225 is still backed by the excellent user support that's a strong selling point for Pitney Bowes customers.

Besides being more powerful and versatile than the DM200, the DM225 postage meter comes in at the same price to lease as its predecessor. In short, you pay the same amount for a better machine. If your business requires a lower-speed postage meter, we suggest the Pitney Bowes DM125; for higher-volume customers, we suggest the DM300, which processes 60 pieces per minute. If, on the other hand, you're not sure of the best fit or you require more information to make an educated choice, we suggest contacting Expert Market today.