Data Pac Postage Meters Review 2021

By Dan Barraclough | Updated: September 30 2021

Read on to find out whether Data Pac has the right postage meters for your business…


Data Pac was the most recent addition to the list of approved postage meter companies authorized to operate by the USPS. But does that mean Data Pac delivers the market’s most contemporary machines? Definitely not.

However, it does cater nicely for large businesses processing high volumes of mail. Unlike most other postage meter companies, Data Pac doesn’t produce any low-volume postage meters – its entry-level machine handles up to 140 LPM (letters per minute), which is far more than any of its competitors’ machines.

In this review, we unpack Data Pac’s postage meters and discuss their features and processing speed, helping you decide which meter would best suit your mailroom. Alternatively, you can get bespoke quotes from authorized postage meter companies by answering a few quick questions on our free comparison tool (it only takes a minute).

Data Pac Postage Meters Comparison

Postage meterMailing volumeProcessing speed (LPM)

EZ-Mailer

Mid140
The CurveHigh

190

The Advanced Curve

High200
DP 100W/140W/200WHigh

200

DIB

High200
DIB 200W LPMHigh

200

DP 200B/240B

High

200/240

Despite Data Pac’s lack of low-volume postage meters, it’s still one of the top postage meter companies in the US. Just think: Data Pac must be doing something right if the USPS approved it for leasing postage meters to companies like yours.

As we said earlier, Data Pac is well suited to large businesses with high mailing outputs. But which of its models should you go for? Read on for our individual reviews of Data Pac’s postage meters.


EZ-Mailer

LPM: 140

The EZ-Mailer is Data Pac's automatic mid-volume postage meter that can process up to 140 LPM. The machine comes with a built-in envelope sealer, and a weighing scale with a choice of 35lbs or 70lbs capacity.

The EZ-Mailer also comes with a number of optional extras including a power stacker and label printer.

Plus, you can pay for multi-level accounting software which allows you to re-charge clients for postage expenses, or simply account for your costs without human errors.


The Curve

LPM: 190

For high capacity mailrooms, Data Pac supplies The Curve postage meter, which can process over 11,000 pieces of mail per hour.

This high-volume machine comes with a number of important features, including an integrated 70lb scale, weigh-in-motion capabilities, unlimited departmental accounts and an easy-to-use 15” color touchscreen.

It also offers the option of Data Pac's unique ‘One Pass Printing', which can include the return address and the send-to address in the printing, at the same time as the indicia.

Interestingly, Data Pac states that the ink costs of The Curve are around 75% less than those of similar capacity machines produced by its competitors, thanks to The Curve’s ability to use low-cost inks.


The Advanced Curve

LPM: 200

The Advanced Curve is a step up from The Curve and can process over 12,000 letters per hour, each of which can be up to 5/8ths of an inch in thickness.

The Advanced Curve's unique selling point is its Intelligent Envelope Processing System, which uses a camera to read addresses at a speed of 6,000 per hour.


DP 100W/140W/200W

LPM: 200

The DP 100W, 140W, and 200W are pretty much identical in all but one way. They all come with a 15” color touchscreen, a mixed thickness feeder and sealer, and they process up to 200 LPM.

Where they differ is their processing speeds when using the ‘Weigh-on-the-Fly’ feature, or ‘dynamic scale’. This feature automatically analyzes different types of envelopes’ weight, size, and shape on the go, helping you streamline your mixed mail item processing.

When this feature is enabled, the DP 100W handles up to 100 LPM, the DP 140W can go up to 140 LPM, and the DP 200W processes up to 200 LPM.


Digital Inserter Base (DIB)

LPM: 200

The Digital Inserter Base (DIB) is a compact machine designed to fold and insert high volumes of mail, using HP45 ink cartridges to mark mail.

The DIB also comes with a 15” touchscreen to help you navigate the system, while it can also carry out postage accounting tasks by job, account, class, and operator.


DP 200B/240B

LPM: 200/240

According to Data Pac, the DP 200B and 240B have the lowest ink cost on the market today, costing 40% less than typical red ink.

Aside from saving money for your business on ink expenses, the DP 200B can process up to 200 LPM, while the DP 240B goes the extra mile, processing up to 240 LPM.

These two models also come with a 3.5” flap envelope sealer, and provide eSmart-Mail software to make your everyday mailing tasks even more seamless.


Pricing

Under federal law, the United States Postal Service stipulates that postage meters can only be rented, not purchased. While the cost to lease is determined by both the type of machine and term of the lease, you should keep in mind that this is only one part of the equation.

To figure out how much your postage meter might cost, you’ll need to consider your company’s average mail volume, current postal spend, and the cost of supplies and postage.  When it comes to Data Pac and its range of high-volume postage meters, you’re looking at the steeper end of the price scale. For instance, rental costs for The Curve start at $200 per month. If you’re looking for cheap postage meters, then you should look at other companies.

Still unsure on costs? Don’t worry. The easiest way to get a clear price for your next postage meter is by comparing free quotes from authorized suppliers. Simply use our free comparison tool to tell us about your mailing requirements, and we’ll use your responses to match you with the right postage meter company.

They’ll then contact you with clear pricing information and no-obligation quotes for you to compare. Our service is free, quick, and really easy.


Expert Verdict

We’ve shown you the entire pack of Data Pac machines, ranging from the mid-level EZ-Mailer to the speedy DP 240. Needless to say, this range of postage meters would likely be overkill for most small businesses that only handle a few thousand items of mail per month.

On the flipside, Data Pac has high-speed postage meters capable of supporting medium to large businesses handling large volumes of mail every day. If you work in a busy mailroom, then you can’t really go wrong with any of Data Pac’s machines. If you run a small business – or simply don’t process much mail – then you’re better off trying another company, such as FP Mailing.

Dan Barraclough

Dan’s a Senior Writer at Expert Market, specialising in digital marketing, web design, and photocopiers, amongst other topics.

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