Data Pac is the most recent addition to the list of approved postage meter suppliers which have been authorized by the United States Postal Service (USPS).
They have over 35 years’ experience of supplying postage software and hardware and their product range includes postage meters, inserter bases and shipping solutions.
Data Pac Machines
The Data Pac range encompasses several postage meters to businesses of different sizes and with different mailing requirements. Some of those machines are highlighted below. Other postage meters offered by the company have been custom-designed for use by specialized applications, such as the educational and legal sectors.
DP Link 10
Data Pac's DP Link 10 is a low cost postage meter system that utilizes your PC to form a mail center. It allows you to process flats, letters and parcels using a compact machine that can fit into the smallest office.
It can also process parcels of differing weights via integrated scales that come in 25lb or 70lb capacities. The DP Link 10 allows firms to access the discount program run for commercial operations which saves users 95 cents per piece of priority mail.
The EZ-Mailer is Data Pac's automatic mid volume postage meter which can process up to 140 letters per minute (thickness up to 3/8 of an inch). The machine incorporates a built in envelope sealer and a weighing scale with a choice of 35 or 70lbs capacity.
The meter also comes with a number of optional extras including a power stacker, a label printer and multi-level accounting software which allows you recharge clients for postage expenses or account for costs accurately.
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 inch 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. Data Pac states that the ink costs of The Curve are around 75% less than those of similar capacity machines produced by their competitors thanks to the ability to use low-cost inks.
The Advanced Curve
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 5/8 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.
Once addresses are read, The Advanced Curve will process them for MASS and CASS, after which it will complete the address corrections. Because this system can compute the ZIP plus 4 and then put the IMB on the edge of the envelope, this means your business will be able to send their letters at the mixed AADC rate with no sorting – and this equals a discount of close to 6% on each letter sent.
The system also works with the Flat Mixed AADC reduction which saves the business over 15 cents per piece. This, too, can result in significant savings.
Because postage is regarded the same as currency under federal law, the United States Postal Service stipulates that postal 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, it should be borne in mind that this is only one part of the equation.
You will need to consider your business's average mail volume, current postal spend, and the cost of peripherals, supplies, and postage as part of the overall cost. A brief consultation with Expert Market can help you find the right machine to suit your business.