Pitney Bowes Connect+1000 Review

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By Dan Barraclough | Updated: 10 January 2020

The Pitney Bowes Connect+ 1000 is a high volume mailing system which is designed to help businesses turn their standard monthly mail-outs into promotional mail.

As well as automating the postage for your business, the Connect+ 1000 has the ability to print color logos, messages and graphics onto the envelope which engages the reader before they even open the post. It also comes with 13 applications which are displayed on its easy to use color screen to help you get the most out of your postage meter.

Specifications

The Pitney Bowes Connect+ 1000 basic model measures 49 inches (l) by 29 inches (w) and weighs 61 lbs, but if you opt to include the power stacker, this adds a further fifty percent to the length.

As one of the larger models available on the market, the Connect+ 1000 is a robust machine which can process a high volume of media. Take a look at the table below to learn more about the specifications of this powerful machine.

Specifications
Weighing options5, 7, 12, & 35kg
Differential weighingOptional
Accounting100 standard
Stacking optionsDrop stacker or power stacker
Print colourBlack, Blue & white
System dimensionsWith drop stacker Length 1,257mm x Width 635mm
Envelope Minimum size89 x 127mm
Envelope Maximum size254 x 356mm
Weight27.7 kg
Envelope max thickness (Sealing)Up to 16mm
Print quality1200 dpi
Processing speed (letters per minute)Up to 180 LPM Non-WOW
Color touch screen interface10.2″ standard

The Pitney Bowes Connect+ 1000 can process up to 7,000 letters per hour and comes with a range of scale options which can weigh from 10 to 70 lbs.

The basic model comes with 100 different departmental account settings with the option to up this to 500 accounts, all of which can be protected by a pass code. As well as having a color print setting, the Connect 1000 can also run mailings in black and white.

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Prices

In the USA all postage meters have to be leased from one of a small number of approved companies. This means that you cannot purchase a postage meter outright. Of the few companies which are allowed to lease postage meters, Pitney Bowes is one.

The cost of leasing a Connect 1000+ will depend on the features you opt for on your model and the length of the lease, but typical costs are around several hundred dollars each month.

Expert Verdict

The Pitney Bowes Connect+ 1000 is a machine for the professionals. If you're business is looking to process a high volume of mail this machine could be the perfect option for you. With a selection of custom options available to you, you can ensure your mail looks professional. It may not be a compact machine, but the Connect+ 1000 is a powerful machine, so if your office has the space to host this system, you'll be pleased with the results you achieve.

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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