Written by Dan Barraclough Reviewed by Heleana Neil Updated on March 20, 2023 On this page Specification Costs Expert Verdict Expand The Pitney Bowes Connect+ 2000 is a powerful postage system designed to be used in a mid to high volume postage environment.It has a number of important benefits including a revolutionary printing capacity which has 7/8 of an inch printing track along the full length of the envelope, web connectivity allowing package tracking with all the major couriers, access to discounted mail rates and automatic rate updates so you will never under or over pay on postage again.The Connect+ 2000 color printing functionality makes an impact on customers. In fact, according to recent research, promotional envelopes which contain colored markings are over twice as likely to be opened than their plain counterparts.As well as printing the obvious things like your own company logo or branding, the Connect+ 2000 completely changes the way you think of an envelope and gives you the chance to print a huge variety of things, including promotional content and engaging advertisements. Eligible for postage meter quotes? Click the state below to find out AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY SpecificationDepending on whether it is dealing with mixed size or non mixed size postage, the Connect+ 2000 can process between 115 and 180 letters per minute. It comes with a number of weighing platform options from 5lb to 149lb. It can seal envelopes, has a report laser printer and a bar code scanner which can be used for confirmation or accounting services.SpecificationsSpeedUp to 90/160, 110/180 LPMEnvelope Maximum254 x 356mmEnvelope Minimum89 x 127mEnvelope Maximum ThicknessUp to 16mmweighing options5, 7, 12, & 35kgDifferential weighingOptionalAccounting100 standardBarcode scannerOptionalExternal USB report printerOptionalPrint colourPostal blue, black & white, process colourWeigh-on-the-Way®StandardWOW® weight limit500gDimensions on the Way®StandardDimensionsWith drop stacker Length 1,638mm x Width 635mmDimensions (with power stacker)Adds 483mm to length Colour adds 204mm to lengthWeight50kgPrint quality1200 dpiColor touch screen display/user interface10.2″ standardTo allow for improved accounting of postage costs, the software comes with 100 different accounts as standard and includes weight break or surcharge options if required. The software is accessed through an intuitive color screen display with an easy to use QWERTY keyboard. If required, this can be altered to be used with an external keyboard.The base system measures 64.5″(l) x 28″(d) x 24″(h) CostsAs businesses in the US are not permitted to purchase franking machines, companies will rent them on leases of one to five years with rental prices for the Connect+ 2000 being in the region of $300 to $800 a month. Expert VerdictThe Connect+ 2000 is a major player in the postage meter industry, besides common functionality like high output volumes, one of the biggest advantages this machine can offer, is the color printing capability. This machine is perfect for medium to large sized businesses who need to send mail regularly. Written by: Dan Barraclough Dan’s a Senior Writer at Expert Market, specialising in digital marketing, web design, and photocopiers, amongst other topics. Reviewed by: Heleana Neil Business Services Editor Heleana Neil specialises in Business Services, managing the strategy and production of content for SMBs, helping businesses with the challenges and opportunities they face today. Covering everything from payroll to payment processing, Heleana uses her expertise to help business owners make better, informed decisions and grow their companies.