Postage meter stamps


by Lloyd Lewis

The postage meter stamp is imprinted on envelops, or your mail piece as a replacement for regular stamps. It was introduced in the U.S. in 1912 by Arthur Pitney; who by the way in 1920 started a business with Walter Bowes to produce the meter machine.

Does the name Pitney Bowes ring a bell?

Here are the criteria for the printed stamp: a. Margins, or border. b. Pattern or design. c. Issuing Country d. Stated value, example 39 cents. e. Postmark, the date the Post Office received the item. f. Slogan; public service promotion, charity information, or your advertised product. g. Time of Mailing, some time this information may or may not show within the postmark interior suitable, or it may be placed at the left of the metered stamp. h. Regular Inks used to print the meter stamps are: Lilac, Green, Purple, Blue, Black, Orange, and Red.

The above postal mark description is printed with a unique and recognizable design that lets you know it is a postage meter stamp.

The postage meter stamps are printed by postage meter machines, which are either hand operated or entirely automated. The meter machine houses the mechanism that prints the postage meter stamp on the appropriate envelopes and labels which you apply to your mail piece.

A very convenient way to pay for postage, you can use postage meter stamps to send your mail when you have the proper date and other necessary postage acts.

The postage meter stamp then becomes invalid, as it has served its purpose and can only be used once like a regular 39 cent stamp.

The postage meter unit is the actual recording mechanism found inside the machine.

It works by printing die on the envelopes, or label, and can be used for any type of mail and with any postage meter stamp models.

Postage meter stamps can be printed on different machine models, they come in all sizes. The single denomination machines can only print one stamp value and are limited to a single die element.

Multiple denomination postage meter machines have more die combinations and can offer a larger variety of designs.

Omni denomination postage stamp machines can also imprint a series of different postage meter stamp values.

Using postage meter stamps is convenient and often cheaper than using regular stamps.

A company that needs to send out thousands of letters on a daily basis can save a lot of time by using pre-printed postage meter stamp envelopes, and track postage costs for your business or corporation.

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About the Author: Lloyd Lewis invite you to learn more about Postage meter stamps at: http://www.pc-postage.com/Postage_meter_stamps.html

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