Using a franking machine isn’t really that difficult once you know the basics. However, using a basic low volume model is a little different from using high end professional one.
The following videos give you some instructions on how to use different franking machines:
How To Use A Low-Volume Machine
As you can see there is not a whole lot you have to do when using most low volume models. Just weigh your mail, put it in the machine and you’re done.
How To Use A Mid-Volume Machine
With most mid-volume models you have a whole lot more features. Deferential weighing, pass through processing and envelope sealers are just three of the more common additional features you can expect to find on these machines.
How To Use A High-Volume Machine
Fully automatic feeding (even for large letters) and custom messages are just some of the enhanced features you’ll find on the highest end machines.
Other Tips To Using A Franking Machine
While the videos show some of the ways to use a franking machine that don’t include everything. Here are some other key tips:
- Before using your franking machine you need to get a license from Royal Mail. You can get pricing information here.
- With all new SMART franking machines you should be using blue ink. To learn more read: What’s The Difference Between Red & Blue Ink?
- You have to make sure the date is set correctly for all franked letters and parcels. It must match the pick-up or drop-off date for Royal Mail to process it. Most machines allow you to set dates int eh future if you won’t be sending your post that day.
- Franked mail can only be placed in designed postboxes. To find the one closest to you please see our map.
- There are many other Royal Mail guidelines to be aware of before preparing and sending your franked mail.