The IS-350 is one of Neopost’s most popular low volume franking machines. The compact size and range of specifications and features makes it a favourite with home businesses, small offices and off-site workers, with the advantage of being one of the quieter models (only 55 decibels). Although this is a low volume machine, the feed is high-powered and smoothly processes up to 40 letters per minute. The IS-350 also supports Mailmark, a system recently introduced by Royal Mail, offering the lowest tariffs .
The Neopost IS-350 assists small to medium-sized businesses in presenting their mail to the same high quality standard and professionalism as the major multi-national companies. There are eight standard advertising stamps, and an option provided for two personalised designs, and external return address information.
The 3 kg integrated scale sits on top of the machine, thereby making it easier to feed the machine after the items have been weighed. This scale allows for weighing envelopes of different weights. A pile of different sized items can be placed altogether on the scale platform and as each envelope is removed one by one, the correct rate for each individual item is calculated.
The Neopost IS-350 also benefits from the inclusion of the iMeter, a common feature found in mid and high volume franking machines. Users can access a wide range of apps, including automatic rate updates, electronic parcel tracking, and online credit top ups, all of which make the postage process so much simpler. It uses smart technology, which means VAT can be reclaimed on VAT liable Royal Mail franking services and machine products.
One of the IS-350’s biggest selling points is that it is PIN operated, and can be used to track mailing and spend on up to 100 different departments. Up to 10 departments or users can be logged in at any one time, and the machine keeps a memory of the 9 jobs it last performed.
- Speed: 40 letters per minute
- Base Dimensions: 250 x 375 x 260 mm
- Feed Method: Hand fed and ejected to the left
- Maximum envelope thickness: 9.5 mm
- Envelope size: DL, C5 & C4
- Connection Method: LAN Connection or Telephone
- Job memories: 9
- Incoming mail stamp
Pricing and Running Costs
The Neopost IS-350 is currently priced at just over *£3,150 from Neopost and approved Neopost Dealers.
Rental prices start from *£17 per month (excluding VAT). This can be ideal for businesses just starting up as there is no need to commit large amounts of cash in the early years when funds can be low. Neopost may even offer a month’s free trial for new customers.
- Installation Charge: *Free
- Link: *£69.95 for around 6,500 prints
- Franking Labels: *£19.95
- Logo & Return Address: *Free
- Royal Mail Rate Updates: *Free
The running costs of the Neopost IS-350 can be a little more expensive than some of its competitors, mainly because it can only use Neopost’s own ink cartridges. However, there are still some distinct advantages of owning or renting an IS-350 – the Neopost system provides pay later postal refills, low ink email alerts, and postal rate change downloads.
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*Costs and information correct as of September 2014.