Smart Technology Franking Machines

Smart Technology Franking Machines

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All Royal Mail franking machines issued by business supplies firms either on a rental agreement or as a purchase must be smart technology enabled.

There has been huge investment by Royal Mail to develop and provide facilities which deliver greater monitoring and visibility to clients via their Mailmark system.

This offers the highest levels of efficiency and tools that the older machines can’t boast alongside the best pricing tariff available.

Whether you have a small, medium or large business, unless you have a smart franking machine and use the Mailmark benefits you are costing your enterprise money every time you send an item of mail. A first class stamp at 64p costs 13p more than Mailmark franked mail.

Benefits of smart franking machines are best shown using specific franking machines as examples:

The IMS60: Low Usage

  • Tailored to 5+ items of post/day.
  • The IMS 60 is a smart technology digital franking machine.
  • It has built in 2.5kg scales.
  • Ideal for a home office or small business.
  • 100% postage cost accuracy.
  • Smart technology machines are eligible for VAT reclaims.
  • The IMS60 franking machine can be programmed for 10 cost centres/departments.
  • It’s convenient, efficient, secure and compact.
  • Contains 5 pre-programmed messages.
  • Logos and slogans can be added.
  • The franking machine date stamps incoming mail too.

The FP Postbase Qi3: Low to Medium Usage

  • This is a smart technology franking machine.
  • Eligible for VAT reclaim benefits.
  • Franks up to 30 letters per minute.
  • Exact postage charges.
  • A built in 3kg scale.
  • 3” colour operating screen.
  • Label dispenser and letter tray.
  • 2 X USB ports, 1 X LAN/Ethernet port allows operation via PC.
  • Issued in 5 colours.

The IMS220: Medium Usage

  • Smart technology franking machine.
  • VAT reclaim benefits.
  • Franks up to 45 letters per minute.
  • Compact and user friendly digital device.
  • Includes a 5kg integrated scale.
  • Differential weighing.
  • Maximum envelope thickness is 9.5mm.
  • Permits customised logos.
  • Add detailed text messages.
  • Date stamps incoming mail.
  • Capacity for 1-100 cost centres.

Connect + 2000: High or Post Room Usage

  • Smart technology franking machine.
  • VAT reclaim benefits.
  • Processes up to 180 envelopes per minute.
  • Optional 5kg – 35kg weighing platform.
  • Colour printing at 1200 dpi.
  • 2” colour touch screen.
  • Online account management.
  • 50 accounts, with up to 500 optional.


Smart franking machines are authorised by Royal Mail.

Companies like IMS Franking Machines in Aldermaston are approved by Royal Mail.

The franking machine market is unique in the UK because customers can purchase or rent franking machines.

Franked mail is treated as business post and includes parcels.

Special services like special delivery or sign on delivery can be handled on the business premises.

Dependent on volumes, Royal Mail may collect post from your premises.

Franked mail has its own mailboxes.

Rental at £16.99 per month costs less than £204 per annum.

Purchase of a smart franking machine costs £1000+. Overall, it costs less than rental.

Online business supplies accounts for franking machine consumables and credit are available.

Why cost your business money? Talk to a business supplies expert today. Get smart.

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