• Frama F62 Franking Machine

Franking Machine Information

What is a franking machine?

What does a franking machine do?

A franking Machine also commonly known as a 'Postage Meter' is used to print a barcode on to a letter or parcel in place of a traditional stamp. A franking machine can download and securely store postage funds and is used to guide the user when choosing mail classes and special services. 
Franking Machines can weigh and measure letters and parcels and print the correct postage amount based on Royal Mail prices. Franked postage prices are cheaper than stamps, no matter what class is sent. 

What is franking machine used for?

The franking machine will print the postage on to envelopes, postcards or adhesive labels. This process is known as 'franking' hence the name 'franking machine'. All franking machines comes with a Royal Mail licence and when you want to pay for postage on your outgoing mail, you can add a company logo & message onto your letter, packet or parcel instead of using stamps.

What are the advantages of using a franking machine?

There are a number of advantages to using a franking machine; the most popular of these are;

  • Always the cheapest postage prices with Mailmark tariff

  • Eliminate costly Royal Mail surcharges

  • Brand your post with your company logo & details, turning the franking machine in to a Marketing tool

  • Save inefficient trips to the post office

  • Cost accounting via usage reports

  • Faster delivery with franked mail expedited as high-priority business post

Does a franking machine need a phone line?

Older franking machine technology used to rely on connecting to a telephone line to update tariff information and download important updates. 
The Frama franking machine range now connects via a LAN connection through the internet. This not only improve the performance of uploads and downloads of information but also means that a dedicated business telephone line is no longer needed for the franking machine to operate, saving your business even more on communication costs.

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