Undated Imprint from U700 Pitney Bowes Meter
Undated Imprint from Hasler Meter on Postcard
|Undated Meter for SASE
It has been possible for a mailer to preprint an envelope with a meter
to prepare an SASE (Self Address Stamped Envelop). The recipient
of such an envelope could use the prepaid postage at any date in the
future. Often the meter is not dated but dated examples are well
know. Here are two very recent examples of this use, one return
envelope and one return post card.
Note: At Right printed
on an Avery label rather than the correct security paper
Endicia began using the Dymo printer in 2006. The indicia is printed
on a coil of special self-adhesive papers. Some versions of the
Dymo printer also print an address label.
The Dymo printer gives the system some independence from the computer
as it can function while disconnected. However, refilling the
meter with postage requires the computer.
Stamp Expressions Beta Test
Barcode can be placed on either side of image.
|PB Stamp Expressions
Pitney Bowes ran a Beta test in early 2006, ending 8 May 2006 using a
special printer. This item dated 9 May 2006 is a late usage of the Beta
test. Available commercially 12 June 2006. The user may select images from a
large stock or provide artwork or a photograph. Printing is black and
The pup (personal utility printer) printer apparently may
be used independent of the computer once the images and postage have
been loaded. Refilling the pup with postage required reconnection
with the computer.