“Simple yet advanced, the DM150i provides 55 days free credit with its ‘post now, pay later’ facility.”
This neat and quiet entry-level machine is capable of franking up to 40 letters a minute via a semi-automatic feeder. A weighing platform comprises part of the machine and takes packages with a maximum weight of 2.5kg. (The machine itself weighs just 6.8kg.) Regarded as solid, reliable and efficient, this machine is also praised for its compact size as it fits well into small offices. Its reasonably priced ink cartridges, labels and other accessories mean it’s well within the budget of most small to medium-sized companies.
One touch postal refill
Unlike other franking machines, the DM150i allows the user to refill postage with the simple touch of a button, thanks to its IntelliLink technology. This exclusive Pitney Bowes franking software also provides instant postal rate downloads (no need to wait for the new tariffs to be installed or arrive via snail mail) as well as automatic updates via the internet.
Download logos and graphics from the internet
Again, the capability to enhance the franking process by incorporating graphics, slogans, promotional text and other web-based material is a convenient feature of the IntelliLink technology. This can result in large savings when it comes to staff hours which would be better utilised elsewhere.
This machine’s low power ‘sleep mode’ means it switches itself off after a particular period of inactivity. This not only saves the company money but also ensures the equipment cools down when not in use and as a result lasts for longer.
An integrated automatic clock means the date is automatically changed so there are never any mistakes by an operator forgetting to forward it manually. It’s also possible to skip to the following day’s date in order to organise future mailings. Another feature of the DM 150i is the automatic dating and stamping of incoming mail.
You can key in up to five regular jobs in to the machine, which you can access with a single touch, saving you time and energy. Meanwhile, you can also keep up to date with the postage spent by up to 25 different departments or clients, thanks to digital tracking.
- Speed: up to 40 letters per minute
- Semi-automatic envelope feed
- Media sizes: Up to 330mm x 381mm
- Media thickness: up to 9.5mm
- Integrated weighing options: 2.5kg
- Dimensions: 345mm x 400mm x 230mm
- Weight: 6.8kg
- Electrical: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1A
A well-regarded franking machine, the DM150i is designed for businesses that deal with a small volume of mail on a daily basis. It’s easy to use and comes with a back-up manual for the less confident or junior members of staff. The machine will seal envelopes and provide sticky tape for larger orders. As such it doesn’t have some of the features of the larger models but that serves to ensure that the overall cost remains competitive for its class. The after sales service comes highly recommended by various sources. This machine can be leased or purchased outright.