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New postal regulations for magazine mailings
The post office will soon be implementing new standards for commercial flat mail. Publications, envelopes, and other materials that measure between 6-1/8″ and 12″ high, 11-1/2 to 15″ in length, and 1/4″ to 3/4″ thick will need to adhere to the altered specifications.

These guidelines will pertain to the way your piece is addressed (point size and spacing) as well as where the address is placed. New facilities and better automation equipment at the post office make it necessary for your address to be in the top half of the piece. This site provides exact instructions on how to meet the new standards. Additionally, there are links at the bottom of the page for specific classes of flat mail.

Don’t get caught having to pay higher postage because you weren’t prepared for the new regulations. The best-kept secret of the post office is the availability of a Mailpiece Design Analyst. To ensure a smooth mailing, we send a pdf of every job to the design analyst at the post office where the piece will be mailed. You can also work with your local analyst as you design your piece. Go here to locate your local Mailpiece Design Analyst.

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