(FIM B binary code is 101101101. The required FIM pattern as shown in Exhibit 8.2.0 below depends on the type of mail and the presence of an Intelligent Mail barcode as follows: Extraneous ink must not cause a FIM bar to exceed the specifications in 8.3. The barcode may be anywhere on the address side as long as it is at least 1/8 inch from any edge of the piece. Toggle navigation Publication 28 - Postal Addressing Standards. Not contain phosphorescent or red fluorescent colorants. See 601.6.3 for addressing standards when a window envelope is used. A barcode window must extend fully to the bottom edge of the envelope, must be of wraparound construction, and must be covered subject to, The window cover must be of a nontinted clear or transparent material (e.g., cellophane or polystyrene) that permits the barcode and its background, as viewed through the window material, to meet the reflectance standards in, GS1-128 Routing Barcode or Intelligent Mail Package Barcode Location, Clear Zone for GS1-128 Routing Barcode or Intelligent Mail Package Barcode, The barcode must be located as specified in, Intelligent Mail barcodes (IMb) do not meet barcode eligibility requirements for parcels and do not qualify for any barcode-related prices for parcels, but one barcode may be included only in the address block on a parcel, except on eVS parcels. Place the RPN to the left of the delivery address, no closer than 3/8 inch from the left edge of the delivery address. All mailable hazardous materials must be labeled and/or marked as required in Publication 52, Placement and Physical Standards for Endorsements, Endorsements for Delivery Instructions and Ancillary Services, The mailer must place the correct endorsement on each mailpiece to provide delivery instructions (retention period under. When the barcode is included as part of the address block: If the barcode is printed on an insert to appear through a barcode window in the lower right corner of an envelope: The edges of the barcode window must meet these criteria: A barcode window must extend fully to the bottom edge of the envelope, must be of wraparound construction, and must be covered subject to 5.7. Place the commercial price marking directly above, directly below, or to the left of the postage. Welcome to the U.S. The Postal Service encourages mailers to use return addresses because if the piece is undeliverable we can return it. The “beginning 0.5 inch” means the first half-inch of the recipient, delivery address, and city/state/ZIP Code lines, and not the end of each line. An Intelligent Mail barcode in the address block must be placed according to. ), FIM D is used for letter-size First-Class Mail with IBI printed with nonfluorescent ink directly on the envelope. If an ancillary service endorsement is used, the carrier release endorsement must be separated from the ancillary service endorsement by the equivalent of one blank line of the type size used. In addition to postage savings, the addressing is also automated so your company saves time as well. ), FIM B is used for BRM without a preprinted BRM ZIP+4 barcode. The Intelligent Mail ® barcode (IMb) is used to sort and track letters, cards and flats and offers greater versatility by allowing many services to be requested and embedded within one barcode. [5-4-20] In addition to the basic price marking in 3.3.1 and 3.3.2, except for pieces paid using a USPS Corporate Account, USPS Returns service, or permit imprint, Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail pieces claimed at Commercial Base or Commercial Plus prices also must bear the appropriate commercial price marking, printed on the piece or produced as part of the meter imprint or PC Postage indicia. Above or below the optional endorsement line. The individual lines in the address cannot touch or overlap. RPNs may be attached to letter- and flat-size commercial First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, and Periodicals mailpieces. When the insert showing through the window is moved to any of its limits inside the envelope, the entire barcode must remain within the barcode clear zone. If shipping address labels are used, it is recommended that they contain the Priority Mail service indicator composed of two elements, the service icon and service banner (see. Placement of the endorsement on the mailpiece is determined as follows: The endorsement or, if combined, endorsements must meet these physical standards: Each reference to letter or letter-size piece in 5.0 includes both letters and postcards. The following guidelines for addressing a mailpiece are in USPS Publication 28, Postal Addressing Standards: Use simple sans serif type with uniform stroke thickness. Exhibit 3.3.2 Priority Mail Service Indicator If a window envelope is used, the clearance between the leftmost and rightmost bars and any printing or window edge must be at least 0.125 (1/8) inch. Share Mail letters or postcards must meet the First-Class Mail eligibility, machinability, and other specifications of the Mail Classification Schedule and Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM ®).