A franking machine is a machine that prints the equivalent of a Royal Mail stamp on your mail. It’s like a printer that gives you more benefits. Different people and businesses need different franking machines. Here is one from Pitney Bowes, the DM50.

The DM50 is best suited for people who work from home or have a small business. You can have professionally franked mail right in the convenience of your home. The DM50 allows you to frank mail up to 2.5kg and can process up to 20 letters per day.


  • 231 mm high
  • 351 mm long
  • 264 mm deep
  • 4 kg
  • 220-240 VAC
  • 300 x 600 dpi printer resolution
  • Has 1 USB port
  • Has 1 RJ-11 port
  • Has 1 Serial port
  • Print image area is 25.2 x 140 mm
  • Self-adhesive tape sheets
  • Can store up to 15 envelopes
  • 15 postal inscription storage

You can get the DM50 from the following distributors:

  • Pitney Bowes
  • TotalPost Services Plc
  • OMM Group
  • Northern Services
  • FMC Limited
  • Kane Mailing Systems
  • Mailing Systems Europe

All of the above companies are Royal Mail approved so you don’t have to worry about your machine being Royal Mail compliant. These suppliers can also help you with some of Royal Mail’s rules and regulations regarding franking and update you about changes in the system.


The Pitney Bowes DM50 entry level franking machine usually starts at £1,050 depending on who is supplying it. It is one of the cheapest machines from Pitney Bowes. This model is also available for lease starting at £7 per week.  Leasing almost always requires you to sign an agreement that lasts for a year up to 5 years. You can get an extended warranty on your machine for an additional £1 per week or a one off payment of £25. Ink cartridges only cost around £15. A box of franking labels costs around £16 and includes 1000 labels.

This machine will help you get rid of inefficient postal practices. You will be able to process your mail quickly. You will eliminate postage calculation errors and send your mails on time. It will save you from several trips to the post office giving you more time for your customers.  The DM50 is a good choice for those starting out with franking, it is also available with a free trial, which is an ideal test to see if it is right for your business. For 3 no obligation quotations from the leading franking machine companies, simply fill out the above form today.

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