The PostBase franking machine series from FP is composed of Qi3, Qi4 and Qi6. These are specifically designed for small to medium organizations.

Specifications (Qi3)

  • SMART meter
  • Can process 30 pcs/min or 1800 letters/hour
  • 10mm thick envelopes
  • 3kg integrated scale
  • Color touch screen
  • Label dispenser
  • Letter tray
  • Optional letter sealer, differential weighing, external 30kg scale, Navigator Plus software
  • LAN connectivity
  • PIN protected
  • 10 accounts with printing
  • 10 adverts
  • SMS text adverts
  • blue, silver, red, black and gold

Specifications (Qi4)

  • SMART meter
  • 45 pieces/minute; 2700 letters/hour
  • 5kg integrated weighing platform
  • Can process 10mm thick envelopes
  • Colour touch screen
  • Label dispenser
  • Letter tray
  • Optional auto feeder/sealer, letter sealer, differential weighing, 30kg external scale, Navigator Plus software with SMS
  • PIN protected
  • 30 accounts with printing
  • 20 adverts
  • red, blue, black, silver, gold

Specifications (Qi6)

  • SMART meter
  • 45 pieces per minute; 3900 letters per hour
  • Can process 10mm thick envelopes
  • 5kg integrated weighing platform
  • Color touchscreen
  • Label dispenser
  • Letter tray
  • Optional automatic feeder/sealer, letter sealer, differential weighing, 30kg external scale, Navigator Plus software with SMS
  • LAN
  • PIN protected
  • 50 accounts with printing
  • 20 adverts
  • Comes in blue, silver, red, black, gold

 

General Information

PostBase is a worldwide award winning product.  The machines in this line have a sleek design and come in different colors. They also come with the latest color touchscreen and digital LAN connectivity. They come with the plug and play technology. With all its power and state-of-the-art technology, it still works quietly in the background so you don’t even notice that it’s there.

The engineers made the user interface to be as simple as possible so operators don’t have to waste time poring over operating manuals. 99% of all tasks can be done in just 3 button pushes. That saves you a lot of keystrokes and makes you finish tasks faster. Experience optimized downloading of rate changes and updates. Even topping up your credits is a breeze.

The color touchscreen allows you to operate your entire mailing system with ease. Choose class, accounts, special services, advertisements and SMS text messages.

Common Problems

It is very rare that customers experience problems with the PostBase models. When they do, FP’s service and support team can fix them quickly and easily. Most customers only have high praises for this line.

It is important to note though that when you do experience some trouble with your equipment, do not attempt to fix it on your own. Do not open the machine as that may cause further problems. Contact your provider immediately. To avoid problems, be sure to have your equipment inspected yearly as required by Royal Mail.

Prices and Dealers

FP does not advertise the prices for the PostBase line. You can request a quote directly from them or find another supplier. You can also lease these machines. Find a Royal Mail approved supplier for compliance.

You should also compare packages and special offers. Most suppliers have seasonal special offers such as discounts and free items or services and that can save you money.

Other running expenses that you will get are for ink cartridges, labels, rate updates, logo and return address, topping up fees and service and support agreement.

Benefits

A franking machine is a good investment as you can easily recoup your money in just a short time especially if you send a lot of bulk mails. Royal Mail gives discounts to its franking clients for their first and second class letters. Compared to traditional stamps, you can save up to 21% of your normal postal expenses.

You can now focus on more important aspects of your business because you can easily finish preparing the mail.  You can improve your marketing efforts such as mail shots with customized messages. Make your letters stand out in a crowd. When your communications get noticed, the higher the chance you get a new customer or close a sale.

You not only save money and time but you can experience a boost in your bottom line with this system.

 

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