Postal Regulations

When mailing through the U.S. Postal Service, getting it right is imperative. A piece folded incorrectly or sized unconventionally can cost you dearly in postage. That’s where the experts at Prisma can help. Our in-house consultants can review your mail piece to ensure it meets postal requirements. Processing over 2 million pieces a month… we know mail. And we can help you.

 

2019 USPS Postal Information


FIRST-CLASS MAIL RATES
Non-Auto (Under 1 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Metered Single Piece (Machinable Letter) 50.0¢
Stamped Single Piece (Machinable Letter) 50.0¢ 35.0¢ $1.00
Presorted (Machinable) 45.9¢ 28.0¢ 79.9¢
Automation (Up to 3.5 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Mixed AADC 42.8¢ 27.4¢  Ask for
AADC 41.2¢ 26.8¢  quote
5-digit 38.3¢ 25.7¢

USPS MARKETING MAIL RATES  (Up to 3.5oz)  (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
Mixed AADC 29.1¢
Mixed ADC 63.2¢
AADC 28.1¢
ADC 59.7¢
3-digit 52.3¢
5-digit 25.6¢ 40.5¢
CR Basic 29.4¢ 30.0¢
CR High Density 20.9¢ 25.0¢
CR High Density Plus 20.0¢ 23.2¢
CR Saturation 19.0¢ 22.4¢

NON-PROFIT MAIL RATES  (Up to 3.5oz)  (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation (Under 3.3 oz.) Letters Flats
Mixed AADC 17.3¢
Mixed ADC 45.8¢
AADC 16.3¢
ADC 42.3¢
3-digit 34.9¢
5-digit 13.8¢ 23.1¢
CR Basic 20.9¢ 21.6¢
CR High Density 12.4¢ 16.6¢
CR High Density Plus 11.7¢ 14.4¢
CR Saturation 11.1¢ 13.6¢

PHOENIX METRO (LOCAL RATES)
USPS MARKETING MAIL RATES (Up to 3.5oz) (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
AADC 25.9¢
ADC 55.4¢
3-digit 48.0¢
5-digit 23.4¢ 36.2¢
CR Basic 26.9¢ 27.0¢
CR High Density 18.9¢ 21.2¢
CR High Density Plus 18.0¢ 19.4¢
CR Saturation 17.0¢ 18.6¢
PHOENIX METRO (LOCAL RATES)
NON-PROFIT MAIL RATES (Up to 3.5oz) (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
AADC 14.1¢
ADC 38.0¢
3-digit 30.6¢
5-digit 11.6¢ 18.8¢
CR Basic 18.4¢ 18.6¢
CR High Density 10.4¢ 12.8¢
CR High Density Plus 09.7¢ 10.6¢
CR Saturation 09.1¢ 09.8¢

EDDM – EVERY DOOR DIRECT MAIL
Standard 18.0¢ – 22.5¢
Nonprofit 09.2¢ – 13.7¢
No mailing list required.
To receive these rates, please add $200 transportation fee.
Minimum Quantities
First Class Postage No minimum
First Class Presorted 500+ pieces
Standard Presorted 200+ pieces
Non Profit Presorted 200+ pieces

SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS
First Class Postcards Min Max
Height 3.5″ 4.25″
Length 5″ 6″
Thickness .007″ 0.016″
Weight: max weight 3.5 oz.
Letters (All Classes) Min Max
Height 3.5″ 6.125″
Length 5″ 11.5″
Thickness .007″ .25″
Weight: max weight 3.5 oz.
FSM (Folded Self-Mailers) Min Max
A folded self-mailer is formed of panels that are created when one or more unbound sheets of paper are folded together and sealed to make a letter-size mail piece. The spine needs to be on the bottom edge unless it’s designed as an oblong FSM then the spine is on the leading edge.
Height 3.5″ 6″
Length 5″ 10.5″
Thickness .009″ .25″
Weight 3 oz.
Paper basis weight – Book grade
70lb minimum for pieces weighing 1 oz or less
80lb minimum for pieces weighing over 1 oz
Booklets/Slim Jims Min Max
Booklets consist of bound sheets or pages; bound by staples or glue. The spine needs to be on the bottom edge unless it’s designed as an oblong booklet, then the spine is on the leading edge.
Height 3.5″ 6″
Length 5″ 10.5″
Thickness .009″ .25″
Weight: max weight 3 oz.
Automation Compatible Flat-Size Mail Min Max
Height 6.125″ 12″
Length 11.5″ 15″
Thickness .009″ .75″
Weight: under 13 oz (FC) under 15.99 oz (STD)