The U.S. Postal Service has changed some labeling requirements for
newspapers. The new procedure must be in place by Sunday, March 29,
Newspapers must be aware of the following changes:
• Mailers must place the delivery address on the "top half" of the mailpiece.
• On all automation pieces, the characters in the address must not
overlap, and each address element may be separated by no more than five
blank character spaces.
• Mailers must address each piece using a minimum of 8-point type, with each character at least .08 inch high.
• If the mailpiece bears a POSTNET or Intelligent Mail barcode with a
delivery point routing code, mailers may use 6-point type in all
capital letters. Each character must be at least .065 inch high.
To see a graphic of the correct label placement, click HERE.
Posted on Fri, March 27, 2009
by Jennifer Gilliland