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 more than 10 million pieces a month… we know mail. And we can help you.

2022 USPS Postal Information

FIRST-CLASS MAIL RATES
Non-Auto (Up to 1 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Metered Single Piece (Machinable Letter) 57.0¢
Stamped Single Piece (Machinable Letter) 60.0¢ 44.0¢ $1.20
Presorted (Machinable) 52.6¢ 37.2¢ $1.08
Automation (Up to 3.5 oz.) Letters Cards Flats
Mixed AADC 51.5¢ 35.9¢  Ask for
AADC 49.1¢ 34.8¢  quote
5-digit 45.5¢ 33.0¢
USPS MARKETING MAIL RATES  (Up to 3.5oz)  (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
Mixed AADC 34.9¢
Mixed ADC 85.4¢
AADC 32.8¢
ADC 78.2¢
3-digit 68.4¢
5-digit 29.6¢ 53.0¢
CR Basic 40.0¢ 39.0¢
CR High Density 27.0¢ 32.0¢
CR High Density Plus 22.5¢ 27.5¢
CR Saturation 20.9¢ 26.1¢
NON-PROFIT MAIL RATES  (Up to 3.5oz)  (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation Letters Flats
Mixed AADC 20.7¢
Mixed ADC 64.8¢
AADC 18.6¢
ADC 57.6¢
3-digit 47.8¢
5-digit 15.4¢ 32.4¢
CR Basic 28.3¢ 29.9¢
CR High Density 15.3¢ 22.9¢
CR High Density Plus 13.5¢ 18.1¢
CR Saturation 12.8¢ 16.9¢
PHOENIX METRO (LOCAL RATES)
USPS MARKETING MAIL RATES (Up to 3.5oz) (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation – DNDC Letters Flats
AADC 30.5¢
ADC 71.3¢
3-digit 61.5¢
5-digit 27.3¢ 46.1¢
CR Basic 37.7¢ 33.4¢
CR High Density 24.7¢ 27.4¢
CR High Density Plus 20.2¢ 22.9¢
CR Saturation 17.9¢ 21.5¢
PHOENIX METRO (LOCAL RATES)
NON-PROFIT MAIL RATES (Up to 3.5oz) (Up to 4.0oz)
Automation – DNDC Letters Flats
AADC 16.3¢
ADC 50.7¢
3-digit 40.9¢
5-digit 13.1¢ 25.5¢
CR Basic 26.0¢ 24.3¢
CR High Density 13.0¢ 18.3¢
CR High Density Plus 11.2¢ 13.5¢
CR Saturation 10.5¢ 12.3¢
EDDM – EVERY DOOR DIRECT MAIL
Standard 20.1¢ – 26.2¢
Nonprofit 10.9¢ – 17.0¢
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″ 6″
Length 5″ 9″
Thickness up to 4.25″ x 6″

Thickness over 4.25″ x 6″ up to 6″ x 9″

.007″

.009″

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)

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