Generating the Intelligent Mail ® Barcode Getting Started STEP 1: Talk with mail service providers & vendors STEP 2: Apply for Mailer ID (MID) STEP 3: Download software to translate your intelligent data into the Intelligent Mail barcode STEP 4: Populate barcode fields
STEP 1: Talk with mail service providers & vendors
STEP 2: Apply for Mailer ID (MID)
STEP 3: Download software to translate your intelligent data into the Intelligent Mail barcode
STEP 4: Populate barcode fields
STEP 5: Generate correct barcodes
Talk with mail service providers and vendors
Determine whether you would like to implement Intelligent Mail yourself or through a provider/vendor.
Intelligent Mail Data
Encoder software Converts intelligent data into printing instructions
Converts printing instructions into barcode
To download fonts/encoders, request a user ID and password at https://ribbs.usps.gov/OneCodeSolution/Download Software
Or contact the National Customer Support Center at(877) 640-0724
Three new encoders coming online this year:
Mac OS, HP/UX, and Solaris
New shorter-height fonts (close to the minimum 0.125”) being developed and tested.
Populate the IM™ Barcode Fields
Put Everything Together and Generate the Barcodes
To create Intelligent Mail Tray labels:
To create Intelligent Mail Container Barcodes:
Clearance between barcode and text lines same as clearance between text lines!
Same as POSTNET, except that instead of baseline, you need to look for the centerline!
Maximum dot matrix spacing increased from 0.005 to 0.010 inch.
Increase in the allowed space between dots (voids).
Automation Barcode Gauge Template (Item #04A)
Great tool available from local BSN or MDA
Optical Comparator 6X (Eye Gage)
by Gageline Technology
Complements Item 04A with ability to measure exact heights/widths and to assess barcode jitter (~centerline shift).