Print Cheshire Labels with Continuous Form Lasers
Before we describe Cheshire Labels, let’s get this out of the way for the lawyers: Intelligent Mail® and IMB® are the registered trademarks of the US Postal Service. Now we may continue –
Cheshire Labels have been a mainstay.
You may have printing Cheshire Labels and customer documents on your trusty old impact printer. You haven’t given it much thought for a long time. It’s been producing POSTNET barcodes just fine. You may have upgraded to a line printer that works with IMB® Intelligent Mail® barcodes.
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Two Methods of Addressing
There are two primary methods of addressing mail in the direct mail trade – direct inkjet and non-direct Cheshire. The older method, Cheshire labeling, involves printing standard-size labels on plain paper or label stock with pressure-sensitive adhesive and then applying them to mailing pieces. In the basic paper process, a Cheshire machine cuts the individual labels from the sheet, applies glue to the back of each, and affixes the label to the mail piece. Alternatively, Cheshire machines attach a ‘PSL’ label, which can be removed and applied to a document once received by the addressee. This method is often known as a “piggyback” label.
Benefits of Laser Printing
- Continuous laser printers allow line printer users to upgrade and enjoy:
- 600 dots-per-inch laser output for professional quality
- Printing at rated speed, rather than the degradation of speed seen with line printers when adjusting for higher quality and mixed-case characters
- Improved output stack handling
- PDF Direct Print
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From the USPS website:
“Intelligent Mail® products and services use machine-readable codes, such as barcodes, to uniquely identify mail. This enables large mailers to follow the progress of their mail through the many stages of processing all the way to delivery. This information can help businesses better manage their resources, reduce operating and marketing expenses, adapt to market conditions, increase efficiencies, and be more responsive to customers. “
The following are among the trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service:
Confirm®, DMM®, First-Class Mail®, Intelligent Mail®, OneCode Vision®, OneCode ACS™, OneCode Confirm™. OneCode Solution™, PLANET® Barcode, PLANET Code®, Postal Service™, POSTNET™, Standard Mail®, United States Postal Service®, U.S. Postal Service™, USPS®, ZIP+4® Code, and ZIP Code™.
- Not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service trademarks.