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Subject: Using clear adhesive envelopes/pouches
Date Posted: 7/22/2008 5:02 PM ET
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Can any of the USPS employees who check in here occasionally tell me if it'd be ok to use those adhesive-backed clear plastic envelopes (like UPS packing-list envelopes or USPS Customs Forms envelopes* ) with printed postage (as opposed to stamps)?

I was about to order a bunch more adhesive laser labels, but then realized that regular paper in these envelopes would be cheaper and easier than manual feed printing on 2-up labels on our printer.

I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be ok to have stamps within them, but didn't know if printed postage needs to be cancelled as well.

Thanks in advance!


*I know you can't use these for other purposes! ;-)

Last Edited on: 7/23/08 1:12 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: Ok, let me put this another way...
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 1:15 PM ET
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Maybe someone will be able to answer this question:

Does printed postage (as opposed to stamps) have to be franked or otherwise stamped/marked?



Date Posted: 7/28/2008 2:19 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/28/2008 8:25 PM ET
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Yes, you can use those type envelopes. I worry that the paper will come off the package but I do see them used frequently.

No, the online postage does not need cancelled or marked in any way unless you do not have the correct postage on it.

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 8:38 PM ET
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Does anyone have a source for these?

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 11:54 PM ET
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I have used a UPS enevelope to send a book and it got there safely

(although the reciver wasnt sure if he would get it or not!


Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:49 PM ET
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Here's a pack of a thousand 4.5" x 5.5":

4.5" x 6":

USPS printed-postage labels print on half a letter-size page and need at least 4" x 6.5" after trimming, so the above wouldn't work for, at least for USPS online labels. Does anyone know what dimensions are necessary here at PBS?

ETA: Check this option out - label pouches on a roll!
Explanatory PDF:  http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?66666UuZjcFSLXTtlxfXMXfEEVuQEcuZgVs6EVs6E666666--

ETA: Here's a roll of 500 label pouches for $30-$35 depending on size: http://www.klinepackaging.com/cart/product.php?productid=757

ETA: Looks like a PBS label w/postage is 4" x 6".

Last Edited on: 7/30/08 11:07 PM ET - Total times edited: 4