New USPS Label Requirements

The U.S. Postal Service has changed some labeling requirements for newspapers. The new procedure must be in place by Sunday, March 29, 2009. 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.