Pitney Bowes DM1100 Printer Review
The Pitney Bowes DM1100 is a fast, robust mail processing system that makes sealing envelopes and applying the proper postage a streamlined process that requires less of a user's time. It can process as many as 295 letters per minute when sizes and weights are sorted, or around 145 per minute of mixed materials. The inkjet system for printing postage uses inexpensive Pitney Bowes DM1100 ink to minimize costs.
A postage meter system isn't very valuable if it is difficult to use. That is why the control panel with IntelliLink technology is so important, as it guides users through the process in an intuitive way. Reloading postage credits, updating to current rates, and tracking of expenses happen easily, and sometimes automatically. Multiple accounts are supported, and more can be added with an upgrade, to a maximum of 1,500 accounts.
One of the potential downsides of the device is its bulky design. While it is necessary for the process, its length of 77 inches requires an environment with ample space, and the addition of an optional power stacker extends it even further to 87 inches. The weight of 137 pounds is somewhat of a concern, but not much of an issue once the device is in place and properly supported.
The use of inkjet heads for the printer ink helps reduce the cost of Pitney Bowes DM1100 ink cartridges by using a fairly standard design. The system uses a single Pitney Bowes DM1100 ink cartridge that contains only the color red, which is the standard for marking postage. Many online sellers offer compatible Pitney Bowes DM1100 ink at reduced prices as well.
Overall, the Pitney Bowes DM1100 offers a complete set of tools for processing mail at rates that are fast enough to keep up with the highest volume of work. If there is sufficient space available, buyers will likely find it saves them a considerable amount of time.