Pitney Bowes DM200L Printer Review
The Pitney Bowes DM200L is a bulk mailing machine without the bulk. It is compact enough for a small office space, but still features most of the core functionality that makes larger devices so efficient. It can handle up to 40 letters per minute, and the inkjet system and affordable Pitney Bowes printer ink provide sharp address and postage output.
The frame of the base model measures 18 by 16.25 by 10.75 inches, with a weight of 17.5 pounds. Adding optional features such as a moistener or scale will expand the size of the machine. Envelopes can be a maximum of 15x13 inches, and a maximum thickness of 3/8". The maximum stack height of 2.5 inches means a user will need to clear it somewhat frequently, but this is a tradeoff for the machine's compact size.
One of the most intuitive aspects of the DM200L is that users don't have to rely on the small screen and control panel for advanced options. When connected to a computer via USB, the PC Meter Connect can handle operations such as checking funds, printing reports, advancing the printing date, checking the levels of Pitney Bowes printer ink, and more. While these features are available from the control panel, the larger interface of the software makes them easier to access.
The DM200L uses an inkjet system with fairly standard Pitney Bowes ink cartridges for its output, and it can reach a resolution of 600x400 dpi. Users may wish to lower the quality setting to achieve faster speeds, however. Compatible Pitney Bowes DM200L ink cartridges are often much more affordable than OEM versions.
When buyers need a bulk mailing machine, but don't have the budget or the volume to justify one of Pitney Bowes' larger devices, the DM200L makes a good compromise. It handles the major tasks and only sacrifices on smaller issues like capacity, making it a well-rounded machine that won't take up too much space.