New postal rates for 2009 including a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail stamp to 44 cents went into effect on Monday, May 11, 2009.
While the new 44-cent rate covers the first ounce of first-class mail, the price for each additional ounce will remain unchanged at 17 cents.
Here’s a quick recap of the new rates:
Local Entry – 5 digit standard automated letter: $0.233
Local Entry – Non-profit 5 digit auto letter: $0.132
Local Entry – 5 digit standard automated flat: $0.346
Local Entry – 5 digit Non-profit auto flat: $0.212
But what about the impact of the new guidelines for first-class and standard rate mail, as well as the changes that will be required in preparing your data?
Failure to meet the new placement requirements can result in disallowing all automation and presort discounts, which means single piece first class rates, based on weight, will apply.
Read the detailed requirements below:
We have always known that our environment is something to be treasured and preserved. As printers, we have felt a growing responsibility to care for our environment. Our customers have expressed their concern for the environment, looking for a method to show their customers a responsiveness to the need for conservation. To address this concern Broudy has earned the FSC® certification.
FSC® certified printed projects are run using papers that are independently certified to meet Forest Stewardship Council™ standards and produced by certified printing companies. The standards FSC® sets are to ensure the wood and pulp used in the production process are grown, harvested and manufactured to high environmental standards. All parts of the manufacturing process are audited to ensure adherence to these standards. If all of the standards are met, the projects can be considered FSC® certified and can bear the FSC label.
FSC® projects are produced in a tightly controlled system. Each part of the manufacturing process, from the forest through the printing company, is certified by independent certifying agencies. The FSC® label is a guarantee materials used in production come from from well-managed forests and/or other responsible sources.
The HP Indigo Press 5000 uses a type of electronic printing that evolved from electrophotography and offset printing. It combines the technology of digital data, laser imaging, and traditional offset printing.
HP Indigo digital printing is known as “Digital Offset Color” and it is used in many printing markets – short-run color printing, book publishing, packaging, and personalizing brochures for target markets, to name a few. The press is designed for run lengths of 1 – 3,000 impressions and can print 1 – 7 colors on each side of a 12″-x 18″ sheet in one pass through the press.
Pittsburgh, PA – 8-21-06 – Broudy Printing of Pittsburgh was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2006 Premier Print Awards, for their entry Boy Scouts of America Annual Report.The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Broudy Printing Inc. received their “Benny” for Business and Annual Reports.
The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by PIA/GATF. In its 57th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the very best in print media.
This year, over 5500 entries were received from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, and judges awarded the Benny to the top entry in each category.
Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA/GATF said, “The Benny winners represent the best our industry has to offer. And in 2006, it was extremely competitive as there were hundreds more entries from companies in 18 countries. Despite the fierce competition Broudy Printing, through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced a piece worth of the Benny.”
Broudy Printing will receive their Benny The Premier Print Gala, which honors all the companies that had the top award conferred upon them. The 2006 Gala is scheduled for Sunday October 15 at the Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL
For more information about the Premier Print Awards, contact Suzette Margolis at 215-591-2468.
Pittsburgh, PA – July 2, 2005 – Broudy Printing of Pittsburgh, PA received 2 2005 Premier Print Awards for outstanding achievement in the production of Printing. The graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, hosted by PIA/GATF, the Premier Print Awards recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of outstanding print communications. Broudy Printing won an Award of Recognition for both the Romoff Holiday Card and the Carnegie Hero Fund Book.
Competing against more than 5,200 entries from printing and graphic arts firms around the world, the judges bestowed on Broudy Printing the award which honors the top finalists in each category of the competition. Just 313 of the Award of Recognition were distributed in this year’s competition.
Michael Makin, president and CEO of PIA/GATF ,said. “Each year, the field of entries attracts impressive work from some of the best printers in the world. Only a very small number receive an Award of Recognition, let alone 2. The craftsmanship and hard work of Broudy Printing enabled them to produce 2 award winning pieces in the face of some very stiff competition.”
PIA/GATF hosts the Premier Print Awards. In its 56th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in print media.