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Franking machines and the environment

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Despite the fact franking mail requires a machine, this does not mean that they are extremely harmful to the environment. When looking at which franking machine to purchase make sure they are manufactured with concern for the environment both during, and after, their working life. In setting its own environmental emission objectives and targets via its management system the franking machine supplier ensures that any emissions waste or usage of natural resources are controlled, monitored and reviewed so as to ensure that it continues to improve its environmental performance wherever there is the potential to do so.

Environmental policies within the workplace are becoming quite common with either in house environmental objectives or accreditations such as ISO14001 environmental management standards. Such standards help in guiding staff into being more environmentally aware and prove to customers that such practices are carried out within a company.

A franking machine protects the environment by actively:

• Checking that all machines manufactured since June 1st 2006 are RoHs compliant
• Reducing pollution by recycling and minimising landfill
• Using recyclable packaging wherever possible
• Using incoming delivery boxes to ship goods out wherever possible
• Remanufacturing machines and parts to very high standards, reducing the amount sent to landfill
• Encouraging staff to be energy efficient

Even after their life, old machines can be sent back to the factory to constituent parts and reuse or recycle and ink cartridges are re-cycled. Ink cartridges count for a huge amount of landfill waste so by recycling even the small cartridge, it is further enhancing the environmental responsibilities of a franking machine.

When franking machines are sourced from a specialist supplier they are still the very competitively priced and the added environmental services and features do not add to the cost. It is often the case that a product whether it be for the workplace, home or a food item is more expensive if it has green credentials. This is something that has to change, especially in the current economic climate when money saving is a must for most consumers and businesses.

Franking mail ensures that business expenditure is kept under control and reduced whenever possible. Franking machines can save on average at least 2p on a first class, 3p on a second class and 6p on large letters and at the same time, giving mail a professional image. A professional image on an envelope could give you the edge when tendering for new business for example with personalisation of the franking imprint.

A franking machine saves instantly on postage costs but also labour costs compared with the process of weighing and sticking individual stamps on. That coupled with the more professional look mean franking machines are the way forward for today’s businesses.

Security is high on business agendas and many franking machines use modern encryption technology and fulfills the highest security requirements. A digital, thermotransfer print head and integrated security device create a universal partner for your franking needs. A high quality, immediately smear-proof indicium can include your company advert and ensure that your outgoing mail is an advertisement for your business further enhancing professionalism. This is also another feature that helps reduce waste and unnecessary production of labels as the transfer goes directly onto the mailed item.

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