The Mail Piece Calculator is an application designed for the printing and mailing industry. When processing a list for direct mail, it is required to enter the weight and thickness of the mail piece. Oftentimes, a list is processed for the job is printed so that the addresses can be merged with the digital file enabling the printer to print the addresses with the barcode on the mail piece. This causes the person that’s processing the list to create a “dummy” or “mockup” with the actual paper and envelope so that they can weight the piece and measure the thickness. This can be a tedious task and this software eliminates that step. Since each paper is defined by a weight and has a thickness, by storing that in a database, we can calculate the thicknesses and weights with this calculator to save time.
How it works:
This program works by first selecting the type of mail that you are trying to calculate for. For this there are 4 choices: Self Mailer, Insert, Booklet, and Envelope
For each mail component, you can add the paper and details for that particular component and click “Add.” By adding that component to the item box, you are ready to calculate the weight and thickness for the component. You can add additional components to the list box. When you hit “Calculate” it will calculate the weight and thickness for each component and display the total.
Installer files can be downloaded via these links:MailPiece Calculator - Windows Installer (167 downloads) MailPiece Calculator – Mac Installer (179 downloads)