Franking Machine Comparisons, Guides and Reviews

The Franking Machine Review / Comparison tables below detail the full total Cost Of Ownership for most current UK franking machines.

At Mailcoms we pride ourselves on only offering equipment that is reliable and cost effective to run and doesn’t cost over 5p in ink for every letter you send reducing your potential savings (as in the case of some of our competitors). To see how our equipment compares check out our comparison tables below and then compare our service buy checking out the independent review site www.trustpilot.co.uk and search for your potential supplier.

See Notes at the bottom of this page for data sources and further information.

Low Volume Franking Machine Comparison Guide:

(CLICK HERE for Mid /High Volume Franking Machine Comparisons & Reviews)

Machine
Print Type, Speed & Recommended Daily Volume
Annual Support & Maintenance
Ink Cost/Yield and Cost per Print
Postage Top-Ups @ 1 per month
Royal Mail Rate-Change Update @ 2 annually
1000 Franking Labels
Mailcoms Franking Machines
Mailcoms Mailbase Lite

Mailbase Lite Franking Machine
Click Here video demonstration and Quote
'Pass Through' Franking

30 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
Mailcoms Premier Service & Support Cover £179.00
£59.95 Per Cartridge for
5000 Prints = 1.2p per print
FREE
All FREE with Support Agreement
£16.95
Mailcoms Mailbase

Mailbase Smart Franking Machine
Click Here video demonstration and Quote
'Pass Through' Franking

40 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
Mailcoms Premier Service & Support Cover £199.00
£59.95 Per Cartridge for
5000 Prints = 1.2p per print
FREE
All FREE with Support Agreement
£16.95
Neopost IS240


Click for a video and Quote for the Neopost IS240 Franking Machine
Manual Stamp and Remove

20 Per Minute

Up to 50 per day
£177
£85.99 Per Cartridge for
2500 Prints = 3.4p per print
£60 PA* + £1.50 per Min**
£140.00
(Approx £70 Each)
£27.99
Neopost IS280


Click for a video and Quote for the Neopost IS280 Franking Machine
Manual Stamp and Remove

20 Per Minute

Up to 50 per day
Neocare TotalCare service Cover:£267
£85.99 Per Cartridge for
2500 Prints = 3.4p per print
£60 PA* + £1.50 per Min**
£140.00
(Approx £70 Each)
£27.99
Neopost IS330


Neopost IS 330 Smart Franking Machine Comparison
Click for a video and Quote for the Neopost IS330 Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

30 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
Neocare TotalCare+ service Cover: £530.00
£116.99 Per Cartridge for
6000 Prints = 2p per print
£60 PA* + £1.50 per Min**
Inclusive with NeocareTotalCare
service cover
or approx. £140 PA
without.
£29.74
Neopost IS350


Neopost IS 330 Smart Franking Machine Comparison
Click for a video and Quote for the Neopost IS350 Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

30 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
Neocare TotalCare+ service Cover:
£564.00
£116.99 Per Cartridge for
6000 Prints = 2p per print
£60 PA* + £1.50 per Min**
Inclusive with Neocare TotalCare
service cover
or approx. £140 PA
without.
£29.74
Pitney Bowes DM50 / DM55


Pitney Bowes DM50 / DM55 Franking Machine Comparison
Click Here To Get a Quote For the Pitney Bowes DM50 / DM55 Franking Machine
Manual Stamp and Remove

20 Per Minute

Up to 50 per day
Extended Warranty £30.00
£62.96 Per Cartridge for
1280 Prints = 4.9p per print
£5.50* Each Recredit
£119.90 PA
£37.63
Pitney Bowes DM160i


Pitney Bowes DM160i Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

40 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
PB Inclusive Service cover: £345.00
£89.96 Per Cartridge for
5000 Prints = 1.8p per print
£13.00* Each Recredit
Included with PBInclusive service cover or £190 PA
without.
£37.63
FP Mailing / Francotyp Postalia
FP Mailing - Francotyp Postalia Mymail

Click Here for independent demo of the Mymail Franking Machine
Manual Stamp and Remove

18 Per Minute

Up to 30 per day
Fully Comprehensive Service Cover
Approx. £190.00
Inc. Scale
£152.00 Per Cartridge for
4000 Prints = 3.8p per print
12 Free PA
Thereafter:
£11.00 Each
Included with service Contract
£32.00
FP Mailing - Francotyp Postalia Optimail

Click Here for independent demo of the Optimail 25 / 30 Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

30 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
Fully Comprehensive Service Cover
Approx. £300.00
Inc. Scale
£30.00 Per Ribbon Cartridge for
4000 Prints = 2.7p per print
12 Free PA
Thereafter:
£11.00 Each
Included with service Contract
£32.00
FP Mailing - Francotyp Postalia Postbase Qi3

FP Qi3 Postbase Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

30 Per Minute

Up to 100 per day
Fully Comprehensive Service Cover
Approx. £TBA
Inc. Scale
£TBA Per Cartridge for
TBA Prints = TBA per print
12 Free PA
Thereafter:
£11.00 Each
Included with service Contract
£66.00
Frama Franking Machine Comparisons and Reviews
Matrix F2 Lite

Frama Matrix F2 Franking Machine
Click for a video and Quote for the Frama Matrix F2L Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

21 Per Minute

Up to 50 per day
Fully Comprehensive Service Cover
Approx. £200.00
Inc. Scale
£85.50 Per Cartridge for
2500 Prints = 3.4p per print
£50.00 #
Included with service Contract or £130 PA without
£26.00
Matrix F2

Frama Matrix F2 Franking Machine
Click for a video and Quote for the Frama Matrix F2 Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

21 Per Minute

Up to 50 per day
Fully Comprehensive Service Cover
Approx. £250.00
Inc. Scale
£85.50 Per Cartridge for
4000 Prints = 2.1p per print
£50.00 #
Included with service Contract or £130 PA without
£26.00
Matrix F4 Lite

Frama Matrix F4 Franking Machine
Click for a video and Quote for the Frama Matrix F4 Franking Machine
'Pass Through' Franking

60 Per Minute

Up to 300 per day
Fully Comprehensive Service Cover
Approx. £400.00
Inc. Scale
£125.00 Per Cartridge for
10,000 Prints = 1.2p per print
£50.00 #
Included with service Contract or £130 PA without
£26.00

Please note this is only a guide to assist you in asking the questions for details of extra costs that you may not be aware of.  This table doesn’t include rental or purchase prices as this needs to be obtained from the suppliers directly. We have have compiled this comparison based on information given to us from a combination of customers, manufacturers web sites, contacting the manufacturer and manufacturer / supplier price lists. Further details of the data source can be found at the bottom of this page. Manufacturers and suppliers can change their prices up or down or introduce new products that may alter the machines cost of ownership either up or down. For exact prices please contact the equipment manufacturer.

Data sources:

Pitney Bowes Price List

Pitney Bowes Franking Machine Cartridge Yields

Frama Franking Machine Ink Cartridge & Labels Price List

Mailcoms Ink Cartridge & Labels Price List

FP Mailing / Francotyp Postalia Cartridge Prices: copy and paste the following url into your address bar:
http://www.themailingroom.com/FrankingMachineConsumables-Category-1.html

Neopost Ink Cartridge & Labels Pricing: copy and paste the following url into your address bar:
http://www.op-insight.co.uk/IWCatSectionView.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=179&Catalog_Id=141,45&Section_Id=4755&WT.svl=left

The Comparisons / Reviews  / Jargon Explained:

Disclaimer:The information on this page is to be used as a guide only, whilst we try and keep the data as accurate and up to date as possible pricing and offers can often change and as such we cannot guarantee its accuracy and should be checked direct with the supplier on the numbers below each supplier section.Pricing for rate changes, recrediting charges, ink cartridge life and pricing should be available on the Neopost and Pitney Bowes web sites as per the Office of Fair Trading undertaking given under section 154 of the enterprise Act 2002 dated 17th June 2005.Pitney Bowes cartridge yields courtesy of www.pb.com (US Web site), UK yields may differ slightly.
Ink cartridge pricing courtesy of www.pitneybowes.co.uk and www.neopost.co.ukAll ink cartridge/cassette yields may vary depending on the usage of company logos and the density of ink used.
* Pitney Bowes Recrediting & Rate Updates For PostageByPhone (Payment in Advance) a fee of £6 per refill is payable (£9 if payment by invoice).
For PurchasePower (Payment in Arrears) a fee of £5.50 will be applied to refills between £0 and £100, for refills between £101 and £1,300 a fee of £13 will be applied
and for refills above £1,300 a fee of 1% will be applied.Royal Mail Inland & International rates are available for download at £160 per annum for unlimited changes.
Special Delivery rates are available for download at £30 each per annum for unlimited changes.
Both Royal Mail Inland & International and Special Delivery rates are included with PBInclusive.** Neopost recrediting charged as Follows:Re-crediting charges are billed annually in arrears, with charges based on the number of re-credits during the year. In addition, charges are made to reflect the connection cost via phone or LAN:

Number of recredits
during contract year
Annual Price
1 to 4 £15.00
5 to 10 £30.00
11 to 20 £60.00
21 to 30 £70.00
30 or more £80.00

Connection via LAN, or a Premium rate phone line (additionally charged at £1.50 per minute for ‘IS’ Range or via a standard National rate for ‘IJ’ range, call duration normally less than 1 minute) connection via a standard National rate phone line (duration normally less than 1 minute) actual cost may vary depending on connection and data transfer speeds.

# Frama Recrediting & Rate Updates

Frama charge £30 per 6 months for recrediting, this and the Royal Mail rate updates may be included in their premium service and support cover