Connection Between Mail-Piece Design & USPS Regulations Illustrated at Next Week’s ‘Postal Boot Camp’ Sessions

One-day courses offered in East Hanover, New Jersey and Albany, New York will show printers and mailers how to cost effectively produce and process direct mail to meet postal standards.

Printers and mailers are invited to explore the link between mail-piece design and U.S. Postal Service regulations at Postal Boot Camp for Printers and Mailers, a one-day course to be held in East Hanover, NJ on May 5 and Albany, NY, on May 6. Co-sponsored by the New York Chapter of Epicomm and Print & Graphic Communications Association (PGCA), both courses will be led by George Heinrich, the ‘Postal Professor,’ and will give attendees a basic overall knowledge of the relationship of postal regulations, mail-piece design, and related postage costs, enabling them to better serve their print and mail customers.

A mailing industry veteran for more than 40 years, Heinrich is a featured speaker, teacher, and trainer who provides on-site mail- and fulfillment-related training and operational evaluations. He uses humor to make the content easier to understand and keep the program moving, and his Boot Camp seminars have won Four Star ratings for over a decade. Among the topics he will cover:

  • Meet your uncontrollable partner―the United States Postal Service
  • Speaking Postal – BMC, SCF, NCOA, CASS, DPV, and more!
  • Classes of Mail
  • Shape Based Processing―Size Does Matter
  • Barcodes and Automation
  • Tracking codes
  • Tabbing Folded Self Mailers
  • How Pre-sort Works
  • Data Management
  • Intelligent Mail Barcode Credits
  • Seamless Acceptance
  • Transportation Discounts
  • Quality Addressing

Epicomm and PIA recognize and support the integration of the multi-functional aspects of services offered by today’s printers and mailers. Postal Boot Camp for Printers and Mailers will help companies that provide one or both services understand how direct mail can be produced and processed to meet USPS standards and regulations and achieve the most cost-effective results for their customers. Armed with this knowledge, they can offer more comprehensive and competitive services for today’s print and mailing services buyers.

The May programs will be the only time the Postal Boot Camp will be offered in the metropolitan area this year.  Here are the details on the two sessions:

East Rutherford, New Jersey session —
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
8:30 am to 4:00 pm Click here for flyer and registration form
Paper Mart, 151 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ

Albany, New York session —
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
8:30 am to 4:30 pm  Click here for flyer and registration form
Treviso, 257 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY

Postal Boot Camp registration is $150 for the first attendee, with a discount for additional registrants from the same company.  Visit for more information or to register, or contact Jim Prendergast, EPICOMM, at (212) 217-6824, or Kim Tuzzo, PIA, at (716) 691-3211,

Tim Freeman, President
Print & Graphic Communications Association



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