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Question 15 -  What is Canada Post's policy about the use of 3rd party ink?
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Please see Canada Post's email to me on July 30th, 2009.

Hi Chad

** This is the information that I was able to obtain with regards to the ink that is used. ***

The requirement from Canada Post is that any ink used must be bright fluorescent and be legible by our equipment. The requirement is on our website under ABC’s of mailing. Link and section are copied below.

The use of Bright Fluorescent ink is also a requirement in the Postage Meter Regulations, also copied below

http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGabcmail-e.asp

4.6.8.2
Postage Meter Impression

A postage meter impression is an imprint that indicates the amount of postage paid. It must be printed by a Canada Post approved postage meter, directly on an envelope or on postage meter label (which can then be placed on certain items) using bright fluorescent red ink. Postage meter impressions must be legible (capable of being read by Canada Post personnel and mail processing equipment). Customers manually preparing a Bill of Lading or a Manifest must apply the postage meter impression to the back of the data entry copy of the form.

It is not acceptable to have postage meter impressions on small pieces of paper other than postage meter tape. Nor is it acceptable to alter postage meter impressions. These items will be considered invalid postage.

Link to Postage Meter Regulations.

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showdoc/cr/SOR-83-748/bo-ga:s_5::bo-ga:s_6/20090730?page=4

13. A postage meter impression on an item to be transmitted by post shall be in bright fluorescent red ink.

We do not specifically require that the Ink must be that of the meter manufacturer. Our requirements are for fluorescents and readability.

Poor legibility and non-fluorescents could result in delays and increased cost to our mail processing operations. Use of non-florescent red ink could result in the mail being returned to sender as it is in contravention of the Postage Meter Regulations.

Hope this helps.

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