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Reviewing Your Mailpiece  
Review your mailpieces before they are presented for acceptance.
Examine all mailpiece designs before presenting for acceptance to confirm they meet Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) standards.

Contact your local Mailpiece Design Analyst (MDA) for an appointment to have your sample mailpieces tested. The sample should be between 25-50 pieces for each design. The MDA will test the samples and provide a feedback report.

Develop a complete test plan, and analyze high-risk pieces first. The test plan will vary depending on the size and type of your business. Use the reports to update your high-risk pieces.

These factors should be considered when developing a test plan:

Mailpiece types
Paper stock and coatings
Addressing/barcoding platforms
Barcode fonts available
Location of address/barcode printers, transport bases, inserters, web press, bindery equipment, etc.

Keep a record of all test results, and use a grid to identify and investigate trends. Make sure you are able to interpret the MERLIN™ program diagnostic reports.
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Domestic Mail Manual
Mailpiece Design Introduction
Mailpiece Design Analyst Introduction
Mailpiece Design Analyst Lookup