Demo Video of the PostBase 45 Postage Machine
Description of the PostBase 45 Fully Automatic
The Postbase 45 is a very special low price, fully automatic solution for those who want an automatic postage machine without paying hundreds of dollars per month for it. As with all units in the PostBase series, it includes a full color touchscreen as a standard feature. The PostBase 45 Fully Auto comes standard with RemoteOne software for interfacing directly with a computer. Alternatively it can also plug directly into a LAN line to download postage or update rates in seconds rather than minutes. The PostBase 45 Fully Auto is the first in the PostBase lineup to include a sealing mechanism as a standard feature. The PostBase series is the only completely upgradable and downgradable system on the market. With other companies, you sign a document and commit yourself to years of the exact same postage machine. With PostBase, you have the flexibility to increase or decrease speed, scale capacity, account capacity, and differential weighting, and even make it fully automatic or semi automatic at any time! It is the only postage system on the market capable of growing and shrinking with your mailing needs. The PostBase series can also take not only the standard yield ink cartridges (up to 4,000 impressions), but also the much larger and more economical plus size cartridges (up to 22,000 impressions). In either case you will save hundreds of dollars per year on ink costs with the PostBase system. As with all postage machines, Whitaker Brothers is the only dealer to offer the Pay What You See Guarantee.
Compare all three models
|PostBase 30||PostBase 45||PostBase 65|
|Moistener||Optional||Yes||N/A (handled by Feeder/Sealer)|
|Processing speed (pieces per minute)||30||45||65|
|Integrated scale, capacity in lbs||5lb (optional 10lb or 15lb)||10lb (optional 15lb)||15lb|
|External scale (NTEP)||Optional 30lb/70lb||Optional 30lb/70lb||Optional 30lb/70lb|
|High speed postage download (LAN)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Analog modem postage download||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|RemoteOne (PC control software)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ReportOne (account management)||Optional||Optional||Yes|
|MailOne (mail management & shipping)||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Accounts||5 (optional 10/20/50/100/200)||20 (optional 50/100/200)||50 (optional 100/200)|
|Customizable meter advertisements||12||20||30|
|Free standard meter advertisements||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Customizable SMS text messages||8||10||12|
|Max Mail Thickness||10mm|
|Procesing Speed||45 pieces per minute|
|Postage Download||LAN with optional Analog modem download|
|Print Technology||HP Inkjet|
|Imprints Per Cartridge||Up to 4,000|
|Integrated Scale Capacity||10lb. Options available for up to 15lb and external scales.|
|Accounts||20. Options available for up to 200 accounts.|
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- FEDEX destroyed our first unit in transit and it took four days for a replacement to arrive. Had to pay to outsource a big mailing that we planned to run that week which wasn't cheap. Ownership since then has been smooth.
So Far So Good
Upgraded from a Mailstation 2. Somehow after you calculate the cost of ink this machine was LESS EXPENSIVE. Its been 6 months and our costs look to be running abotu the same - which is a good sign because this is way better than the MailStation. My volume is about 50 peices per day.
Had one problem getting postage on the machine but Whitaker was nice enough to coach me through it. Sealer works well. Signed a 60 month contract and right now it looks like I'll be renewing when the time comes.
Havent been hit with any ambiguous fees either which is definitely something Whitaker likes to preach about. Good for them!
All I Need
- My mail volume has been dropping for the last six years so the ability to upgrade or downgrade this machine as needed was a big reason why I picked the PostBase. I haven't had to do it yet but it's nice to know that if my business picks back up again I can make this machine 65 envelopes per minute or 85 envelopes per minute very quickly. The touchscreen is nice, the ink is cheap, and the machine is pretty easy to use. But most importantly it's breathtakingly less expensive than the competitor we used for ten years prior. My only complaint is that the machine seems to freeze up about once per month and I have to pull the plug. It's a minor inconvenience and Whitaker says it will be fixed with a software update in the next couple weeks... But annoying for the time being.
Drastically Less Expensive
- I downgraded from a 120 piece per minute machine offered by a competitor to the Postbase 45 automatic. I thought the difference in speed would kill me but it really doesn't make any difference. What used to take about 20 seconds per day now takes 60 seconds per day - whopeee. What does matter is that my bill was more than cut in half! It dropped so much that I thought it was a typo or there was some funny business going on. Four months in though I haven't been hit with a single surprise charge though so everything is legit so far. The touchscreen is no iPhone but it does make using the meter a lot easier to learn. I used to be the only person who could use the old machine... Now I've got just about everyone trained on my new Postbase.
I'm worried this will be too slow for my needs. What is your policy on upgrading?If you think it's too slow there are options to crank it up to 65 pieces or 85 pieces per minute. It's a very reasonable one-time cost and the process is very quick, usually only taking about 24 hours. Speed should be the least important consideration when evaluating a postage machine though. As another reviewer said, if you put a stack of mail on the machine and walk away, who cares if it takes three minutes or five minutes to pull it all through?