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Last recommended postal dates for 2012

Posted on November 30th, 2012

(Posted 30th November 2012) If you’re sending out important mailers or promotional material for the festive season, or corporate, promotional gifts and company Christmas cards, here’s Royal Mail’s recommended postal dates:

Thursday 13th December – Standard & Mail Order Return Parcels

Tuesday 18th December – SECOND CLASS and Recorded Signed For

Thursday 20th December – FIRST CLASS and Recorded Signed For

Friday 21st December – Special Delivery – Saturday Guaranteed

Saturday 22nd December – Special Delivery

Santa takes over after that, but is far too busy with his own deliveries, so don’t miss the last dates!

If you have any last minute Christmas promotions, offers or deals to shout about, contact us for a quick turn-around on design and print.

And don’t forget to update your website so your customers are fully aware of your Christmas offers and opening times etc…

Call now on 01245 363163, or send us an email.

We’ve been as busy as the elves lately with the Christmas rush – here’s a few examples of our Christmas promotional design, print and production:


Royal Mail Post Marks have changed – you MUST use the new ones from 2nd January 2013!

Posted on September 7th, 2012

(Posted September 7th 2012) Did you know that Royal Mail changed their ‘Printed Postage Impression’ (PPI) designs in June this year? This applies to the following delivery speeds or products: 1st Class, 2nd Class, Economy, Advertising Mail (Big Book and Heavyweight options), Royal Mail Tracked®, Special Delivery™ and International (optional).

They have changed the PPI marks so that the mail receiver can easily see who is responsible for delivery, by adding the ‘Delivered by Royal Mail’ mark, and therefore know who to contact if there is a delivery issue.

Although the new PPI marks have been effective since 23rd June 2012, Royal Mail are aware that customers will have stocks of envelopes with the old marks to use up. Therefore there is a six month transition period in which old envelopes can be used and businesses can get ready with the new design.

AFTER 2nd JANUARY 2013, OLD ROYAL MAIL PPI MARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

If you need your stationery updated, Premier Design have the new Royal Mail PPI marks and we can provide competitive quotes for your new envelopes:

• Your logo printed on your envelopes, single to full colour designs
• Coloured envelopes
• Conqueror envelopes
• Window envelopes
• First and Second Class
• DL, C6, C5, C4, C3 sized
• Seal and Peel envelopes

Call us on 01245 363163 for more details.