Someone I know (and certainly not my wife ) is often worried if a card or letter is too thick/small/large for standard First Class postage. To help
her them out, I created this easy to use pass/fail gauge:
It includes the minimum & maximum height, max length, and most importantly, a pass-through thickness gauge. It also has the min/max aspect ratios for machinable vs nonmachinable pieces.
Here’s the file if you’d care to make one…
Any material (even cardboard) will work.
Thanks. I usually end up going to the post office and asking the counter person, but this would save me the trip.
I was at the local PO and the counter worker whipped out a much larger version. I thought “I can improve on that a bit.” et voilà !
Hey good idea. I might check Canada posts dimensions and make one of these.
So useful! Thank you so much for sharing the file.
Canadian version: if anyone cares
What a great practical cut. Thanks for the share!!
Wow! Cool…thank you, Dennis! I print most all of my postage here at home (I have a scale connected to my postage app) and I run into this issue sometimes. This will help a lot.
Nice share! This could be very handy.
Very useful item—thanks! Love those practical projects.
So useful! Thanks for sharing!
thank you for sharing great idea!
Boy, that’s handy. Thanks
As a machine mechanic for USPS, I thank you!
(and I hope people understand fully how to use it… I have pulled far too many pieces out of machines that could have been saved by the mailer putting a little more thought or effort into their item, and it makes me quite sad)
Thank you so much for this design! It would have been so useful to have when I was mailing out my Christmas cards! It’ll be put to good use for sure!
Before my laser i cut out of thin cardboard by hand. Only problem it sometimes stretched a bit so thank you for this file.
Hey, welcome to the GF community!
Welcome to the community! I’m glad you like this design and hope it’s useful to you.