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Mailing List Tips

Mailing list file preparation tips
 
Questions & Answers

  1. Does US Printing accept any file format?
  2. What if addresses in my list are incorrect?
  3. Can I merge several different lists together?
  4. Can I buy a list from US Printing?
  5. Can you inkjet names in a fancy typeface?
  6. What is Excel Spreadsheet (.XLS)?
  7. What is Tab Delimited (.CSV)?
  8. What is ASCII Text File (TXT)?


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Does US Printing accept any file format?
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No. US Printing accepts mailing-ready files in any of the following formats: .csv, .txt, .xls.

In other words, US Printing accepts mailing-ready files saved in any of the following file formats: Comma Separated Delimited (.csv), ASCII text file (.txt), and Excel Spreadsheet (.xls).

Please note that if you have a mailing list in any other file format (e.g., xml), we encourage you to export your data to a mailing-ready format that can be uploaded to US Printing.

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What if addresses in my list are incorrect?
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US Printing does not mail to incorrect addresses. However, each address in the list you submit will be reviewed. As a result, we encourage you to carefully review your mailing list before submitting it to us for processing.

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Can I merge several different lists together?
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Yes. US Printing can merge several lists together for a fee of $25 for each list.

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Can I buy a list from US Printing?
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No. At this time, US Printing does not offer list service.

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Can you inkjet names in a fancy typeface?
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No. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has strict guidelines for mailing services. The only way US Printing can offer you low mailing service prices is for us to inkjet standard fonts. As a result, we are not able to accept any addressing that includes italics or any other fancy typeface.

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What is Excel Spreadsheet (.XLS)?
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Excel spreadsheet or .XLS for short is a file format used to store date and information created in Microsoft Excel. This format is commonly used by clients to store mail list data.

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What is Tab Delimited (.CSV)?
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Tab delimited or comma separated values or .CSV for short is a simple text file format that contains information separated by commas or tabs. Each line is one entry or record, and the fields in the record are separated by commas or tabs. This format is commonly used by clients to store mail list data.

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What is ASCII Text File (.TXT)?
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ASCII text file or .TXT for short is a text file that contains only ASCII characters without any special formatting. This format is commonly used by clients to store mail list data.

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