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Printed Matter (Magazines/Books)

Printed Matter can be used to send periodicals, books, catalogs, direct mail, and business documents.

Items Considered to be Printed Matter

Articles that can be
sent as Printed Matter

Books/Magazines including catalogs and periodicals

direct mail


Articles that can not be sent
as Printed Matter

Boxes of drugs and cosmetics

Documents created via computer, or word processor (two or more copies are acceptable).


Details of Articles that can be sent as Printed Matter

Services for major customers/business customers

When sending a large quantity of printed matter, the following services save you costs !

D-mail (priority bulk airmail)/P-mail (nonpriority bulk airmail)

This service can be applied when the same sender submits more than 300 pieces of sorted printed matter.


Special Mailbags (M-bags)

This service is convenient when the same sender is shipping a large quantity of printed matter to the same addressee.


Rates

This service offers more reasonable rates than nonstandard-sized mail.

Service Details

  Printed Matter
Maximum size Minimum size
Dimension

Length + Width + Thickness = 90 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm)
provided the maximum length is 60 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm).

a (length): 60 cm
a + b + c = 90 cm

Length: 14 cm
Width: 9 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm)

Rolled items:
Length + twice the Diameter = 104 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm)
provided the maximum length is 90 cm
(permissible deviation 2 mm).

a (length): 90 cm
a + 2b = 104 cm

Rolled items:
Length + twice the Diameter = 17 cm,
provided the minimum length is 10 cm.

a (length): 10cm
a + 2b = 17cm

Weight

5kg

  • Up to 2kg for printed matter other than documents addressed to Ireland and printed matter addressed to Canada
Shipping Type

Airmail
Economy Air (SAL)
Surface Mail

Comparing shipping methods

Available
Optional Services

Express Mail
Registered Mail
Advice of delivery

About Optional Services

Usage Requirements and Precautions

  1. Please write the recipient's address directly on the package of your postal item. Check here for further details on how to fill out the recipient's address.
    As a printed matter is a standard mail similar to letters and postcards, it is not registered. If you want your postal item to be registered, please use the optional service of “Registered Mail” or “Advice of delivery”.
  2. Please write “Printed Matter” in the left upper corner of the address side of your postal item (in case there is a sender's address and name written there, please write “Printed Matter”under them).
  3. When packing a printed matter, it is important to make it possible to open the package and check its content.

    Packing Method Details

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