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Facing Identification Mark (FIM)

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Facing Identification Mark (FIM) - A series of five or six vertical bars used by automated postal equipment to identify, orient, and separate reply mail.

[Category=Postal ]

Source: USPS, 15 September 2009 09:31:18, External

Facing Identification Mark - A pattern of vertical bars and spaces used by automated postal equipment such as a facer-canceler to identify, orient, and separate certain types of mail. It is printed to the left of the indicia, along the top edge of a letter or card and is used to identify Business Reply Mail, automation-compatible courtesy reply envelopes, metered reply mail, Information-Based Indicia or PC Postage mail, and other designated types of mail. Different combinations of bars represent different types of mail.

[Category=Postal ]

Source: USPS, 23 June 2013 09:20:09, External

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FIM - Facing Identification Marks (FIM) are a series of vertical bars that must appear in the upper right of business reply mail. The FIM bars are used by automated equipment to identify business reply, and to properly orient the piece for processing.

[Category=Database Marketing ]

Source: Postcom, 05 March 2010 09:53:50, External

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