EAN-130000028869252   EAN-13 barcode 0000028869252
UPC-A000028869252   UPC-A barcode 000028869252
Product NameMarlboro Lights
LanguageEnglish
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Created07-01-2006
Modified09-05-2018 6:08:36pm
MD5b11e6bbb1b6b9b0112bf41a8bbe18278
SHA256f89e1054b3b39648573ac120b2ff0a78c7cac1eb9c38e6573a907732145d50a1
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The Facing Identification Mark, or FIM, is used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the automation of mail processing. Basically, the FIM is a set of vertical bars that are printed on the upper edge of an envelop or postcard, slightly to the left of the stamp. It’s a nine digit barcode that consists of vertical bars and zeros, which are represented by the blank spaces.

The FIM’s primary function is to ensure that all mail is facing the proper way, to identify how the postage was paid (business reply, etc.) and whether or not the business reply mail has a POSTNET barcode. Should there be a POSTNET barcode, the mail can then be sent directly to the barcode sorter.

There are four different types of FIM barcodes, A, B, C and D.

As far as standards are concerned, the FIM has to meet very specific guidelines:

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