Letter mail and postcards – it couldn’t be easier

Designing, franking and sending your letter mail is now even easier

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Print your own stamps

Get your stamps even faster: Pay online and print your stamps straight away – onto printer paper, labels or directly onto an envelope.

Select postage and print now:


Formats and weights

Your individual options for letter mail dispatch

Stapel Briefe

Standard and Kompakt letter items

  • DIN B6, 125 mm x 176 mm
  • DIN C6, 114 mm x 162 mm
  • DIN lang, 110 mm x 220 mm
  • Standard weight: up to 20g
  • Kompakt weight: up to 50g
Großbrief auf Tisch

Großbrief and Maxibrief letter items

  • A5, C5, B5, A4, C4, B4 sleeve formats
  • Großbrief weight: up to 500g
  • Maxibrief weight: up to 1,000g


  • Rectangular or square formats e.g. 140 mm x 90 mm
  • The maximum weight is roughly equivalent to that of an empty French fries container.

Addressing your mail correctly – to ensure safe delivery

Your mail arrives faster when the address information can be read automatically. Please note the following when addressing an envelope:

  • Only write on the front of the envelope
  • Position the sender address at the top left, and recipient address at the bottom right
  • Stamps or other forms of franking, top right.

Adresses - a closer look


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Format template – getting the postage right

Place the letter or postcard at the bottom left to ascertain the letter format. Then push the letter through the measurement slot to check the height/thickness. Now you know whether you are posting a Standard, Kompakt, Großbrief or Maxibrief letter item.

Order format template

Briefwaage MAUL reflect

Letter scales

Letter scales are not simply a device to measure the weight of letters: With a high-quality, shatterproof housing, MAULreflect scales score points visually with their slimline, elegant proportions, and during use with user-friendly single key operation.

Order letter scales


Ordering stamps and packaging materials online

Order all your letter dispatch requirements conveniently online: envelopes with stamps, mail pouches, boxes etc.

Go to Shop der Deutschen Post retail outlet