Printing NetStamps

NetStamps are the official USPS solution for printing postage stamps from Stamps.com to use on postcards and letters. When printing USPS postage stamps from Stamps.com, you must use either NetStamps sheets or rolls. NetStamps are approved by USPS and are specially designed to work with the USPS processing systems. They include security features to protect you and deter postage fraud.

Use NetStamps sheets when printing from a standard inkjet or laser printer. NetStamps sheets are 8.5" x 11" with 25 labels each. However, if you have a 2" thermal printer, the best option is to use NetStamps rolls. You can purchase both sheets and rolls on the Stamps.com Online Store.

Before You Begin

If you are new to printing NetStamps, please review our Printer Setup and Print Sample NetStamps articles for guidance on your printer settings and properly loading your NetStamps sheets into your printer.

Create & Print Your NetStamps

To create and print your NetStamps:

You are now ready to print your NetStamps! Click Print Postage.

First time printing?

Review our Printer Setup and Print Sample NetStamps help articles if this is your first time printing or you are unsure if your printer is configured correctly for NetStamps.

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If your NetStamps failed to print properly, you can reprint without an extra charge by clicking the Reprint button and following the onscreen prompts.

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Stamps.com online reprint option.

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Stamps.com PC software reprint option.

The Reprint option appears after each print occurs. Please note you have one opportunity to reprint. Do not change any settings or go to another screen. Doing so will disable the Reprint feature.

NetStamps with Address Labels

Original NetStamps® with Address Labels sheets combine NetStamps with address labels in one sheet. When using these sheets, you can print both the postage stamp and the return address label for your envelope at the same time. You can purchase NetStamps with Address Labels directly from the Stamps.com Online store.

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The process for printing NetStamps with address labels is the same as printing a regular NetStamps sheet. When you enter the sheet serial number into the Serial # field, our software will recognize the sheet format automatically.

If you are using the Stamps.com PC software, you also have the option to print the delivery address instead of the return address on these labels. When you enter the sheet serial number, an address field will appear where you will type the address you wish to print or select a recipient address (or group) from your Contacts list.

To print a sample first, go to our Print Sample NetStamps article and download the NetStamps with Address Label Sample sheet and follow the print sample sheet instructions.

Notes about Printing NetStamps

  • NetStamps do not expire after printing.

  • The "X" marking on NetStamp rolls signals the beginning and end of the roll. This marking helps when loading the roll and lets you know when to replace it. Do not use these stamps for mailing purposes. If you accidentally print a NetStamp with an "X" marking, you can request a refund for the print.

  • You cannot print USPS postage stamps on plain paper. You must use official NetStamps sheets or rolls, which are approved by USPS for printing postage stamps.

  • You can use NetStamps for both domestic and international postcards and letters.

  • You can use a combination of traditional stamps and NetStamps on the same mailpiece as long as it adds up to the correct postage amount. For optimal delivery speed, the USPS recommends putting the largest denomination in the upper right corner.

  • You can use NetStamps on either plain or window envelopes. However, for large envelopes/flats, packages, or Priority Mail class shipments you must instead create and print a shipping label.

  • You can print either a partial or full NetStamps sheet. A full sheet contains 25 NetStamps. If you choose not to print a full sheet, you can re-insert the sheet into your printer and select the first unused label on the sheet the next time you print.

  • You cannot print multiple NetStamps sheets at a time. You are currently limited to one sheet per print session. Consider using NetStamps Rolls with a 2" thermal printer if you need to print in larger quantities.

USPS NetStamps Regulations

According to USPS regulations, NetStamps may not be resold and can be used only by the direct purchaser. Any knowing violation of this USPS rule can result in prosecution by federal authorities for mail fraud.

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