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How to store the Advance Date in a custom preset using DM500-DM550

UPDATED: 16 June 2015

This feature may be offered as a standard or optional feature, and is not available on all Pitney Bowes solutions. In order to store an Advance Date setting in a custom preset on the DM500™ or DM550™, this feature must be enabled.

Example 1: 
Today is Wednesday and the advance date is for 2 days and stored in a custom preset:  

  • If the preset is recalled on the same day (Wednesday) it will print Friday's date on the postage
  • If the preset is recalled on the next day (Thursday) it will print Saturday's date on the postage 

To set advance date:

  1. Press the Menu button
  2. Select Indicia Print Options
  3. Select Date
  4. Select Advance Date.  

Example 2:  
If the system was set up to automatically advance the date at 3 PM*, and a custom preset was created with the Advance Date set to zero (that is, the date was not advanced), then:

  • If the preset is recalled before 3 PM it will print today's date on the postage
  • If the preset is recalled after 3 PM it will print tomorrow's date on the postage

* To automatically advance the date, by 24 hours:

  1. Press Menu button
  2. Select Set Up
  3. Press the down arrow button
  4. Select Time of Day
  5. Select Date will advance after  

Example 3: 
If the system was set up to automatically advance the date at 3 PM, and a custom preset was created that advanced the date by 2 days, then:  

  • If the preset is recalled before 3 PM, the system will set the date two days ahead
  • If the preset is recalled after 3 PM, the system will still set the date two days ahead  

NOTE:  If a custom preset is created with the Advance Date feature turned Off and this preset is recalled, the current date setting is not affected.  

To enable the preset date advance feature:  

  1. Press the Custom Presets button
  2. Press the right arrow button and the Set Up Preset screen opens
  3. Select Date Advance. This message appears:  If set On, presets stored when the date is not advanced will return the system to today's date
  4. Select On to enable this feature and store the date advance
  5. Select Off to disable the feature