Barcode-Glossary

USPS FIM

Origin and Symbol Term

FIM (Face Identification Marking) was developed by the United State Postal Service (USPS) as part of the POSTNET Barcode System.

FIM is employed in the postal area in order to ascertain whether a postal item is marked with a barcode or not.

Symbol Description

Example of the different FIM-Symbols:

  • FIM A (private answer mail):

    USPS FIM A
  • FIM B (business answer mail without a Postnet barcode):

    USPS FIM B
  • FIM C (business answer mail with a Postnet barcode):

    USPS FIM C
  • FIM D (postal items with stamps and without a Postnet barcode):

    USPS FIM D

Ranges of Application & Businesses/Trades

  • United States Postal Service (USPS)

Classification

Codeable Character Set

  • FIM A, FIM B, FIM C, FIM D

Symbol Setup

  • A FIM Symbol is a 9-Bit code, consisting of bars and replacement characters. One bar represents a binary "1" and a replacement character represents a binary "0".