Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced new technology enhancements and capabilities to its high-volume production printing and mailing solutions to help customers increase operational savings while producing high-quality, color communications. The new updates include: an in-line envelope converting module for the Mailstream Wrapper Productivity Series; a Print+ Direct Mail™ color inkjet system; an enhanced client job tracking capability for DFWorks® Software; and Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) compatibility for the IntelliJet 20® Printing System. Pitney Bowes will feature these solutions at Graph Expo 2012 in Chicago (booth #1238).
“Pitney Bowes is continuing to invest in new technology and capabilities to help our customers more effectively connect with their customers,” said Christoph Stehmann, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “These new enhancements can help high-volume production printers and mailers produce faster, smarter customer communications while reducing operational costs.”
New Hardware Solutions and Enhancements
Pitney Bowes’s new in-line envelope converting module for the Mailstream Wrapper™ Productivity Series inserting system can help high-volume transactional mailers and service bureaus produce high-quality, window envelopes.The module uses continuous rolls of paper to produce high-quality wrap material in-line during the mail finishing process. This unique technology allows mailers to cost-effectively produce wrap material with a scalloped flap and window patch, resulting in a finished mailpiece with the appearance of a traditional business envelope. Integrated seamlessly with the Mailstream Wrapper, the module transforms mail finishing into a continuous workflow to produce variable page transactional and direct mail customer communications. This solution features precision inline flap profiling, window cut-out and patching for processing white paper or pre-printed rolls. The servo-driven cutting system simplifies changes between window sizes and locations while helping to ensure accurate registration to the printed web. Utilizing recyclable glassine, window patches are applied, creating a solid seal and flat patch. By incorporating the module with the Mailstream Wrapper, organizations can reduce the costs of pre-manufactured envelopes and time associated with material handling and logistics.