Pitney Bowes Announces Integrated Printing for Industry-Leading DI900/950 Inserters
STAMFORD, Conn., February 01, 2007 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced the release of integrated document printing for its industry-leading DI 900/950 series of tabletop inserters, bringing outstanding levels of security and process integrity within the reach of mid-volume mailers.
The system is especially useful for midsize organizations that are printing sensitive documents but currently do not have a robust method to ensure that private or sensitive information is adequately protected. With integrated document printing, each mailpiece can be created and formatted, printed, folded, inserted, sealed and metered without operator intervention – a true end-to-end system. Moreover, process verification software provides piece-level tracking to enhance the integrity and accuracy of every job.
Estimated printer capacities are up to 250,000 black-and-white, or 100,000 color pages per month. The printers also feature environmentally-friendly duplex printing options on both color and black-and-white models.
“The addition of integrated document printing to our high-end DI 900/950 tabletop inserter brings a tremendous level of security to the mid-volume mailer,” said Kevin Weiss, Executive Vice President and President, Mailstream, The Americas. “The big mailers have long had access to these benefits, and now they can be enjoyed by a much larger number of organizations that handle private or sensitive information. It’s a lot of value in a small package.”
Using the optional PB FIRST„¢ file management software, the mailer can design customized bills, statements, invoices, or any other number of documents. Depending upon the printer selected, these documents can be printed in color or black-and-white, folded, inserted into an envelope along with other customized materials, sealed and metered at unprecedented speed. Total system capacity is estimated at up to 250,000 pages per month for black-and-white documents, and up to 100,000 pages per month for color.
Overseeing the entire operation is process verification software that tracks the disposition of each job down to the piece level, thus enhancing the integrity of every activity. The software also quickly identifies and isolates any errors that may occur in production, allowing the mailer to reprint only those mailpieces affected, and to do so on the fly without any hindrance in performance.
Other customer benefits include paper and postage savings by taking advantage of two-sided printing, complete flexibility in mixing pre-printed letterhead with plain paper; and enhanced direct mail response rates through application of spot color to marketing messages. Moreover, integrated printing with the DI 900/950 makes the multi-step mail production process a thing of the past.
The new integrated print system will be on display at the Pitney Bowes booth at the Graphics of the Americas/XPLOR show in Miami Beach, Florida, on March 2-4, 2007.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides the world’s most comprehensive suite of mailstream software, hardware, services and solutions to help companies manage their flow of mail, documents and packages to improve communication. Pitney Bowes, with $5.6 billion in annual revenue, takes an all-inclusive view of its customers’ operations, helping organizations of all sizes enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from an optimized mailstream. The company’s 86 years of technological leadership have produced many major mailstream innovations, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 34,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at www.pb.com.