Pitney Bowes Announces Mailstream Wrapper™ Productivity System for High-Volume Mailers

STAMFORD, Conn., September 12, 2011 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced the introduction of the Mailstream Wrapper™ productivity system. The new solution combines the integrity and efficiency of high speed inserting with an alternate envelope process to help mail operations streamline the production of high quality customer communications. The system can easily integrate into existing mail finishing and print operations, providing an additional opportunity to link print and mail.

The Pitney Bowes Mailstream Wrapper(TM) productivity system combines the integrity and efficiency of ...

The Pitney Bowes Mailstream Wrapper(TM) productivity system combines the integrity and efficiency of high speed inserting with an alternate envelope process to help mail operations streamline the production of high quality customer communications. (Photo: Business Wire)

Built on the Pitney Bowes Mailstream Productivity Series, the new system incorporates Pitney Bowes’s expertise in high-speed inserters, software solutions, and service with Sitma Machinery’s innovative wrap solution. The system, which can process pre-printed wrap material or print in-line after the completion of the mailpiece, can help mailers achieve significant cost savings and operational improvements with little to no application or workflow changes. This continuous wrap replaces traditional envelopes and is estimated to lower mailpiece costs by 20 to 40 percent through a combination of reduced paper usage, improved warehouse management and significantly less scrap.

“Recent advances in paper production and mail technologies are making it easy to help save significant money for producing both transactional and direct mail while actually improving mailpiece effectiveness,” said Grant Miller, vice president, global strategic product management and North American sales, Document Messaging Technologies, Pitney Bowes. “Our new Mailstream Wrapper productivity system capitalizes on these innovations to help mailers and printers achieve unprecedented levels of productivity and operational cost savings, while producing high-quality customer communications.”

The Mailstream Wrapper productivity system includes innovations designed to maintain the highest levels of integrity, system uptime, and productivity while processing variable page documents at speeds of up to 26,000 pieces per hour. The wrapping system can be retrofitted into existing Pitney Bowes Mailstream Productivity Series inserters, protecting mailers’ capital investment.

With intelligent software driving production runs, mailers can personalize envelope wraps with messages and images based on specific customer profiles and match envelope messaging with transpromo content on the primary document within. In addition, it allows organizations to print variable content in black-and-white or full color on-the-fly as part of their normal print and mail production run.

The continuous roll of wrapping material is as versatile as standard envelopes. Wraps can be configured to produce closed-face envelopes with scalloped flap or windowed envelopes, all with the same look and feel as traditional options. This new generation of wrap offers the same ease of openability as a traditional envelope.

The Pitney Bowes Mailstream Wrapper productivity system will be an important component for delivering more powerful, relevant customer communications. Pitney Bowes offers a unique end-to-end solution that can help print and mail operations migrate to an all white paper factory. Pitney Bowes® IntelliJet™ Printing System, Production Intelligence® output management software and high-speed mail finishing systems with the Print+ Messenger™ Color Inkjet module enable unprecedented levels of productivity and operational cost savings. All these systems are backed by a single service and support team for peak efficiency and performance. Together, these elements result in a truly integrated solution for companies where mail plays a strategic role in customer communications.

About Pitney Bowes:

Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.4 billion company and employs more than 30,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com/

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