Pitney Bowes Powers Up the Mailstream at Graph Expo 2007
STAMFORD, Conn., September 05, 2007 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), the mailstream technology firm, will showcase leading edge mail and document solutions at Graph Expo 2007, the world's largest convention for printing, finishing and packaging products, at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL, September 9 - 12, 2007. Pitney Bowes will be located at Booth 2263.
The Pitney Bowes theme at Graph Expo is “Power Up Your Mailstream,” introducing new ways to “power up” print and mail operations by driving new levels of operational performance, increased revenues and improved profitability. The company’s 6,000-square-foot space is designed to showcase solutions for commercial printers, lettershops and direct mailers as well as transactional/statement mailers – both in-house and service bureaus. Pitney Bowes provides solutions that help companies gain deeper insight into their own customers, and the means to deliver more effective customer communications.
"The industry has never been more dynamic, and everyone is looking to become more targeted and efficient," said Leslie Abi-Karam, executive vice president and president, Pitney Bowes Document Management Technologies. “Many of our clients are focusing on TransPromo, and only Pitney Bowes has the end-to-end solutions to make it a reality.”
For transactional mailers, the 100 percent servo-powered APS™ Edge will make its debut running a pinless 14-inch TransPromo application. The new APS™ Edge high-speed inserter runs up to 22,000 cycles per hour and enjoys an expanded feature set that includes a new user interface that increases operator productivity through quicker set-ups and reduced training. With both pinned and pinless functionality, the HPI-72C is the most flexible cutter in the world. Pitney Bowes will demonstrate how mailers can reduce paper costs up to 10 percent with this new pinless technology. Additionally, mailers can enjoy additional postage savings with the new APS Edge. By folding flats to letters, this system can fold high page count applications at high speeds.
Transactional mailers will discover how to make their statements work harder and more efficiently with TransPromo. Pitney Bowes Group 1 Software will demonstrate its document composition and content management solutions, while Pitney Bowes Emtex provides full output management capabilities. Visitors will also see a live demonstration of “Print-to-Mail” workflow that includes comprehensive job and mail piece tracking, integrity, “real-time” monitoring and closed-loop reprint. Emtex’s independent output management solution provides the framework for an Automated Document Factory™ with “any-to-any” transformation, print stream enhancement and centralized management.
New for direct mailers this year is the Pitney Bowes FlowMaster® RS Flex inserting system, running at speeds up to 16,000 mail pieces per hour. With its new high-speed cut sheet input, mailers can grow revenues by processing more jobs per day across an expanded and flexible range of applications.
Direct mailers are enjoying higher margin jobs including sending gift cards, insurance and credit cards and even refrigerator magnets with personalized communications from the Pitney Bowes Sure-Feed AT2 Product Attaching System. The AT2 features a FeedMAX® in-feed conveyer with an integrated Nordstrom® glue system, a servo card feeder, a PLC interface and a four-foot vacuum transport.
In addition, Pitney Bowes is introducing a series of new service support programs designed to increase the effectiveness of self-maintenance customers.
Pitney Bowes will be featuring its AddressRight® shuttle-head and fixed-head technology-based printers, which offer black-and-white and color printing capabilities to mailers of all sizes. The printers allow users to print addresses, graphics and barcodes and personalized messages almost anywhere on the envelope utilizing a wide variety of mailing materials including envelopes, postcards, booklets, folded newsletters, flats and catalogs. Used in tandem with Pitney Bowes’ SmartMailer™ software or AddressRight® Pro solution, businesses can target customers with powerful, easy-to-use software that cleanses and updates existing lists while helping make full use of critical customer data.
In addition, Pitney Bowes will showcase the DM900™ Mailing System with WOW™ technology. WOW in-line weighing with Shape Based Rating not only weighs the mail piece as it travels through the system, but also determines the length, width and thickness to allow proper postage to be applied to the mail piece.
Pitney Bowes will feature the DI950 Integrated Document Printing Solution with optional DM1000™ Mailing System Interface for high-end mailers. With integrated printing, the DI950™ can help optimize the mailstream by creating, formatting, printing, inserting and metering in one solution.
Also, Pitney Bowes experts on the Postage Discount Program will educate attendees about solutions on saving up to nine percent on their postage in the new postal rate environment.
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $5.9 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.
AddressRight, APS, Automated Document Factory, Flowmaster, DM900, DM1000, FeedMAX, Smartmailer, and WOW are all trademarks owned by Pitney Bowes Inc. All other trademarks are property of the respective owners.