Pitney Bowes Announces New Technology for IntelliJet® Printing Systems to Help Customers Create High-Impact Color Communications

STAMFORD, Conn., May 03, 2012 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced new hardware enhancements, software updates and capabilities for its IntelliJet® Printing Systems to help high-volume transactional mailers and service bureaus produce high-quality, personalized color communications. Pitney Bowes will showcase these enhancements at drupa 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany (Hall 4, Stand 4C04).

Hardware Enhancements

Hardware updates include new printhead technology and color inks, which enable increased 800 feet-per-minute, full-density monochrome printing speeds on the IntelliJet® 30 and IntelliJet® 42 Printing Systems, as well as 400 feet-per-minute, monochrome and full-density color speeds on the IntelliJet® 20 Printing System. Pitney Bowes, which uses HP Inkjet Web Press technology in its IntelliJet Printing System family, will demonstrate the 800 feet-per-minute, 100 percent variable-data color capabilities running on the T400 Color Inkjet Web Press in the adjacent HP stand. Pitney Bowes will show in their stand, the 400 feet-per-minute color capabilities on the IntelliJet 20 Printing System.

The new inks and printheads also provide crisp images and a broader color range. These enhancements can help organizations transition their printed communications from monochrome to color simply and cost-effectively to produce more effective customer communications. The color imaging capabilities can also help organizations print high-speed transaction documents and high-quality customer communications pieces on the same production line.

Software Updates

Software enhancements include the availability of IntelliJet Print Process Manager 3.1. The IntelliJet Print Process Manager is the workflow engine that powers the Pitney Bowes family of IntelliJet® Printing Systems. The IntelliJet Print Process Manager 3.1 offers 64 bit platform support to enable higher performance processing of critical print applications including extended and scalable high resolution PDF document workflows. Expanded PDF support allows organizations to process 100 percent variable data, four-color jobs at full production speed, and transform and process Metacode, LCDS, AFP, AFPDS, PS, PDF and PCL formats with the highest integrity. The expanded PDF capability can help customers easily scale processing power to meet their evolving printing needs. The software can also optimize document output for mail finishing on Pitney Bowes inserting systems.

The IntelliJet Print Process Manager 3.1 also includes an ink estimation tool to enable customers to identify ink usage consumption and the costs of production for print jobs. In addition, the software includes enhanced color management enabling more options for the control of color to achieve improved results and true balance between quality and cost.

The IntelliJet Print Process Manager 3.1 is available for customer specific shipment now and for general availability at the end of July 2012.

New Capabilities

In addition to the hardware and software updates, Pitney Bowes’s IntelliJet Printing System family now supports a fully integrated camera-based content verification solution and a new zero-speed splicer and turret rewinder.

Videk’s DocuVision 8600 system provides real-time, page-level content verification at full press speed. This includes barcode and MICR character quality analysis/readability and personalized variable data verification. Validation of information, accuracy of one-to-one messaging and proof of production output helps provide enhanced job integrity for complex transactional mail applications. Used in tandem with the IntelliJet Printing System family, transactional mailers and printers can increase productivity, reduce waste, and manage data for enhanced audit trails.

Pitney Bowes’s IntelliJet 42 Printing System also now supports a new zero-speed splicer and turret rewinder. Ideal for in-line finishing, the zero-speed splicer reduces the time it takes to load and splice rolls in the unwind unit. The turret rewinder provides an alternative to in-line finishing to offload completed rolls without stopping the printer.

“We are continuing to make investments in our IntelliJet Printing Systems to help meet the needs of high-volume transactional mailers around the world,” said Ramesh Ratan, president of Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “The new technology updates and capabilities we are adding to the IntelliJet Printing Systems will help increase the quality, productivity and efficiency for printing high-impact color communications.”

The Pitney Bowes® IntelliJet Print Process Manager powers the IntelliJet Printing Systems to produce high-quality complex color or monochrome customer communications at full print speed. The IntelliJet Printing System family leverages proven HP inkjet technology to offer 1,200 nozzles-per-inch native resolution and nozzle redundancy for robust print quality.

Pitney Bowes® Production Intelligence® software allows mailers to integrate print and mail with one streamlined platform for unprecedented process integration and control, greater print and mail precision and end-to-end system integrity. The IntelliJet® family of printing systems is a key component to delivering more powerful, relevant customer communications. Only Pitney Bowes offers an end-to-end solution that can help print and mail operations migrate to a White Paper Factory™ solution that includes output management, production print, mail finishing, envelope wrapping and inline on-envelope printing, for greater productivity, operational cost savings made possible by lean, highly efficient document manufacturing. All of 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.

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