Pitney Bowes Expands U.S. Collaboration with RISO to Offer New Digital Color Inkjet Printer Series
RISO’s ComColor® Series Added to Pitney Bowes’s Suite of Mail and Print Solutions
STAMFORD, Conn., April 19, 2010 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced that it is expanding its collaboration with RISO, Inc., a leader in digital inkjet printing technology, to offer RISO’s ComColor series of full-color inkjet printers to U.S. customers. The ComColor series complements Pitney Bowes’s suite of mail management software, working with a broad array of the company’s products for a complete “print-to-mail” solution in a cut-sheet environment.
The ComColor series helps organizations add value to existing documents by managing the transition from printing in black and white to color. The series is ideal for mid- and high-volume mailers printing transactional or transpromotional documents such as invoices, promotional flyers, postcards, and direct mail.
“Our collaboration with RISO is the perfect complement to Pitney Bowes’s portfolio of printing and mailing solutions,” said Debra Thompson, vice president, marketing, U.S. Mailing, Pitney Bowes Inc. “The ComColor series offers Pitney Bowes customers a fast and affordable inkjet printer solution that drives efficiency and productivity.”
“ComColor offers real and unique value to Pitney Bowes customers,” said Kevin Hunter, executive director, CMD program and new dealers, RISO, Inc. “ComColor combines affordable color, high speed, and high reliability, resulting in a low total cost of ownership. Organizations can now afford to convert their black and white documents to full color, increasing their response rates and improving the overall appearance of their printed communications.”
With print speeds of 90-150 pages per minute, the series is designed to work with a broad range of customer applications and print volumes. There are five models in the series: ComColor 9050, 7050, 7010, 3050, and 3010. They are distinguished by print speed, paper capacity, print image area, and option compatibility.
The series can handle print volumes up to 500,000 per month using a no-heat imaging system that offers increased reliability and up-time for post insertion processes. All five models are ENERGY STAR qualified printers and offer optional scanning and copying capabilities.
The ComColor series expands on the previously introduced HC5500 inkjet printer by RISO, which Pitney Bowes continues to offer. Pitney Bowes will show the ComColor 9050 flagship model at the AIIM/ON DEMAND Expo and Conference from April 20 to 22 in Philadelphia.
About Pitney Bowes:
Celebrating its 90th year 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. Pitney Bowes is a $5.6 billion company and employs 33,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com
About RISO, Inc.:
RISO, Inc., headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of RISO Kagaku Corporation, Japan's leading manufacturer and distributor of high-speed inkjet printers and digital duplicators. RISO’s ComColor printers offer fast, affordable, environmentally friendly digital color at speeds of up to 150 pages per minute. Its line of digital duplicators includes one- and two-color systems that reliably produce millions of copies, are environmentally friendly, and are easy and inexpensive to use. To learn more about RISO, call 1-800-663-3031 ext. 2, or visit RISO’s corporate website at http://us.riso.com.