Pitney Bowes Offers New Tabletop, Dual-Head Tabber System for U.S. Mailers

STAMFORD, Conn., August 23, 2010 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced it is offering a new tabletop, dual-head tabber system for U.S. mailers. The Pitney Bowes W360 Multifunction Tabber System provides several tabbing applications and stamp affixing in one solution to help mailers meet the latest United States Postal Service (USPS) tabbing regulations and efficiently prepare letter-size self-mailers and booklets for delivery.

The USPS requires that letter-size self-mailers and booklets – mail not placed in an envelope – arrive at the Post Office properly sealed and tabbed to allow for smooth processing in sorting equipment. Mailers who take advantage of this can work towards qualifying for automation discounts. Self-mailers and booklets that do not comply with USPS standards for tabbing and sealing will be considered nonmachinable and assessed at higher postage prices.

The W360 Multifunction Tabber System can simultaneously apply up to 1.5" adhesive tabs to the top and sides or opposite sides of the mail piece in a single pass, to help meet USPS regulations. The system can also apply up to three USPS stamps in a single pass for added flexibility.

“Self-mailers and booklets can be a highly effective way to connect with customers and prospects to help increase sales leads, quickly communicate offers, news and information, and build customer loyalty and retention,” said Debra Thompson, vice president, marketing, U.S. Mailing, Pitney Bowes Inc. “Our new W360 Multifunction Tabber System enables organizations to properly prepare letter-size self-mailers and booklets to help qualify for automation discounts, while offering increased productivity and flexibility to meet a variety of applications.”

The W360 Tabber System can apply up to 25,000 tabs per hour for single tabs and handles material up to 1/4" thick for flexible material handling. An optional conveyor stacker equipped with an optical sensor communicates directly with the system to organize and collect output, and pauses when the stacker is full.

The Pitney Bowes W360 Multifunction Tabber System can tab a variety of documents and materials including newsletters, educational offerings and communications, pamphlets, letter-sized booklets, double postcards, wallet-sized booklets and promotional coupons. Tabs are available in a variety of sizes and can be clear, paper or translucent.

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