by Courtney Saba
Part two of two
Digital envelope printing solutions allow commercial and in-house printers to easily and cost effectively add value to direct mail. These digital devices provide the ability to produce full-color, variable text and graphics on the outside of envelopes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
In part one of this series, we pointed out the primary advantages of these devices, investigated target volumes, and discussed trends driving adoption. Here, we follow up with product information on select digital envelope printing equipment.
The Neopost Mach 5 is a digital inkjet color envelope printer, which uses Memjet thermal inkjet print technology. The solution targets mid-volume production environments.
The Neopost HD-CX 1600/HD-CX1700 is also offered by the company. The digital inkjet color envelope printer uses the same Memjet thermal inkjet technology and targets mid-volume environments.
For monochrome applications, the company offers the Neopost AS-Series. These inkjet envelope printers target all volume ranges and use HP thermal inkjet print technology.
Neopost USA says it differentiates itself from the competition through speed advances and cost saving productions.
OKI Data Americas
OKI Data offers two digital LED CMYK/dry toner printers—pro900DP and C931DP; a digital LED CMYK +white or clear solution—C941DP solution; and the digital LED CMYK+ white—C942DP press.
OKI Data uses dry toner LED-based technology as opposed to inkjet. The dry toner allows for a waterproof image. It also creates the ability to print on a range of media types.
For full-color envelope printing, the Print+Messenger Color Inkjet System enables high-resolution printing of personalized, relevant marketing messages on envelopes. The system operates at speeds of up to 26,000 mail pieces per hour.
The Connect+ mailing system is a production solution. It can seal envelopes, as well as print postage and graphics at up to 18,000 letters per hour. Pitney Bowes and HP partnered in the development of this color system that prints postage and graphics at 1,200 dpi across the top of an envelope. It is cost effective and also available for smaller office environments.
Pitney Bowes differentiates itself from the competition by offering cost-effective solutions for small-, mid-, and high-volume market segments.
Printware offers the iJetColor 3.0 Press Performance Bundle, which is powered by Memjet inkjet technology. The four-color device produces personalized envelopes, direct mail, and short-run letterhead in volumes as low as one. Performance bundle features include the iJetColor Press Print Engine, iJetColor RIP and Workflow, iJetColor Spot Color Matching/Correction Software, iJetColor Variable Print Utility, volume output conveyor, supply starter kit, one year warranty, and onsite installation and training.
The iJetColor 3.0 produces up to 3,600 8.5×1- inch sheets per hour at 1,600×1,600 dpi or 7,500 sheets per hour at 1,600×800 dpi.
PSI Laser-Mail printer systems feature LED-based technology. The company offers a variety of models, such as desktop and floor with center, side, and extended feeders. These systems range from 50,000 to 300,000 on a monthly cycle. PSI Engineering offers various types of feeders and stackers in order to stand out among the competition.
The ComColor X1 series of inkjet printers can accommodate the printing of pre-formed envelopes. The T-100D Thompson Envelope Feeder is specialized equipment, which features a top-load, bottom-feed design that delivers an unlimited stream of envelope and postcard stock to the RISO inkjet printer. For direct mailing, an Envelope Wrapper attachment is offered, which uses a substrate to create a fully editable full-color envelope. This replaces the preprinting, addressing, inserting, and sealing of a standard No. 10 and producing a finished piece ready to mail. Since content and envelopes are printed at the same time, the solution eliminates the need for bar coding and inserting equipment, providing zero operator intervention.
The Impressia Digital Multi-Media Print System is specifically designed for envelope printing. This system features low cost, high print speeds of up to 78 full-color envelopes per minute and high resolutions of up to 2,400 dpi. Output is waterproof and the solutions allow users to print on a variety of media including uncoated, coated, NCR, card stocks, textured stocks, label stocks, and envelopes.
The Impressia offers multiple feed options including the Enterprise High Speed Feeder and the Enterprise-SL Compact High Speed Feeder, two standard feed trays with an optional large capacity feed tray. Enterprise’s design features a straight multispeed feed path for a fast and smooth delivery. The complete digital solution is driven by the iQueue Workflow that offers file editing options, variable data manager, and advanced color correction tools.
A Growing Industry
Customers realize the benefit of variability, color, and graphics on their direct mail envelopes, and digital envelope printing equipment offerings serve the need. These solutions offer cost savings and high-speed production with a variety of envelope printing options to ensure high-quality products. Striking visuals and personalization grab the individual’s attention, increasing open and response rates, as well as revenue. dps
Apr2016, DPS Magazine