Posts tagged: mail

Activity in the Zone of Disruption: Pitney Bowes’ AcceleJet

Jim Hamilton
 Sep 9, 2015

Pitney Bowes has just announced a new product called the AcceleJet printing and finishing system. AcceleJet is a narrow-web, continuous-feed to cut-sheet, inkjet printing system capable of speeds up to 246 feet per minute (75 meters per minute) and throughput exceeding 500 letter-sized images per minute. Intended for a monthly volume range of four to ten million letter/A4 images per month, Pitney Bowes is targeting the AcceleJet at market segments such as service bureaus, direct mailers, and in-house operations in non-profits, financial services, insurance, healthcare, utilities, and government. Pitney Bowes estimates that an AcceleJet system including the controller, print engine, and finishing capable of dynamic perforation, sheeting, and stacking will have an average system selling price of $850,000.

AcceleJet fits well in the gap between existing cut-sheet electrophotographic and continuous feed inkjet color products. This gap, known as “the Zone of Disruption,” is an area where Read more »

Print & Mail Samples from the 2013 Pitney Bowes Client Summit

Jim Hamilton
 Jun 24, 2013

This video covers some print and mail samples I collected at a Pitney Bowes customer event in Connecticut in June of 2013.

The Pitney Bowes document I reference at the end is called Get higher value ROI from color and can be found at this link.

You can find more print sample videos on the Jim Hamilton YouTube channel.

Neopost Acquires GMC Software

Other Posts
 Jul 13, 2012

On July 12th 2012, French-based mailroom solutions company Neopost announced it had come to terms to acquire Swiss-based Customer Communication Management (CCM) provider GMC Software Technology. For Neopost, this acquisition marks an important step in its ambition to diversify and grow its revenues beyond support of physical mail. For GMC, the acquisition allows the company to have a bigger impact in the enterprise space, as well as to benefit from Neopost’s strong presence in the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

With the acquisition of GMC (for approximately 2X revenue), Neopost got its hand on a jewel; one of the few remaining independent CCM providers that was desired by many, but in good Swiss tradition was “not for sale” for a long time. The company has a strong management team, good technology, a wide range of partnerships, and a large customer base–especially among high-volume service bureaus. The company is well-respected in the market for its solid execution and managed to show healthy growth in the past few years, even during the 2008-2009 recession. Read more »

Rena Show Memjet-based Prototype for Direct Mail

Bob Leahey
 May 1, 2010

At this month’s On Demand show in Philadelphia, Rena Systems (Oaks, PA) showed a tabletop addressing system based on a page-wide, CMYK head from Memjet (San Diego, CA). Rena says the printer, the name of which is unreleased, is planned to be commercially available by the end of this year. If so, the printer could be the first Memjet-based printer to be marketed for any application.

Memjet is the product development and head manufacturing enterprise charged with implementing print systems of various types based on the inkjet technology patents of Silverbrook Research (Balmain, Australia). Rena Systems, founded in 1984, is a leading manufacturer of inkjet addressing systems based on monochrome thermal inkjet heads from Hewlett-Packard; in 2009, Rena Systems was acquired by Neopost USA (Milford, CT), a major maker of inserters and other mailing equipment.

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