Pitney Bowes Expands Customer Communications Solutions
Stamford, Connecticut-based Pitney Bowes Inc. announced it is expanding its series of customer communications solutions in the United States to help organizations deliver more powerful messages. Designed for higher-volume settings in which throughput, flexibility and cost of ownership are critical factors, the Connect+™ 3000 Pro system sets a new standard as the fastest tabletop mailing system in the market, while leveraging the advanced connectivity features available across the entire Connect+ Series platform. The system enables organizations to print high-resolution graphics and messages on demand in color or black on the outside of the envelope with permit or postage indicia, and is capable of producing more than 18,000 letters per hour.
The Connect+ 3000 Pro system can help mailers and printers save on direct and indirect costs by utilizing postage discounts, reducing envelope inventory, decreasing mail creation lead times and improving the efficiency of mail center operations. By offering this service to customers, printers in the mid-range market can also add new opportunities to their revenue streams, and provide a fast alternative to offset and laser printing equipment.
“Speed, flexibility and costs are important factors for professional mailers when it comes to selecting the right communications solutions to meet the needs of their internal or external customers,” said Patrick Brand, vice president and president, U.S. Mailing for Pitney Bowes. “Our Connect+ 3000 Pro system combines the speed, durability and features normally found in several different types of production systems into one compact and easy-to-use tabletop design. Now every mail center can become a highly capable production center that can help their organizations do more with less while enhancing their relationships with customers.”
The Connect+ Series is the first integrated mailing system series that enables mailers to turn a generic envelope into metered or Permit Mail with highly personalized full process color graphics without compromising throughput. High-resolution HP inkjet technology with 1,200 dpi allows organizations to print text messages, logos and promotional graphics across the top of envelopes. Messages and images can also be printed along the bottom and back edge of the envelope with multiple passes. This can help organizations leverage the power of color printing and flexible messaging, while taking advantage of the convenience and cost benefits of Permit Mail.