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Pitney Bowes expands IntelliJet line of printing systems with 42-inch web system

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

STAMFORD, Conn. – Pitney Bowes Inc. today announced it is expanding its line of IntelliJet™ Printing Systems to provide the high volume transactional output industry with the fastest combination of speed and throughput. Designed to help print and mail manufacturing environments achieve a breakthrough level of operational productivity and cost savings, the Pitney Bowes® IntelliJet 42™ Printing System features a new 42-inch wide web format that can process 4-up transactional statements in full digital color and at speeds up to 600-feet per minute.  This represents an important industry breakthrough in efficiency and throughput for high-integrity transactional print and mail operations.

“Employing a customer communications management strategy that focuses on multi-channel opportunities is critical to an organization’s success for generating new revenue streams and building stronger connections,” said Ramesh Ratan, president of Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies.  “Our new IntelliJet 42 Printing System can help our customers produce high volumes of data-driven, relevant, four-color communications in a highly efficient, lean print manufacturing environment.  This unique combination of print speed, format size and consistent print quality can help organizations effectively produce highly personalized, data-rich customer communications that can drive both bottom line and top line results for their business.”

The IntelliJet 42 Printing System is part of a tightly integrated solution consisting of Pitney Bowes® Production Intelligence® software, hardware and customer support services to produce personalized transactional statements. The Pitney Bowes IntelliJet Print Process Manager enables the system to process transactional jobs at the speed of print.  This unprecedented level of data, print and mail integration can help organizations transform their customer communications to not only transact business with their customers, but to enhance the customer experience to help drive greater satisfaction and profitability.

Additional benefits of the IntelliJet 42 Printing System include:

- 100-percent variable data and four-color job processing at speeds up to 600 feet (183 meters) per minute for increased efficiency;

- Maximized throughput printing 4-up letter-sized applications at up to 5,200 impressions per minute (4-up, A4-sized applications at up to 4,926 impressions per minute);

- Duty cycle of up to 140 million letter-sized impressions per month to help increase savings in time and costs; and

- A scalable 42-inch (1067 mm) web format for added flexibility. 

Through an alliance with HP, the IntelliJet 42 Printing System is based on the HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Production System.  With the introduction of the new system, Pitney Bowes is offering a comprehensive family of solutions to meet customers’ format and speed requirements.  This includes the IntelliJet 20 Printing System, IntelliJet 30 Printing System and now the IntelliJet 42 Printing System.  Powered by industry-leading Production Intelligence® software, the IntelliJet 42 Printing System allows transactional mailers to manage, control, and optimize their entire print and mail process to produce highly effective and targeted communications. 

“As HP’s global alliance partner for the transactional market, Pitney Bowes has brought the knowledge, experience and customer engagement to create a strong offering for high volume, high-integrity print and mail operations," said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager of Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions at HP. “The value of this alliance to the customer is demonstrated through the continued expansion of the line with the new IntelliJet 42 Printing System.”

The IntelliJet™ family of printing systems is a key component to delivering more powerful, relevant customer communications.  Pitney Bowes offers a unique end-to-end solution that can help print and mail operations migrate to a White Paper Factory™ solution. Pitney Bowes® IntelliJet™ Printing System, Production Intelligence® output management software and high-speed mail finishing systems with the Print+ Messenger™ Color Inkjet inline envelope printing module streamline workflow for greater productivity and operational cost savings. All these systems are backed by a single service and support team for peak efficiency and performance. Together, these elements result in a truly integrated solution for companies where mail plays a strategic role in customer communications.

The IntelliJet 42 Printing System is available for order immediately.  Systems are scheduled to ship during the second half of this year.  For additional information on the IntelliJet 42 Printing System, please visit: www.pb.com/transactionprintandmail.


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