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The Instant Web Companies Expands LED and MICR Capacity

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New equipment uses fastest, most powerful technology available Chanhassen, Minn. (March 25, 2002) - The Instant Web Companies, a combination of printing, envelope conversion and mailing services companies, has increased its LED and MICR capacity by more than 30% to meet growing customer demand for Instant Web’s integrated solutions. The foundation of the expansion is the installation of Oce PageStream 530 Plus equipment which includes the fastest, most powerful controller of its kind, expanding functionality, speed and performance for Instant Web’s sophisticated direct mail client base. "After evaluating a number of solutions to increase capabilities while reducing cycle time and cost, we selected the Pagestream 530,” said Don Brady, Instant Web, vice president-product and process development. "The advanced paper transport technology allows us to use both pinless and pinfed paper for wider print widths and paper-handling flexibility to deliver time and material cost-savings to our clients.” In addition to paper-handling flexibility, the new equipment also supports quick change developer station (QCDS) technology. This will allow Instant Web to switch out the standard developer station and print MICR, providing additional functionality with minimal set-up time for clients. "Image quality is critically important for our clients and we continue to deliver high-quality personalization on a wide range of type, weight and sizes of paper for our clients‚ tests and programs,” says Tom Wicka, executive vice president-sales. "With the installation of this new technology from Oce we’re delivering even greater value with our vertical solution. No one else in the industry can produce all the elements of a direct mail package - forms, brochures, envelopes, and sophisticated personalization and MICR printing - on one campus. Combined with our commingling and logistics capabilities on the mailing side, we provide a suite of products and services unmatched in the industry.” Wicka adds, "This is the first of many announcements about new equipment and technology upgrades.” The Instant Web Companies, headquartered in Chanhassen, Minn., has served the North American printing and mailing market for over 30 years. The Instant Web Companies provides integrated printing, envelope and mailing services for direct marketers.