O’Neil Data Systems Prints Millions of Booklets on HP T300 Ink-jet Web Press

O’Neil Data Systems executives reported remarkable uptime of 80 percent for the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press, compared to an average of 60 to 70 percent for its other digital web presses.

“The HP T300’s significant uptime and throughput advantages is a game changer in terms of the advantages we can offer our customers,” said Jim Lucanish, president, O’Neil Data Systems. “The press has been so reliable and productive, we even put off a planned field upgrade from HP for three months to keep running the high volumes that this press is capable of delivering.”

Making the most of full color and variable data
Taking advantage of the HP T300’s color capabilities, O’Neil Data Systems added process-color covers to the welcome kit booklets. The company is now introducing new, more colorful welcome kit page designs and samples to help its customers envision further improvements for the 2010 open enrollment season.

Each of the approximately 3.2 million welcome kit booklets O’Neil Data Systems produced on the press is fully personalized, with each booklet varying in length from 24 to 280 pages based on each insurance company customer’s specific coverage plan. O’Neil Data Systems also has installed HP Exstream software to manage its variable-data document creation operations.

With HP Exstream software, O’Neil Data Systems can integrate Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) format data streams in its HP digital printing workflows. Future scheduled HP Exstream software implementations will improve the level of communication and collaboration O’Neil Data Systems has with insurance companies, including integrated client customization and editing capabilities using HP Exstream’s browser-based Remote Collaboration features.

In addition to the welcome kit booklets, O’Neil Data Systems uses its HP T300 to produce explanation-of-benefit forms and other health care documents for its customers. The HP press also prints “The O’Neil Database, Volumes I and II,” a weekly financial reference publication.

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