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W+D to Demonstrate its Envelope Converting, Printing and Inserting Solutions

August 5, 2011

OVERLAND PARK, KS—August 5, 2011—Highlighting the W+D North America exhibit at GRAPH EXPO '11 will be the North American introduction of W+D's new ConceptD, high speed inkjet envelope overprint press, and high performance, servo-driven W+D BB700 envelope inserting system, which can be seen in operation at booth 4017.

W+D's GRAPH EXPO theme: “The envelope chain starts and ends with W+D” reflects the company’s nearly 100 year commitment to the envelope and strategy of unlocking new productivity addressing the entire value chain, converting-printing-inserting-palletizing with high productivity technology and system solutions.

Introducing ConceptD Inkjet envelope overprint press to the American market

“ConceptD is the first high performance “industrial-grade” digital inkjet overprint press specifically optimized for the expanding personalized direct mail segment”, said Andrew Schipke, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at W+D North America. ConceptD uses a piezo, drop-on-demand, inkjet print engine. It will print continuous, seamless, high quality 4-color images, on a #10 envelope at speeds up to 500 envelopes per minute or up to 30,000 variably imaged envelopes per hour. ConceptD’s advanced feeder and handling technology handles a multitude of envelope sizes and paper substrate grades.

W+D BB700 high performance envelope inserting system: high intelligence and flexibility, unmatched reliability

Shown for the first time at GRAPH EXPO, W+D will demonstrate a fully intelligent W+D BB700 envelope inserting system with an integrated front end print line, which provides the ability to process both inline print-on-demand and read and print applications. The W+D BB700 will also feature a Pick & Place feeder, which will attach a personalized credit card to an address carrier using hot melt. The system will verify each credit card and address carrier are matched, using data received from a 10 camera vision system. This W+D BB700 envelope inserting system will also feature the file based processing and reporting package.

The output of this fully intelligent W+D BB700 envelope inserting system will feature W+D's new OC4 on-edge conveyor system in combination with the PT4 postal traying system, with full format flexibility from #10's to 9x12's and even 10x13's.

The W+D BB700 line of envelope inserting solutions can be configured to run a wide range of coated stock, booklets, and large format products up to 10”x13”, as well as standard #10 envelopes at speeds up to 16,000 cycles per hour. The pack thickness on the W+D BB700 may go up to 0,6”.

W+D envelope converting machines

W+D will also present its expanding line-up of cost effective envelope folding solutions for commercial printers, direct mailers and service bureaus that need to insource envelope production to meet the growing demand for short-run, fast turn-around, personalized print-on-demand direct mail segment. These small footprint solutions can make envelopes from printed rectangular sheet stock without pre-cutting convert web offset or digital pre-printed rolls using inexpensive, fast-changeover flexible die cutting technology. The machine’s output ranges from 21,000 envelopes per hour to 72,000 envelopes per hour. Configurations are scalable to meet production and budget requirements.

W+D North America Inc. (www.wdnorthamerica.com)
W+D North America Inc. is the North American sales and service office for Winkler+Dünnebier envelope manufacturing equipment which includes W+D Direct Marketing Solutions inserting technology and W+D-Langhammer automation technology for the paper, tissue, food and beverage market sectors. W+D North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winkler+Dünnebier since 1973, is located in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.


 

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