Mailing/Fulfillment - Postal Trends

Pitney Bowes to Eliminate 1,500 Jobs
November 19, 2007

STAMFORD, CT—Mail services specialist Pitney Bowes will reduce its workforce by about 4 percent, or roughly 1,500 jobs, as it continues its quest to provide digital, networked and downloadable products.Pitney Bowes plans to write off inventory and lease residuals of older equipment that it will quit selling, and will take a charge of between $300…

Mail Moves America. . .and Mailing and Fulfillment Technology Moves the Mail
November 1, 2007

Mail Moves America is the name of a new broad-based coalition of mailing and fulfillment industry related companies and associations, initially formed for the purpose of countering efforts to curtail, if not eliminate, mail delivery of direct commercial communication. But the phrase “Mail Moves America” is far more than that; it is quite simply the literal description of a key structural component of the American economy. Despite the growth of electronic communications, the U.S. mail remains a critical means by which to exchange information and conduct commerce for over 146 million separate American households, businesses and nonprofit organizations. And, since advertising mail currently provides

BCC Software to Showcase New Mailing Products and Automation
September 5, 2007

ROCHESTER, NY—BCC Software, a BÖWE BELL + HOWELL company and a leading developer of high-performance mailing technology solutions, will promote the company’s latest innovations to printing and mailing industry leaders at the Graph Expo, Sept 9-12 in Chicago, IL. BCC’s booth (#2286 in the Mailing & Fulfillment Area of McCormick Place) will be an essential destination for Graph Expo attendees to learn about new and state-of-the-art mailing software and hardware products. Featured offerings at the show will include: Mail Manager 2010, BCC’s signature mail preparation solution, USPS® certified to deliver top encoding and presorting performance, and fully compliant with all recent Postal Service™ rate and regulation

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Lines Up Group of Partners for Connectivity Showcase
September 4, 2007

CHICAGO—Sept. 4, 2007—BÖWE BELL + HOWELL has a unique “live and connected” demonstration in store for attendees of GRAPH EXPO 2007. The company is partnering with leading finishing, printing, sorting and software application suppliers at the tradeshow to demonstrate the real-time interconnectivity of equipment through the BÖWE One™ software suite. Some of the vendors participating in the Connectivity Showcase include BCC Software, Buskro, Duplo USA, Eastman Kodak, Lasermax Roll Systems, MegaSpirea International, Nipson, Paragon, RISO, Rollem International, Sefas Innovations, Solimar Systems, Taneum, Window Book and Xerox Corp. The Connectivity Showcase will be prominently featured in BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s booth – No. 600, located

The Bennett Group to Host Free Invitation Only ‘Printers Expand Into Mailing - 10 Steps to Success’ Seminar & Panel Discussion
August 31, 2007

ROCHESTER, NY—August 28, 2007—The Bennett Group, founder of the Mailing Training Institute, announced a free Seminar & Peer-to-Peer Panel Discussion on the topic of printers expanding into the lucrative mailing industry. The first ever Peer- to-Peer Panel Discussion will feature Robert M. Dahlke Jr. of VISOgraphic, Inc. and Bill Kwiatkowski of Classic Graphics/Opus Direct, and Mary Ann Bennett as moderator. The event is from 11:30am to 1pm on Tuesday, September 11 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center Room 10D. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Industry professionals are urged to request a ticket to this invitation only event by calling The

Pitney Bowes Powers Up the Mailstream with TransPromo for Transactional Mailers
August 29, 2007

STAMFORD, CT—08/29/07—According to technology research firm InfoTrends’ forecasts, full color digital TransPromo pages are set to grow at a 91% compound annual growth rate through 2010. In fact, according to an InfoTrends study, 63% of consumers indicate a preference for TransPromo documents over traditional direct mail. In line with this trend, a recent Pitney Bowes survey reveals that Americans spend twice as much time reviewing printed bank and credit card statements than their Web equivalents. The Pitney Bowes survey also found that consumers pay more attention to direct mail than to prospecting emails. “The most powerful customer experiences occur when the right message is

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL to Display Largest Multi-vendor Online Connectivity Ever
August 27, 2007

WHEELING, IL—Aug. 15, 2007—As the world’s largest exhibition and conference for printing, finishing and packaging products, GRAPH EXPO 2007 will feature hundreds of vendors displaying their latest equipment and products. But only at BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s booth will attendees see a unique Connectivity Showcase featuring what is expected to be the largest multi-vendor integration ever displayed at an industry tradeshow. This “live and connected” environment will feature Web-based tracking of vendors’ solutions on the show floor in real time, illustrating their open architecture and integration capabilities. A leading provider of document management and postal solutions, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL will prominently occupy Booth

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s Connectivity Showcase to Display Largest Multi-vendor Online Connectivity Ever
August 15, 2007

Wheeling, IL—Aug. 15, 2007—As the world’s largest exhibition and conference for printing, finishing and packaging products, GRAPH EXPO 2007 will feature hundreds of vendors displaying their latest equipment and products. But only at BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s booth will attendees see a unique Connectivity Showcase featuring what is expected to be the largest multi-vendor online connectivity ever displayed at a print tradeshow. This “live and connected” environment will feature Web-based tracking of vendors’ equipment on the show floor in real time, illustrating their open architecture and integration capabilities. A leading provider of document management and postal solutions, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL will prominently occupy

Xaar Ink-jet Technology Pushes the Boundaries at Graph Expo 07
August 14, 2007

Xaar presents its piezoelectric inkjet technology and applications for the label printing, packaging, commercial print and industrial markets on Booth 5484 at Graph Expo 2007 (9-12 September, Chicago). The flagship Xaar 1001, the company’s latest variable drop printhead, will be demonstrated in a web application using the latest UV ink technology. Designed for high-speed, single-pass applications, the Xaar 1001 printhead is based on Xaar’s patented Hybrid Side-Shooter(tm) platform with TF Technology(tm). Xaar’s greyscale printing uses dynamically variable drops to deliver high quality four-colour results hour after hour, without downtime. The Xaar 1001 delivers impressive precision, a choice of selectable or variable drop sizes, self-priming

Vertis Communications Launches Powerful Direct Mail Tracking Program
August 6, 2007

BALTIMORE—August 6, 2007—Vertis Communications introduced today Vertis MailTrailTM, an advanced mail tracking and reporting system powered in cooperation with GrayHair Software. Driven by the United States Postal Service’s next-generation Intelligent Mail Barcode technology, Vertis MailTrail provides marketers the ability to trace a direct mail campaign’s journey through the mail stream, from a package’s initial entry to its projected in-home delivery date. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen a strong need for offering our clients a powerful and intelligent mail tracking solution to provide a more complete picture of campaign and customer data,” said Dave Colatriano, senior vice president and general manager of