April 10th, 2012
I have always wanted a digital press that would print, personalize and address..all on one pass of the press. That dream came true when we recently purchased a Konica Minolta biz hub digital press. The press is awesome but what is more awesome is the print shop mail software. We can now accept a customers database, run it through our mailing software to sort in mail stream order and then print four color on both sides and address for mailing..all on one pass of the digital press. The biggest sheet size is 13×19 so we can print multiple post cards on that sheet. If it is a 5.5×8.5 post card we can get four of them on the 13×19 sheet. Imagine addressing those four post cards as it is printed and them multiply that by say a run of 2000. Sounds impossible to keep them in mail stream order but with the print shop mail software it prints them in an order that when we cut the post cards as 1-2-3-4 and then stack them back up in that order they are still in mail stream order. We then put the post cards in trays and they are ready to go to the United States Postal Service.
Print and mail in one day? Yes it is possible if the press is not too heavily booked. Political season is nearing again and we will be ready for those last minute push in political campaigns.
If you are interested in seeing our biz hub run, give me a call and we will give you a demonstration.