Printing Has Changed Since I Started 25 Years Ago

June 15, 2015

June 15th, 2015

When I started in printing, the type was being set on a Compugraphic machine, then it was waxed onto a board and then an image taken with a camera that was as big as my desk.  Film was developed and then the film was stripped into flats and finally an image burned on a metal plate.  Talk about labor intensive and it required a lot of skill.  Today everything is controlled from our graphics department.  They control not just design and specifications for Postal standards but also several pieces of our equipment, such as the computer to plate, our digital press and our paper cutter.  Everything is programmed in the graphic department and sent to the various machines. It still requires a lot of skill but not as many people and it is much faster.  It truly is golly, gee technology, or at least, it is to me.

Every time we are able to add a new technology in our business, it amazes me what all the equipment will do.  I am still wowed by our new NeoPost DS-1200 inserter/addressing machine that runs a speeds of 12,000 per hour.

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Just Call Us Speedy

May 4, 2015

May 4th, 2015

Just call us speedy today because we have had our new DS-1200 NeoPost addressing and inserting machine rocking and rolling today.  We have processed 55,000 pieces of mail from 8:30 this AM until 3:15 this afternoon.  We have a project with around 400,000 and at this rate we will done ahead of schedule.

What a difference having state of the art equipment makes.  It allows us to give the customer service that our customers have come to expect of us and the type of service that we want to provide to all of our customers.

It has been a gloriously beautiful day here in East Tennessee. I am so thankful for the blessing of living in Knoxville, TN with the beautiful Smokey Mountains in the background and the spring flowers all in bloom.  I could skip all the allergies that come with spring.


New Project

March 11, 2015

March 11th, 2015

I love when we have a large project in our shop.  We are about to personalize, geo-code, insert and address a direct mail piece in the quantity of 550,000. Sweet! The exciting part is the preparation, processing  any printing that needs to be done and making sure that all machines have had maintenance checks done. With our new NeoPost DS-1200, we can process large mailing at a speed of 12,000 per hour.  Invoicing and statement processing  run at the same high speed.


I Love Technology

March 6, 2015

March 6th, 2015

Technology is an awesome thing, I love technology. When I first went in the mailing business, labeling was done with a Kirk Rudy labeling machine that glued the labels on the envelope. If the machine malfunctioned it would big leave a big wad of labels that there was no way of recovering. Today we are addressing and inserting with a NeoPost DS-1200 that runs at speeds of 12,000 per hour. If for any reason, we have a problem, we simply recover the address in the computer with no loss of data.
Phyllis Burns, President of Burns Mailing & Printing Phyllis with Neopost


New to Burns Mailing and Printing, Inc.

March 3, 2015

March 3rd, 2015

I am so excited about Burns moving into invoicing and statement processing. With our state of the art NeoPost DS-1200, we can process invoicing and statement at the speed of 12,000 per hour. Customers can download their data to our secure FTP site and we do the rest. We can print and supply our customers with envelopes and other collateral that they might want to insert, thus making Burns a one-stop convenience.