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SPECIAL ANNUAL ISSUE HOT COMPANIES 2021

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE MAGAZINE STAFF President Chad Griepentrog

WHO’S HOT?

By Ken Waddell

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number of years ago, the Mailing Systems Technology team was trying to think of a way to let you know a little bit more about a select group of industry solution providers. The result was the creation of the ANNUAL HOT COMPANIES. So now, once a year, we publish this special sponsored-content magazine filled with ideas to help you improve your mail. We are proud to announce the 2021-2022 HOT PRINT-to-MAIL SOLUTION COMPANIES. Take a good look

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at all the information on the following pages and all 23 companies that have a variety of equipment, software, services, and supplies all designed to help you improve the production, workflow, quality, and delivery of your customer communications and direct mail. And make sure to take some extra time on each company’s website, to visit their social media pages, and even to email or call them to get more answers to help with your industry challenges. Looking ahead, we will continue to promote these companies for the next 12 months to give you even more opportunities to check out these industry movers and shakers. Also, remember that you can always find the HOT COMPANY information on our website at MailingSystemsTechnology.com, along with additional information in the form of our archived magazines, past webinars, and topics of interest. We look forward to delivering new ideas and “how-to” in the coming months to help improve your mail. Wishing you all the very best. Take care,

Ken

608.235.2212 ken.w@rbpub.com

Publisher Ken Waddell Editor Amanda Armendariz amanda.c@rbpub.com Audience Development Manager Rachel Chapman rachel@rbpub.com Advertising Ken Waddell 608.235.2212 ken.w@rbpub.com Design Kelli Cooke

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: BCC Software

PHONE:

800.337.0442

WEBSITE:

https://bccsoftware.com

EMAIL:

marketing@bccsoftware.com

Offering data-driven solutions that enhance direct communications anywhere along the workflow spectrum, BCC Software has been the industry leader in postal presort software and address quality solutions for over 40 years. BCC Mail Manager™, our USPS®-certified address quality and mailing preparation software, is relied on by thousands of companies, including some of the country’s biggest mailers. As a result, our solutions improve deliverability and reduce postage on a quarter of the US mailstream every year. Plus, you’ll receive unbeatable customer service and support from our team of USPS Certified Mail Piece Design professionals. BCC Software solutions are integration-ready and include API toolkits for customization along with prebuilt connectors to many software packages already in your workflow. Integratec® is the first and only available PAVE™-certified API, using the secure messaging layer, ZeroMQ™, with the CurveZMQ protocol, enabling Integratec to pass the most stringent security requirements. Completing the direct communications lifecycle with a comprehensive suite of data marketing services, BCC Software is focused on expert address standardization. We offer full-service data management and campaign execution solutions, backed by data licensed from the USPS and a handful of carefully selected strategic partners. BCC Software is dedicated to bringing our customers expanded technology and personal support to make sure they have the right tools to succeed in this ever-evolving industry. That’s why, in 2019, we introduced Bulk Mailer SMB®, a powerful data quality tool specifically designed with small and medium-sized businesses in mind and offered at affordable subscription pricing. To learn more, visit bccsoftware.com.


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Founded in 1976, Buskro has evolved into an industry leader in the design and manufacture of personalization equipment including inkjet printing, MAG and RFID encoding, tabbing/labelling, card processing, and label printing equipment to satisfy a broad range of customer needs. Our approach of adopting and incorporating the latest innovative personalization technologies, coupled with our open architecture, permits our products to remain productive for many years by meeting your current needs and offering upgrade paths for your future requirements. Buskro offers both complete systems as well as customized integrated solutions to suit your personalization requirements. Our wealth of experience and extensive installed customer base gives you the confidence that Buskro solutions are robust and can be seamlessly integrated onto your pre-existing systems. Buskro offers a full suite of UV, aqueous, food grade, security, and CMYK inks to support all printing and graphics applications on a wide variety of porous and nonporous printing materials including paper, plastics, foils, and web printing. Powered by Buskro’s true and tried Compose IQ software, job setup, handling, and personalization (printing, MAG and RFID encoding) is a breeze. Standard features allow for data input, job management, print layout preparation, audit file reporting, and personalization element (printing & encoding) configuration while the more advanced features open a wealth of applications such as read and print, duplex printing, real-time inspection & verification, product remake and error handling, and color printing. In short, Compose IQ software provides all the tools needed to handle most personalization jobs while giving you the reassurance that the personalization is complete, accurate, and accounted for. Buskro’s line of inkjet technologies ranges from our Apollo (HP) employing HP45A style cartridges and which offers a low capital investment and ease of use/maintenance, through to our industrial high-volume, high-resolution print systems such as the ATOM and Quantum self-standing units available in a variety of print swaths and ink formulations for all of your mailing and printing applications. Buskro offers a variety of standard and custom personalization solutions for the commercial printing, mailing, label, packaging, and card industries. Some applications include:  Matched mail inspection for personalized documents, inserts, and envelopes  Card/carrier and magnetic stripe matching, including PIN number verification  Inserter output scanning for duplicate, sequential document, postage break, and indicia/stamp identification  In-line read and print inkjet printing  Duplex printing on multiple surfaces both visible and covered  Production integrity verification to ensure complete production and formal reports to prove it for transactional documentation compliance  Box printing and labeling  Card printing, MAG, and RFID encoding  Near-line, high-speed label inkjet printing and RFID encoding Working with Buskro’s global network of distribution partners, we take pride in providing quality service and support for all of our products, including our legacy technologies.

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Buskro, Ltd.

PHONE:

905.839.6018

WEBSITE:

www.buskro.com

EMAIL:

sales@buskro.com


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CapStone Technologies

PHONE:

402.465.5400

WEBSITE:

www.captechno.com

EMAIL: CapStone Technologies gives mailers award-winning technology and expertise needed to stay ahead of the competition — in an ever-evolving industry. CapStone’s AutoViri™ Solutions bring speed, efficiency, and order to every step of the print-to-mail process. AutoViri Software AutoViri Software is a patented solution that integrates a mail operation’s physical and digital workflows, offering total production visibility at every level and in every department of a print-to-mail business. Mailers can prevent 17 costly USPS Mailer Scorecard errors in real time before jobs are released to the USPS, protecting their workshare discount and increasing productivity. It’s cloud-based and can be used with or without AutoViri products in any print-to-mail environment. Robotics & Automation AutoViri robots automate the manual, repetitive tasks that are part of typical print-to-mail operations. Robots increase throughput, reduce labor requirements, prevent employee injury, and allow employees to focus on higher-value tasks. Automation reduces errors and, in turn, USPS assessments. Each robot is part of creating a robust audit trail to refute inaccurate assessments.  AutoViri Sleever – Sleeves MM, EMM, and half trays, regardless of sleeve hygiene.  AutoViri Palletizer – Concurrently builds at least six pallets, palletizing finished mail trays by job, customer/supplier agreement (CSA), destination or other criteria.  AutoViri Tray Management System – Connects key areas of your mail operations to handle mail trays safely and efficiently.  AutoViri Trayer – Processes all letter-size mail pieces and USPS tray types, sweeping 400+ mail pieces into intelligently selected trays.  AutoViri Tagger – Tags trays from multiple processes and eliminates human labor and associated errors.  AutoViri OptiSort Shelving – Keep your jobs neatly, safely organized with customized steel shelving designed just for mailers. Business Engineering CapStone’s approach provides you with the critical information necessary to make informed decisions regarding your business objectives. PRINT19 RED HOT Technology Vanguard Breakthrough Award Winner Ranked #1038 in 2020 Inc. 5000

info@captechno.com


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Clear Image Technologies, LLC

PHONE:

314.853.5867

WEBSITE:

www.clearimagetechnologies.com

EMAIL:

larry@clearimagetechnologies.com

Clear Image Technologies is a company focused on affordable, reliable solutions for the direct mail industry. With over 35 years of experience in direct mail, we understand that each mailer’s needs are different and that one large, complex system is more than many companies need. Our goal is to provide user-friendly, scalable, inserting alternatives. All our products are modular. In 2007, we developed the Picture Perfect Match System for companies doing match mailings by hand or hand-checking the mailing off the end of their inserter. This visual match system, retrofitted to a customer’s existing inserter, displays images of the mail components on a monitor to allow the operator to visually inspect to ensure match integrity. This provided a low-cost, semi-automated system to companies with mediumvolume match mailings. In 2009, after many customer requests to stop the inserter in the event of a mismatch, we incorporated the ability to upgrade to optical character recognition and barcode recognition. Using the same cameras from the basic system, we could now decode the images to look for names and sequence numbers to match on and data recording of each piece processed. In 2014, we teamed with Pitcairn Engineering and rewrote that software to employ the .net framework, Tesseract OCR engine and Sauvola binarization to increase speed up to 300%. In 2015, we added Read and Print. Using our reading technology, Norwix’s printing software and HP print technology, we can insert, match and print in one pass. By partnering with equipment dealers like Tri-State Mailing Equipment in New York, Peak Business Equipment in St. Louis, Timpac in San Francisco, Mailing Equipment Company in Ft. Worth, Cowart-Gagnon in Seattle, TLM and associates in Clearwater, and MSI Equipment in Toronto, we’ve been able to provide sales, service and support to the U.S. and Canada. We are constantly in the field, listening to our customers, the salespeople, technicians, and operators that use our products. Have a need not mentioned here? Call us!


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: CPT

PHONE:

908.751.0709

WEBSITE:

www.cptinfo.com

EMAIL: INBOUND MAIL DISTRIBUTION – SOLVED! Struggling to get your inbound mail to your homebound employees? Or, just looking for an easy way to “deliver” mail without having to bring the hard copies to each employee’s desk or send to their homes? Now you can, with CPT’s straightforward, easy to implement, mail scanning, and image distribution solution. After you open and scan your mail, CPT’s solution will read data from the mail looking for the name or department of the intended recipient, then look to your database of email addresses for employees and departments, and send a multipage PDF file of the mail directly to the appropriate email address. Once the email is received, the recipient will have the ability to open the PDF file to view the mail that was received, and there will be a button in the body of the email to request that the hard copy be delivered. With a mailroom scan and email solution from CPT, delivering mail to your employees just got a lot easier. AUTOMATE YOUR UNDELIVERABLE MAIL! Unprocessed undeliverable mail stored in a closet somewhere is costing your business more than you can imagine. Returned mail presents a logistical and operational challenge for companies with large volumes of mail. Companies often perform a significant amount of manual work to determine the reason that a mail piece was returned, and then make additional efforts to update address information. With CPT’s solution, you can scan the envelopes and we’ll help you determine the intended recipient, the USPS’s reason for return, and a forwarding address if available. Our solution can help to identify the contents of the envelope to route the image to the appropriate department within your organization. We can even send the name and address information to a service that runs the data against five databases to try and find a more current address, and only charges when they find one. With a returned mail solution from CPT, undeliverable mail need not be shoved into the closet of “nothing I can do about it.” Please contact us for a custom demonstration with your inbound or undeliverable mail.

sales@cptinfo.com


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ConfirmDelivery

PHONE:

888.960.6245

WEBSITE:

www.confirmdelivery.com

EMAIL:

sales@confirmdelivery.com

When your business needs critical information delivered with speed and accountability, ConfirmDelivery simplifies the Certified Mail process with a fast and cost-effective solution. With our web-based program, you can process mail pieces one at a time or in a batch of thousands. Eliminate the 7-10 day wait for the green card and save on postage! Clients simply create an address sheet, insert into our provided envelopes, and drop in the mail. Our software is easy to implement and highly flexible. Connect your database to the USPS tracking and address verification system for easy access to address sheets and labels. ConfirmDelivery prides itself on keeping things simple. Once your account is set up, you can create, track, and view reports on mail, all online. Multiple users can complete mailings at the same time. Additionally, our reporting features display the activities of each user and department, allowing companies to create an accurate budget for expenditures. ConfirmDelivery has no monthly fees or contracts for our service. ConfirmDelivery sets itself apart by providing patented technology for tracking each mail piece. Track directly online via ConfirmDelivery software or from your personal database. We work closely with the post office to help our clients find lost mail pieces and obtain the delivery information, a crucial aspect of Certified Mailing. Utilize ConfirmDelivery to sort tracking data by recipient, company, location, customer reference number, or USPS tracking number. Manage recipient signatures via query or have them automatically emailed for easy print out or electronic storage. For over 15 years ConfirmDelivery has been helping city and county governments, law firms, banks, and hospitals with their accountable mail. We’ve grown from working with a few Midwestern counties to a vast nationwide customer base from our Indiana office. ConfirmDelivery has an experienced, talented in-house team here to support you. Contact us today to schedule a personal webinar and find out just how simple it is!


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Firstlogic Solutions, LLC

PHONE:

678.256.2900

WEBSITE:

www.firstlogic.com firstlogic.com/contact-us/

Firstlogic is on the move and continues to innovate and enrich the data quality software used by thousands of organizations to correct, standardize, and enhance data they use in their businesses every day. An innovative addition to the Firstlogic line-up is a new product called Address IQ™, a comprehensive API that allows customers to correct postal addresses, apply move updates, increase deliverability, and assign geocode coordinates to mailing files — all with a single API call. Address IQ™ is simple to integrate with your custom software and existing workflows. Unlike most software development kits (SDKs) focused on address quality, Address IQ does not require programmers to know all the intricacies of CASS™ and NCOALINK® processing requirements. Address IQ handles all internal data processing within the various engines in a single pass, which ensures your address data is correct and enriched with up-to-date move information and geocoding data. The Address IQ API allows companies to clean their data before they add it to their databases — the very best time to perform these data quality actions. The software creates all the necessary logs and reports, and customers can be comfortable knowing Firstlogic’s Address IQ API is certified by the US Postal Service for CASS™ and NCOALINK® compliance. Address IQ is ready for integration, regardless of your environment. The software is available in versions for Java, .Net, and C++ to integrate with company websites, CRM systems, order management software, or other applications. The API corrects mailing and shipping addresses as they enter your environment, ensuring downstream operations access USPS® compliant addresses. As an all-in-one package, Address IQ delivers CASS™ corrected addresses, NCOALINK® move updates, DSF2® address information, and geocode coordinates. Everything you need to ensure your workflow runs on high-quality data is available via this new Firstlogic API. Data drives every business. Data quality software enables your organization to get maximum benefit from the customer information you’ve collected and stored. Firstlogic Software provides the tools and features companies need to maximize the value of the data they collect. USPS®, DSF2®, CASS™ and NCOALINK® are trademarks of the United States Postal Service.


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

Fluence Automation

PHONE:

888.832.4902

WEBSITE:

www.fluenceautomation.com

EMAIL:

info@fluencemail.com

Fluence Automation has long history of providing innovative technologies to the mail distribution, logistics, and parcel automation markets. We are known in the industry for high performance, reliable mail and parcel automation systems with software, vision, and imaging components. Over the last 30+ years, we have earned a strong position in the commercial sorting segment and have delivered solutions for various entities, including the USPS, the US government, other national posts, mailing service providers (MSPs), and many Fortune 500 companies across various industries. We pioneered the use of multi-line optical character recognition (MLOCR) technology in high-speed mail sorting, and the product platform has evolved over the years to include applications as diverse as outgoing sorting, incoming sorting, mail ballot envelope automation (Vote by Mail), and various custom projects that include specialized device development. Our Criterion Apex and Elevate mail sorters, coupled with our SABRE imaging system and NetSort software, are well known for handling some of the most complex processing challenges in the industry, while supporting a broad range of mail and package classes. Over the last several years, we have grown our footprint outside of mail processing, leveraging our technologies to address challenges in parcels automation. Our parcels systems offer capabilities for high-performance imaging with optical character recognition (OCR), labelling, conveying and sorting, backed by one of the best service teams in the industry. At Fluence, we look forward to continuing to serve our long-term mail sorting customers in the best manner possible, while advancing automation solutions in parcels and Vote by Mail, and growing our footprint in software and services.


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Kao Collins Inc.

Innovation for the Inkjet Industry Kao Collins provides solutions for the inkjet industry around the world, offering a full line of inks, service, technical support, parts, and repair. We have unmatched knowledge and experience in the commercial and industrial inkjet printing markets. Since 1990, the company has introduced innovative ink solutions enabling customers and OEMs to reduce costs, increase productivity, and expand offerings into various markets — graphics, commercial print, packaging, labeling, textiles, and consumer products. Kao Collins has produced thousands of unique inks for a wide range of clients around the world. Ink formulation Kao Collins formulates and manufactures innovative inkjet inks for high-speed printing, single-pass printing, and wide-format printing using a variety of technologies. We’re stretching the limits of what inkjet can print on, like ceramics, textiles and the first water-based ink for flexible film packaging. Our chemists are also working with customers to expand our offerings in emerging areas like EB curable inks and security ink. Research and development Kao Collins invests in research and development to bring new inks to market and provide other value-added services. Unlike our competitors, research and development don’t start in the laboratory but with you, our customers. Our chemists and engineers have direct access to end consumers, and that gives them an insight into evolving customer pain points and new potential markets. That information– not the whims of a corporate team–drives our research and development. Customer satisfaction Kao Collins remains committed to serving our customers and our planet. Central to that is our commitment to Yoki-Monozukuri, a philosophy that shifts our perspective to that of our customers, so that we may strive for the wholehearted satisfaction and enrichment of the lives of people globally. We define “Yoki-Monozukuri” as “a strong commitment by all members to provide products and brands of excellent value for consumer satisfaction.” The “Kao Way” The “Kao Way” embodies our corporate philosophy and is the foundation of the business activities of the Kao Group. As our cornerstone, the “Kao Way” provides consistency to each business decision that we make every. Accordingly, it acts as a guiding principle for all of our members, bringing together the growth of our company and that of our individual members. As such, it is an essential element in making the work we do more rewarding and instilling in us a sense of purpose.

PHONE:

513.948.9000

WEBSITE:

www.kaocollins.com

EMAIL:

info@kaocollins.com


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Kern International

PHONE:

614.317.2600

WEBSITE:

www.kerninc.com

EMAIL: In the ever-evolving international production mailing industry, one constant remains: the strength and durability of Kern solutions. For 74 years, Kern has focused on the growth and success of our partners, offering better technology, products, processes, partnership, and people. Kern’s reach has expanded from First-Class mail providers such as insurance, banking, and government to letter-shops, direct mailers, and more. Inspired by our customer-focused vision, Kern continues to be the only provider in the industry to offer an unprecedented 10-year system guarantee. The Kern solutions team works to provide the perfect machines for every customer, based on their own applications. Kern provides numerous solutions tailored to customers’ needs, with highvolume insertion running at a speed of up to 27,000 mail pieces per hour, and multiformat inserters available for job variety. An abundance of Kern parts are kept in stock in the United States directly from our Swiss, quality-driven factory, ensuring that our customers keep their machines up and running. Kern has continued to develop and invest in new technology. In the past year, we have had many advancements to our K1600 multi-format auto changeover inserter. Kern continues to push the envelope with the state-of-the-art PackOnTime 2Box packaging machine, which makes custom-size boxes for the items being shipped. This eliminates the need for infills, helping fulfill the enhanced focus on sustainability. When you become a Kern customer, you become a part of our family. Uli Kern emphasizes the family dynamic partnership, allowing Kern to prioritize customer success over all else. Kern has continued to evolve as the industry has changed, and customer growth and success will continue to motivate Kern to produce the best solutions, tailored to customer needs, for many years to come. Welcome to The Kern Family

info@kerninc.com


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Kirk-Rudy, Inc.

PHONE:

770.427.4203

WEBSITE:

www.kirkrudy.com

EMAIL: Since 1967, Kirk-Rudy has manufactured innovative solutions for the mailing and printing industries. From their state of the art factory just north of Atlanta, GA, a complete product line of feeders, transport bases, conveyors, inkjet printers, inserters, labelers, tabbers, sorting, stacking, tip-on, pick-n-place, folders, bump turns, drying and matching/vision systems are engineered and produced with the highest standards of quality. Harry Kirk’s principle of “Build a better machine, and it will sell itself” has been KirkRudy’s mission since day one. A highly experienced and dedicated team work together every day designing and manufacturing the highest quality mailing and printing equipment used by the world’s top companies. Their most recent innovation is an all-in-one printing system that combines the heavyduty transport Kirk-Rudy is famous for with the quality and reliability the industry expects from Memjet technology. The FireJet 4C Color Inkjet System is a new breed of inkjet printer that offers a profitable alternative to the smaller desktop, toner-based digital color printers on the market today, as well as a low-cost alternative to larger production press systems. The FireJet 4C can print A3+ and A4 cut sheets in full color (CMYK) at 1600 x 1600 dpi and can print at speeds up to 150 ft/min. The newly designed user-replaceable printhead has been engineered to provide a longer life — approximately 120 liters — and outstanding image quality across a broad range of porous, uncoated offset, and inkjet-coated media. Their Phoenix UV LED 4.25” inkjet system continues to be the choice among mediumand high-volume printers and mailers for addressing mail and variable data imprinting. Followed by the UltraJet v21 with its 2.12” print area producing high volumes of addressing and card imprinting at blazing speeds. Using HP’s thermal inkjet technology, the NetJet inkjet system is a fully modular, low cost system for addressing mail especially for low- to medium-volume operations. The KolorJet is a super-fast inkjet system for producing large volumes of full color envelopes at high speeds. All of Kirk-Rudy’s equipment is sold through a worldwide network of authorized dealers who have been factory trained on sales and service and fully supported by the factory.

info@kirkrudy.com


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HOT Mail-Gard is the leading disaster recovery (DR) print-to-mail provider in the USA and we’ve held that position for the past 25 years! Our DR services & solutions are head and shoulders above anything our competition has to offer because Mail-Gard is uniquely dedicated only to disaster recovery, and time-tested through many successful disaster recoveries.

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Mail-Gard wrote the book on Critical Communications Recovery Mail-Gard was established in 1996 as the recovery industry’s first, stand-alone print-tomail recovery provider. Mail-Gard’s client base continued to grow to include Fortune 500 companies, as well as state and federal customers, and we continue to lead the field today as the premier provider of print-to-mail business continuity ad recovery services.

CONTACT INFO:

Mail-Gard is solely dedicated to Disaster Recovery Production Mail-Gard only offers production services for disaster recovery & occasional overflow support to our DR clients. Our equipment is available when you need help and disaster recovery is always our top priority. Our sole focus is our clients who look to us for disaster recovery support at a moment’s notice.

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Mail-Gard’s equipment configuration offers many options Mail-Gard’s equipment list shows a great range of equipment from different manufacturers so we’re not limited to a single vendor and your DR plan isn’t either should your equipment footprint change. Testing is Essential We conduct an average of 3 tests per week year-round which means that we’re practicing every day to be on demand for all our clients! We consider it essential for every client to test on a regular basis and we will work with your team to ensure that your tests are conducted promptly and per your requirements. Mail-Gard meets high-level security standards across industry specifications.  PCI-DSS 3.2 Level 1 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) approval since 2007  ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification since 2013  HITRUST CSF v8.1 certification  Annual self-assessment for HIPAA compliance  SOC 2 Reporting We don’t tell you what constitutes a disaster, you tell us! Whatever event or circumstance is impacting your business, causing you to need a hand, that’s when we’re here to provide assistance. Whether it’s a natural disaster, an operational recovery due to downed equipment, employee strike, or utility failure, or even a scheduled equipment update, Mail-Gard will never set a limitation on when or why you can declare a disaster; neither will we set a waiting period before you can declare. You can call our hotline whenever you need us. Our experience and success speak for themselves Mail-Gard has assisted 34 clients over the years with their critical mail recoveries, with a 100% successful recovery rate. And while a successful disaster recovery is truly a team effort between client and vendor, we’re the ones who’ve actually been through the DR process before. Our employees’ average tenure is 10+ years. The value of actual DR experience can’t be overstated and we bring that experience and knowledge to every recovery solution. Recovery is our only business and we do it better than anyone!

COMPANY: Mail-Gard

203.572.3887

WEBSITE: mailgard.com

EMAIL:

paul.depaoli@iwco.com


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

Mailroom Dynamics Services, LLC

PHONE:

Mobile: 916.730.7887 Office: 916.682.3037

Mailroom Dynamics Services, LLC (MRD) was established in 1994 servicing mail processing equipment which supported the State of California and the private sector. We are in constant pursuit of the challenge of constructing the best fit products for our customer’s application. For many years we have remanufactured/rebuilt swing arm inserters learning the equipment down to its nuts and bolts. We have improved parts beyond the manufacturer’s specifications. MRD is proud to have serviced the first generation AutoSET inserter made by MB (Mathias Bauerle) in Germany. For many years, we have worked closely with MB providing equipment upgrades as well as marketing their products. Currently, we are the only active MB dealer in the USA for the AutoSETs. Testimonials from our customers regarding the AutoSET inserters show that it is the most efficient and productive high-speed statement processing inserter on the market. Customers that place orders tend to acquire multiples of them. They are also the most economical inserter to service since some customers maintain them in house. As a company, we strive to include the best fit equipment for our customers. This ultimately challenged our company to create our own feeder/folder, the MRD438. The MRD438 is designed, developed, and manufactured in our facility. With countless hours of work, we have successfully developed an interface and software including the MRD Camera System and the MRD Verification System to interface to the customer’s database. “Mentor our success to our customers.” While most product vendors and manufacturers lock their customers with expensive service contracts, we consistently provide effective service for our clients. We challenge our customers to be self-sufficient while promoting the concept of “in-house” or “self-service maintenance” on AutoSET and MRD products. We offer hybrid service where we offer only major service and help manage the customer’s parts inventory. Customers can invest in our equipment knowing that our experience is reliable, consumers are satisfied, and our equipment is effective and economically designed to boost efficiency and success. For more information contact Ranier Sadang, President of Mailroom Dynamics, at Rsadang@mailroomdynamics.com or 916.730.7887.

WEBSITE:

http://www.mailroomdynamics.com/

EMAIL:

Rsadang@mailroomdynamics.com


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From February to July 2020, change-of-address requests were up by 3.92 percent from the previous year. Melissa Direct, a division of Melissa, helps mailers stay current with domestic and international address quality in a number of ways. For over 35 years, Melissa has helped more than 10,000 companies worldwide stay in touch with customers and prospects, improve deliverability, cut costs, and increase ROI with address and other contact data quality solutions. NCOALink® National Change of Address Processing Melissa is a NCOALink® Full Service Provider licensee of the USPS and will match your list against the full USPS NCOALink dataset of over 160 million moves filed over the last 48 months. Plus, Melissa leverages mCOA and pCOA databases — millions of change-of-address records from multi-sourced and proprietary data — to reach those 40% of households that do not file a change-of-address with the USPS. Melissa also provides NCOA services for many international countries. As one of only a handful of Canada Post® licensees, Melissa updates your file based on a dataset of 10 million move records from the last 72 months while simultaneously performing Canadian Address Hygiene. Online Presorting Mailers Online is the easy-to-use SaaS mailing solution that prepares USPS-compliant mailings and presorts in the Cloud. All you have to do is simply upload your list and Mailers Online will standardize, verify, cleanse, dedupe, and update all addresses to increase deliverability and qualify for First-Class, Standard, and Destination Discounts. Mailers Online offers the flexibility for your entire team to process mailings without installing and updating software at each workstation, no long-term contracts, and easy pay-per-job pricing. Generate New Revenue Streams Melissa’s LeadGen Mailing List APIs provide access to over 200 million consumers, 15 million businesses as well as Occupant and Property Owner mailing lists. With wholesale pricing, these lists may be for internal or retail use. Build, order, and download lists that contain demographic, firmographic, location information, and more at any time. Define market segments, reach the ideal audience, and gain a deeper understanding of your customers with updated and accurate information. Solutions for Everyone Melissa’s address hygiene solutions are available as Web APIs, Automated FTP (fast, convenient, and secure processing 24/7/365), SaaS, and desktop software. Stay in touch with your customers and prospects, improve deliverability, cut costs, and increase ROI all with better address quality.

EXECUTIVE STATEMENT

RAY MELISSA The year 2020 proved to be a challenging one. As the pandemic prompted a shift to work-from-home situations and more people made permanent moves out of urban areas, address accuracy became more important than ever. We’ve been delivering the best address verification and correction solutions for over 35 years - helping businesses gain insight, stay connected with customers, and reduce costs associated with undeliverable mail. Let us know how Melissa can help you with your mailing needs.

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Melissa

PHONE: 800.Melissa

WEBSITE:

www.melissa.com

EMAIL:

info@melissa.com


THE 2021-22

NearStar provides innovative, best-in-class software, information technology services, and transformational solutions to enterprise in-plants and service bureaus. Based on our decades of experience, print and mail operations of all shapes and sizes have turned to NearStar to help assess, define, develop, acquire, and integrate technology. NearStar’s software and services enable the migration from offset to toner, monochrome to color, cut sheet to roll fed, paper to digital, and now toner to inkjet, while empowering enterprise in-plants and service bureaus to address changing market opportunities and provide competitive differentiation. What does this mean to you? It means NearStar is the partner you can count on to help you:  Leverage legacy data and composition systems to drive new print technologies.  Minimize upstream application changes.  Integrate enterprise output management systems to better manage the operation.  Create workflow efficiencies throughout manufacturing and delivery processes to lower costs.  Provide real-time tracking, auditing, accounting, and reporting to all stakeholders.  Establish Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery environments to mitigate risk and exposure. For more information, please visit www.nearstar.com. You can also call us at (972) 221-4068 Option# 1 or email us at sales@nearstar.com.

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: NearStar, Inc.

PHONE:

972.221.4068

WEBSITE:

www.nearstar.com

EMAIL:

sales@nearstar.com


THE 2021-22

HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: NPI

PHONE:

888.821.7678

WEBSITE:

www.npisorters.com

EMAIL:

Sales@NPISorters.com

NPI has been designing leading-edge sorting equipment for over 40 years, setting the standard for affordable, high-quality, high-speed, low-maintenance machines, while meeting the highest expectations in automated mail sorting with the industry’s most compact design. NPI equipment currently operates in over 27 countries providing functionality specific to each country and each customer’s operational requirements. Maxim is NPI’s premier, high-speed letter sorter reaching speeds of up to 40,000 mail pieces per hour. This system offers the most compact, ergonomic design in the industry. The Maxim utilizes software-based decipher OCR technology running on standard offthe-shelf computers. Patented, precision anti-jamming technology reduces document damage, resulting in increased throughput and uniform stacking of the entire sort bin. Maxim stackers utilize bin-kicker systems eliminating the safety risks presented by systems using bin augers. The user-friendly operator interface allows networking of multiple systems.


THE 2021-22

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Pitney Bowes

PHONE:

888.411.7066

WEBSITE:

www.pitneybowes.com/us/mst

Mailing & shipping solutions for your business From home offices to large enterprises, Pitney Bowes can help your business with mailing, shipping, tracking, and receiving needs. We make it easy for you to process mail, parcels, and packages right from your office or home. We have the solutions to help automate your sending process, with real-time visibility. Our solutions can help you:  Print postage and shipping labels with our easy-to-use postage meters  Mail and ship like a pro no matter where you are with our online postage and shipping software  Simplify your parcel deliveries and returns with inbound and outbound parcel solutions Let us help you find the solution that fits your business needs and get control over your operations. Visit www.pitneybowes.com/us/mst Contact us at 888-411-7066


THE 2021-22

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Postmatic

PHONE:

763.784.6046

WEBSITE:

www.postmatic.net

Our Mission Our mission here at Postmatic is to provide our customers with the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to their mailing, packaging, and paper handling needs and provide the very best support our industry has to offer. We further resolve to accomplish this mission with a code of ethics and honesty that reflects positively on our resellers, vendors, our industry, and our customers. We seek to grow our company based on the value and trust of the relationships we develop and pledge to always keep our customer’s best interest as our number one priority. About us Founded in 1972, the stamp affixing attachment was a small part of a large packaging equipment manufacture. With little more than purpose, determination, and a handful of dedicated professionals, Postmatic was established in 1978. Postmatic has grown to be a name known by professionals throughout the mailing and packaging industry. In fact, we have been recognized as the leader in self-adhesive postage stamp and transport base equipment worldwide. OEM Equipment Postmatic offers Mailing, Packaging, Printing, and Imaging Equipment solutions for all needs. We manufacture Feeders, Sealers, Stamp Affixers, Printing Systems, and Transport Bases. We also offer our proprietary Seal-Tight concentrate; the most costeffective, high-performance sealing solution for envelope and package sealing. Partner for Manufacturing Excellence Over the few decades, Postmatic has become an expert in product development, mechanical equipment assembly and parts manufacturing and has extended those services to other manufacturers looking to outsource and/or accelerate their equipment manufacturing needs. Services include Contract Manufacturing, Assembly / SubAssembly, Product Development, Prototype / R&D, and Custom Parts Manufacturing. We are NEXT GENERATION mailing and packaging industry partner for manufacturing excellence!

EMAIL:

info@postmatic.net


THE 2021-22

HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

Rena By Quadient

PHONE:

888.444.7362

WEBSITE:

www.renausa.com

EMAIL:

sales@renausa.com

Rena By Quadient offers an all-inclusive line of monochrome address printers. The AS-450, AS-650 & AS-850 each include modern designs, an easy-to-use color touch screen, the ability to print on UV stocks and more! They are great for any size business, including but not limited to entry-level mailers, schools, commercial printers, and packaging/fulfillment companies. Rena occupies space in the digital printing world as well. The Rena MACH 6 uses revolutionary technology from Memjet® and has an all-new design. The MACH 6 is capable of printing full color graphics and variable data on a variety of material, including substrates up to 3/8” thick, such as stuffed envelopes, chipboard, corrugated cardboard, folding cartons, and much more. It is great for printing long runs, but also perfect for those on-demand short runs. Rena is a brand of Quadient, a company that is the driving force behind the world’s most meaningful customer experiences. By focusing on four key solution areas including Customer Experience Management, Business Process Automation, Mail-Related Solutions, and Parcel Locker Solutions, Quadient helps simplify the connection between people and what matters. Quadient supports hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide in their quest to create relevant, personalized connections and achieve customer experience excellence. All of Rena’s products are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA with the primary focus on providing the highest quality products on the market. We invite you to learn more about the above products plus more at www.renausa.com.


THE 2021-22

HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: SMS Direct Inc.

PHONE:

815.524.7700

WEBSITE:

www.smsdirectinc.com

EMAIL:

info@smsdirectinc.com

PACKAGING, ADDRESSING, AND MARKETING CARD SOLUTIONS Versatile | Tool-less Setup | Easy to Operate Do more with less. Increase margins. Reduce the ever-changing “Revenue Per Direct Labor Hour.” Quality without compromise, from the innovative vacuum system to the powder coated aluminum frames. Experts in Automation Linemods specializes in high-speed vacuum transport / finishing conveyors designed for tool-less setup with the highest quality deck components available. Engineered from the ground up to cover the most demanding of environments. Linemods provides outstanding performance and operator versatility and has proven to be the most robust, user-friendly production equipment available today.    

Premium Inkjet / Dryer Transports Vacuum Transport / Finishing Lines Register / Crease / Tipping Modules Turnkey Feed / Affix / Glue / Fold Solutions 2-Year Warranty | Manufactured in the USA


THE 2021-22

HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: SmartSoft

PHONE:

888.227.7221

WEBSITE: SmartSoft Inc. is a leading provider of workflow management software, offering address correction, postal discounts, and print workflow automation software for the United States and Canada. SmartAddresser – All-in-One Postal Software If you want to switch to a more user-friendly and feature-rich mailing software solution, then now is a great time to try an industry leader. From state-of-the art Address Correction features and the very latest Postal Presorting options to advanced features such as automated mail processing with Job Scripting, SmartAddresser is the USPS® Certified postal software you can trust. Your data will be accurate and your mail prepared correctly, saving you time and saving you money. AccuMail – Address Verification Tools Available as standalone desktop software or APIs (REST or .NET) that are easily integrated into most existing third-party applications or home-grown systems, SmartSoft’s address verification tools let you validate addresses one at a time, at point-of-entry, or in batch across your entire database. They are fully scalable to the size of any organization and designed to improve the accuracy of your customer contact data. PressWise – Print MIS and Workflow Automation Designed by a printer as an alternative to purchasing independent modules (or custom development) of Print Estimating, Workflow Automation, Print MIS, Shipping and Mail Preparation Software, PressWise provides a single print workflow system, with all the tools needed to streamline your operation and grow your business. Available cloud or selfhosted with NO long-term contracts, and browser-based for instant access — anytime, anywhere. PressWise also integrates with most existing web-to-print systems storefronts and lets you handle more orders with fewer touch points, improving productivity and maximizing your ROI. Solutions that are easy to use and designed to save you money.

www.SmartSoftDQ.com www.PressWise.com

EMAIL:

contact@smartsoftusa.com


THE 2021-22

Tritek Technologies, under the direction of its president, founder, and inventor Jim Malatesta, has been evolving and providing unparalleled, field proven mail processing solutions since 1984. Following Tritek’s development of the 88-5 Optical Character Reader, US and European patent offices have awarded the company numerous patents for advanced technologies that make the equipment manufactured by Tritek the best in the industry. Throughout its history, Tritek Technologies has designed and custom-built machines and software to meet the unique application needs and objectives of every customer. Tritek configures machines to fit small areas when necessary and builds expanded designs to accommodate large-scale sorting operations with multi-tier bins. Tritek also offers portable units customers can wheel about the facility. Continuous, customer-driven innovation Tritek is proud of its accomplishments in adaptability. “We work with companies to provide technologies that will enhance the operations they already have in place,” says Jim Malatesta. Knowledge developed from running their own document scanning operation since 1995 enabled Malatesta and his associates to augment their scanning and optical recognition technology to meet new challenges as they developed. Tritek offers solutions that process mail items, parcels, and documents using proprietary imaging systems that capture images on one or both sides of the material automatically, in a single pass. With Tritek’s solutions, operators are not required to face the material before it is processed. The equipment reads address information in any orientation. One machine for everything “One of many features that distinguish us from most other mail processing equipment is our ability to handle a wide variety of mail types,” said Malatesta. A single machine from Tritek can accurately feed, read, and transport letters, flats, magazines, postcards, polywrapped materials, and newspapers. A single machine can process all these different types of mail simultaneously on the same transport. See tritektech.com for a demonstration video. Return mail, parcel handling, and customizable sorting rules Tritek’s return mail processing is an efficient and cost-saving application. It interfaces with a database that automatically updates mailing addresses for delivery. Tritek’s versatile, small footprint, high performance parcel sorter handles all sizes of parcels up to 80 pounds with a sorting capacity of 1024 hampers. Tritek’s imaging system reads all labels and barcodes on parcels omni-directionally and also provides dimensioning. The Ace Workstation offers companies that send or receive parcels and mail items a way to automate labor-intensive processes. This compact unit determines mail or package weight and dimension, looks up addresses, and creates labels with a unique barcode ID for mail delivery tracking. Tritek’s “Rule Editor Software” is a unique, customized database that enables accurate delivery to a mail recipient’s location automatically. Customers make any adjustments necessary to handle situations such as industry specific abbreviations and acronyms, relocation of employees, mail forwarding, mail tracking, and email delivery. Over the last 37 years, Tritek Technologies has solved mail processing challenges for customers in a wide variety of industries. Tritek’s dedicated and experienced field service providers and a talented, innovative group of engineers serve Fortune 100 and 500 companies, government organizations (including vote-by-mail), financial corporations, insurance companies, universities, mail presorters, and facility management companies. Tritek is an international enterprise with installations throughout the world. To find out how solutions from Tritek Technologies can make your organization more productive, please visit the company website at www.tritektech.com or call us at 302.239.1638. You can also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and on Wiki.

HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

Tritek Technologies

PHONE:

302.239.1638

WEBSITE:

www.tritektech.com


THE 2021-22

HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

microglue (GMS VanSco of Valco Melton)

PHONE:

707.285.3392

WEBSITE:

www.microglue.com

EMAIL:

sales@microglue.com

Gluing Systems & Machinery, Inc. (GMS®) has been servicing the needs of the converting and graphic arts industries since 1977. Our focus is on providing an American-made, high-quality, and performance-based hot glue systems and cold glue systems with flawless results. GMS understands your business and can provide you with a product that performs beyond your expectations. microglue® is a complete line of both hot glue systems and cold glue systems and accessories. This product line consists of programmable 2, 4, and 8 channel pattern controllers, hot glue melt units, hot and cold glue applicator valves, and a variety of cold glue systems. With high-quality results at a fantastic price, the microglue line is an effective choice for your adhesive application needs. The micromailer® consists of plow fold tables that come integrated with a 20” feeder, inline product scoring and perforating, plow folding, card tipping and gluing in one simple, affordable package. Designed to be expandable for future applications, the micromailer® offers an affordable solution for the most direct mail applications and is in compliance with current postal requirements. microgluer® is a family of small-format buckle plate folding and gluing machines, designed to simplify and streamline the folding and gluing operation for mailing applications. This product is available in formats starting from basic half and letter fold, with or without glue, to more complex mailers that include Z fold and micro-perforation. The microgluer® features dot, line or stitch patterns, patented output speed compensation, shutter control output, product and batch counter, and production rate meter. The microgluer® is the simplest and easiest to use tabletop folder with an integrated glue system and can be configured for all small format, direct mail applications today. Made affordable and accessible to our customers, expandability and flexibility are just part of the advantages to working with the GMS microgluer family of products.


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