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espite the obvious surge of digital communication methods the past 20+ years have seen, mail still remains the most trusted communication method for consumers. That’s not to say that digital methods don’t have their place, of course (and combining them with physical mail pieces increases the effectiveness of both mediums!), but mail is — and always should be — a primary communication method

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for any organization. But, with declining mail volumes and increasing postage costs, companies may sometimes feel at a loss when it comes to maximizing the impact of their printed customer communications and direct mail. That’s where these HOT companies come in. On the following pages, we’ve published 23 profiles of industry solutions providers. Many of them could be the partner you need in navigating sometimes-challenging world of print and mail. Each year this special sponsored media shares details about companies that are proven industry leaders, so if one (or more!) catches your eye, reach out to them and start a conversation. After all, when it comes to keeping the mail stream vibrant and healthy, we’re all in this together, so isn’t it better with a knowledgeable partner by your side? As always, thanks for staying connected with Mailing Systems Technology.

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INTERNATIONAL MAIL SERVICES Absolute Mail Logistics is there for you, whenever your company is in need of getting the maximum discount for postage for your mail addresses internationally without losing the speed of delivery. Reduce mailing costs, increase efficiency, and deliver a great customer experience! If you often send out international mail, Absolute Mail Logistics can save you a lot of work, time, and money! We cater to the small and mid-sized mailings as well. All you need is a minimum of 10 pounds to enjoy the benefits we offer. We have been one of the leaders in international mailing for over 20 years! Our goals have always been to save you money when mailing to over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Absolute Mail Logistics leverages its extensive network of foreign postal administrations and the USPS consolidation program to support our diverse portfolio of clients. With the distribution of publications and direct mail, services including:

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Absolute Mail Logistics

PHONE:

703.425.4322

IPA / ISAL / PRIORITY AND STANDARD

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CANADA AND LATIN AMERICA DIRECT ENTRY We’ve received positive response to our Direct Entry Service to Canada and Latin America! Have you ever had the need for mailing printed material such as magazines, trade publications, professional journals, newspapers, newsletters, or books destined to Canada or even Latin America? Absolute Mail’s Direct Injection Service provides you not only the handling and delivery of your shipments but also a substantial cost savings on your postage when it’s processing within the country. *Utilizing this service, you’ll be able to enjoy receiving our invoice within 24 hours after mail injection!

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Domestic Mail Services (BPM/Catalogues and Flat mail) Through our partnership with the United States Postal Service, we pick up, process, and expedite your domestic mail to the USPS destination facility for the final-mile delivery. Our domestic mail services offer customers a high-quality range of services for mailing goods and documents around the corner or around the country. We handle your flats up to 15.1 ounces and for the BPM (Bound Printed Matter) up to 15 pounds.

www.AbsoluteMail.com Info@absolutemail.com


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Anchor Software, LLC

PHONE:

800.237.1921

WEBSITE:

www.AnchorComputerSoftware.com

EMAIL:

Sales@AnchorComputerSoftware.com

ANCHOR SOLUTION SUITE Anchor Software is a leading provider of data quality, postal processing, and document design software. Our solutions improve delivery addresses, identify and eliminate duplicate data, reduce mailing costs, and create personalized documents. Available onpremise or in the cloud.  MaxCASS OS: CASS™ certified address cleansing with DPV®, RDI™, DSF2® & Geocoding  AddressPro: real-time address validation web service  MaxMover: NCOALink® certified change-of-address  MaxDup OS: Identify, consolidate and remove duplicates  MaxPresort OS: PAVE™ certified mail sortation, preparation & eDOC  SmartBarcode Manager: Full-Service certified IMB® & IMpb® management  MaxPrint: Document design and VDP software, 2D/3D print Capabilities  Identity for SAP S/4HANA: real-time duplicate identification and address verification within SAP S/4HANA  Support for Windows, UNIX, Linux, and IBM z/OS including CICS


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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. Whether your focus is direct marketing, order fulfillment, or billing, accurate contact data is essential. Quickly integrating that data into your communication systems is critical to delivering efficient and accurate communications. Built for easy integration and maintenance, BCC Architect is a comprehensive contact data quality solution that will meet the unique needs of your business. 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 2022, we acquired Window Book. By expanding the BCC Software suite of solutions with Window Book’s innovative post-presort and mailer scorecard services, our customers will be able to leverage additional workshare discounts and have access to the most expansive suite of mail preparation technologies within the mailing industry. To learn more, visit bccsoftware.com.


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: BOWE GROUP

PHONE:

919.714.7277

WEBSITE:

https://bowe.com/systec/en/

EMAIL:

management@bowesystecinc.com

Production Mailers realize unprecedented throughputs using the Fusion Inserter from BOWE SYSTEC Fusion inserting technology continues to revolutionize Production Mail Centers by reducing labor, eliminating costs and streamlining throughput while providing the highest levels of productivity. The patented Flow Principle has changed the paradigm by allowing organizations to utilize a single inserting platform for all their mailing needs. This Single Machine Type Strategy has proven to be the most efficient and cost effective solution in High Speed Inserting. The flexibility of the Fusion’s enclosure feeding technologies coupled with the highest speed input channels plus automated changeovers in approximately three (3) minutes provides transactional and direct mail customers with the competitive edge required in today’s Production Mailing environment. Let us introduce you to our clients who have leveraged Fusion technology to create operational excellence within their Production facilities  Fusion Cross – The Fusion Inserter processes up to 24,000 Folded and 16,000 Flat envelopes per hour  Fusion Speed – The Fusion Speed processes up to 30,000 Folded envelopes per hour  Fusion Lite – The Fusion Lite provides all the benefits of Fusion technology at 16,000 Folded and Flat envelopes per hour The upcoming introduction of BOXIT adds traying automation, maximizing productivity of the inserter with minimal labor. BOWE GROUP: AUTOMATION FOR EXPERTS BY EXPERTS. The BOWE GROUP is one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart automation solutions for the Production Mail and Intralogistics markets. The group’s strong brands are established leaders in the fields of document and card processing as well as intralogistics and software. Part of the financially strong Possehl Group from Lübeck, Germany, our solutions have optimized work and production flow across a wide range of industries for over 75 years.


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Capital Mailing Equipment Inc.

PHONE:

833.263.6245

WEBSITE:

www.capitalmailingequipment.com

EMAIL: Capital Mailing Equipment — Addressing your Production Mailing Solutions Capital Mailing Equipment Inc. is a nationwide integrator of industrial inkjet and production solutions for the printing and mailing industry. Headquartered in Romulus, Michigan and with 30+ years industry experience, CME’s professionals know the importance of integrity, honesty, and exceptional value to their customers. Whether introducing cutting edge technologies or refurbishing and maintaining existing equipment, CME puts meeting customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations at the forefront of all we do. The Need for Speed CME understands that time is money — that’s why we offer the fastest drop-on-demand variable data inkjet addressing system on the market today. The new Hawk M7K UV Inkjet Addressing System utilizes UV inks and LED lamps for drying, which shortens production time overall. It can run 50,000 pieces per hour and print in any direction on just about any substrate. CME integrates, installs, and maintains the Hawk M7K nationwide, providing onsite custom integration and training to increase your production and reduce operating costs. Fastest Full Color Envelope Printer in the WORLD! CME Capital Mailing Equipment is proud to announce all New and “Fastest” Full Color Bleed CMYK 8.77 Inch heads - Inkjet Envelope Printer in the Industry! Incredible Speeds of (668 FPM) Feet Per Minute or Similar to (50,000 PPH) - Pieces Per Hour. Designed to fit in line with your High-Speed Mail Inserters or stand alone. Relationships Matter Most CME strives to build long-term relationships with every customer, large and small. We will tailor a proposal to integrate the right balance of new and pre-owned equipment to fit your budget — or will refurbish your existing equipment to give it new life. Addressing your Production Mail - Visit us at www.capitalmailingequipment.com.

info@CapitalMailingEquipment.com


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CapStone Technologies

PHONE:

402.465.5400

WEBSITE:

www.captechno.com

EMAIL:

info@captechno.com

CapStone Technologies gives mailers award-winning technology and expertise needed to stay ahead of the competition — in an ever-evolving industry. CapStone’s AutoViriTM Solutions bring speed, efficiency and order to every step of the print-to-mail process. 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. AutoViri IIoT Analytics provides operational insights and enables process optimization by providing real-time and/or historic data visualizations to help identify and resolve issues and enhances predictability of SLA delays, labor and OT spend, and service/maintenance. AutoViri Tagger prints tray tags and pallet placards on-demand and provides real-time visibility of production data, which is automatically uploaded to a secure cloud connection for reporting and verification. Robotics & Automation AutoViri robots automate the manual, repetitive tasks that are part of typical print-to-mail operations, increasing throughput, reducing labor requirements, preventing employee injury, and allowing 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 OptiSort Shelving – Keep your jobs neatly, safely organized with customized steel shelving designed just for mailers Logistics & Parcel Post Solutions CapStone has a large team of rigorously trained engineers and technicians to provide the most innovative solutions to the Logistics and Parcel Post industries. We can provide start-to-finish services including design, assembly, pre-build, installation, integration and commissioning, as well as long-term support for vision, barcode reading, dimensioning and weighing solutions.


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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 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 medium volume 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, CSG Automation in Niantic, CT, 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 US 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:

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 batches 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 and track mail pieces while reporting critical mail pieces, 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. There are no monthly fees or contracts, simply pay per piece needed. 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 also work closely with the post office, helping our clients find lost mail pieces and obtain the delivery information — a crucial operation with 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: AUTOMATE YOUR RETURN MAIL! Unprocessed Return Mail stored in a closet somewhere is costing your business more than you can imagine. Return 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 return mail solution from CPT, undeliverable mail need not be shoved into the closet of “nothing I can do about it.” 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. Please contact us for a customized demonstration with your inbound or return mail.

CPT

PHONE:

908.751.0709

WEBSITE:

www.cptinfo.com

EMAIL:

sales@cptinfo.com


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

Delphax Solutions Inc.

PHONE:

833.DELPHAX or 833.335.7429

WEBSITE:

www.delphaxsolutions.com

EMAIL:

sales@delphaxsolutions.com

Delphax Solutions Inc. (DSI) is a North American based designer and manufacturer of off-the-shelf and custom developed cut sheet and continuous inkjet solutions for the production print, mailing, and packaging industries. Elan 170 Series The Elan 170 series of products (pictured) feature a 12.7” print width on media up to 13”x19” as standard, with optional support for larger media. DSI offers options for paper & envelope feeding, as well as specialized media feeding with robotic arms. This unique and scalable system offers built in support for printing on paper, corrugated, envelopes, paper bags, etc. with cost-effective CMYK pigmented inks at print speeds of up to 170 letter sized impressions per minute, or up to 17,000 #10 envelopes per hour — all with fully variable print at resolutions as high as 1600x1600 DPI. Elan 500 HD Series If you are looking for high-speed printing on uncoated offset or inkjet media, look no further than the Elan 500 HD. This high productivity device prints full CMYK duplex at 500 letter impressions per minute, on sheets up to 18”x26” at 1600x1375 DPI. Targeted at the transactional and direct mail production space, this system comes as standard with high capacity feeder and stacker modules at a substantially lower acquisition cost and far higher throughput than competitive systems. Elan WR Series Finding an experienced offset press operator is becoming more and more challenging. DSI’s Elan WR series offers the opportunity to leverage the investment in continuous offset presses by replacing the traditional offset press mechanisms with digital inkjet, retaining your investment in the “heavy iron” transport. Available with either of the print engines from our Elan 170 or Elan 500 HD systems, this solution provides many companies with a cost-effective entry point to continuous inkjet at less than half the price of a new equivalent system from the competition.


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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Firstlogic Solutions, LLC

PHONE:

678.256.2900

WEBSITE:

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

For over 35 years, data-driven companies have relied on Firstlogic’s products to care for some of their most valuable assets — the data that fuels their businesses. We serve large and midsize companies across all major industries, nationwide. Our company continuously innovates and upgrades our products to meet the rapidly changing needs of our customers. Each of our products includes an SDK, allowing our customers to process data in both batch and real-time modes. Address IQ® includes our suite of postal address correction and enhancement solutions delivering address verification, change of address, deliverability, and geocoding for both batch and real-time deployments. Match IQ™ provides powerful data matching, deduplication, householding, and data consolidation by leveraging sophisticated fuzzy matching algorithms including both deterministic and probabilistic matching techniques to identify unique relationships. DataRight IQ® parses, standardizes, and enhances all types of data, including names, firms, email addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and dates, as well as userdefined patterns and data. GeoCode IQ™ transforms physical mailing addresses into precise latitude and longitude coordinates and appends census and demographic data for target marketing, regulatory compliance, fraud detection, tax compliance, and business planning. Enhance IQ® is a hybrid on-premise/in-cloud platform delivering on-demand services to enhance marketing databases and mailing lists with US and Canada address validation, change of address, geocoding, data matching, data suppression, data appending, and consumer demographic enhancement. Workflow IQ® allows customers to embed address cleansing, data cleansing, matching and enhancement capabilities inside custom workflow applications via Java, .Net, and C++ APIs. Firstlogic customers regard us as trusted data quality experts. Grounded in strong faith and values, product innovation, reliability, and performance, we are driven to establish long-term partnerships with our customers to enable their success… it’s our mission.


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GrayHair Software

PHONE:

866.507.9999

WEBSITE:

www.GrayHairSoftware.com

GrayHair unlocks actionable insights from customer data for the largest companies throughout the United States, providing increased visibility into vital processes across many parts of an organization. Since 2000, we have become the leading consumer and provider of postal data, processing over 55 billion data points annually. Today our mission is to enable decision-makers with valuable customer insights by turning data into Business-Ready Intelligence. This intelligence allows company leaders to make decisions that can significantly improve essential business processes: marketing campaign effectiveness, fraud reduction, improved client experience, and postal optimization. Our approach to postal optimization is designed for high-volume mailers who focus on improving customer communications through: Delivery Performance - Gain visibility into mail processing and delivery (outbound and inbound) for service-level agreement management, and improved operational efficiencies. Address Data Quality - Exceeding industry standards to reduce undeliverable mail and improve customer satisfaction, and responsiveness. These results return annual savings in the millions for our clients. Security & Compliance - Ensure addresses are correct and current to meet industry regulations and USPS® standards while monitoring mailpiece delivery for regulatory requirements. Gain the highest levels of data security — the same high-level security we use for processing the largest banks and insurance companies in the country. Ready to unlock the value in your postal data?


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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:

info.usa@kernworld.com

This year Kern celebrates our 75th anniversary. Over these last 75 years, Kern has grown from a small company in Konolfingen, Switzerland to an industry leader, with operations in more than 50 countries around the globe. While it originally dominated within the mail inserter industry and still does today, Kern understands the need to adapt to the demands of its customers. As the industry has changed, so has Kern… expanding our portfolio to include card affixing (K90, K91, and Card Sorter), and volume optimizing packaging systems (PackOnTime 2box) that utilize dynamic document management software solutions customized to each customer’s specifications. Today, Kern is not only known for its world-class equipment manufacturing but also for its best-in-class service. Inspired by our customer-focused vision, Kern provides tailored solutions based on customer-specific applications. Ranging from small transaction or direct mail jobs, to high-volume, completely automated changeovers, Kern’s core products include the K1600 (12,000 to 16,000 insertions/hour), K3200 (18,000 to 22,000 insertions/ hour), and the K3600 (27,000 insertions/hour). Kern’s newest multi-format, high-speed inserter, the K3200, features the ability to automatically detect problems with the envelope before inserting, thus eliminating rework and optimizing performance. Each system integrates with Kern’s mailFactory software, which provides individually tailored software solutions in the ADF field. In addition to providing world-class solutions for 75 years, the Kern family has always prioritized the success of its customers. Kern extends this support with an unprecedented 10-year system guarantee you simply will not find anywhere else. As the industry continues to evolve, Kern is committed to providing cutting-edge technology and delivering worldclass solutions and support. For more information about our products, please visit kerninc.com or email info.usa@ kernworld.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 37 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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From February to July 2021, change-of-address requests were up by 3.92% 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 37 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 Mail®, Standard Mail® 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 and 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.

Melissa is honored to have helped so many large and small businesses in the U.S., Canada, Europe and around the world over the last 37 years. It is our distinct pleasure to empower our clients with the clean, accurate, and verified address data they need to achieve their mailing goals in a rapidly changing environment. RAY MELISSA

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: Melissa

PHONE: 800.Melissa

WEBSITE:

www.melissa.com

EMAIL:

info@melissa.com


THE 2022-23

National Presort, LP’s Letter and Flat Sorter History and Milestones In the 1970s, Henry Daboub developed groundbreaking technology by producing NPI’s first, fully-automated mail sorting machine. In the mid-80’s NPI was in the presort business, with five locations throughout the US. In 1994, Henry’s son, Brent Daboub, joined NPI to continue the legacy. Over the last 20 years, NPI has installed systems worldwide. The Daboubs’ have patented multiple inventions, and later, Brent developed NPI’s first parcel sorting system, the Xstream. They both continue to support NPI’s team of engineers and R&D experts, all sharing the same drive and passion for innovation. NPI has a common-sense approach to solving problems both quickly and safely, using world-class ingenuity for creating state-of-the-art sorting systems. Today, more than 1,200 NPI systems are in operation helping people around the globe through the power of NPI automation. NPI’s Mail and Flat Sorting customers are financial institutions, insurance companies, postal entities, print shops, presorts, and universities. NPI’s Mail & Flat Sorters Vsort

Throughputs up to 24,000 letters and 18,000 flats per hour. Omni-Directional, software-based barcode reader, capable of recognizing Postnet, IMB (Four-State) as well as multiple two-dimensional and linear barcodes, accommodates flat pieces up to 1/2” thick, statistical management reports package and PostalManager® analysis software, and can be configured for Incoming, Outgoing and Interoffice.

Maxim

Throughput up to 50,000 mail pieces per hour; coupled with expandability to 1,000 destination bins. Extensive diagnostics, statistical management reports package, and the most versatile and user-friendly PostalManager® analysis software

Omega SP

Throughput up to 20,000 mail pieces per hour, Optical Character Reading (MLOCR) and various pocket options. With options like the Recovery In-Line Labeler and Verifier and speed of up to 20k pieces per hour, the Omega SP is the logical choice when looking for a complete sorter.

NPI is a minority-owned business in the Dallas/Fort Worth area designing innovative automated sorting solutions for 45 years. Streamlining automation is our passion. With customers worldwide, NPI designs sortation systems for letters, flats, parcels, and irregularly shaped packages, through affordable, high quality, low maintenance machines. Our team of experts not only design, engineer, build, and install automated solutions, but we also provide exceptional on-site service and maintenance. NPI sorters are some of the most compact designs available in the industry today. With our exclusive patented technology, our solutions are configurable into modular designs allowing you to save on labor, floor space, and cost, using the most advanced, user-friendly software available to streamline automation. NPI Mission Statement To provide our customers with innovative, best-in-class, hardware and software solutions to maximize their efficiencies, while lowering costs. Addressing Key lssues NPI systems offer state-of-the-art software with the highest level of customer service to maximize your investment in automation and efficiency, while improving the quality of your operations.

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CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: NPI

PHONE:

888.821.SORT (7678)

WEBSITE:

www.npisorters.com

EMAIL:

Sales@npisorters.com


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HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY: OPEX

PHONE:

856.727.1100

WEBSITE:

Digitizeyourdocuments.com

EMAIL:

info@opex.com

INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS OPEX® is the industry leader in document and mail automation, partnering with clients around the world to help streamline processes, and setting the standard for operational efficiency. OPEX provides advanced document and mail automation solutions across numerous industries, including service bureaus, law firms, banks, medical and health organizations, forms processing and archival agencies, and government institutions. NEXT GENERATION AUTOMATION OPEX Corporation is a global leader in Next Generation Automation, providing innovative, unique solutions for warehouse, document, and mail automation. With a comprehensive suite of customized, scalable technology solutions, OPEX helps clients transform how they conduct business — improving workflow, reducing costs, and driving efficiencies in infrastructure. Since 1975, the family-owned and operated company has served as a trusted partner to clients around the world, with more than 1,600 employees continuously reimagining automation technology that solves the most significant business challenges of today and in the future. OPEX is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ, with facilities in Pennsauken, NJ; Plano, TX; France; Germany; Switzerland; the United Kingdom; and Australia.


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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.


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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.

www.SmartSoftDQ.com www.PressWise.com

EMAIL:

contact@smartsoftusa.com

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.


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HOT COMPANIES

CONTACT INFO: COMPANY:

SMS Direct, Inc.

PHONE:

815.524.7700

WEBSITE:

www.SMSDirectInc.com

EMAIL:

rich.smith@smsdirectinc.com

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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.