Pitney Bowes Announces U.S. Agreement with RISO To Offer Color Inkjet Printer

Pitney Bowes Inc., a mailstream technology company, and RISO Inc., supplier of digital printing technology, announced an agreement in which Pitney Bowes will offer RISO's HC5500 color inkjet printer to customers in the United States.

Ideal for mid and high-volume printing environments, the HC5500 complements Pitney Bowes's portfolio of integrated printing and mailing solutions to help organizations manage the production and flow of documents and mail, and connect with customers.

The HC5500 works in conjunction with a broad array of Pitney Bowes products, including its mail management software and inserters, to form a complete "print-to-mail" solution in a cut-sheet environment.

"Our collaboration with RISO is a natural fit with our integrated printing and mailing solutions," said Mark Pollack, vice president, marketing, U.S. Mailing for Pitney Bowes. "The HC5500 offers our customers a high-speed, low-cost color inkjet printing solution that can help increase operational efficiency and convenience with the creation and printing of documents in-house with a broad array of Pitney Bowes products."

"In today's economy, organizations need to maximize productivity and efficiency in their print production. The HC5500 combines affordable color, high speed, and high reliability that results in low total cost of ownership. With this printer, organizations can now afford to convert their black and white documents to full color in order to increase response rates and improve the overall appearance of their communications. This product offers real and unique value to Pitney Bowes customers," said David Murphy, vice president of marketing for RISO.

Utilizing RISO's FORCEJET printing technology, the HC5500 runs at 120 pages per minute, or 85 no. 10 envelopes per minute. The HC5500 is ideal for anyone printing transactional or transpromotional documents such as invoices, notices, and personalized newsletters.

The printer can handle duplex printing in normal mode up to 92 pages per minute. The low-cost, small-footprint printer has a robust paper handling system for volumes up to 500,000 pages per month. The no-heat system of the HC5500 also offers increased reliability and up-time for post insertion processes.

HC5500 systems are available with a stacking tray, offset stacker or full finisher and options including a scanner system and touch panel display. The standard IS700C ComColor Adobe PostScript 3TM RIP can be enhanced with an Advanced or Professional package to increase the color and variable data printing capabilities of the HC5500.