Pitney Bowes has launched the Connect+ Customer Communications Series, which enables mailers to print high-resolution graphics and messages in color or black on the outside of the envelope. The print technology was developed as a strategic collaboration with HP.
The Connect+ Series offers Web- and application-based software architecture and features an intuitive color touch-screen display with graphic icons that provides instant online access to mailing, printing, and reporting applications. Customers can access their accounts online to order supplies, download graphics, place service calls, visit USPS Web sites, track parcels, and access exclusive Pitney Bowes presort services.
High-resolution HP inkjet technology with 1,200 dpi allows promotional messages to be printed across the top of envelopes with text, logos, or photographs in color or black, while applying postage all in one pass. Users can also print messages and images along the bottom and back edge of the envelope with multiple passes. Marketers can design messages and import graphics or select images from Pitney Bowes’s extensive library.
The Connect+ Series includes three product platforms for mid- and high-volume mailers. For mid-volume mailers, the Connect+1000 and Connect+2000 systems can print up to 180 letters per minute and features a 10.2” color touch-screen display. The Connect+2000 system also offers Pitney Bowes Weigh-on-the-Way technology, which automatically weighs and dimensions mail pieces for additional productivity.
For high-volume mailers, the Connect+3000 system can produce up to 300 letters per minute and includes a standard 10.2” color touch-screen display. The Connect+3000 is also available with Weigh-on-the-Way technology and additional options to customize the solution, including a high-resolution, 15” color touch-screen display.