Bell and Howell are a leading design and manufacturing company of innovative and efficient mail room solutions.
When designing their products, they look at the most cost effective, resourceful and streamlined ways in which to reduce waste and manpower for medium to large company mailing practices.
Bell and Howell offer a comprehensive range of products to suit a company's needs and have a dedicated range of mail inserting and finishing systems.
Why Direct Mailing?
One of the biggest leaps made in technology in recent years has been in the field of communications, with many companies now opting to 'go paperless' and choosing to use email when contacting clients.
However, this method of communication is often seen to lack a personal touch and has, according to reports, resulted in a significantly reduced response rate of up to 28 times less than that which was previously achieved through direct mail.
Bell and Howell's range of mail inserting and finishing systems provides effective solutions for the low-cost mass production of direct mail pieces, ensuring an environmentally sound yet high impact result on client relations and marketing response.
Mail Inserting and Finishing Systems
Bell and Howell offer an extensive range of mail inserting and finishing systems, with machines that can process from 9,000 mail pieces per hour to as many as 30,000.
Depending on the needs of a company, there is a system suitable to accommodate the mail output volume, range of envelope sizes and individuality per piece for all.
There are also systems designed to cope with anything from short stop-start runs right through to 24/7 continuous production.
Most Bell and Howell systems are built with minimal operator dependency, however if a company requires a more flexible output, the easy to use modular designs of the company's mail inserting and finishing systems can be adjusted within minutes, particularly those specifically designed for tasks such as the Sprinter series.
High Production Systems
The Producer range boasts the highest output speed of all the Bell and Howell mail inserting and finishing systems, with the Producer 30 offering up to 30,000 mail pieces per hour.
Designed to run 24/7 and to increase operator efficiency, this system keeps manpower and wastage costs low, while its robust modular components significantly reduce the need for maintenance.
The Producer range is a high integrity system which utilizes many technological features to maximize accuracy of mail piece collation and insertion.
The Inveloper is another high output system, producing up to 30,000 cycles per hour. Suitable for large companies with a high direct marketing or statement output, the Inveloper can reduce waste by creating envelopes onsite, thereby minimizing paper wastage and eliminating the need for envelope delivery and boxes.
Finally, Bell and Howell's Turbo system can handle inserting speeds of up to 26,000 mail pieces per hour.
Suitable for a large or mid-sized company with high direct mail output, it can accurately fold and insert mail pieces to meet a company's demand and at a reduced cost per item.
Moderate Production Systems
Suitable for a more flexible approach and for companies with a more moderate output of direct mail is the Ascender.
Designed to be economical, yet flexible enough to work for short, mid-length and long runs, and to meet the stop-start demand of mid to large sized companies, this system can produce up to 16,000 mail pieces per hour.
Alternatively, the Bell and Howell Forerunner also boasts reliability and flexibility and is capable of producing 13,000 insertions per hour.
It can accommodate a wide range of applications, accurately producing and collating a range of inserts to a variety of envelope sizes.
For a company with moderate direct mail output but that requires the option to stop/start mail production quickly and efficiently, the Sprinter range is designed to operate short runs with fast application changeovers and with output speeds of up to 12,000 pieces per hour.
Its technology boasts the ability to program settings via its on-board touchscreen, changing the envelope size can be achieved in seconds, and the machine is capable of folding up to 8 sheets at a time prior to insertion.
Bell and Howell's Pinnacle is another reliable mail inserting system suitable for short to mid-length runs.
This system is capable of producing 11,000 mail pieces per hour and is designed to increase operator productivity and reduce manpower.
It utilizes JETVision technology to reduce inaccuracies by detecting and pulling questionable mail pieces for operator inspection without halting the process. It is also designed to be robust and will therefore save on maintenance costs as well.
The Phillipsburg is a durable, reliable, heavy duty mail inserting system. Its maximum cycle speed is 10,000 mail pieces per hour and it is capable of a range of the most common folds.
With the ability to fold up to 12 pieces per insertion, as well as offering the flexibility of a common range of envelope sizes, the Phillipsburg is yet another Bell and Howell device designed to save money per mail piece through efficiency, durability and low maintenance costs.
All Bell and Howell mail inserting and finishing systems utilize a modular design, increasing flexibility and adding functionality to suit any company's needs.
As well as all the optional components to increase flexibility per system, Bell and Howell offer a range of accessories to work alongside their devices.
Considering their range of flexible products and accessories, Bell and Howell mail inserting and finishing systems do seem to offer the ultimate money and time saving solution for any moderate to large-sized company.