MCS Showcasing New Products at Pitney Bowes 2008 Open House

MCS, Inc., a leader in industrial and mailing inkjet technology and camera systems, is showing several new technologies for the first time at the Danbury Document Messaging Technology Center's open house on September 9 and 10.

MCS as well as HP and Pitney Bowes are previewing a next-generation 4 color envelope printing system in line with a high-speed inserter. This system is the first of its kind to allow full color printing on the outside of an envelope - at speeds of 400 feet per minute. First shown at Drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany in June, this system has the capability to print variable color logos and return addresses - as well as four color images. Taking a blank white envelope, the system allows the elimination of pre-printed envelopes, while producing close-faced envelopes with targeted images corresponding to the internal contents.

In addition to four-color envelope printing, MCS is showing the new MicroVision Input and Output Camera Systems. The newest products in the Perfect Match family of MCS Camera Systems, these systems provide a stand-alone or in-line solution for customers to read the new IMB code on closed, or window envelopes to build an activity log for each mail piece and control divert systems for quality control. The MicroVision systems record time and date, IMB embedded information, readability as well as machine-specific information. This data can be used to send proof-of-production information directly to customers as well as internally provide data for production efficiency measurement as well as quality control and control input for divert control.

Many additional MCS products are integrated into the Pitney Bowes workflow environment. These include the IR-Track invisible code system for read-and-print inserter applications, Array Printers being used for plastic card printing, and the Perfect Match Camera system on Flowmaster inserters.