Intellus recently installed a Océ ProStream digital inkjet press – the first to operate on the East Coast, Canon Solutions America
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced.
As part of an expansion plan to grow its digital direct mail printing and mailing capabilities, Intellus invested $8 million in new high-speed production inkjet printing and finishing equipment.
The Océ ProStream continuous-feed, high-quality color device follows the acquisition of an Océ ColorStream 6900 continuous-feed digital inkjet press and an Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed color inkjet press. The ColorStream features the Chromera ink set, the latest advancement in ink technology, producing outstanding color consistency, wide color range, and superior image quality across a variety of different paper weights, textures, and finishes.
"Transitioning from traditional to digital inkjet technology has added tremendous value to the company by allowing us to function at a higher level," said Manny Ortiz, managing partner, Intellus. "We are currently producing more than 5 million pieces of mail per week. The transition has helped us manage paper inventory at a lower cost, increase flexibility, and expand our application mix, allowing us to produce more diverse digital work."
Intellus supports the bulk of the printing and production jobs in the U.S. for a national mortgage lender.
"Our mission was to expand our digital direct mail printing and mailing capabilities, and we knew we needed to invest in inkjet technology in order to effectively do that," Ortiz said. "The Océ presses have given us the ability to go from creative to a live piece in a much quicker time than previously. Within 24 hours, we can go from approved creative to the letter shop. And we no longer need to outsource our direct mail services, so we're able to focus on offering our customers even more value and service."