EveryPage brings envelope insertion in-house with KAS spend

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Digital printer EveryPage has invested in a Mailmaster Compact envelope inserter from KAS Paper Systems to bring the process in-house.

The Mailmaster Compact encloses up to 5,000 envelopes per hour
The Mailmaster Compact encloses up to 5,000 envelopes per hour

The Coventry-based business took delivery of the machine in mid-March.

“For some years, we have been inserting envelopes by hand or on our small desktop inserter as well as outsourcing to a local mailing house,” said EveryPage managing director Mike Ellis.

“With our mailing volumes remaining steady and with envelope insertion being a costly and time-consuming operation to outsource, we decided to look at bringing this in-house early this year.”

The company’s first – and ultimately only – port of call was KAS Paper Systems, which had a Mailmaster Compact in its showroom that met EveryPage’s envelope inserting and space requirements.

After a few discussions, the device was delivered in a little over two weeks, with installation and training taking just over a day.

“The Compact comes with a letter feeder/folder and two feeders for inserts and encloses into C4, C5 and DL envelopes,” said Ellis.

“As suggested by the name, it has a small footprint, is also quick and easy to set up, and straightforward to operate, so both myself, our production manager and any team member can run the machine.

“We print, finish and mail work, primarily for the leisure and entertainment sector, which obviously took a big hit during the last two years.

“So, after much hard work, we are relieved to not just still be here, but be in a position to need to and be able to invest.”

Priced at around £40,000 according to KAS, the Mailmaster Compact encloses up to 5,000 envelopes per hour. As well as letters, which can be folded inline once or twice for inserting into C5 or DL, or fed flat for inserting into C4, the Compact can feed two other separate documents, such as single page flat or pre-folded flyers, reply envelopes, and stitched booklets up to 7mm thick.

“The Compact has been running really well, it’s used every single day, for short and longer runs and we reckon we’ll be enclosing between 50,000 and 100,000 envelopes per month,” said Ellis.

“Also, we run some glossy stocks for which KAS fitted a special feed roller when the machine was installed. In the first week we had one issue which was resolved the next day with a visit from a KAS engineer.”

Seven staff work at EveryPage, which was founded seven years ago. The business specialises in web-to-print brand marketing materials for a wide range of clients, primarily in the leisure and entertainment sectors.


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