MPS boosts transactional offering with Neopost buy

By Max Goldbart, Thursday 19 January 2017

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Transactional mail printer MPS Marketing Services has purchased a second Neopost folding and enclosing line.


Pinches (right) with fellow MPS director Phil Turner and the new Neopost

The Bristol-based company invested £135,000 in a Neopost DS-1200 folding and enclosing line, which went live this week (16 January). It joins a smaller Neopost enclosing line and a third line from Pitney Bowes.

The "intelligent" DS-1200 uses barcode technology to accurately group documents together in a pack. Neopost software places a barcode onto the data, which is then added as part of the printing process individually and the software then reads and audits the barcodes. This prevents data breaches, important in MPS’ line of work as it is regularly awarded local government contracts for transactional mail jobs.

According to the manufacturer, the barcode technology means 100% matching integrity during letter and document enclosing.

Director Jon Pinches said: “The business owner is an ex-Pitney Bowes engineer so his knowledge of the market is extensive and he did a lot of research, but it was the Neopost that we felt was best for our business.

“I certainly like the speed and certainly like the software, and it works hand-in-hand with our other clever composition software, Planet Pres, which personalises names, addresses and letter text. Every piece that goes through is individual and bespoke.”

The Neopost can process up to 12,000 envelopes an hour and up to 26,000sph. It processes A4 and A5 documents at weights ranging between 70 and 130gsm. 

“This is how we want our business to move,” added Pinches. 

“Where there is slightly better added value because of the intelligence that is built-in but also because the client needs to know that what we are producing is 100% accurate.” 

Along with its local government work, MPS also completes contracts for blue-chip clients such as Lloyds Bank, Black Horse and LG.

The 15-staff outfit, which turned over £3.4m in 2016, also runs an SRA3 Xerox Versant 2100, purchased last year for £60,000, and a Xerox D110 mono printer. 

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