Investing in the AcceleJet® printing and finishing system by BlueCrest
Renkim needed a high-performance color inkjet solution that would integrate with existing workflows.
As a leader in the print and mail business since 1982, employee-owned Renkim prides itself on staying ahead of its customers’ requirements. Renkim recognized that using color would maximize the impact of critical and time-sensitive mailed communications by increasing visibility and improving read and response rates. To deliver this benefit, Renkim needed a high-performance color inkjet solution that would integrate with existing workflows. With technology and support from BlueCrest, they met and exceeded this need, reducing costs and optimizing their print and mail operations.
Renkim’s legacy environment used several types of toner-based printers to support custom print jobs—high-speed black and white, highlight color and full-color cut-sheet machines. Setting up different jobs on these printers was complex and time-consuming, not to mention staging and running each completed print job separately through the mail insertion process.
Lease costs were high for these printers, as were maintenance and per page or “click” charges. These machines were also prone to breaking down, creating challenges in Renkim’s high-volume operation with strict service-level agreements (SLAs).
Renkim used over 30 specialized forms for its clients, each stocked, inventoried, and ordered separately. Changing client documents and incorporating those changes into the overall workflow was often a costly and lengthy endeavor. Certain compliance mailings also required full color to promote maximum readership.
As Renkim looked to take on new customers and larger, more complex color projects, the current solution simply would not scale.
The BlueCrest team recommended the AcceleJet® printing and finishing system, a flexible duplex color inkjet engine that would integrate easily into Renkim’s existing workflows.
Able to print high-speed black and white, highlight color, and full color all from the same printer, the AcceleJet also provides built-in custom finishing including dynamic perforation in support of self-mailer job requirements. This flexibility allowed Renkim to remove several cut-sheet toner printers, reducing lease and maintenance costs.
The AcceleJet also gave Renkim the ability to convert many jobs from custom forms to the white paper, reducing set-up times and inventory quantities of pre-printed forms.
Renkim also ran a number of nonstandard mailing applications on an older inserter nearing end-of-life. As a replacement, BlueCrest customized a new Rival™ high-speed inserter that proved easy to use and operator friendly, with a simple setup and quick changeover between jobs.
To ensure the success of the new systems, the BlueCrest team provided a support plan for Renkim and cross-trained their BlueCrest onsite technician to support all components of the production environment.