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Launched in Fespa Berlin 2018 and brought to the Middle East in the same year, the short-run envelope printing system from OKI, Pro9000, offers a diverse range of formats and finishes, says OKI Europe’s Shun Mochizuki, senior marketing manager - Speciality Printers.  

Mochizuki explains: “Short run card production, for greeting cards for example, has never traditionally been cost-effective in businesses or print shops but the Pro9000 Series Envelope Printers finally makes this feasible, enabling affordable, on-demand short run printing that easily supports personalization. Traditionally printing on colour or in white involves lengthy and costly print processes often making it prohibitive for print shops and small print houses to offer this service to customers.  Now with a minimum volume of just a single personalised envelope, printing highly targeted direct mail pieces on demand is a viable option, enabling print houses to extend the range of services they can offer customers. Supporting standard and custom envelope sizes and different media types, the Pro9000 Series Envelope Print System opens up a diverse range of different formats and finishes. It’s not all about the envelopes. The extended capabilities of the Pro9000 Series Envelope Print System supports various substrates from plain paper to synthetic media, magnetic media, polyester, transparent film, heavier card stock (up to 360gsm) and beyond.”

The envelope print system has an added feature of a white toner to the traditional four-colour printing. It supports various substrates from plain paper to synthetic media, magnetic media, polyester, transparent film and heavier card stock (up to 360 gsm), and is especially impactful on dark-coloured envelope media, supporting on-demand short run printing and personalisation.