November - Happy Thanksgiving
October - PSDA Show - Booth 511
Comes see us in New Orleans at the Sheraton on October 5th (11am – 6pm).
September - 2017 Tax Season
Tax Season is in full swing and we are ready! InfoSeal has just added 3 more stock tax forms for your convenience: PSF4CN-Blank-S, 1099Misc-Multi, and 1099-OID. Samples are available, so contact your Regional Sales Manager or Customer Service Rep to help you this tax season.
June - New Hire
InfoSeal, New Jersey Business Forms, and Hampshire Label are pleased to announce, Scott Ford has joined our sales team as Sales - National Accounts.
Scott comes with a wide-variety of expertise including Sales Planning and Market Development as well as experience from owning his own distributorship. With an MBA from The Citadel, his strength of business - together with his sales experience in the printing and mailing industry - will be an asset to your business.
Please join us in welcoming Scott to our team and contact him for new product development, coaching or mentoring, educating in the direct mail market, as well as joining you on a sales call. As a product expert in pressure seal, business forms, jumbo rolls and labels, Scott will be a great resource to grow your business.
April - Retirement
InfoSeal announces the retirement of Dan Hopkins, our National Sales Manager, who has been a vital part of our growth over the last 14 years. He has serviced our customers in the southeastern United States with expertise and technical savvy always educating and encouraging them well. We wish you the very best, Dan!
March - Spring has sprung and team InfoSeal is back showing off their colorful company spirit.
January - 2016 Tax Season
YEAH - Just finishing another successful tax season. This was the biggest year for our Direct Mail customers yet - from 1099Gs, W-2, to 1095C's....we did it all this year! Congratulations to our great InfoSeal TEAM!
November - Team InfoSeal shows their Fall Colors – or it could be their VA Tech / UVA Colors?
October - Tax Season is here again!
Samples are just about ready.....ask your CSR to add your company to our sample list and we will mail you out a sample kit as quickly as we can! We are waiting on verification of IRS regulations, wording, and printing positions on a few of the stock tax forms.
September - New 12" Stock Form
InfoSeal is at it again! We have created a new Z-fold stock form that is 12" long. For the same "click charge" you can send out more space/land with your information on it. Ask your CSR for a sample of this great new secure solution. Go to Form
July – InfoSeal brightens things up!
InfoSeal has completed a complete LED retrofit of all lighting in its Roanoke, VA facility. The project was completed in April of this year and had dramatic effect reducing energy consumption in its 110,000 sqft facility. InfoSeal has trimmed 91 kilowatts of electrical demand and 650 megawatt hours annually which are equivalent to conserving 63,000 gallons of gasoline per year. The benefits of the project are numerous…..chiefly that InfoSeal has dramatically reduced its energy consumption while significantly improving the quality of light in manufacturing areas. Combined with power reduction incentives the project is on track to 100% ROI within 18 months.
July - Look what InfoSeal did!
June - Happy Birthday, InfoSeal
InfoSeal is celebrating it's 15th year in business. Growing and strong! We are.....the form the future will take.
May - New Jersey adds New Mark Andy Ten Color Label and Packaging press
Our sister company, NJBF, has just installed a state-of-the-art Mark Andy Flexo Label and Packaging press. It can produce a wide variety of label and flexible packaging products. The press represents NJBF and InfoSeals commitment to expanding its product line into new and more relevant products offering expanded opportunities to their reseller customers
April - Connie Neal Retiring
Congratulations to Connie Neal who will be retiring this month. She has worked with InfoSeal for 11 1/2 years as a Customer Service Rep along with inside and outside sales responsibiltiy. We will miss your expertise and always customer-focus'd attitude. Connie, we will see you at the beach!
March - Tax Season
Our 2015 Tax Season was our most successful yet selling more forms and attracting more new customers than any of our past years.
Thanks to our customers for another successful tax season!
December - Record In-coming Sales
8 years ago, InfoSeal had it's all-time record for in-coming sales within a week. The week of Nov 30th, we broke that old record by $70,000.
What a great way to start off this month.
Do you want a solid manufacturing company working for you and your customers who have the longevity and reputation of taking care of business? Call InfoSeal for all your pressure-seal and non-pressure seal applications.
November - InfoSeal is ready! Are you ready for the 2015 tax season?
It might be a confusing one this year for you SO, let us help walk you through the new ACA regulations and required tax forms. (see forms here) You can still count on InfoSeal for the best sales help, customer service, equipment sales & service, and form manufacturer all under one roof…….again we can say: We Are The Form the Future Takes this tax season!
September - A proud moment for the entire InfoSeal staff
We just demo'd and sold the fastest pressure seal, folder-sealer on the marketing in the US. It ran 40,000 mailpieces, folded and sealed in 35 minutes. Yes we did! Want to see a demo and get more information, please call your RSM to talk through how we can customize this unique machine for your exact requirements. Way to go staff!
June - Happy Birthday, InfoSeal
InfoSeal is 14 years old. We are a secure solution with an unmatched reputation and proven longevity.
May - Highlight of the Month
InfoSeal has secured an order for 13 million forms shipped in jumbo rolls. Did you know you InfoSeal is fantastic at meeting your customer's most demanding needs? Ask how we can help you secure new business.
January - Welltec Silver Dealer Award
InfoSeal is proud to have won the "Silver Dealer" award for 2014 from Welltec. InfoSeal was the top seller of these pressure seal machines worldwide for 2014. When you buy from InfoSeal, you get the whole package - from pressure seal forms, equipment and service. This award demonstrates our commitment to the pressure seal solution.
November - New High Volume Sealer
InfoSeal is now offering the most robust, efficient, high-volume pressure-seal folder-sealer available in the market. Our newly revised PS800 can run in-line or as a stand-alone folder-sealer. It has an unlimited duty cycle capable of running three shifts a day and an electronic control panel which is the heart of the folder-sealer.
October - 1,000 Tax form Orders
This is InfoSeal's 11th year of manufacturing tax forms. We processed in excess of 1,000 tax orders in 2013 of all sizes. InfoSeal provides the whole pressure seal package during this tax season - stock or custom; folder-sealers with over-the-phone or on-site service; imaging & mail with experienced, trained professionals.
September - New Stock Form
InfoSeal has done it again. We have added another pressure seal stock option to our portfolio. Check out the 14" Multi-Purpose 3-Panelled Blue Blockout form here. Don't see one that works for you? Ask your RSM if we can stock it for you...YES.YOU.CAN!
June - Happy Birthday, InfoSeal
13 years of innovative ideas and products that help our customers fulfill their mailed documents with ease and efficiency. 13 years of manufacturing self-mailer business forms with skilled/experienced employees that has made InfoSeal the largest manufacturer of pressure seal forms (under one roof) in the US. That's exciting NEWS. InfoSeal's longevity should give its customer's the confidence they need to be sure they are receiving the top-quality equipment and products. The future is bright for InfoSeal!
InfoSeal is again showing it's innovation at the Distributor Solution EXPO in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency on E. Wacker Drive in their Riverside Center. This show will be held for 2 days: April 23rd & 24th. Come by and see what's NEW at InfoSeal - Booth 413.
InfoSeal, a pressure seal leader, will be attending the Graphics of the America's trade show at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Feb 27 - 29th. Come by Booth 104 and see why InfoSeal continues to be an innovative leader in all types of printing solutions. Introducing the VP700 Digital Label Printer by Memjet. See detailed information about the VP700 by clicking the "Equipment" tab or view a PDF here.
January-Launching A 2-Wide Folder Sealer
InfoSeal has developed an exclusive solution for folding & sealing 2-wide forms for high-volume users. Through working with multiple engineers and technicians, we have created a solution that is unparalled in North America. In addition, the unit may be attached to a rotary cutter for greater efficiency and confidentiality. "What we do with pressure seal is truly remarkable; we enjoy creating solutions with both pressure seal forms and equipment. This creativity is what makes InfoSeal the best pressure seal supplier in the U.S." - according to the General Manager, David Yost.
January-Full Service Certified
InfoSeal has passed, ahead of deadline, the USPS new requirement to provide electronic filing of paperwork which will also give postage discounts when available.
December-Installation of a NEW High-speed Pressure Seal Converting Line
InfoSeal is in full production of pressure seal forms using a new high-speed converting line. Equipped to run with a press in-line or as a standalone, the new equipment boasts the highest speed of any pressure seal production line in the U.S. "Once again InfoSeal demonstrates its commitment to higher productivity and higher quality. This line was eight months in the planning and installation. We are pleased to report that it is meeting our expectations at 100% and is fully integrated in our daily production.", says David Harnett, Partner.
November-High-speed In-line Imaging: Fully Operational
Infoseal has expanded and improved its in-line imaging capability with the installation of full width web imaging. The new equipment is capable of imaging at full press speed of 1000/fpm and is configured to be repositioned on multiple manufacturing lines according to production requirements. Further expansion of in-line imaging is planned with eventual double sided, full web in-line imaging of print/mail snap pak products. "Our skill set in in-line imaging was begun with a basic two head ink jet array. That experience allowed us to immediately adopt the benefits of our new full web width imaging equipment... we are running at top press speeds with absolute accuracy. We look forward to further expansion of our in-line imaging capability." David Yost, GM at InfoSeal.
January-Another Successful Year
NJBF and InfoSeal are excited to share that 2012 was another year of significant sales growth. "People ask me all the time how our companies are doing in the printing business. They seem surprised to hear that we are thriving, growing and investing in more capacity. This coming 2013 InfoSeal is adding tremendous capacity along with new products to address what we see as an expanding market in our core products." according to David Harnett, Partner and co-owner of InfoSeal and NJBF.
InfoSeal and NJBF are pleased to announce the formation of a new company, Hampshire Label. The third print company operating under the ownership of David and Andrew Harnett was formed from the assets of a former label printing company located in Bedford, New Hampshire. Occupying 18,000 square feet in this location Hampshire Label operates flexo presses in up to 10 colors with UV capability. Offering an array of flexo printed and converted products ranging from standard labels to clean release ID cards to more complex multi layer self adhesive constructions. "We are excited to expand our trade sales in labels and eventually into packaging which are both print markets showing net growth in sales. Hampshire Label has some unique capabilities and also look for us to add digital label and packaging capability in the near future." Andrew Harnett, Partner, Hampshire Label.
July-InfoSeal adds Western Warehouse Location
InfoSeal is pleased to announce availability of its stock pressure seal formats shipping from a western warehouse located in Phoenix, AZ. This location ensures faster delivery and reduced freight costs for all your stock pressure seal orders regardless of quantity. In addition InfoSeal customers may stage their custom pressure seal orders in this warehouse at no cost to ensure faster delivery to their customers.
July-InfoSeal and NJBF offering expanded stock cut sheet label products
InfoSeal and NJBF have expanded its line of stock full sheet labels and stock integrated label formats. Single column aggresive pricing simplifies your ordering process. For a sample kit and pricing catalog contact your representative at InfoSeal or NJBF.
March-InfoSeal and NJBF urge resellers to support the independant print manufacturers
There is an independent manufacturer source for any printed product that you may be reselling. As several large publicly held consolidators continue to gobble up trade manufacturers, selecting Independent Manufacturer sources becomes more important than ever. In addition, the large direct forms and print manufacturers continue to market their products to resellers. "I can never understand this decision by resellers….why would they choose a large public company or buy from the large directs? An independent trade manufacturer offers the same product at a better price point with better post sale support. Resellers may be forgetting their own company heritage as they themselves are private and independently owned companies." This opinion was offered by Andy Harnett, Partner at InfoSeal and VP of New Jersey Business Forms.
February-Dispelling Common Myths About using Paper
The printing and paper industries continue to work on dispelling common myths about using paper:
January 31-InfoSeal and NJBF post record year end combined sales for 2012
Says Andrew Harnett of InfoSeal and NJBF, "Its funny when I tell people that my brother and I run a printing company they get kind of quiet and ask 'Hows that going...with the demise of printing and all.' My short response is that there is still a very good opportunity for continued success in the forms industry. Opportunities arising from industry mergers, plant closings, our new capabilities and our increased capacities all combined to make this past year a great success. We are pleased to share that we have broken the $30,000,000 combined sales mark for the second time in our history ."
January-"We Manufacture" Trademark Introduced
InfoSeal and NJBF have introduced their "We Manufacture" trademark. Look for this stylish mark on all of the companies advertisements and marketing materials. Andrew Harnett, VP of NJBF and Partner at InfoSeal offers this, "The print industry does not get the recognition it deserves. We are 100% domestic manufacturers, primarily small businesses and independently owned providing local employment all over the U.S. We don't outsource, relocate factories overseas, assemble foreign manufactured parts or any of the practices that many so called 'Buy American' companies do. Consider this the next time you see a 'Save the trees' greenwash marketing line." Companies that may be interested in incorporating the "We Manufacture" trademark into their own marketing materials should contact Andy Harnett at NJBF.
January-InfoSeal completes replacement/upgrade at plant in Roanoke,VA
InfoSeal has completed a major replacement and upgrade to its Roanoke plant HVAC systems. The work was undertaken to replace aging systems and to provide benefits such as more accurate climate control and reduction of utility costs. "This project involved several months of planning . We are already seeing a significant reduction in energy costs over the first several months of operating the new system. We climate control the production areas to ensure consistent product quality throughout the year. Therefore this new equipment is an example of our commitment to providing the highest quality pressure seal self-mailer products available.", quoting David Yost, General Manager of InfoSeal LLC.
October-InfoSeal announces purchase of plant in Roanoke, VA
InfoSeal's owners are pleased to announce that they have closed on the purchase of the company's 110,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Roanoke, VA. The building, which was designed and constructed as a printing facility by the former Transkrit Company, has been InfoSeals location for the past ten years. "It made a lot of sense for my brother and I to become owner/occupants in this current environment of ultra low lending rates and great value in the commercial market in Roanoke. Our building was purpose built for print manufacturing we would be hard pressed to duplicate it without building from scratch. InfoSeal's sales continue to be very strong with 2011 promising to be the best year since we re-started InfoSeal operations over ten years ago."
August-NJBF employs Tony DiLorenzo of the former Cowdin Printing Company
The former Cowdin Printing Company of New Jersey closed its doors in early July. NJBF has acquired the order tickets, negative, digital files and certain manufacturing assets from the company. More importantly, Tony DiLorenzo, formerly in charge of sales and customer service at Cowdin is now employed at NJBF. David Harnett, President of NJBF offers, "We want all the former customers of Cowdin Printing to know that they can easily repeat their orders with us and that we have all the prior art for their former Cowdin printing orders. Its unfortunate that yet another long established web offset printer has gone out. The last five years have seen the demise of many small, regional print shops. But there are opportunities for web offset forms shops that stay focused on controlling costs and improving efficiencies."
February-NJBF and InfoSeal Upgrade Direct to Plate
NJBF and InfoSeal are each pleased to announce the installation of Screen PT-R8600 Eight Up CtP device in the New Jersey and the Virginia plants. David Harnett, President of NJBF had this to say, "For several years now we have been taking advantage of the incredible opportunities in used printing equipment. We have added some unique capabilities at a fraction of the cost of new. These Screen direct to plate systems are the latest example. Our goal is to ensure all new and repeat print orders are 100% digital to plate across our press lines. It is another example of how NJBF and InfoSeal ensure we remain competitive while expanding capabilities to ensure we remain relevant."
August-Pressure Seal Plus website
InfoSeal offers a variety of specialty pressure seal formats which it calls Pressure Seal Plus. These are pressure seal self mailers with interesting features perfect for special requirements, direct mail and promotional mail. Dan Hopkins, Sales Manager for InfoSeal's SouthEastern U.S. region tells us, "we created a separate site to showcase the unique features which we are able to offer within a pressure seal document. We direct our customers to this site to gain a general knowledge then we work closely with the reseller and their end user to tailor a more targeted solution. The site address is http://www.pressuresealplus.com/."
May-InfoSeal and NJBF at the upcoming Print Solutions expo
InfoSeal and NJBF exhibiting together in connected booths #611 and #712 at the upcoming Print Solutions expo.
March-InfoSeal expands pressure seal capacity
InfoSeal has upgraded existing pressure seal production capacity in planning for continued growth of sales of this product. "We have completed the last upgrade phase of our second tier converting line for pressure seal products. With these enhancements we are able to do 25% more in the same or less time. We expect this to handle our needs into 2011 and I am not aware of any trade manufacturers with close to the capacity that we now have." according to Richard Harris, Plant Manager of InfoSeal.
February-Why Print is Green
January-Domtar paper dispels some myths that are giving paper a black eye
"Domtar paper dispels some myths that are giving paper a black eye."
December-NJBF and InfoSeal announce the installation of another Eight Color Muller Martini Web Offset press
NJBF and InfoSeal announce the installation of another Eight Color Muller Martini Web Offset press. The machine has been installed in NJBF's Englewood, NJ location. It will support the production of Jumbo Rolls, medium to long run integrated label and all the direct mail products currently offered by NJBF. "The past year has proved to be difficult for printers of all types however there have been unusual opportunities. Our acquistion of this press at a liquidation auction of one of our former competitors is living proof of this. With installation of our third eight color press we now have enough capacity to respond to any opportunity." David Harnett, President, NJBF
November-InfoSeal and NJBF chosen to have the Most Knowledgeable Staff of the Large Booth exhibitors at the annual PSDA show
InfoSeal and NJBF were chosen to have the Most Knowledgeable Staff of the Large Booth exhibitors at the annual PSDA show held in Chicago. The October show is an annual display of all the top trade suppliers who are member of the PSDA organization.
October 30-NJBF and InfoSeal are now FSC Certified
Recent certification means that nearly all the products offered by NJBF and InfoSeal are now available in FSC/RainForest Alliance
versions. In most cases this is offered at no extra cost.
Please call and request samples of Infoseals FSC certified stock pressure seal forms or for pricing on other FSC certified products.
October-Infoseal Announces the Addition of Welltec Brand to its Product Line
InfoSeal is pleased to announce it has added the Welltec brand of pressure seal folder sealers to it's equipment product line. Expanding on an already robust line of pressure seal equipment, the Welltec products will allow InfoSeal to cover all areas of end user requirement. "Welltec equipment is an international brand and has been available in the U.S. for nearly three years. We are excited at the opportunity to expand our equipment line by offering Welltec Systems pressure seal machines. Combined with our top quality stock and custom pressure seal forms and our own nationwide service network there is no better place than InfoSeal to find a single source solution." Dan Hopkins, Regional Sales Manager Mid-Atlantic and Southeast States.
September-Pixels or Paper
"It has become a marketing truth (or fallacy) that converting paper documents to electronic format is an essential part of the
"green" revolution. However, this truth bears cross examination. A marketing piece published by International Paper raised some
serious questions about the green aspect of electronic documents. Its fair to say that the real cost of electronic documents is
not being considered. Yes I know...consider the source. A major paper company that has crafted a marketing piece promoting the
use of paper. But some facts are irrefutable. Print is dead. Long live print!" Andy Harnett, VP NJBF and Partner InfoSeal LLC.
Down To Earth: Are Pixels Greener Than Paper? [pdf file]
August-NJBF and InfoSeal to launch new products at the October PSDA Show
NJBF and InfoSeal will showcase several new products at the upcoming annual PSDA show.
Stay tuned for further news prior to the show!
July-InfoSeal reaches a milestone of 1.5 billion pressure seal forms produced
InfoSeal has reached a milestone of 1.5 billion pressure seal forms produced. A combination of modern manufacturing equipment along with rapid sales growth has resulted in this significant acheivement. "InfoSeal has become the leading brand in the pressure seal market. Our turn key approach of offering equipment, post sale service, stock formats and completely custom forms means we cover just about anything pressure seal. We are a single source for all your pressure seal needs. Our pressure seal forms will outperform all competitors product….on any brand of pressure seal machine." says Andy Harnett, Partner at InfoSeal.
April 7-Limited Offer....PS25/Forms Bundle
For a limited time InfoSeal is offering the PS25 Bundle. For each PS25 pressure seal machine purchased receive three cartons of
pressure seal forms at no charge.
April 7-InfoSeal introduces the PS25 pressure seal machine
InfoSeal is pleased to introduce our newest pressure seal folder sealer the PS25. The PS25 is a tabletop unit which runs as a standalone unit or inline with a desktop laser printer. Its user friendly clamshell design and simple fold plate adjustment is a perfect fit for small volume pressure seal requirements. It features the typical robust, solid steel sealing section found on all InfoSeal pressure seal folder sealers to ensure a secure, tightly sealed pressure seal form. The PS25 operates at a single speed and features stop and start operation and a resettable counter. It has the unique capability of running inline with a desktop laser printer. This offers the benefit of a higher lever of data security as the imaged form transits directly into the folder sealer with no intermediate handling.
March 10-Print is dead! Long live print!
Its generally accepted that online commerce has its risks. But it's becoming clear that the risks are larger than generally
believed and they are growing. The following was recently published industry news. Infoseal thinks it shows a need for the
continued use of secure paper based documents such as pressure seal self mailers.
Online crime is booming. Choose paper its safer.
German authorities on Tuesday warned against the "catastrophic" state of security on the Internet, with growing armies of viruses, worms and Trojan horses unleashed by ever savvier criminals. A study presented by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT, found that Web crime and sabotage were on a steep climb even as consumers grew smarter about security.
"The situation is serious -- it is even more catastrophic than we feared," BSI division chief Hartmut Isselhorst told reporters.
"We are all being attacked. As soon as we go online we become the target of attacks."
The BSI has measured a marked increase in "spam" mail packed with unsolicited advertising and dangerous viruses.
Hackers can also exploit security breaches on popular web sites, allowing viruses, worms and Trojan horses -- most recently with built-in update functions -- to work their way into the hard drives of unsuspecting users.
Isselhorst said such developments made protecting consumers and businesses a "constant battle", as international criminal networks work together to programme new attack software and launder cash gains from hacking.
A poll by high-tech lobby group BITKOM found that computer users were often shockingly negligent in protecting themselves, with 19 percent saying they had not installed an anti-virus programme and 45 percent doing without firewalls to prevent unauthorised access.
However Internet users in Europe's biggest economy prove relatively skittish when it comes to e-commerce.
More than one in four surfers declined to shop online because of security concerns, and nearly one in five refused to book travel or buy tickets on the web, the survey of 1,002 Germans showed.
Nearly one-third said they had suffered financial losses online either due to viruses or problems with Internet auctions or banking.
February 26-Reasons that Compel Consumers to Open Their Direct Mail
|Timing of the piece arriving coinciding with need for the service/product||67%|
|Consumer's name on the front of the envelope||66%|
|The package looks interesting||60%|
|A special offer or discount||54%|
|The package looks important||52%|
|Feel something in the package||51%|
|A free gift or token inside||42%|
|Dated material enclosed||35%|
|None of these||5%|
Source: Vertis Customer Focus: DM 2009 as reported in DMA's 2009 Statistical Fact Book.
At InfoSeal we think a pressure seal mailer is a terrific direct mail format. A pressure seal self mailer automatically incorporates three of the top five industry recognized reasons that consumers open a direct mail piece. For example, nearly everyone has received a pay check, tax notice, jury summons, tax refund check or municipal/government notice of some sort that was designed using a pressure seal self mailer. Consumers relate a pressure seal self mailer to an important document or notice that they should not ignore. InfoSeal can incorporate features which include labels, ID Cards, window die cuts, return envelopes and other features to enhance the appeal of the mailer once it is opened.
Review the list above. Take a look at some of the products on our website. Then decide if its time you called InfoSeal about pressure seal self mailers.
February 17-InfoSeal offering 40% postage cost cutting solution!
InfoSeal is delivering solutions which provide a nearly 40% postal cost savings as compared to standard envelope inserted mail.
In a recent example a solution delivered by InfoSeal trimmed a client's first class per piece rate from 32.4 cents to 19.9 cents. That's a 39% expense reduction or 12.5 cents per mail piece.
Do the math!!!
Cut $125. in postage for every 1000 documents mailed.
Cut $1250 in postage for every 10,000 documents mailed.
Cut $125,000. in postage for every 1,000,000 documents mailed.
Contact Dan Hopkins at InfoSeal for more information on this solution.
November 13-InfoSeal receives US Postal Service approval as Certifed Mail form supplier
InfoSeal has received special approval by the US Postal Service for the production of barcoded certified mail forms. InfoSeal has
met all guidelines and quality reqirements for the printing and imaging of USPS certified mail forms.
An example is Certified Mail form #3800 for the USPS. InfoSeal is one of the only manufacturers in the United States that has received this approval from the USPS. For samples and more information contact your Regional Sales Manager or call InfoSeal.
November-Trojan virus steals banking info
Do you bank online and pay your bills online? Think that getting paper based mail is "old fashioned". Maybe you should consider
the security issues involved in online banking and payment transactions?
A recent article concerning online theft of web based banking highlighted the massive risk and security problems associated with internet based banking.
The following article was published by a BBC news reporter. Trojan virus steals banking info
August-InfoSeal's packaging reduction efforts
InfoSeal is offering a greener alternative on its cut sheet pressure seal products. This is a change from its standard 1000 forms per carton over to 2000 forms per carton. This cuts the packaging materials for each order in half resulting in less waste. Additional benefits such as fewer individual cartons for less handling and a 40% reduction in freight costs when shipping via Fedex and UPS also make a strong case for the change. "We realize this may be a big change for some end users but really many of our custom orders already ship at 2000 forms per carton. We expect that some will want to remain at 1000 forms per carton and we will abide by this. But after explaining the benefits we hope customers will agree to make the change. Its not a huge "green" campaign but we do ship a lot of cartons in a year every little bit helps", says Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal.
June-InfoSeal Hires Industry Veteran as Regional Sales Manager
InfoSeal is pleased to announce it has hired Bob Hardig as Regional Sales Manager. Bob will represent both InfoSeal and New Jersey Business Forms in the Northeast and some Mid-West States. Bob brings long industry experience in forms and printed documents and in particular has experience with Pressure Seal Forms and Pressure Seal equipment. Says Bob, “This is something of a homecoming for me. Many of the people at InfoSeal were my co-workers under the old Transkrit. I am very familiar will all of the products that both InfoSeal and New Jersey Business Forms offer. This is a great opportunity for me to join a company showing high sales growth in an increasingly difficult business forms market."
May-InfoSeal announces its new Muller Martini Sixteen Color UV Web press is online in its Roanoke, VA location
InfoSeal is pleased to announce that its new Muller Martini Sixteen Color UV Web press is online in its Roanoke, VA location. The press promises to boost productivity in core products while expanding the unique options found in unique products such as PressureSealplus self mailers. Quoting David Yost, General Manager of InfoSeal, "The use of high color traditional offset along with variable imaging in our Imaging and Mailing division is a dynamic capability not found at other pressure seal mailer manufacturers. Upgrading our press room means InfoSeal now offers everything in pressure seal from blank stock formats right up to complicated high color variably imaged direct mail campaigns. Along with our line of pressure seal folder sealers and nationwide onsite service there really is no better source in the U.S. for pressure seal."
May-NJBF completes three year $5,000,000 pressroom and bindery modernization project for its Englewood, New Jersey location.
New Jersey Business Forms has completed a three year $5,000,000 pressroom and bindery modernization project for its Englewood, New Jersey location. The improvements include a second new 16 color U.V. web press with 50" rewind and half-web size sheeting capability. A complement of bindery enhancements include two MBO folding lines with inline Palamides paper bundlers. These upgrades offer an efficient cost solution to the competitive coated and uncoated commercial print and direct mail markets nationwide. The productivity of the latest web offset press technology and its CIP3 worklflow capability offers low waste, higher productivity therefore rendering lower costs to the Trade customers. "This investment enables NJBF to compete with the traditional 40" sheetfed market and allows us gain new business from many new sources not previously available, says V.P. of manufacturing, David Harnett.
January 16-NJBF announces the delivery of new Muller Martini Eight Color Concepta press
NJBF is please to inform its customers that delivery of a new Muller Martini Eight Color Concepta press has begun. This eight color
web offset press, configured with Interstation UV lamps, online register control and JDF compliance will be operational by February
29th. It will cmplement the existing Muller Martini Eight Color Concept press that was installed two years ago.
David Harnett, Vice President reports, "The Concepta is the next generation commercial web press from Muller Martini. Having run our eight color Concept press since 2005 we know firsthand the benefits that modern press technology offers. With the improved print capability of this press and its JDF compatibility we look forward to further growth in our high color web offset sales. By June we will be online with our Direct to Plate workflow as well. We still produce large quantities of tradtional business forms using our standard offset presses, this Concepta press signifies why NJBF and InfoSeal are growing sales in a pretty tough print market."
November-NEW PRODUCT ACCOUNCEMENT - FastTabps a hit
Many of you print veterans may recognize FastTab as the multi ply mailer solution that has been around since the 1980's. It was (and is) the preferred solution for a “zip” open multi ply self mailer. InfoSeal has taken FastTab and incorporated its benefits into a cut sheet pressure seal mailer. The new FastTabps product was launched at the October PSDA show with great success. Click here for a few images of the product and its features.
October 22-InfoSeal's display at the annual DMIA show a hit
That's a wrap! InfoSeal's display at the annual DMIA show (or as it is now known, the PSDA, Print Services and Distributions Association) was a huge hit. Seven booth workers were kept very busy during both days of the show. In particular InfoSeal demonstrated the PS1200 pressure seal machine. The machine was shown inserting a brochure and remittance envelope into a pressure seal self mailer. Visitors to the booth were also treated to samples of some the newest Direct Mail and unique pressure seal solutions available only from InfoSeal.
September 10-Vegas is coming!
The annual DMIA show is coming, October 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. InfoSeal will be showcasing its products within a 20X20 booth on the show floor. In addition to our regular self mailer products InfoSeal will be showing the latest in its impressive line of folder/sealers. Featured applications will include ID card products ranging from standard Integrated Die Cut cards to the unique InfoCard. We hope to see you all there.
September-Mr. Robert Eberly is no longer employed as a Regional Sales Manager for InfoSeal
As of September 1, 2007 Mr. Robert Eberly is no longer employed as a Regional Sales Manager for InfoSeal. The region will be serviced by Connie Neal within the InfoSeal customer service department and by Dan Hopkins, Sales Manager for InfoSeal.
InfoCard is the answer for proven performance on affixed form/card applications. InfoCard is created by die cutting and patching a portion of the form and then affixing a clean release laser compatible ID card into the patched area. Its main benefits are nearly perfect lay flat construction. It reduces or eliminates uneven stack height buildup found with nearly all form/card products offered in the market. It provides a smooth face surface with little or no surface height difference between the face of the form and the face of the card. The form and card are available blank for digital imaging or pre-printed in up to eight colors on both the form and the card. InfoCard is available in continuous, rolls, laser cut sheets or within a self-seal mailer. Call InfoSeal for samples!
May 11-New Jersey Business Forms to celebrate 30th anniversary this June
New Jersey Business Forms is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary this June. In 1977 John Harnett founded the company, becoming President and owner after having started as a pressman's apprentice in 1953. He attributes the long term success of NJBF "to our conservative growth and the foresight to add unique products and capabilities to our product mix." He says, " There are so many local, regional rotary business forms companies out there. Many have folded up or been sold typically due to lack of a succession plan. Typically, the children of owners of business forms companies and regional printing companies are not interested in continuing the business their fathers began. Manufacturing looks to become a lost art in the U.S. Certainly in our Northeast Region where most commercial space is converting from manufacturing to warehousing and distribution. Fortunately, my sons have embraced the business and grown it into an nationally recognized supplier on certain of our unique products.". NJBF and its sister company InfoSeal look forward to continued growth both organically and by acquisition.
May 10-Summer Sizzler!!!!
Summer Sizzler!!!! Guaranteed 10% Savings on Custom Pressure Seal Orders.
Send InfoSeal a new custom pressure seal order that was produced for you by another manufacturer and we will take 10% off their price. Just submit a copy of their invoice along with your purchase order and the 10% savings is yours. There are some restrictions which one of our CSR's would be happy to explain.
May 9-NJBF's Long Snap Sets
For many years New Jersey Business Forms has offered rotary manifold Unit Sets up to 26" long. The product is commonly used for lease and finance agreements that require extensive legal copy on the backside of the form. Other excellent applications for this product are enrollment applications for health insurance and retirement plans and medical sets with file holes. A 26" long snap can be folded, punched, drilled or numbered according to your requirements. According to David Harnett, VP of NJBF, "In lengths of 21 inches and longer our company is one of only a few in the U.S with this capability. Our former competitors in this product, such as one large direct sale company I know of, have scrapped or sold off their equipment and are now coming to us to fill their needs. Our true rotary collator construction is less costly with much better quality than the sheetfed long snap sets we see commercial printers selling." Call NJBF for samples of their Long Snap Set product.
April 16-Free inserts inside a pressure seal mailer? That can't be done…..can it?
InfoSeal is pleased to announce pressure seal forms with inserts. Up to two separate inserts may be added to a folded/sealed pressure seal mailer. These are true inserts such as buckslips, remittance envelopes and marketing pieces. The product is offered in conjunction with InfoSeal's turn key imaging and mailing services and further enhances InfoSeal's imaging and mail division. Pressure seal forms with separate inserts are unique and loaded with value for direct mail, statements and invoices, memberships, the list goes on. Call today for samples.
February-"Music for your Ears"
InfoSeal announces a sales incentive for its reseller customer. This is the "Music for your Ears" promotion where customers placing new custom pressure seal orders of $1000 or more will receive a new shuffle mp3 music player. Details of the offer can be found in advertisements in Print Solutions magazine and in Business Forms Labels and Systems magazine. You may also call or email your Regional Sales Manager for the details of the offer. According to Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal, "We thought it might be a fun and tangible bonus for our customers rather than the common "discount" programs. We are already the most competitive source for top quality pressure seal documents."
January-Happy New Year
Happy New Year and thank you to our customers for a succesful 2006! All of us here at InfoSeal look forward to helping you with print opportunities in 2007.
November 15-Tax Form Season is well Underway
InfoSeal's full line of 2006 Pressure Seal Tax Forms are available now. Look for promotional mailings from InfoSeal. Ask for our catalog today.
October-InfoSeals newest pressure seal converting line 100% operational
InfoSeals newest pressure seal converting line is 100% operational. Capacity has now more than doubled. Says Richard Harris, Plant Manager at InfoSeal…"Bring on the work! The new line is more than a doubling in capacity for manufacturing pressure seal products."
August 9-2006 Tax Forms Arriving Soon
2006 Tax Forms Arriving Soon - InfoSeal's 2006 Tax Form products will soon be available. Place your orders early to ensure on time delivery. Call your local RSM for information.
June 6-InfoSeal Expands Capacity for Production of Pressure Seal Forms and Integrated Labels
InfoSeal will soon take delivery of a new converting line for production of pressure seal mailers and integrated labels. This line will approximately double yet again the Roanoke plants production capacity. It incorporates quick make-ready along with high speed production so that InfoSeal can continue to be competitive on short, medium and long run self mailer and integrated label products. "InfoSeal's customers will see no change in the quality of our products since we are already the high quality supplier of pressure seal in the reseller market. This line is part of our business plan of increasing sales while also ensuring quick lead-times on orders." says Richard Harris, Plant Manager of InfoSeal's Roanoke, Virginia plant.
April 28-People Prefer To Receive Messages In An Envelope, Study Finds
Criteria of Trust, Privacy, And Security Are All-Important
ALEXANDRIA,VA – Despite the rise of online communications channels, envelopes are one of the most powerful and effective tools for connecting with people, a new study by the Envelope Manufacturers Association Foundation (EMAF) shows.
Based on the findings of a national survey of 1,800 Americans age 18 or older, the Foundation determined that envelopes consistently enable and enrich a higher quality of communication for the sender and the recipient.
The EMAF's report, “Because It's Personal: A Study of Consumer Use And Preference For Envelopes,” found that the personal touch, tangibility, and privacy afforded by envelopes overwhelmingly drives consumer preference in both transactional communications and direct marketing communications.
For example, although many banks, financial institutions and other service providers are pushing customers toward online transactions, 3 out of 4 Americans, or 78%, prefer to receive bills in an envelope in the mail.
People Pay Attention To Direct Marketing
Within those numbers, the study found that 82% want a hard copy of the bill to keep as a record; 57% said they have a greater trust in bills arriving in an envelope, and more than 40% said they think statements mailed in an envelope are more private and more secure than their electronic counterparts.
When it comes to direct marketing, 75% of Americans say they are most likely to pay attention to direct mail – three times more than unsolicited email, Internet pop-up ads, telemarketing calls, door-to-door marketing, or mobile phone text messages combined.
The study found that Americans respond more positively to direct mail in envelopes than flyers or postcards, with women (45%), and people over the age 34 (44%), registering the strongest approval of direct mail offers in envelopes.
The top types of merchandise Americans say they buy as a result of direct mail solicitations that arrive in an envelope are: books (43%), magazines (42%), clothing (40%), movies/videos/DVD's (29%) and music (25%).
InfoSeal and NJBF feel this is a strong endorsement of the use of self mailer documents both for transactional mail and direct mail documents. “When a pressure seal form arrives in the mailbox its usually perceived as an official document. In the case of Direct Mail this may help the piece get noticed….and opened. InfoSeal has many unique features that can be incorporated in a pressure seal mailer that can really jazz up a direct mail application.” says Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal. He continues, “I don't know about you but my maibox is awash with standard envelope direct mail pieces. Our Pressure Seal Plus formats are different, create interest and they work.”
The article also offered the following some of which relate to standard transactional mail but have relevance in direct mail as well.
“Why People Prefer Bills In Envelopes To Bills Sent Online”
82% prefer a hard copy to keep as a record
57% have more trust in mailed bills delivered in an envelope
43% believe bills mailed in envelopes are more private
41% believe bills mailed in envelopes are more secure.
Top 10 Reasons People Want To Look Inside An Envelope
- To learn the name of the sender and the return address
- They already know what the letter concerns
- The letter is “addressed to me by name”
- To protect or secure the contents
- The contents are mysterious to them
- The distinctive look stands out
- The envelope is marked “urgent”
- There is a personalized message on the outside of the envelope
Copies of the executive summary are available by contacting the EMAF, 500 Montgomery St, Suite 550, Alexandria, VA 22314, or by phoning 703-739-2200.
February 15-NJBF and InfoSeal report highest ever single month sales figure
NJBF and InfoSeal are pleased to each report their highest ever single month sales figure. "Even though it was a five week month we are excited at this milestone. Our rapid growth continues at both companies and David and I can't say enough about how our staff is doing what it takes to service our customers. We continue to grow profitable sales organically rather than by the industry trend of growth by acquisition."
February-InfoSeal gets a new Image!
InfoSeal has expanded its capabilities with the addition of variable imaging equipment designed for the inline personalization of its self mailer products. Uses for the equipment include direct mail, mailing and fullfillment services, jumbo numbering, barcode and special numbering on cut sheets and continuous forms. The line has a very broad use in our plant. It can be mounted inline on any of InfoSeal's forms and mailer collators or converting lines or it can run as a stand-along imaging line. Combined with the suite of products InfoSeal offers the opportunities are only limited by the imagination.
January-InfoSeal goes Postal
InfoSeal goes Postal - Tripled capacity for the imaging and mailing of cut sheet documents.
With the addition of another high volume digital monochrome printer InfoSeal has added to its capacity for imaging and mailing of pressure seal documents. Its part of InfoSeal's turn key service of direct mail, statement rendering and variable and static imaging tailored for pressure seal self mailers.
December-InfoSeal and NJBF announce the hiring of new Regional Sales Manager
InfoSeal and NJBF are please to announce the hiring of its newest Regional Sales Manager, Bob Eberly. Bob was previously employed by one of the top five largest DMIA trade manufacturers and has over 30 years of experience in the forms industry. He has a thorough understanding of self mailers and integrated products and will be assisting our customers with the full line of InfoSeal and NJBF products. We look forward to the opportunities that Bob can bring to the present and future customers of InfoSeal and NJBF.
November-InfoSeal's General Manager, David Yost and Director of Sales, Dan Hopkins featured in an article about Self Mailers
InfoSeal's General Manager, David Yost and Director of Sales, Dan Hopkins have been featured in an article about Self Mailers in the October issue of Business Forms Labels and Systems. Click here to read the full article.
October-2005 Pressure Seal Tax Forms Available Now!
InfoSeal has published its full line of 2005 Tax Forms in Pressure Seal formats. Follow the links on their website or call 888-952-4636 for a catalog.
June 27-InfoSeal launches a new concept in pressure seal products called "Pressure Seal Plus"
InfoSeal has launched a new concept in pressure seal products called "Pressure Seal Plus". This is a combination of a pressure seal self mailer with other of the wide variety of unique features that InfoSeal and NJBF offer. "Traditional pressure seal forms continue to drive our success but we think the real opportunity for our reseller customers is to take a look at all our capabilities and create a pressure seal form of an entirely new type.", says Andrew Harnett of InfoSeal.
June 10-InfoSeal expandeds capacity
InfoSeal has expanded capacity with the modification of one of its existing converting lines to allow for production of Pressure Seal forms. "Our goal is to regularly offer three week lead times on pressure seal orders." says David Yost, General Manager of Infoseal, LLC.
May-InfoSeal is pleased to welcome Paula Webster as Customer Service Representative
InfoSeal is pleased to welcome Paula Webster as Customer Service Representative. Paula brings 20 years experience in business forms and related products. Paula served as Corporate Sales Representative for WardKraft, Inside Sales Representative for Transkrit, and Inside Sales for Virginia Plastics Company. We are confident that Paula will be a great addition to our Roanoke Team, please join us in giving her a warm welcome!
April 25-NJBF announces the promotion of Ed Witkowski to Customer Service Representative
NJBF is pleased to announce the promotion of Ed Witkowski to a Customer Service Representative. Ed has worked in Prepress and Customer Service positions within Printing and Business Forms companies for many years. Prior to this new role in Customer Service at NJBF Ed worked in the Prepress department. His 35 years of experience in printing will be invaluable to NJBF and its customers. We welcome him to the front office and offer him our support in this new position.
March 15-NJBF and InfoSeal no longer members of the Unigraphics Network
As of March 15, 2005 NJBF and InfoSeal are no longer members of the Unigraphics Network. "After two years as members of the Unigraphics buying consortium it was time to move back to a fully independent manufacturer status." Andrew Harnett of NJBF and InfoSeal continues, "Our geographic location within the United States largely voided the expected lower raw materials benefit expected from being a member of the buying consortium. We need full flexibility to source our raw materials at the lowest possible cost to remain competitive in the market."
January-Jeff Boyce, new member of the Customer Service Department of NJBF
Welcome to Jeff Boyce, new member of the Customer Service Department of NJBF. Jeff has five years working as pressman and later as Sales and Production Manager of a local print and copy center. When not working at NJBF Jeff is a Captain of the Palisades Park Volunteer Fire Department where he has devoted much of his free time for the last fourteen years. During the work day Jeff can be found here at NJBF helping to put out "fires" in the Customer Service department.
January-InfoSeal hits the ground running in 2005!
Production of pressure seal forms remains in full swing at InfoSeal with round the clock production. Plans are being laid to further increase capacity for manufacture of pressure seal forms at InfoSeal's Roanoke facility. Says David Yost, General Manager of InfoSeal, "Our goal is to ensure a four week lead time on all self seal mailer orders we receive. To stay ahead of our sales growth we are planning now for expansion of production."
January-2005 DMIA Show Season Begins
The 2005 DMIA show season has begun with InfoSeal attending four regional shows in the month of January. InfoSeal will be showcasing its products at nearly all of the DMIA regional trade shows that occur in the first six months of this year. Working the booth will be Ralph Laurita, Trade Show Representative for both InfoSeal and New Jersey Business Forms. In addition, a Regional Sales Representative will be in the booth. InfoSeal urges the DMIA membership to attend these shows and to come by its booth for a display of unique, high profit products. Check the http:\\www.dmia.org website for show dates and locations.
January-InfoSeal Seminar at DMIA Regional Shows
InfoSeal will be conducting a seminar discussing high profit opportunities in the Pressure Seal market. Discussed will be certain proprietary and unique self mailer constructions that offer terrific profit and sales opportunity to the reseller. Check the http:\\www.dmia.org website for show dates and locations.
October-InfoSeal's staff voted "Most Helpful" at the 2004 Print Solutions Expo
InfoSeal's staff of its booth at the 2004 Print Solutions Expo has been voted by attendees as "Most Helpful" among large booth
exhibitors. This is a terrific example of the extra mile the InfoSeal staff are willing to go to support its customers. Booth staff
were as follows: David and Andrew Harnett, Owners of InfoSeal, David Yost, General Manager, Dan Hopkins, Sales Manager and Regional
Associate and the three InfoSeal Regional Sales Associates: Rick Amundson, Leo Lombardo and Susan Morris. InfoSeal and NJBF
conducted two seminars during the Expo with attendance at the seminar given by Dan Hopkins and Rick Amundson being especially heavy.
Their seminar was on "Profitable Sales Solutions for Financial Institutions" where the featured product was the new PinSeal
products newly introduced by InfoSeal.
InfoSeal's sister company exhbitied its products across the aisle with Ralph Laurita once again holding the attendees enthralled with his high energy.
September-Take a swing at a Winning Discounts! 2004 Inform Services
Visitors to the InfoSeal booth at the upcoming DMIA Inform Services show will be given the chance to hit a grand slam and win discounts up to $200 off their next order. Attendees to the show should visit the InfoSeal booth and ask for a chance to pinch hit. One swing per attendee please!
September-InfoSeal introduces new High Security Pin Number Mailer
Introducing "PinSeal" by InfoSeal. PinSeal is a unique die cut pressure seal document that provides 100% security for the imaging and mailing of Personal Identification Numbers (PIN Numbers). Available only from InfoSeal. According to Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal, "Countries in Europe have expanded the use of PIN numbers as a means of combating identity theft and charge account fraud. We feel its only a matter of time before U.S. banks, credit card companies and retailers adopt the use of PIN numbers for charge account security. Our PinSeal product is perfectly suited for the high security imaging, sealing and mailing of Personal ID numbers and account information." PinSeal also has potential for use in interactive direct mail printing.
September-NJBF Adding new Sixteen Color Press
NJBF is pleased to announce the purchase of a new Mueller Martini web press. This press is capable of printing in up to sixteen
colors on 28" and 22" repeats with U.V. dryers. Capabilities include remoist gluing, varnish coating, pattern perforations and
direct mail/commercial quality printing . Delivery is in cut sheet, fanfold or 50" Jumbo Rolls with online splicing.
The Concept II press is a variable size press with rapid make-ready, low waste, tight register and high speed. In addition, it is CIP 3 commercial print compatible with automatic registration control for dot to dot register. The Concept II press is both a commercial web and a high speed forms press.
Installation of the press is on schedule for mid-October in NJBF's Englewood, NJ facility. According to David Harnett, VP of NJBF, "New press technology will dramatically enhance our production capability both in terms of quality and volume. This is an exciting first step for NJBF in converting its press room to computerized pressroom technology".
September-NJBF Expands Warehouse and Pick/Pack Service
NJBF has expanded its warehouse and pick/pack division with leasing of a separate facility. All of NJBF's existing warehouse customers will be relocated to this new space which is located nearby to NJBF's production facility. The new space will provide room for expansion of existing business and is capable of holding over 3500 pallet sized storage items. NJBF provides storage, pick and pack and fulfillment services for printed products and advertising specialty items. NJBF's warehouse is fully internet enabled for real-time inventory data and submission of releases by customers. Contact Andrew Harnett for more information.
August-Plans Underway for October DMIA Show
InfoSeal and NJBF are exhibiting at the upcoming Annual DMIA show in October held in Chicago. Both companies will have booths inside the Unigraphics pavilion. InfoSeal's booth will be a 20X20 booth containing the latest examples of unique self seal mailer constructions and pressure seal equipment. Look for more information on this show to arrive in the mail over coming weeks.
July-InfoSeal Manufactures OPAS Coated Forms and Mailers
InfoSeal would like to remind its customers that it can produce forms and mailers with OPAS CB carbonless coating. This is a unique capability shared by only a few DMIA independent manufacturers. Resellers contacting the DMIA Hotline should find InfoSeal listed under this capability.
July-InfoSeal mails its Tax Form Catalog
InfoSeal has published its 2004 tax forms catalog containing all types of tax forms in self seal mailer formats. These include
pressure seal and Aquaseal forms. New this year is InfoSeal's unique "gang run" program where tax forms orders from all its
customers will be grouped and run at the same time with guaranteed ship dates given at time of order. Compare InfoSeal's prices on
tax forms and compare. All our tax forms are printed and shipped by us....can your current tax forms vendor say the same?
Call InfoSeal to receive your copy of our catalog or check our site for images and item numbers of each of the forms. Click here for images and info on our line of 2004 tax forms.
June-InfoSeal hits 150,000,000 Mark
InfoSeal has reached a production milestone in its third full year of production. So far this year, InfoSeal has produced 150 Million pressure seal forms in its Roanoke, VA facility. Says David Yost, General Manager of InfoSeal, " We launched our Pressure Seal products just over two years ago and our sales have been growing by leaps and bounds. I attribute this to our reputation as a supplier of self mailer forms of all types. We are seeing some new manufacturers entering the market and offering their version of pressure seal. We work closely with our reseller customers and educate them on the fact that Pressure Seal forms are not plain vanilla."
May-InfoSeal Adds New Regional Sales Associate
Rick Amundson has been added as Regional Sales Associate and Technical Manager for the Northeastern region of the United States. He will be assisting all of the InfoSeal RSM's in technical matters related to self seal equipment. In addition he will be the reseller contact in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Tri State area also including much of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. Rick brings a high degree of technical skills related to equipment which is many times crucial in helping resellers secure and maintain their self seal mailer sales. "Pressure Seal and seal systems in general require an ongoing level of support and attention. Once the sale is made our resellers usually enjoy a high level of repeat business. Having Rick on the road assisting our reseller customers will further ensure they see a high percentage of repeat sales." Says Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal.
April-InfoSeal Displays new LaserSeal machine at Mailcom Expo
InfoSeal displayed its newest Pressure Seal machine in its booth at the Mailcom Expo in Atlantic City on April 28-30. Attendees of this show are largely users of traditional inserting machines and are processors of very high volumes of mail. InfoSeal staff in its booth found that many of these large volume mailers are still unaware of the tremendous productivity gains that can be made by moving their mail volumes off their slower, more costly inserting machines and over to a less expensive and much faster pressure seal process. Resellers of pressure seal systems would do well to contact InfoSeal and learn how they can go after these opportunities with the help of InfoSeal's turn key pressure seal systems.
April 16-InfoSeal Receives Océ Certification
InfoSeal LLC, Roanoke, Va., received a certificate of connectivity from Océ North America Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. Océ tested InfoSeal's pressure seal system with its high-speed continuos and cut sheet LED printers. InfoSeal's continuous roll and cut sheet forms and equipment performed flawlessly during the testing, the company said.
January-New Product Launch
Infoseal is doing more for you and pressure seal! InfoSeal and NJBF are pleased to announce exclusive availability of the lowest
cost Desktop pressure sealer on the market today. The "LaserSeal" machine by InfoSeal is a pressure seal machine that can run
stand-alone or in-line with over 30 different models of desktop laser printers. "The machine has a very small form factor and is
being offered at the lowest price of any pressure sealer on the market. We expect to sell quite a lot of these units. The
combination of our top quality pressure seal forms and the LaserSeal units compatibility with a large number of popular laser
printers make this unit a real winner." Says David Harnett, Owner of InfoSeal, LLC.
In the arena of "in-line" pressure seal machines, the LaserSeal is a vast improvement over previous offerings in the market. For one thing, the unit is compatible with over thirty (30) different models of laser printers. Many of these, such as the HP4000 series and the HP9000 printers are found in thousands of offices nationwide. With the LaserSeal machine all of these laser printers can easily be converted to running pressure seal forms as an in line process. Simply load the pressure seal forms into the laser printer and the forms are printed and fed directly into the LaserSeal unit. Print, fold, seal and mail in record time. Should the laser printer be needed for other non-pressure seal related work simply slide the LaserSeal device away from the printer and resume normal printing. Nothing could be easier or make more sense.
In addition, the LaserSeal unit requires no special glue patterns so form compatibility and availability are greatly increased. Lastly, the design and construction of the LaserSeal machine is top quality. Each contains four solid steel sealing rollers to ensure a top quality, secure seal of the pressure seal form. Many pressure seal machines can fold the form but do they do a good job of securing the seal?
Check out our LaserSeal machine. We think it answers all the needs. Convenience, security and price!!
November-Pressure Seal Systems of the UK Sold to UK Investment Company
Pressure Seal Systems of the UK has recently been purchased by the Grenadier Group. The Grenadier Group is a privately held
industrial investment company, focusing on advanced solutions for the print, document management and related sectors in Europe
and the United Kingdom. The purchase of the PSS assets was consummated by the United Kingdom division of Grenadier Group, Paragon
Group UK Limited. Information on the Grenadier Group and its businesses may be found at http://www.grenadier-group.com
This transaction is terrific news in that Grenadier represents a well capitalized company with experience in the manufacture of pressure seal forms. Mr.Conor Donnelly, Executive Chairman of Grenadier and the rest of the executive staff are sure to bring renewed vigor to the PSS brand. Says Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal, "PSS is one of our key suppliers and has simply been rolled into a larger, more robust related company. Grenadier Group is a large European company with no conflict for us in the United States. This deal is terrific news for us and our pressure seal resellers!"
October-Turn Key Mail and Fulfillment Services From InfoSeal
In addition to providing multi ply mailers and self seal mailers InfoSeal offers the option of imaging and mailing done entirely
within our facility in Roanoke, VA. Send us your data file and we will merge, purge, image and mail. Whether it's a multi part
mailer such as a snap pack or a one part pressure seal form we have the ability to handle the entire project, on time and
InfoSeal offers a number of very unique form constructions that might increase the effectiveness of your customers next mail campaign. Two way constructions, high color graphics up to eight colors, ID Cards, labels and window die cuts can all be incorporated inside any of our products for extra impact. You could say that when it comes to direct mail it pays to be different!
Contact Sandy or Sherrie in the Customer Service Department at InfoSeal for help with your next mail and fulfillment project.
October-InfoSeal Launches new In Line Pressure Seal System @ Print Solutions Expo
InfoSeal is pleased to announce the addition of the LaserSeal pressure seal machine to its line of pressure seal folder sealers. The LaserSeal can be purchased as a stand alone folder sealer or it can be configured to run in line with one of a dozen different desktop laser printers. This machine is manufactured for InfoSeal by PFE of the United Kingdom and is being offered in the U.S. exclusively by InfoSeal. "The price point on the LaserSeal as a standalone or inline unit is very low. It will really shakeup the competition in terms of price and performance. PFE has a long background in manufacturing pressure seal machines and they know how to make a top quality unit. We looked at the other inline solution, "Print to Mail", currently being offered on the market and it just does not stack up. That machine is compatible with only one older HP model of printer and the sealing section is not well engineered requiring a special glue pattern on a pressure seal form. Our LaserSeal addresses all of these shortcomings. We are really excited to be adding this PFE engineered machine to our lineup." Says Andrew Harnett, Partner of InfoSeal. For more information on the LaserSeal pressure seal machine by InfoSeal click here!
October-Las Vegas Print Solutions Expo
InfoSeal and NJBF debut new Pressure Seal formats at the Print Solutions Expo.
InfoSeal and NJBF received tremendous interest in its unique pressure seal formats. Featured in the booth were products including the following:
1. 8 Mil Plastic Card within a Pressure Seal Mailer - Terrific lay flat construction achieved using InfoSeal's patented ID card technology. Attendees were shown an 8 ½ X 14" Pressure Seal form containing a pre-printed 8 Mil plastic card. The form was being run through InfoSeal's PS400 folder/sealer at speeds up to 11,000 forms per hour.
2. High Color Digital Color on a Pressure Seal Mailer - Attendees were shown an example of a high color, variable imaged sample that was being printed onto one of InfoSeal's stock, double parallel pressure seal formats. Using an Adobe Acrobat file booth visitors were shown how a blank form could be imaged using a color laser printer.
3. One Part Two Way Pressure Seal form - Running on the PS100 folder/sealer attendees were shown a new and very valuable Pressure Seal format. A return envelope has been incorporated into a one part, 14" Double Parallel Pressure Seal form. The unique construction, previously unavailable, offers an increased area on the page for imaging of data while also incorporating a remittance envelope.
These are just some of the ways that InfoSeal shows itself to be the leader in Pressure Seal and in self mailer systems. Contact the sales support staff in Roanoke to request samples of these formats and for a sales kit on the complete range of self-mailer products offered by InfoSeal.
June 15-Regional Sales Managers
Dan Hopkins, Regional Sales Manager
Based in Charlotte, NC
Dan has over 30 years experience in sales and marketing of the forms industry, including owning a distributorship. His duties include consulting with and servicing InfoSeal's and NJBF's distributors in sales of all the value added printed products that the two companies offer. He is based in Charlotte, NC.
Susan Morris, Regional Sales Manager
Based in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Susan Morris has expanded InfoSeal's Regional Sales Manager support into the West. Previously she spent 15 years as Customer Service Supervisor with Transkrit supporting distributors on unique self-mailer products. Susan will be the point of support for resellers in the Midwest and Western region of the country.
Bob Hardig, Regional Sales Manager
Bob has long industry experience in business forms, direct mail, stock and custom pressure seal forms and pressure seal equipment. In the past Bob has worked for Tab Products and then Transkrit in the sale of self mailer products to the trade. The range of products offered by NJBF and InfoSeal is very similar to those Bob offered while at his previous employer.
April 16-Infoseal appoints new Director of Strategic Alliances & Sales, Lee Spranger.
InfoSealPS is pleased to announce our new Director of Strategic Alliances & Sales, Lee Spranger. Lee has over 35 years experience in the forms industry including being a Marketing Manager. He is based in Texas and will be consulting with and serving InfoSeals distributors. Lee has considerable understanding of the support a distributor needs and will be providing a unique self-seal mailing system solution through the InfoSeal and InfoSealPS products and equipment.
April-InfoSeal joins Unigraphics Consortium
InfoSeal and NJBF have joined the Unigraphics Consortium of companies. This is a nationwide network of independent printing manufacturers all of whom service printing resellers. Membership in Unigraphics is by invitation only. Many large national accounts being serviced by printing resellers require nationwide print and distribution points and the combined Unigraphics manufacturer members will allow printing resellers the opportunity to pursue large national accounts. In addition, each of the Unigraphics member companies bring different, unique product capabilities to the table. InfoSeal and New Jersey Business Forms bring products such as InfoSeal and Pressure Seal self mailing systems, 26" long snap Sets and Integrated Cards and Labels. Printing resellers will continue to deal directly with each manufacturer member of their choosing.
March 17-Dan Hopkins appointed Regional Sales Manager
InfoSeal, LLC is pleased to announce that Dan Hopkins has joined the company as a Regional Sales Manager. Dan has over 30 years experience in sales and marketing of the forms industry, including owning a distributorship. His duties will include consulting with and servicing InfoSeal's distributors. Says David Yost, General Manager of Infoseal, "Our products are unique and provide a system solution. Sales of our InfoSeal and InfoSealPS self-seal mailing systems require a more one on one approach. Dan has considerable experience in the forms industry and understands the support that distributors need."
January-Sales of InfoSealPS are looking up!
InfoSealPS received terrific interest in its products at the recent Graphics Americas show in Miami Beach, FL. Attendees to this show are typically 40% from Latin American countries and the Caribbean and this years show was no exception. InfoSeal staff entertained resellers from such countries as Mexico, Trinidad, Honduras and others. Pressure Seal is very much a vital part of the forms and printing marketplace in these countries and visitors to the InfoSeal booth were very interested in a total system solution of forms and machine from one source. Machines on display included the PS800 and the PS600X both of which remain unique in the pressure seal market in terms of speed and performance.
January 15-InfoSeal to exhibit at Graphics Americas, January 24-26
InfoSeal, LLC will be displaying the new and innovative PS600X at
the upcoming Graphics Americas show in Miami on January 24, 25, 26. Examples of a pressure seal cross fold form will be running
and on display. In addition, the full suite of pressure seal machines offered by InfoSeal will be shown. The Graphics Americas show
is a very large print show with heavy attendance by printers and buyers from Latin American countries. Both InfoSeal, LLC and its
equipment partner, PSS of the UK recognize the potential for Pressure Seal sales into Latin American countries and the Caribbean.
Both companies are interested in speaking with qualified distributors from those regions. Check back to the InfoSeal news section
of the website for a post-show report.
For information on this show please go to the Graphics of the Americas site.
December 23-First Crossfold Pressure Seal System
InfoSeal is proud to announce the introduction of the PS600X Cross Fold pressure seal system. This patent pending system provides a
new and revolutionary pressure seal form construction. Using a large format sheet users are able to create a self sealed multi page
booklet. Applications for the Cross Fold format might include coupon books, payment coupons and remittance slips. A cross fold
pressure seal form is completely laser compatible so end users may print and personalize using monochrome or digital color printers
and then process the forms on the PS600X. The end result may be a variable imaged, multi page pressure seal mailer.
Uses for this system close the gap between business forms and direct mail. InfoSeal believes the PS600X offers tremendous marketing potential when coupled with high color process or digital printing and variable imaging.
Information of the PS600X may be found on the InfoSeal website. Please call customer service for samples of a cross-fold pressure seal form.
InfoSeal is currently looking for partners in the direct mail industry that are interested in bringing this exciting new opportunity to market. Please call Andrew Harnett at 201-569-4500.
December 5-InfoSeal Host DMIA Regional Forum
InfoSeal has recently hosted a DMIA Regional Forum at its pressure seal demonstration center in Englewood, NJ. The seminar was a
two hour educational discussion on pressure seal forms and folder/sealers. It was an impartial look at the features and benefits
and important quality characteristics of a good quality pressure seal system.
The seminar was given by Mr. Leo Lombardo, formerly of Moore Corporation. Mr. Lombardo earned extensive experience in pressure seal systems during his tenure as one of Moore Business Forms' top Pressure Seal product developers. Following the seminar, attendees were treated to a luncheon and a demonstration of the complete line of InfoSealPS pressure seal folder/sealers.
Thank you to Mr. Robert Sanchez of United Business Forms of Long Island City, New York for offering InfoSeal the opportunity to host this event.
InfoSeal offers this seminar to its reseller customers for on-site sales and CSR training. Contact Andrew Harnett at the Englewood offices of New Jersey Business Forms and InfoSeal for more information. 800-466-6523
November 6-Demonstration Center and Training Center In Full Swing
InfoSeal and NJBF are pleased to announce that its folder sealer demonstration center is fully operational. To date six training
sessions have taken place in the center. A training class consists of white board discussions on fold and seal mailer forms and
hands on operational training on all of the folder sealers that InfoSeal offers. The photo here is a session including members of
the Franklin Printers Supply located in Philadelphia, PA. Franklin services printing and bindery equipment of all types including
high end folding equipment. Their product lines make them uniquely qualified to service folding/sealing equipment both InfoSeal
Aquaseal and InfoSealPS. InfoSeal wishes a warm welcome to the folks at Franklin Printers Supply.
If your company is interested in a sales training session on fold and seal mailers and folder/sealers please contact Andy Harnett at NJBF at 800-466-6523.
October 21-InfoSealPS steals the Show!
InfoSeal exhibited its complete range of pressure sealing machines at the INform Services Expo held recently in Chicago. Inside the large 30'X30' booth attendees were treated to live demonstrations of InfoSeal's pressure seal forms and pressure seal equipment. "In two days of exhibits, our eight booth workers were constantly busy meeting resellers and demonstrating the equipment. Everyone I spoke with was absolutely impressed with the quality of both our forms and machines. Its pretty clear from the reactions we received that the forms reseller market is in desperate need of a new pressure seal solution." said David Harnett, Partner, InfoSeal, LLC. This show represents the launching of a new pressure seal solution of one call, one source. Resellers are now able to make a single call for pressure seal forms, machines and post-sale service.
October 18-InfoSeal takes Second Place
InfoSeal's booth took second place for overall appearance at the Chicago InformServices expo. "The show was a tremendous success for us so winning second place was just icing on the cake" said Andrew Harnett, Partner. Resellers interested in InfoSeal's equipment should call the Roanoke office to learn about upcoming demo opportunities in their area.
October 1-InfoSeal hires Pressure Seal patent holder
InfoSeal is excited to announce the employment of Mr. Leo Lombardo, formerly of Moore Corporation. Leo brings with him ten years
experience in the design and manufacture of pressure seal forms and is co-inventor of twenty patents nearly all of which are
pressure seal related.
Mr. Lombardo will serve in a sales and support position designed to support InfoSeal's reseller customers with their sales of pressure seal systems. "Leo's experience with pressure seal is limitless and his hiring coincides perfectly with our launch of InfoSealPS at the DMIA show in Chicago later this month." says David Yost, General Manager of InfoSeal, LLC
Mr. Lombardo will be conducting a seminar at the DMIA Inform Services show in Chicago entitled "All pressure seal forms are not created equal". This will be an impartial overview of pressure seal and the features that resellers should be focusing on in order to ensure success in sales of pressure seal systems.
September 3-First Shipment of Transvue on Pressure Seal
InfoSeal, LLC is pleased to announce shipment of its first Transvue InfoSeal order. Transvue is a proprietary "no-patch" window format for use on fold and seal mailers. "This is an exciting development in the pressure seal forms market because it offers our resellers an opportunity to separate themselves from the competition. The Transvue product also offers a number of thru-put benefits to the end user. It's the proverbial "win-win" solution." says Andrew Harnett, Partner, InfoSeal, LLC. More information on Transvue is available on the InfoSeal website.
August 15-InfoSeal launches Pressure Seal forms
InfoSeal, LLC has created a new product name to represent its entire Pressure Seal product line. All pressure seal products, including forms, pressure seal folder/sealers and service will be represented by the product name of InfoSealPS. The company feels it is important to make a distinction between its "InfoSeal aqua seal" product and its new pressure seal product offerings. Says Andrew Harnett of InfoSeal, "In the future, our customers will continue to rely on InfoSeal as the same product they knew under the former Transkrit. The new product, InfoSealPS represents our entry into a related fold and seal mailer market. We intend to leverage the expansive expertise of our employees in the manufacturing of fold and seal mailers. After all, our employees have been manufacturing fold and seal mailers for over 15 years. Few other companies in the United States can say that. The "PS" in the name signifies the pressure seal technology. It also represents our offering a total solution of forms, machines and service to the reseller market."
May-NJBF adds four color long-run sheeting capacity
NJBF has added to its cut sheet manufacturing capacity. Previously NJBF was able to produce cut sheets in up to 8 Colors with UV
drying. the addition of a new 26" wide press allows for prodcution of cut sheets up to three wide in up to four colors. In addition
the new press is configured with a splicing unwinder and a splicing rewinder to allow non-stop Jumbo roll -Production.
For information on any of the products made by InfoSeal and NJBF please call 800-466-6523.
May-NJBF and InfoSeal now manufacture Pressure Seal
NJBF and InfoSeal are announcing the acquisition of additional equipment to manufacture pressure seal mailers. The companies plan
to leverage their knowledge of fold and seal mailers under InfoSeal toward the production of pressure seal mailers. NJBF and
InfoSeal will be looking to partner with a few quality forms resellers who recognize the potential of the fold and seal forms
marketplace and who understand the benefits that both InfoSeal and Pressure Seal provide to end user applications.
For information on any of the products made by InfoSeal and NJBF please call 800-466-6523.
May-NJBF and InfoSeal Double up its Integrated Label and Card Capacity
With the addition of the InfoSeal manufacturing equipment to the NJBF production environment, the companies combined capacity for
Integrated Label production has more than doubled. In addition to the three Tamarack converting lines located in Engelwood, NJ,
InfoSeal is running six Hunkeler converting lines. These machines are capable of short, medium and long run integrated label and
card production. Combined with printing capability of up to 8 Colors in UV this provides for capacity and capability beyond any
manufacturer in the market.
For information on any of the products made by InfoSeal and NJBF please call 800-466-6523.
February-InfoSeal LLC Buys More Transkrit Assets
InfoSeal, LLC a division of New Jersey Business Forms, has purchased all the rights and assets of the former Transkrit's multi-ply
mailer division, including all prior art, patents and trademarks. Manufacturing assets include presses and collators necessary for
manufacturing products such as the FastTab and QuickMailer products. Production of multi-part mailers will be consolidated in the
existing InfoSeal plant located in the former Transkrit building in Roanoke, Virginia.
Production of InfoSeal mailers began in June of last year with the purchase of the former Transkrit's InfoSeal assets by NJBF..
In addition to these acquisitions, NJBF continues to expand production capacity in its Integrated Label product line with the addition of pattern hot melt Integrated Labels. A new converting line with this capability has been added to NJBF's existing three converting lines ensuring surplus capacity for 2002. This brings a total of seven Integrated Label and Integrated Card converting lines into production for NJBF.
Look here for more product announcements coming in May, 2002.