Shelter Insurance Mailing Department Adds Inkjet Press
Shelter Insurance Companies’ Records and Mailing Department has replaced all of its toner printers with a Screen Truepress Jet520NX inkjet press, cutting the printing time for the firm’s transactional correspondence in half.
The Truepress Jet520NX is now being used to produce all of the firm’s transactional correspondence including declarations, cancellation and renewal notices, premium notices and claims letters. Due to the press’ unique printhead design that offers both monochrome and full-color options, Shelter Insurance Companies can move forward with plans to expand its printing capabilities to include marketing messages directly onto the transactional documents containing available white space, according to Lisa Brock, manager of records and mailing.
The company has a separate Document Services operation responsible for printing the marketing materials that Shelter Insurance agents use. (That operation is also hoping to install an inkjet press next year.) With the installation of the Truepress Jet520NX in the Records and Mailing Department, however, certain marketing messages may now be incorporated with the transactional end of the business, cutting additional costs on paper.
Further savings on paper took place as a result of complementing the press with a new finishing line from Tecnau which eliminated the need to purchase paper that was already perforated.
Service, as well as flexibility on that service, also played a role in the Columbia, Mo.-based company’s decision to invest in SCREEN’s technology eight months ago.
“We had a strong relationship with a servicing vendor whom we wished to retain,” says Brock, “SCREEN brought this vendor up to speed on SCREEN’s technology as well as providing general operating training and additional training on color.”
All of the training took place during the pandemic which involved Shelter Insurance Companies dividing its crew into two different groups in order to alternately meet with SCREEN’s personnel. The success of this coordination has led to a working relationship between the two companies that is grounded in solutions.
About SCREEN Americas
SCREEN Americas, a SCREEN Graphic Solutions group company established in 1967, is a leading provider of digital inkjet technology serving the commercial print, publishing, direct mail, transactional, flexible packaging, folding carton and label industries. The company plans to relocate its headquarters to Elk Grove Village, Ill., in February 2021.
About Shelter Mutual Insurance Companies
Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., Shelter Mutual Insurance Companies offers a range of insurance services including home, life, auto, farm, business and personal property. The company has been in business since 1946.
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