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Pitney Bowes has launched the AcceleJet, a new roll to cut-sheet print and finishing colour inkjet system aimed at transactional printers handling short to medium-length runs.

The manufacturer said print and mail firms that generate 4 million to 10 million transactional or direct-mail printing impressions per month can use AcceleJet to form part of an end-to-end white paper factory operation.

The machine enables users to start every job from rolls of white paper, which eliminates the need to warehouse pre-printed forms and allows them to create personalised communications.

“A number of mid-volume mailers with cut-sheet workflows are looking for a cost-effective way to transition to inkjet,” said Pitney Bowes document messaging technologies president Jason Dies.

The 7.7m end-to-end machine is based on a print system by Graph-Tech AG, which is a subsidiary of Domino.

The machine has a 1-up duplex print engine that uses Piezo inkjet head technology for 1,200dpi perceived resolution. It also features a high-capacity dual conveyor stacker for continuous operation.

The AcceleJet has dual print modes; Productivity mode, which prints at speeds of up to 75m/min, and High Quality mode, which runs at up to 50m/min. It has a duty cycle of up to 7.75m letter impressions per month.  The system also features a range of built-in finishing options including dynamic cross perforation, linear perforation, automated job separation and servo-controlled precision cutting.