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I NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW INSERTING MACHINE. PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TOP BRANDS. WE DO ABOUT 50,000-250,000 ENVELOPES A MONTH. IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT FLAT SIZES AT THE MOMENT, BUT MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WILL HANDLE THICKNESS UP TO .25" ......SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BELL HOWELL, FLOWMASTER, MAIL CRAFTERS, QUADIENT INSERTING MACHINES.........ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP! LOOKING FOR 6 POCKETS AND CAMERA TECHNOLOGY
 

AP90

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I NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW INSERTING MACHINE. PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TOP BRANDS. WE DO ABOUT 50,000-250,000 ENVELOPES A MONTH. IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT FLAT SIZES AT THE MOMENT, BUT MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WILL HANDLE THICKNESS UP TO .25" ......SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BELL HOWELL, FLOWMASTER, MAIL CRAFTERS, QUADIENT INSERTING MACHINES.........ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP! LOOKING FOR 6 POCKETS AND CAMERA TECHNOLOGY
No need to yell at us lol.
 

ReproElectroProspero

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I am a small shop with volumes closer to 5,000-50,000, so my experience is not going to be suitable to your use case. One thing I've noticed in these threads though, is price is a huuuuge factor in what you can reasonably assume you'll be able to get. So let everyone here know your estimated budget for the machine and they'll be much more likely to tell you if something they purchased for a similar amount is good/bad/ugly.
 
I am a small shop with volumes closer to 5,000-50,000, so my experience is not going to be suitable to your use case. One thing I've noticed in these threads though, is price is a huuuuge factor in what you can reasonably assume you'll be able to get. So let everyone here know your estimated budget for the machine and they'll be much more likely to tell you if something they purchased for a similar amount is good/bad/ugly.
Somewhere in the ball park of $200,000(new/refurbished)
 

MailGuru

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Greg's right. The Flowmaster would be my "Dream Machine". But, they're hard find, and expensive to buy.
When you say 50k to 250k per month, how are those ran? Is it pretty evenly spread out throughout the month, or, is it one long job.
Trying to get a feel for your peak load. If spread out and daily, 250,000 per month is only around 62,500 per week, or 12,500 per day.
For a decent used 6-pocket B&H swing-arm, (around $20k) that's only a couple of hours of work per day. Don't know the cost of retro-fitting it w/camera though.
 

Shawnd

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Depending on what you want done the flagship ds-1200 inserter from Quadient can do that with no problem if you are looking for a barcode reading closed loop type system.

Watching it switch from 6x9 envelopes to #10 envelopes with a push of a button is mesmerizing.

 
Greg's right. The Flowmaster would be my "Dream Machine". But, they're hard find, and expensive to buy.
When you say 50k to 250k per month, how are those ran? Is it pretty evenly spread out throughout the month, or, is it one long job.
Trying to get a feel for your peak load. If spread out and daily, 250,000 per month is only around 62,500 per week, or 12,500 per day.
For a decent used 6-pocket B&H swing-arm, (around $20k) that's only a couple of hours of work per day. Don't know the cost of retro-fitting it w/camera though.
every day usually we have around 1-3 slightly different set ups. I wouldn't say we constantly change over but something can handle the common sized envelopes (NO FLATS) and not too much of a pain to change over. Read to print is something I'm really interested in
 
Depending on what you want done the flagship ds-1200 inserter from Quadient can do that with no problem if you are looking for a barcode reading closed loop type system.

Watching it switch from 6x9 envelopes to #10 envelopes with a push of a button is mesmerizing.

I do have a contact at that company that I'm currently talking to. Any idea how much those run with matching software and inkjet module?
 

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