Spirit DM offers the complete range of direct mail services, including data processing, lasering, inkjetting enclosing and mailing. If you have a tight deadline to meet, our team of highly experienced personnel are able to offer a fast response, from data processing through to live proofs, and through to enclosing and release to the Royal Mail.

We also have a team of reliable fulfilment staff for bulky packs and hand matching.

We can accept most formats of data via email, FTP transfer, or CD. Examples of formats we use regularly are ASCII delimited (data fields separated with comma's, tabs, pipes etc), Fixed Field SDF, Microsoft Excel, Access or FoxPro database tables.

Our in-house programmers are able to carry out any bespoke programming work to your requirements and we can even tidy and clean your data to ensure that more of your mail will arrive properly addressed, on the right doormat, and attracting the maximum mailing discounts.

Software
We use specialist software to design documents/mail pieces to your specification. We can move and position data, text and graphics anywhere on a page. Our software also allows many formatting functions to be carried out direct to the printer whilst a document is being lasered thus cutting out any unnecessary pre-processing work.

We will gladly discuss any data processing needs that you have.

Data Services
PAF, Dedupe, Mailsort & Walksort, Royal Mail CBC and other barcodes, file selection and segmentation, 1 in nth selections, age calculations and processing, salutation and valediction, upper and lower casing.

Latest Address cleaning and enhancement, postcoding, gone away suppression NCOA, Homemovers etc.



PLANT LIST

 

 

Personalisation

 

2 x Siemens Page Stream 440

Continuous web 18" wide 440 A4 pages per minute 300dpi

1 x Xerox N32

Sheet Fed network laser 40 ppm A4 and A3 duplex 300 dpi

2 x Heildelberg Digimasters

Sheet Fed network laser 100 ppm A4 and A3 duplex 600 dpi

11 x Hewlet Packard HP5Si

Sheet Fed network laser 24 ppm A4 and A3 duplex 300 dpi

2 x AMS Inkjet Systems with Conveyors

Inkjet personalise cards, envelopes, brochures etc

1 x OCE CPS 700 Colour Digital Laser

Sheet Fed network laser 18 ppm A4 and A3 duplex 600 dpi Full Colour

1 x Astrojet 1000 Inkjet Printer
2 heads - Printing capacity up to 20,000 mail pieces per hour
1 x Astrojet 3600 Inkjet Printer
3 heads - Printing capacity up to 20,000 mail pieces per hour


 

Finishing

 

Multiplo Auto Collator Stacker

Collates, counts, separates and stacks output from folder

MBO T69 Folder

Wide path round pile 8 plate feed folder, slitting, trimming and guttering.

Pafra Glue System

Used for applying lines or dots of permanent glue on folding systems.

HH Time Cutting System

Used for selected time cuts and perfs, can be used to cut out sections of lasered form whilst folding.

HH M7 Special Finishing Line

3 unit multi plate system for folding and cross folding, accepts time cutting and gluing heads for special finishing.

Split & Merge Finishing Line

From Reel or Pack, Split A3 to two A4's and feed left form on top of right to allow all personalised text to face forward.

2 x Hi Speed Label Attachers

Used for applying self adhesive stickers from reels or fan folded packs.

 

 

Enclosing

 

1 x 8 Station Mailcrafter -
Up to C5 encloser 8 items in.
2 x 8 Station Bell and Howell -
Up to C5 encloser 8 items in. (selective option)
1 x 4 Station Bell and Howell -
Up to C5 encloser 6 items in
1 x 6 Station Bell and Howell -
Up to C5 encloser 6 items in
1 x 9 Station Buhr's BB300 -
Up to C4 encloser 9 items in. This system has 3 Surefeeders attached allowing the most awkward of items to be mechanically enclosed.


 

Plastic Card Processing


4 x NBS 18000 Embossing and Encoding systems

Fastest available high output embossing system.

2 x Advantage Embossing and Encoding systems

Complete coverage of card area for embossing.

3 x CIM Embossing, Encoding & Indent

Complete coverage of card including reverse indent

7 x Image Masters Thermal Printers

Thermal print flat to the face of the card as opposed to costly slow embossing.

2 x NBS D40 High Speed Thermal Printers

Thermal print flat to the face of the card as opposed to costly slow embossing.

4 x Protechno Thermal Print and Encode

Thermal print flat to the face of the card as opposed to costly slow embossing.

3 x Matica Thermal Printers

600 dpi Thermal print flat to the face of the card plus full encoding and full colour card printing.

1 x Matica Embosser and Thermal Printer

Capable of 600 dpi Thermal print flat to the face of the card plus full encoding and full colour card printing and embossing of the card also.
1 x Gavehren Mounting System

Mounting of plastic cards and/or other items to personalised or non personalised stationery.

1 x Surefeed Mounting System

Mounting of plastic cards and/or other items to personalised or non personalised stationery.

Lake Image Camera Card Reading Matching System

Camera match and verification of pre personalised items prior to affixing.

2 x Domino Ink Jet Systems

Allows the reading of the magnetic stripe and the inkjetting of a card carrier just prior to mounting thus reducing cost as no need to laser and match.

 


For more information on our direct mail services, please contact us or fill out our enquiry form.