Friday, 05 Feb 2016 15:01 GMT

Productivity boost for Simplyhealth

In order to increase its productivity, Simplyhealth has revealed that the UK’s first Mailmaster Eclipse envelope inserter from KAS Paper Systems has replaced its nine-year-old machine from Muller Martini.

The health cash plan provider first saw the features of the Mailmaster Eclipse at Print Efficiently and believed it would meet their requirements for mailing.

This equipment investment showcases how bringing equipment in-house can have significant production benefits to both in-house print departments such as Simplyhealth, as well as commercial printers.

“We needed a machine which would not only increase our productivity and reliability today, but also give us the flexibility and data integrity to handle all types of mailing in the future,” says Alie Paxton, manager of the print and packing department at Simplyhealth.

We are taking a phased approach but are optimistic that once everything is on track, the Eclipse should increase our mailing and inserting productivity by 15%


The Mailmaster Eclipse’s enveloping system inserts at speeds up to 8,000 completed DL to C4 envelopes an hour, and has been designed for optimum flexibility and easy set up. Insert stations can handle a variety of media from single sheets and stapled sets, to CDs and books. The machine can automatically switch feeding the inserts from one station to another.

Paxton continues: “High speed was not particularly the issue, but we needed variable speed control so that we could manage the flow of work to best effect, depending upon whether we were simply folding and inserting letters and statements or including reply envelopes and inserts of different thickness, printed on a range of stock.”

Simplyhealth’s print and packing department prints the majority of its marketing material in-house, only outsourcing for litho jobs or long runs.

Paxton concludes: “We are taking a phased approach but are optimistic that once everything is on track, the Eclipse should increase our mailing and inserting productivity by 15%. At the same time it will enable us to automate the collation and insertion of our welcome packs, which are currently hand matched and inserted.”



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