News and Noteworthy
02-13-13 PDM ANNOUNCES NEW PRINTER, NEW CAPABILITIES
This new HJ950C inkjet printer is designed to print envelopes, postcards, mailers and more in true digital full process color.
Powered by unprecedented Memjet™ technology, which means higher output speeds and brilliant 1,600 dots per inch print quality with full bleed.
The advanced design and media flexibility of the HJ950C allows it to print at high speed on folded stock and inserted envelopes because of its thermal inkjet technology which doesn't require heat or contact to create an image.
The mColor RIP and Workflow Software delivers predictable and repeatable standardization of color, Pantone color matching and improves overall image quality.
- Full Color - CYMK process color with digital color profiles.
- High Throughput Speed - Letter-size documents, envelopes or postcards (full color, variable data, full coverage) at high speed and high capacity which means time and cost savings.
- Borderless Printing - The wide print area allows the HJ950C to print full pages edge to edge (full bleed) on media up to 8.5" wide.
- New Technology - Memjet™ technology is a totally new thermal inkjet technology developed over the last ten years and backed by thousands of patents.
- High Capacity Ink Tanks - 250 ml bulk ink tanks keep print costs lower and production runs longer.
- Integrated Maintenance - Fully automated print head cleaning, purging and storage station that ensures optimum print quality throughout the job run.
01-30-13 NEW POSTAL RATES - effective 01/27/13
The new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:
- Letters (1oz.) - 1-cent increase to 46 cents
- Letters additional ounces - unchanged at 20 cents
- Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) - $1.10
- Postcards - 1 cent increase to 33 cents
10-01-12 PDM PAINTS BUILDING PINK
IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
It took almost 200 gallons but it was worth it to bring awareness to the community about Breast Cancer.
Ok, Ok...Maybe this is a little bit untrue...and maybe a little more Photoshop than Sherwin Williams paint...But PDM does support the month of October and the Breast Cancer Awareness program.
Remember, every ribbon holds a story.
07-18-12 NOTE FROM TOM OCCHIUTO
SPEAKING OF AVERTING POTENTIALLY DAMAGING LEGISLATION - The United States Congress has agreed to eliminate the potentially damaging legislation that would have eliminated, over a period of time, the not-for-profit rate discounts. This would have hurt the direct mail efforts of not-for-profit organizations and the industry as a whole.
The committee has informed the Alliance of NFP Mailers that when the bill goes to the House for vote, it will be deleted. Hurrah !!
Now if they can only restructure the entire USPS with their run-away costs, direct mail users and suppliers will have a much brighter looking future.
05-10-12 Postal Service won't close Buffalo facility
The U.S. Postal Service will keep its mail processing center on William Street in Buffalo open for at least three more years.
Sen. Charles Schumer said in a statement Thursday that he received the news this week Postmaster General Patrick Donohue. The William Street facility had been on a list of postal service sites to be closed with the work to be shifted to Rochester. Some 700 jobs hung in the balance in Buffalo.
The Postal Service has been seeking ways to reduce its costs. On Thursday, officials reported a quarterly loss of $3.2 billion. Previously, Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, had openly questioned how much money the Postal Service would save by shifting work from Buffalo to Rochester.
On Feb. 23, the Postal Service announced it would eventually close the mail processing center in Buffalo, one of 223 processing facilities nationwide that were under evaluation for merger, closure and consolidation.
On May 9, the USPS announced a new strategy today that could keep the nation's smallest post offices in rural and outlying area open for business, while providing a framework to achieve significant cost savings.
Source: Business First - Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
04-26-12 PDM participates in Camp Good Days Recycling Program
Camp Good Days & Special Times is teaming up with Sunnking Electronics Recycling for E-Scrap 4 Camp 2012.
For every pound of electronics that is recycled through E-Scrap 4 Camp, Sunnking will make a monetary donation to Camp Good Days.
At PDM, we follow strict disposal procedures for our equipment. Once the equipment is disassembled properly, we gladly recycle all parts accepted. Giving to Camp Good Days is just an extra bonus !!
04-19-12 AdHub publishes DM article by Tom Occhituo
"Continue Direct Mailings Even During Difficult Times"
Tom Occhiuto, President of PDM, writes a very interesting article about the benefits of increased direct mailings even during the difficult economic times that we are currently facing.
He offers several tips and suggestions on how to keep donors true to your cause.
03-21-12 PDM launches new website
Progressive Direct Marketing (PDM) is announcing the launch of their new website www.pdmny.com.
PDM is located in Depew, NY and serves all of Western New York and surrounding areas. They are a leader in the direct marketing industry and PDM is currently entering their 33rd year in business. Their new website, www.pdmny.com, contains information on various services, direct mail FAQs and a WNY local community events page.
PDM provides banks, colleges, not-for-profits, plus many other industries, direct mail and marketing services. They specialize in data management and exceptional customer service.
Progressive Direct Marketing
01-15-12 PDM designs new quarterly newsletters
Progressive Direct Marketing (PDM) is announcing the launch of their new quarterly Newsletter, PDM PASSPORT.
Designed with a great new look and interesting articles, PDM hopes to help educate it's customers in Direct Mail. It also includes an "Ask the Expert" area where people can submit their questions using the ASK THE EXPERT form and answers will be included in upcoming editions.
The PDM PASSPORT also includes a LOCAL EVENTS section to keep up on upcoming WNY Events. All events for your business should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include date, time, location and contact information.
Progressive Direct Marketing
PDM Passport Newsletters
- Issue 5 - January 2013
- Issue 4 - October 2012
- Issue 3 - July 2012
- Issue 2 - April 2012
- Issue 1 - January 2012
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