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Mele Printing accelerates business with inkjet printing and finishing system.

AcceleJet™ helps transform print and mail pieces with high quality, digital color.

Client profile

Family-owned business established in 1985 and located in Covington, Louisiana, US

Nationally recognized leader among commercial printers

Committed to exceeding customers’ expectations by providing expert printing solutions and service via the latest in technology

Business Goals

Increase competitiveness

Expand transactional print volume

Enhance capabilities

Lower overall costs


High quality digital color printing


Greater value with every piece produced


“The AcceleJet printing and finishing system met every expectation that we were looking for — compact size, low noise, operation simplicity and high print quality.” Mallery Mele
Mele Printing

As a commercial printing company that serves the Gulf Coast region, Mele Printing is responsible for direct and transactional mail as well as fulfillment. The company works with a variety of industries and runs more than 1,000,000 statements a month. However, color limitations as well as performance of the existing printing machines began affecting operations. Mele Printing required a solution to improve its quality and reliability while increasing print and mail volumes.

Business Needs

To further increase their competitiveness in the print and mail industry, Mele Printing needed to expand their transactional print volume, enhance their capabilities and lower their overall costs. The company was also frustrated with the limitations and performance of its current systems. Mele Printing required a solution that would provide digital color inkjet capability and expand their White Paper Factory solution to the existing cut-sheet workflow, while also lowering the cost per impression. 


After months of research, Mele Printing selected the AcceleJet printing and finishing system from Pitney Bowes for its high quality color output and integrated finishing, including dynamic perforation.

This solution is designed to help mid-volume print and mail businesses increase their operational performance by upgrading to color inkjet. Simple and cost-effective, the AcceleJet system offers Mele Printing a duplex format with built in finishing options to fit within its existing cut-sheet workflow. With the AcceleJet system, customer communications are now transformed into colorful, personalized pieces — creating more impact while lowering costs for Mele Printing.


“The AcceleJet printing and finishing system met every expectation that we were looking for — compact size, low noise, operation simplicity and high print quality,” says Mele. “The print quality of the machine has been the number one asset. Immediately, it was a significant improvement in how we serve our customers.”

By adopting high quality digital color printing, Mele Printing offers customers more versatility in their communications. There is a greater value and impact with each piece.

As Mele explains, “Customers like the quality of the product. We are starting to see new opportunities from customers who were not giving us their business. It is opening new doors for us.”

Working with one vendor, combined with the continuity of labor, has increased efficiency and cost savings. In addition, the elimination of preprinted forms has lowered overall costs for Mele Printing.