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Direct Mail & Marketing

Elevate your marketing strategy with our comprehensive direct mail solutions at The Dot. We provide an affordable, direct line to your target audience while seamlessly integrating scalability with leading digital press technologies, bindery, custom finishing and high-speed inserting. Our service offerings include standard mail options like drop shipping, hand assembly, informed delivery and mail tracking. We optimize our mail processing to insure that you receive the maximum postage discounts. We can enhance your campaigns with robust data processing capabilities, high levels of variable personalization, and integrated APIs for a truly personalized “One to One” approach. Our commitment to sustainability is evident in our eco-friendly paper and ink choices.

With Hi-Trust Certified data services, we ensure your message lands in the right hands at precisely the right moment and is always protected and secure. To expedite production and trim your marketing costs, we offer in-house printing, bindery work, and fulfillment services.

Direct mail plays a pivotal role in any marketing strategy, and at The Dot, it's our expertise. From list acquisition and data management to design, printing, inserting, and mailing, we've got all aspects covered. As a full-service provider, we cater to both direct mail and multi-channel campaigns. Whether your goal is a straightforward mailing or a complex direct marketing program, we're here to meet your needs.

Our mastery of intricate data tasks and seamless integration into marketing communications sets us apart. When it's time to launch your direct marketing campaign, trust The Dot as your one-stop, comprehensive resource.

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Our Capabilities
  • Programming
  • Postal Processing
  • Laser and Inkjet Personalization
  • Full Bindery Services
  • Inserting
  • Hand Mailing/Hand Assembly
  • FSC® products available on request
  • Local and NDC/SCF Drop Shipping
  • List Acquisition/List Management
  • PURL and Email Campaign Creation and Management
  • Email campaign integration
Customer Success Story

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Selected Projects

Client: Mariposa. Specialty Die Cut invitations for nonprofit fundraiser mailed to donor list. Designed, printed and mailed by The Dot.

Client: Debbie West. Specialty Christmas card mailing stuffed, hand stamped and addressed through The Dot.

Client: Sue LaPeter. Targeted 3 postcard campaign mailed to real estate farm. Designed, printed and mailed by The Dot.

Client: Tidelli. Targeted mailing send to 2,000+ residents near store location. Designed, printed and mailed by The Dot.

Client: Brett Dickenson. Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) postcard design, printed and mailed through The Dot.

Client: City of Lake Forest. Coupon booklet mailed to thousands of city residents to promote city event. Designed, printed and mailed through The Dot.

Direct Mail
Data Processing Department
  • BCC Ignite - Automation Software – List Conversion, CASS, Merge/Purge, Postal Sort and Label Studio.
  • NCOA – OnDemand Processing, 48 Month
  • XMPIE VDP Page Creation Software
  • Pitstop Pre-Processing Software
  • Solimar Rubika PDF Post-Processing Software
  • IBM RS6000 P720 UNIX Server, 1.1 TB Disk Storage, 8GB of memory
Inserting Department
  • 1) Epic Ultra High Speed Inserter with Camera Validation System
  • 1) Flowmaster Flex RS High Speed Inserter with Camera Validation System
  • 1) Flowmaster Flex RS High Speed Inserter
  • 1) Bell & Howell Mailstar 1000 Six Station Inserter with Camera Match System
Handmailing Department
  • Custom Assembly
  • Offline Metering with PB Automated Smart Meter
Digital Press Department
  • 1) SCREEN Truepress 520HD+ InkJet Web Press
     • 20.5” Wide Web – up to 64,353 8.5”x11” Letters Per Hour
  • 1) Canon iX 3200 InkJet Digital Press
     • Min Sheet Size 8”x8” - Max Sheet Size 14”x20” - Max Print Area 13.3”x19.8”
  • 1) Ricoh Pro C9210
     • Max Sheet Size 13”x27.5” - Max Print Area 12.7”x27.2”
  • 1) Xerox 1000i Digital Press – Color
     • Min Sheet Size 7.2”x7.2” – Max Size Sheet 13”x19.2” – Max Print Area 12.83”x19.05”
  • 1) Xerox Nuvera 144 High Speed Sheet Laser – Monochrome (Black) Only
     • Min Sheet Size 7”x10” - Max Sheet Size 12.6”x18.5”
  • 1) Troy MICR Laser Printer – Monochrome (Black) MICR Toner
     • Security Printer for low volume Check Printing. Standard Sizes 8.5”x11” and 8.5”x14”
  • 2) Datacard Plastic Card Thermal Imager
  • 1) Xante Variable Data Press – Color - Small Qty – Forms and Envelopes
Inkjet Department
  • 1) Kodak Versamark Dual Head 5240 Inkjet
  • 1) MCS Eagle Inkjet with 4 inch head with a Falcon 2 inch highlight color attachment
Bindery / Finishing Department
  • 1) Polar Guillotine Cutter
  • 1) Tecnau Pinless Document Cutters with Inline MB Prestige Fold Net 52 Folder
  • 1) Tecnau Pinless Document Cutter with Shuttle Conveyor
  • 1) MBO Pile Feed Folder with Right Angle
  • 1) Horizon ICE Stitchliner Mark IV
  • 2) Plockmatic BM350 Booklet Maker
  • 1) MD Collator/Folder with Camera
  • 1) Sensible Technologies High Speed Multi-Page Collator/Folder
  • 1) GMS MicroGluer for Snap Packs
Tabbing Department
  • 2) Kirk Rudy Tabbers
  • 1) Kirk Rudy Card Tipping System