Welcome to the Talon Mailing & Marketing May 2005 Newsletter: 


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Talon Acquires New High-Speed Inkjet Equipment. 

By Michael Borkan


Our new videojet inkjet machine will add versatility to our existing line of high-speed, high-quality inkjet equipment.


Talon has purchased and installed a high-speed video-jet ink-jet system.  Our video-jet 4000 system can inkjet over 30,000 pieces per hour and offers many useful features:



Pictured above left: The Videojet 4000 is one of the fastest machines in the industry.
Pictured above right: Membership Cards, glossy and difficult-to-run jobs can now easily be done at Talon.


The new videojet machine is geared for large-volume or glossy mailing pieces.  For laser-quality addressing solutions we offer 3 HP Inkjet systems.  These machines can handle any windows-font, various colors and logos.


We are very excited about now being able to offer the full range of inkjet services: 

  • High quality, near-laser quality addressing
  • Low cost, large run inkjet-addressed mailings
  • Difficult to inkjet glossy stock
  • Thick books and catalogs
  • Duel-sided addressing and personalization


 To see all of our inkjet technology and our other state-of-the-art equipment please contact us for a tour of our facility.


U.S. Postal Service Will Try Personal Photo Stamps Again.


After embarrassing issues with computer pranksters and a seven month hiatus, the U.S. Postal Service and Stamps.com are once again teaming up to offer consumers the chance to place their personal photos or designs on valid and usable postage stamps.


The U.S. Postal Service last fall ordered Stamps.com to suspend the personal photo stamp program after the company sold 2.75 million stamps in less than two months. Although most customers were content to immortalize wedding photos and baby pictures, pranksters couldn't resist the opportunity to print up provocative alternatives. 


The Smoking Gun Web site, posted stamps bearing executed spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, vanished labor boss Jimmy Hoffa and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.   Other notables to wind up on stamps included Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and ousted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.


This time around the screening process will be much tighter when determining what is appropriate on a stamp.  Each image will be examined by a human screener and Stamps.com will hire specialists in world culture and history to spot inappropriate images.  


The popular PhotoStamps service will resume May 16.  A sheet of 20 custom 37-cent stamps costs $16.99 (a markup of nearly 130 percent).

Win Yankee and Mets Tickets!


We are giving away two tickets to the Yankees and Mets!  To win be the first telephone caller (please call don't hit reply or email).  Call Michael Borkan at 631-667-5500 x 303.  One set per winner. All games will have fantastic seat locations.


  • Sunday May 8th, 2005  Yankees vs. The Oakland A’s 1:05 PM
  • Sunday May 15th, 2005 Mets vs. The St. Louis Cardinals 1:10 PM



New Clients:


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Talon would like to welcome the following new clients this month to our growing roster of clients:


               Mailing Clients

·       Commerce Bank Championship

·       Molloy College

·       Vertical Lend

·       Southard Insurance

·       HH Enterprises


New Mailing Lists Housed at Talon (we house over 600 mailing lists)

·       Boardwatch Magazine

·       Incident Prevention



Mike's Favorite Links:


Here are some links you probably are not aware of:


  • Woot.com - This site sells one product each day at a “close out” price.  Get there early, when they sell out, they sell out!
  • Joe’s Coffee House - Great selection of coffee beans from around the world.
  • Auctionzip.com - Find local auctions.  You can search by categories
  • WhichBudget.com - see which low-cost carriers fly to various cities.  Covers 97 airlines and 90 countries.



Work Samples:


Did you know Talon offers the following services?  Click on the links below to see samples.


·        Color Laser Personalization

·        Bulk Email Blasts

·        HP High Quality Inkjet (near laser quality)

·        Data Entry (from 100 to 100,000 names and addresses)

·        Polybag and shrinkwrap services

·        Merge/Purge services with comprehensive reports that can instantly be retrieved from the internet



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