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Rena Mach 5 Digital Color Envelope Printer

Rena Mach 5 / AstroJet M1 Digital Color Envelope Printer

Digital color is great for your business.  It gets attention, it delivers revenue, it increases response, it makes money for you. Up until now, it has also come at a high price.  Either the hardware investment was sky high or the ongoing suppy costs were easting profits. Inkjet offered the solution to both, but was painfully slow.  It's time for a technology breakthrough - a revolutionary one.

Well that time has come! Introducing the Rena Mach 5 Digital Color Printer featuring unprecedented digital Memjet technology.  How unprecedented? The Mach 5 has a single, fixed printhead that has over 70,000 nozzles producing brilliant graphics at 1,600 dosts per inch and print speeds up to 12 inches per second.

Not only is the new Rena Mach 5 a productivity boosting machine - it's also extremely cost efficient.  The five ink tanks hold 250ml of ink for long job runs and low cost per piece.  Compared to existing systems, we can run 3 times longer on a set of ink tanks that cost substantially less than toner.  All without any fragile drums or fusers to replace.  It's a tremendous profit center that will improve your business dramatically.

Key Features
  • Print in brilliant full color at industry leading 1,600 x 1,600 dots per inch with exclusive Memjet technology
  • Operates at speeds up to 7,500/hour (#10 envelopes) for unmatched color throughput
  • Automated cartridge maintenance system keeps print quality perfect
  • Class leading cost per piece makes it a more profitable system
  • Industrial inks are designed to print on a wide variety of paper types, including some coated stocks*
  • Sharp Graphic Images in Full Process Color and Monochrome
  • Same Print Speed for Process Color or Monochrome
  • 5 Individual 250ml Ink Reservoirs
  • Windows Compatible Through USB Port
  • Top-Load Bottom-Feed for high production
  • Solid Steel Construction
  • Typical Applications for the Rena Mach 5

    Color Company Logo Letterhead

    The Mach 5 prints high resolution trade quality company logos quickly and inexpensively on many types of paper including Bond, Laser, Linen & Coated Stocks for affordable and easy to customize letterhead. Ideal for affordable short runs when offset doesn’t make sense.

    Custom Color Return Address

    The RENA Mach 5 prints high quality fonts and text at high speed for applications such as the return address with full color logos on envelopes, flats, cards and letterhead.

    Wedding, Birthday, Holiday Card and Special Event Invitation Printing

    The RENA Mach 5 prints the high quality formal invitations and envelopes for events such as weddings and reunions in full high resolution color and deep saturated black fonts and creative cursives. It prints high resolution graphics and text at high speed, ideal for the short run production of Holiday Cards with variable data such as address and colorful family holiday pictures in one pass.

    Mail Addressing and Barcoding

    The RENA Mach 5 can print USPS barcodes and addresses from various mailing applications for producing high volume and higher than expected response direct mail including company logo, barcodes, return address, permit and graphics all in one pass.

    Postage Printing

    The RENA Mach 5 can print paid Postage in the form of Prepaid Postal Permit (in dazzling color for higher response) or downloadable variable or static postage provided by PC postage providers.

    Invoices With Variable Data and Trans-Promo

    The RENA Mach 5 can print Variable Data and Trans-promotional messages in one pass in high quality high resolution color for items such as invoices, statements and customer notices at industry leading costs per piece.

    Cut Sheet Single Labels For Shipping Items

    The RENA Mach 5 prints vibrant color shipping labels and information for delivery on cut sheet labels at high speed in high resolution color. Digital color means no setup cost and low volume customized labels are now economical.

    Printing On Windowed Envelopes

    The RENA Mach 5 can print on previously laser printed or regular windowed envelopes since it does not use heat to print the items and will not affect the print already on the piece nor melt the window of an envelope. Ideally suited, it is perfect for items that need to be printed over that have been through a Laser printed machine, or windowed envelope of any size or type.

    mColor RIP & Workflow Software for the Mach 5 Digital Printer

    Print like a professional and increase productivity

    Rena System's optional mColor RIP & Workflow Software incorporates color management tools, production job presets, hot folders and the powerful Harlequin RIP engine into one workflow product.  mColor delivers predictable and repeatable standardization of color and improves overall image quality.

    With its easy-to-use job workflow interface, mColor provides the tools to automate production, manage jobs and deliver professional color quality control to both businesses and commercial printers

    Advanced Color Management and Spot Matching

    The mColor RIP provides the tools to edit spot color without being an Adobe Photoshop or color expert.  Adapt spot color to match existing color specifications painlessly.  mColor identifies colors in your image automatically.  From there, the user can print out color swatches on their material for comparison, adjust the colors, save the changes per job or globally, then go print.

    ICC Profiles

    Built in ICC color profiles ensure the best possible output on a wide variety of papers including commodity grade envelopes, standard office paper, inkjet gloss and matte finish paper and inkjet envelopes.  The examples shown reflect the difference of one file printed by the Mach 5 on the same grade envelope, using the Windows driver versus mColor software

    Harlequin RIP Technology

    For commercial printing you need robust and reliable RIP software that gives high performance, quality and efficiency.  That's why we built mColor around the state-of-the-art Harlequin RIP - the expert printer's choice.  mColor's integrated Harlequin RIP provides the performance and productivity to maximize output quality from the Mach 5.

    Workflow Productivity

    Submit, manage and preview jobs anywhere on the network from a Mac or PC.  Store and save print files and configurations for future use, making repeat jobs quick and easy.


    Total Cost Of Ownership

    1600 x 800 DPI 1 Year 5 Years 1200 x 1200 DPI 1 Year 5 Years
    Envelopes Printed 1,200,000 6,000,000 Envelopes Printed 1,200,000 6,000,000
    # of Blank Ink Tanks (3) $576 (14) $2,688 # of Black Toner Cartridges @ $110 (20) $2,200 (105) $11,550
    # of Color Ink Tanks (6) $1,212 (27) $5,454 # of Color Toner Cartridges @ $290 (17) $4,930 (83) $24,070
    Printheads (8) $3,560 (40) $17,800 Fusers @ $170 (9) $1,530 (45) $7,650
    - - - Black Image Drums @ $135 (20) $2,700 (105) $14,175
    - - - Color Image Drums @ $180 (15) $2,700 (78) $14,040
    - - - Transport Belt @ $235 (9) $2,115 (43) $10,105
    Man Hours to Run 172 hours 857 hours Man Hours to Run 400 hours 2,000 hours
    Total Cost of Supplies Used $5,348 $25,942   $16,175 $81,590
    Cost per 1000 Envelopes $4.46 $4.32   $13.48 $13.60

    Technical Specifications

    Page Printing
    #10 Envelopes

    Up to 3,600 per hour (1,600 x 800 dpi)
    Up to 7,500 per hour (1,600 x 800 dpi)
    Material Size Min: 3" W x 4-1/4" L; Max: 9.5" W x 17" L
    Material Thickness Up to 1/48" (0.5 mm / 430 gsm / 160# Cover / 240# Index)
    Print Quality Normal (1,600 x 800 dpi @ 12 ips); Best (1,600 x 1,600 dpi @ 6 ips)
    Inkjet Technology Memjet Thermal Inkjet
    Ink Capacity Cyan (250ml); Yellow (250ml); Magenta (250ml); Black (500ml)
    Print Area 8.5" x 17" with full bleed capacity
    Color Matrix Up to 16.8 million colors
    Feeder Top Load Friction Feeder Built-In
    PC interface USB and Ethernet
    Firmware Update Electronic Download via PC connection
    Transport Pressure roller system with Star Rollers
    Features Full color inkjet; fixed head design; high capacity ink tanks;
    automatic printhead cleaning and capping service station
    Fonts All available TruType or Postscript system fonts
    Dimensions 24" W x 18" H x 20" D
    Weight 90 lbs
    Electrical 110VAC 60Hz / 2A
    Options TB Conveyor; Satori Bulk Mailer Software
    Duty Cycle 30 million pieces total or 500,000 per month over a 5-year life cycle

    mColor System Requirements

    mColor Server Recommended System Requirements mColor Workflow Client Minimum Recommended System Requirements
    • 3 Ghz Dual/Quad Core, Core i5 recommended
    • DVD ROM
    • 3 Available USB 2.0 ports
    • Windows 7 Professional 32- or 64-bit
    • 4+ GB RAM
    • 100/1000 Network Interface Card

    Server requirements vary based on production volume demands and number of client RIP connections

    mColor Workflow PC Client

    • 2 Ghz Dual Core or higher processor
    • DVD ROM
    • Clients are available for Windows XP Professional, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista Professional, Windows 7 Professional 32- or 64-bit. "Home versions of the operating system are not supported
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 100/1000 Network Interface Card

    mColor Workflow Mac OS X Client

    • OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8
    • 2 GB RAM or more

    Additional Information

    Rena Mach 5 Brochure