Lenexa, Kansas - W+D, the leading manufacturer of envelope converting and vote-by-mail ballot inserting technology and Fort Orange Press Albany, NY, one of the nation’s leading full-service ballot and vote-by mail companies, jointly announce the purchase of a W+D 410 Easy Enveloper for in-house envelope converting. The 410EE envelope converting machine purchase comes on top of FOP’s recent purchases of the W+D BB820 (2x) and W+D BB700 S2 intelligent inserters to best serve the high integrity demands of the vote-by-mail industry.

Bobby Witko, President of Fort Orange Press, emphasizes “as a leader in vote-by-mail ballot solutions we constantly seek out and acquire the best-in-class means to provide confidentiality and integrity to the electoral wards and precincts. The W+D 410 Easy Enveloper helps us up the ante with anti-counterfeit measures like spot embossing for the outer envelope and hot melt peel & seal for the oath/reply envelope.” Andrew Schipke, W+D’s Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Sales, adds “the 410 Easy Enveloper has speeds up to 30,000 envelopes per hour and yet can still change envelope sizes in under an hour making the machine very responsive to last-minute design/copy changes and ‘drop dead’ mailing dates common in servicing the vote-by-mail marketplace.”

Jamie Dickinson, Vice President of Fort Orange Press, stresses the importance of having “a responsive and innovative partner like W+D that can offer us a complete mailing solution from envelope creation to final insertion – it helps us all sleep at night.” Michael Ring, President of W+D North America adds, “W+D also brings best-in-class high-speed inkjet overprinting to the vote-by-mail market and unparalleled field technical service support with continued machine training for all of our products. This comprehensive portfolio of products and services is why in last US general election nearly 85% of the for profit mail-in ballots were produced on W+D intelligent inserters and 100% of the envelopes were produced from W+D converting machines.”


For more than 100 years, Fort Orange Press has been a trusted partner to New York County Boards of Elections and is the region’s foremost ballot printing expert. The company purchased the most sophisticated equipment available and is positioned to lead the East Coast in vote-by-mail elections. Fort Orange Press provides a complete range of offset and digital printing services for state and national associations, government and financial groups, businesses, educational institutions and the commercial print buyer. Deep ballot printing experience and consistent customer satisfaction, ensured quality, precision and timeliness. For more information visit www.fortorangepress.com


Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient, integrated system solutions for the mail and postal industry, as well as for the tissue and hygiene industry. With more than 100 years of industry-shaping innovations, W+D has core competence in the converting and processing of thin and in-homogeneous materials—such as paper, tissue and nonwovens—at high speeds and tight tolerances. With our innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain for their customers. Part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, W+D has production and distribution sites in Germany, Malaysia and the United States, with sales and service support around the world. For more information, go to www.wdnorthamerica.com


Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with over 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com