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Kern has a “Manufacturing Marvel”

Check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ORNdmi9NTg&app=desktop

Kern is proud to announce that we have been selected to appear on the April 21st segment of Manufacturing Marvels with John Criswell on FOX Business Network. Kern was chosen to highlight our Ai-33 for its innovative design and the fact that it is made in the USA.  The two-minute segment will air between 9:30 and 9:44PM EDT between episodes of “Strange Inheritance”, one of the newest and hottest prime-time shows on FOX Business Network that tells the stories of the eclectic legacies left to families and what they do with them.


At Kern, we’re proud of our legacy of “firsts” and “fastests” and when it comes to making the machines that manufacture mail.  We hope you can tune-in and see us in action Thursday night at 9:00PM EDT.

"All In" Pricing for Data Processing


Option 1 : $0.95 per document to $1.20 per document coded (document that is tagged) that includes data processing, loading into Relativity and 6 months of hosting as well as a full Managed Review Solution.

Option 2:  $1.20 per document to $1.45 per document coded (document that is tagged) that includes data processing, loading into Relativity and 12 months of hosting as well as a full Managed Review Solution.

Managed Review Includes:

·       Review for Privilege and Responsiveness

·       5-8 Issue Tags

·       2nd Level Review/Quality Control

·       Target Searches, Sampling and Validation

·       On-Site Project Manager

·       Custom Reporting Metrics

·       Secure Document Review Space


* Option pricing varies depending on the location of the review (DC/NY/FL)

** Foreign Language Documents, Carved Out Documents, Privilege Logs and Redactions are charged at a hourly rate TBD in the SOW.

- Darrin Campbell, National Director of Business Services

Happy New Year Resolutions

For many of us, the beginning of a new year provides at least a temporary opportunity for a touch of introspection and a new starting line to do something differently, all towards the goal of creating a better future. We call them resolutions but the bad joke is how quickly they break down based on inertia and habit. But let’s examine that word again.

Resolution, in our industry, usually refers to how finely we can draw a line or curve with individual dots or pixels to create a font or image in a customer communication. There’s a quantity context here. The more dots you can deploy, the finer you can draw the line, the better your end font or image can be. But, there’s also a quality context here. The better you can control the desired size and shape of each dot deployed, the more you can control the depth and shading of those same fonts and images. Apply both quantity and quality to the task and you have the complete approach to your resolution.

Yes, we know that the word does have multiple meanings and Webster lists a whole range of meanings from mathematical to our visual, graphical example (6b). In the New Year context it’s simply a promise you make to yourself to do better (3a,b). What is the basis of these promises? Usually to do more of something that’s good, less of things that are bad, more of the things that matter and less of the things that don’t. In other words, apply both quantity and quality to the task and you have the complete approach to your resolutions.

At Kern, our overarching resolution for 2015 is to “Do Better”. For several years now we have been sharing with you what our customers told us they liked about Kern; “Better Technology, Products, Processes, Partnership, People”. In 2015 our resolutions, in both the quantity and quality of our actions, will be to demonstrate each of these, done a little better.

-David Squires, SVP Strategy

Rumors, Lies and Compliments

I’m always surprised, amused, and disappointed at the same time, to hear some of the rumors our customers ask about that originate from other vendors that call on them from our industry. The surprise element comes from the complete lack of basis in fact. The amusement element comes from the understanding that it represents the basic human trait to engage in a little schadenfreude, even when that supposed misery is based on the same complete lack of basis in fact. The disappointment comes from the fact that the art of salesmanship hasn’t evolved beyond the spreading of what Disraeli called (and Twain famously quoted) the three kinds of lies; “lies, damned lies, and statistics”.


But when I take a step back and reflect on what we hear I have to believe that these represent the ultimate compliment to the Kern “better” attributes. Instead of positioning against our technology, products, processes, partnership, or people, they attempt to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt through rumors of financial condition, lack of product development, and most amusingly, that Kern is considering offers to buy the company. Of course, those who know us well know none of these to be true.


As we enter 2015, Kern remains a leader in the global market for Document Output Management with 12 subsidiaries and over 60 distribution partners that cover every important economy on the globe. We remain privately held, conservatively run, and well capitalized. We keep our overhead low so we can maintain competitive price points while offering the highest build quality in our market.


In September, we announced two new products from Kern AG, the K3600 and the K5000 and still have the fastest production inserting system in the world at 33,000 envelopes per hour, our Ai-33 produced in America. We have successfully diversified into adjacent markets, including Card Application Processing, Production Document Printing with the Kern iMpres, and Electronic Document Management with Kern EDGE and Kern Business Services.


And, we have no plans to, nor are we open to, offers to buy the company from other industry players or venture capital groups. Kern is committed to our customers, with an ever increasing portfolio of products and services, and to remain the solid, trustworthy company you count on today, and can count on in the future.


Dave Squires, SVP, Strategy, Kern Inc

Two Major Announcements and High Attendance at the Kern AG Open House

September 8-11 was the highlight of the year for Kern AG in Switzerland and a total success: more than 1200 invitees came to see Kern's latest innovations. The show provided an attractive setting for our Swiss parent company to celebrate two new product announcements: being unveiled for the first time were the Kern 3600, a high-performance inserting system, and the Kern 5000 multi-format inserting system. In addition to product demonstrations, the program also included technical talks by Kern users and business partners.

Company Chairman, Uli Kern, expressed enthusiasm at the response: "For us it was a great joy and honor to be welcoming so many guests from around the world. The numbers attending exceeded our expectations."

The two product announcements were the center of attention. The Kern 3600 high-performance inserting system sets the pace in terms of efficiency, reliability and operability. The document flow principle has been further improved and optimized, automatic format adjustment assures fast changeovers, and a newly developed creasing system makes just about any kind of fold possible. The first Kern 3600 order was taken right at the open house.

Also on debut was Kern's latest multi-format system. The Kern 5000 wins out on speed and flexibility thanks to automatic format changeover. This means every application from #10s to flats can be processed through the same system. At the heart of the system lies a newly developed rotation module that transports documents straight through or rotates them by 90 degrees at the full rated speed of the system, depending on the application.

The mix of exhibition, technical talks, networking, and hospitality was well received by visitors, for whom the hardware and software product innovations and developments were just as worth seeing as the varied supporting program.