Digital Print and Mail
We produce complex, data-driven print and mail communications promptly, cost-effectively and with impeccable accuracy.
There's no "tomorrow" in the election business. We’re the most customer-focused and production-ready ballot printing and mailing vendor in the western United States.
Have questions about how we do things at K&H?
Here are just a few frequently asked questions about our services. If you don’t see your questions here, feel free to call us at 425-446-3300.
- What commercial printing services do you provide?
We’re not a commodity printer. We are specialists serving companies that need high volume or highly technical printing. With our people, processes and facilities, we can print and mail just about anything. Our capabilities include offset, digital, sheetfed, variable, web, CASS certification and barcoding, die cutting, inserting, bindery and more.
- What mailing services do you provide?
We're used to massive quantities and exacting standards. After all, we routinely print huge volumes of materials with complete accuracy. These same capabilities work for you after printing too, as we manage the mailing. We offer services ranging from managing your database to simply cleaning it and CASS certifying it for mailing discounts. Databases and the corresponding variable printing can be as simple as a mailing list or as complex as your complete inventory system. We can also help with data capture using a proprietary application we developed as part of our database services. This data collection system allows for unlimited gathering, sorting and management of important information about your audience, activities, and inventories so your one-to-one message can be specifically tailored to every member of your target audience.
- How secure is your handling of information?
Data security is now more important than ever. Not only are we able to produce enormous volumes in a very short period of time, our reconciliation process is engineered to deliver 100 percent security and accuracy. That is why we are trusted with the majority of elections on the West Coast and large Fortune 500 companies where customer data must be handled with the utmost integrity. Our proprietary data management systems exceed all universal compliance standards.
- How are you going to handle our ballots in September when you're producing ballots for every single county customer?
Good question! The answer is we have excess capacity. We maintain manufacturing capacity at 150% of our customer's needs. If we need to produce 1 million ballots, we build our capacity at 1.5 million. During the General Election for November, 2014, we printed over 20 million ballots and mailed nearly 6 million ballots, all on time, all in a matter of weeks.
- What do you do when something goes wrong?
It happens! And boy, do we have stories of last minute saves! Stories that demonstrate our capacity and ability to recover. For one customer recently, we had all the ballots printed, stuffed into envelopes and ready to mail. This was at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Wednesday. The ballots were to drop the next morning. But the county realized they had put the wrong initiative language on the ballot. Every ballot was wrong. Every ballot had to be reprinted and re-stuffed for mailing. We redid the entire job and got the ballots in the mail by Saturday.
- Do you only print for vote-by-mail counties?
Our specialty is vote-by-mail, but we also print for counties still using polling sites. Vote-by-mail is the future, however. It's taking over the west coast and slowly moving to the east. If your absentee or excused-based voting base is growing, it might be time to look for a printer like K&H, one that specializes in vote-by-mail.