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Rena AS-850 Address Printer

Rena AS-850 Inline Tabletop Address Imaging System

The Rena AS-850 is all the things you loved about the Rena XT 3.0 and Rena XT 4.0, without the, not so lovable parts! It’s nice to have manufacture that listens to the end-users and technicians!  I’ll explain the most significant improvements later, for now, let’s get into what’s new!

Photo of the Rena AS-850 Addressing System

4 Inches of print height on the AS-850

With a total of 4 inches of print height, there isn’t much you can’t do on the Rena AS-850.  With three print banks, two ea banks with 1 inch of print and one bank of 2 inches of print. Each bank can be positioned anywhere in a 10.75-inch path on the mailer.

Photo of the 3 ea Print Banks on the Rena AS-850 Envelope Printer

Three independent print banks that can be aligned anywhere you need them

Print path and head positioning

Slide the print heads anywhere you need to along the 12.75″ path


For examples of what you can print view the slides below

New touch screen interface on the Rena AS-850

The redesigned control panel with a touch screen interface on the Rena AS-850 is a vast improvement! Featuring quick control buttons to the left and right of the display. The new GUI makes setup, operation, and troubleshooting a whole lot easier!

Photo of the new control panel

New touch screen interface/control panel


Specifications for the Rena AS-850

Print Technology Thermal Inkjet, Eight HP 45A-Style High Capacity Cartridges
Address Speed
    26,000 /hour
     (#10 Envelopes)
34,000 /hour
Rena AS-850
Print Quality (Dots Per Inch)
   Description Dots Per Inch Resolution
   High Quality 600 d.p.i. 600 x 600 dpi
   Letter Quality 300 d.p.i. 600 x 300 dpi
   Standard Quality 200 d.p.i. 600 x 200 dpi
   Hi-Speed Quality 150 d.p.i. 600 x 150 dpi
Image Area 4” x 50”
Processor 600 Mhz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
Memory 16 GB
Fonts All TrueType fonts available on PC
Print Orientation Normal and Reverse
Counters Batch, Job & Lifetime Counters
Ink Monitor Visible on Display; Per cartridge remembered by the printer when removed/installed
Prints Allows printing of graphics, logos, and barcodes
Rena AS-850
Material Size
Minimum (W x L):  3″ x 5″
Maximum (W x L):  15” x 50″
AS-850S System Feeder Max: 14″ x 17″ and 3/8″ thick
Material Thickness Up to 1/2″ (12.7 mm)
Feeder-Capacity 750 #10 Envelopes with Optional EASYFeed 140
Software WindowsTM Printer Drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10
PC Interface USB 3.0, Ethernet, WiFi
Rena AS-850 Diagnostics Resident in firmware
Firmware Update Via USB or replaceable MicroSD
Duty Cycle 75 million addresses total or 1.25 million per month over a 5-year life cycle
Dimensions 12” H x 25” W x 34” D
Weight 96 lbs
Electrical 115VAC or 240VAC 50/60 Hz
Options Ink Supplies, Bulk Mailer Software, FlexMail, Conveyor/Stacker, Infrared Dryer

Comparing the Rena AS-850 to the XT 3.0 and XT 4.0

The new touchscreen display is the biggest improvement! Easier to use, navigate, and a lot more user-friendly. The display of the Rena AS-850, AS-650, and AS-450 explains the most common error messages.

The Rena AS-850 has a wholly redesigned head height adjustment. All the electronics of raising and lowering the heads are gone. Replaced a mechanical lift that will last ten times longer.

An exit roller that was driven by a small O-Ring is gone on the Rena AS-830.  The o-ring driven roller was good if you happen to be accident-prone and tend to be a bit careless around equipment. However, the o-ring doesn’t last forever, and calling for service because of a $10 part, tends to make customers mad.  Getting slapped with a $280 bill for 15 minutes of work and a tend dollar part will make even the best clients upset! Especially if that $10 part put them out of business for a day or 2.

A smarter line of inks and print heads. The new line of Rena EASYInk earns its EASY label. Now the printer recognizes the ink you put in the stall and optimizes the settings on that specific head! This feature is typically only found on floor model equipment. Now, on the Rena AS-850, AS-650 and AS450, it’s done automatically.

AS-850S (System Package) Shown with: AS-FDR14 Feeder + RS-140 Riser + AS-850 Printer

AS-850S (System Package)
Shown with: AS-FDR14 Feeder + RS-140 Riser + AS-850 Printer

Rena AS-850 Purchasing Recommendation

FEEDERS: Purchase the Rena AS-850 with the AS-FDR14, and they call it System Package AS-850S. I’m not sure, but I believe the S on the end stands for SIMPLE! And the AS-FDR14 does just that. Pairing a great printer with an outdated feeder may drive your operator crazy! The AS-FDR14 interfaces with the Rena AS-850 to pause between trays and packs. It also makes sure your mailer enters into the printer, straight! By using guides that guide the mailer completely through the feeder and straight into the printer. This feeder utilizes bow separation eliminating pinch points that wear down rollers and belts on lesser feeders. Replacing the feed belts can be done in 15 minutes by the operator. No technician needed! The separator is even easier to replace.

Conveyor Dryers: If your only printing basic envelopes, most of the time you can get away without a conveyor or dryer. But if you are to print anything close to coated with your Rena AS-850, a conveyor is a must. Even better a conveyor dryer! Nothing cripples the productivity of a printer like the Rena AS-850 more than the ink not drying on the mailer!

If you do not need 4 inches of print, save your money and look at the Rena AS-650 then spend the savings on a better drying system.

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