TORONTO, July 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Copywell, an established 25-year-old commercial print and bindery house, has installed Canada's first Ricoh Pro VC60000 Continuous Feed Inkjet (CMYK) printer.
The Pro VC60000 is the flagship of Ricoh's production print line, providing a level of output, speed, quality and versatility that is simply unmatched in today's competitive landscape. With the market demand clear on its requirement for personalization, customization, versioning and last-minute changes to large print runs, the VC60000 has the dexterity to deliver on all fronts – and with profitability top of mind.
A part of Copywell's regular business included producing a significant number of bound books - a function that alone involved the printing of tens of millions of impressions annually. In an effort to retain tighter control of this work and bring the project completely in-house, Copywell consulted with Ricoh Canada and a number of other manufacturers to see if the technology and expertise was available to manage a change of this magnitude – which meant not only expanding Copywell's in-house capabilities, but ensuring profitability as well.
After fully absorbing the capabilities of the VC60000 – including a visit to the Boulder, Colorado Ricoh Customer Innovation Centre to see the equipment in action – Copywell purchased the VC60000 and has successfully transitioned millions of impressions back into their local operation. "The VC60000 is a formidable machine," said Copywell President Mr. Anthony Iaizzo. "It provides the speed advantage you'd expect at this end of the production market, combined with the kind dexterity to customize and make changes you'd only expect in short run digital production. It's technology that can change the shape of our business."
In addition to the existing business successfully pulled in-house, Copywell is now well positioned to take advantage of emerging offset-to-digital growth opportunities in the publishing, direct mail and transactional markets. According to Edward Robeznieks, Vice President of Production Printing at Ricoh, "Copywell's insistence that any VC60000 purchase represented a partnership rather than simply a purchase was precisely in line with our thinking. We see it as part of our job to bring new and profitable ideas to the table for our outstanding partners at Copywell."
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