BR Printers Delivers Short-Run Book Applications with Ricoh InfoPrint 5000
(PRESS RELEASE) Ricoh, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced that BR Printers has chosen the InfoPrint 5000 to meet the high demands of its customers who sought both color and monochrome short runs of books. BR Printers, an international commercial printer focused on the publishing market, evaluated many inkjet offerings before ultimately deciding on the InfoPrint 5000 due to its impressive quality, high speeds, versatility and low downtime. These factors, combined with enabling BR Printers to consolidate many of its current cutsheet printers made the InfoPrint 5000 the best choice to take the company’s operations to the next level.
Immediately after installation the InfoPrint 5000 provided cost-savings for BR Printers. Previously, the company was outsourcing most color jobs and utilizing Xerox cutsheet offerings for the monochrome jobs in-house. By replacing these models with the InfoPrint 5000, thereby eliminating the need for outsourcing, BR Printers was able to realize bottom line increases instantly.
"It was important for us to re-evaluate our operations to find ways to upgrade our equipment and enhance our output quality – keeping our customers’ needs a priority," said Hugh Loveless, sales manager, BR Printers. "With the InfoPrint 5000, we’ve seen speed and capacity increases of up to 25 percent, and we now have the ability to provide high quality short-run book printing directly from our facilities. Overall, this has given us the opportunity to broaden our client base while also improving overall revenue and profitability."
The InfoPrint 5000 family of solutions utilizes unique piezo-electric drop-on-demand inkjet technology with multi-bit per spot for every object on the page. This is coupled with its high-quality water-based pigment and dye inks designed to resist fading and smearing to optimize the appearance of the output while minimizing the volume of ink consumed. These systems support PostScript and PDF and provide accurate, consistent, and device-independent color-rendering that enables error recovery, concise auditability and security benefits.
"The ability to deliver cost-effective high quality output in a commercial environment using digital solutions is a relatively new achievement in the industry, but it is one that Ricoh is excelling at with many commercial print customers," said George Promis, vice president, Continuous Forms Production Solutions and Technology Alliances, Ricoh Production Print Solutions (RPPS). "With the InfoPrint 5000, BR Printers now has the flexibility and reliability of a proven platform to help them meet its customers’ color and monochrome needs with an in-house solution. For short-run book applications, the need for efficiency and productivity, coupled with superior print quality is real – and achievable with this offering."
Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 inkjet family is designed specifically for transactional printers, service bureaus, direct mailers and book printers. It offers a complete solution that operates at a variety of speeds, with color, monochrome and MICR capability, all using proven, scalable, highly reliable drop-on-demand inkjet technology.