Columbus, OH – March 22, 2011 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announces that Managed Print Marketing is the association’s newest Foundation Member. This elite membership is the premier level of corporate involvement in MPSA and signals strong commitment to the MPS market.
Managed Print Marketing (MPM) provides online marketing resources and programs to help companies grow even in tough economies. Organizations use MPM tools like Bizzmail as a virtual video “sales rep” and AutoSniper to manage email marketing campaigns. Managed Print Marketing was a 2010 MPSA Leadership Award first place winner in the Best Sales and Marketing Service Provider category.
Membership Is Showcase for Capabilities
“Foundation membership aligns with our goal of being a global leader in managed print marketing business development. We can showcase our expertise in video communication services, outbound campaigns, management reporting systems and social media,” said Walter Medwid, MPM Vice President of Operations.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- In today’s fast-paced office environment, no one has time to wait for their documents to print. Two new black-and-white printers from Xerox ramp up productivity with advanced features and print speeds up to 55 and 65 pages per minute.
The Xerox Phaser® 4600 and Phaser 4620 black-and-white printers, designed for large workgroups, offers:
- Printing capabilities on a wide range of media – from transparencies and cardstock to envelopes and labels.
- Security features such as Secure Print and Image Overwrite that electronically “shreds” information stored on the printer’s optional hard drive.
- An optional full-speed 500-sheet finisher with stapler so there is no slow down when printing and stapling documents such as manuals or information packets – first-ever in this product class.
Newest Versions of Océ PRISMA Software Bring More Flexibility and Productivity to Graphic Arts and Transactional Printing
Washington, DC – March 22, 2011 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced a new release of Océ PRISMAproduction® software (Version 4.04) that enables greater automation in book production, advanced use of electronic forms for high-volume applications, JDF and JMF compliance, and AFP-to-PDF conversion for mainframe documents. The new functions are available as options to Océ PRISMAproduction software.
In addition, with the release of Océ PRISMAprepare Version 5.2, this popular make-ready software continues to evolve in response to customer application needs including the imperative to reduce production costs and increase productivity.
"Software continues to be a differentiator in terms of flexibility and productivity. We see companies becoming more proactive with software to pursue larger opportunities and initiatives, such as automating workflow, increasing efficiency and offering new services. With the expanded capabilities of the Océ PRISMA portfolio, Océ can help customers move ahead with a 'strategy-based' software approach," said Alex Sumarta, Director of InfoTrends' Production Workflow Solutions and Document Outsourcing Consulting Services.
Moscow, Russia (March 22, 2011) — ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine 9.0, the next generation of the award-winning software development toolkit (SDK) for integrating data capture technology into third party applications. Key new functionality in version 9.0 includes support for mobile data capture (extraction of data from documents captured with mobile devices), enhanced document classification for automated pre-sorting and document routing, and processing via multi-threaded and 64-bit operating systems. The product also delivers enhancements in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) including support for new Asian languages. Developers will particularly benefit from a new extended API which enables greater access to core technologies and application customization.
ABBYY FlexiCapture Engine provides a comprehensive set of tools for rapidly developing intelligent solutions for automated processing of various types of forms and documents and extraction of key data for input into backend systems. It delivers powerful functions such as automated document classification and separation, template creation, and verification of output data that allows developers to create various custom and vertical solutions, as well as add value to their existing applications or processes.
Nuance eCopy Moves Managed Print Services Beyond Cost Avoidance and into Automated Document Workflows and Business Process Automation
BURLINGTON, Mass., – March 22, 2011 – Managed Print Services (MPS) have become the transformative business model in the printing and imaging industry. The recent economic climate has reinforced the primary driver of MPS of cost avoidance through reduction of printing, but it has also expanded the demands by customers to deliver on another part of the cost equation – increasing worker productivity and automating business processes. As a result, organizations are expanding their MPS requirements to include Managed Document Services (MDS.)
With customer pressure to deliver continuous, quantifiable benefits to print and imaging processes, MPS providers will need to expand from print device management to also focus on automating document processes and workflows. This means document capture services will play an increasingly important role in MPS by providing front-office document scanning and workflow capabilities from network multifunction devices. Nuance eCopy ShareScan and eCopy PDF Pro Office are at the forefront of MDS initiatives.
“When MPS providers only focus on improving document output efficiencies and reducing print costs, they are delivering incomplete solutions,” said Bill DeStefanis, Senior Manager, MFP Product Management, Nuance Document Imaging. “MPS needs to optimize the document lifecycle – from capture to output – with Managed Document Services delivered in a global model, localized across languages with consistent worldwide support. Only then will organizations realize the measurable productivity gains and cost savings that MPS promises.”
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2011 – Featuring selections from across its complete line of award-winning imaging solutions, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will display an array of products developed to streamline workflow and improve document efficiency for businesses of all sizes at the 2011 AIIM On Demand Exhibition (Booth #1901). In addition, Canon will mark the launch of two historic products, the DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer, developed to serve the production photo printing market, and the imagePRESS C7010VPS digital press, representing the first collaborative product developed by the creative teams at Canon and Océ.
"Canon's innovative DreamLabo 5000 printer and imagePRESS C7010VPS digital press not only expand our presence in the commercial inkjet and in-plant/CRD markets, they embody Canon's ongoing commitment to delivering best-in-class solutions across all elements of our product portfolio," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.
Incorporating significant advances in Canon's evolving inkjet technology, the DreamLabo 5000 inkjet printer represents the Company's inaugural entry into the production photo printing market. Utilizing Canon's FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology, the DreamLabo 5000 delivers a new paradigm of photo and text quality together with high productivity offering the retail photo printing market and the high-end print-on-demand (POD) markets a new alternative to traditional silver halide processing technology. Targeting high growth market opportunities for digital photo printers, the unique blend of high-quality output and production speeds allow the DreamLabo 5000 to create high-value-added commercial output including photo merchandise and high-quality POD (Print on Demand) items such as wedding and other premium photo albums.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the launch of the first solution developed jointly by Canon and Océ, the Canon imagePRESS C7010VPS series, at the 2011 AIIM On Demand Exhibition (Booth #1901). Showcasing the combined efforts of Canon and Océ's development capabilities, the imagePRESS C7010VPS digital press takes color production printing and workflow efficiency to the next level, offering corporate reprographic departments (CRD) and in-plant facilities a robust digital printing solution.
Built upon Canon's revolutionary imagePRESS C7010VP platform and featuring an integrated Océ PRISMAsync front-end controller, the imagePRESS C7010VPS/imagePRESS C6010VPS/imagePRESS C6010S deliver Canon's advanced imaging and media-handling technologies as well as expanded finishing options to deliver greater profitability through increased productivity and flexibility. The companies are also planning to incorporate Océ PRISMAsync into other Canon devices targeting high-volume and production printing applications in the future including the imageRUNNER ADVANCE Series.
"The imagePRESS C7010VPS series improves color production printing and workflow efficiency by offering customers the extraordinary reliability and image quality of Canon's imagePRESS digital presses paired with Océ's PRISMAsync production workflow capabilities," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "This product represents the first step as our companies join together to create the global leader in the print industry offering end-users an unparalleled portfolio of products and development capabilities."
Océ Business Services Highlights Records Management, Document Imaging and Managed Print Services Solutions at AIIM Conference
Washington, DC (March 21, 2011) – Océ Business Services, a leader in document process management services and technology, will highlight its records management, document imaging and managed print services solutions at the AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) International Exposition and Conference.
At this year's conference, taking place in March 21 – 24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, experts from Océ will be on hand to help attendees understand how to better leverage document process management best practices to reduce costs and streamline efficiency in order to succeed in today's competitive business environment.
A joint presentation, "DIRECTV: A Records Management Case Study," will take place on Tuesday, March 22 from 3:30 to 4:10 p.m. in room 145B. Presenters include Cheryl Young, senior records and information solutions architect, Océ Business Services, and Gloria Mickelson, document control manager, DIRECTV. The session will spotlight how DIRECTV obtained executive support and launched an enterprise-wide records management program. Highlights include:
WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER, WASHINGTON, MARCH 21, 2011--Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of document driven business process automation solutions, today announced it will make two presentations at the AIIM info360 conference that illustrate enterprise capture solutions working with Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The sessions will describe how users can benefit from capture enabled content management to accelerate business processes, easily access electronic content and reduce costs.
Kofax will present “Capturing and Distributing High Value Content: How British Waterways Leveraged SharePoint and Kofax for ROI Success” at the Executive Summit @ info360, an information event focused on enterprise content management (ECM) technologies, on Tuesday, March 22 at 9:45 AM ET. The second presentation, “SharePoint vs. Enterprise ECM: Does SharePoint Stack Up?,” will take place at 11:00 AM ET on the same day in the Microsoft Partner Pavilion. This session will provide a practical overview of SharePoint 2010’s core strengths as an ECM platform, as well as outline the key factors necessary for planning a successful SharePoint 2010 implementation.
Kofax enterprise capture solutions can enable organizations to adopt a process for delivering digital information into SharePoint 2010. This solution serves as a robust platform for capturing, processing and archiving mission critical, transactional business information. Organizations deploying a Kofax solution for SharePoint 2010 can benefit from increased productivity, faster processing, better data quality, improved compliance and reduced costs.
ITEX 2011, March 2011
Sagemcom is launching two new Ricoh Connectors so organizations may connect their Ricoh Multifunction Printers (MFPs) to the Sagemcom XMediusFAXTM Fax over IP (FoIP) server technology or OpenLineTM PR Server fax & document management solution (Americas edition), allowing best-in-class fax-oriented functions directly from the Ricoh MFP user interface.
Sagemcom, the global leader in advanced IP fax server solutions since 2002, is launching two new Ricoh connectors to simplify and enhance fax and document management processes. The company will be exhibiting at the upcoming ITEX 2011 show (booth 120), which will be held March 22-23 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC.
West Caldwell, NJ, March 21, 2011 - Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the third year in a row that the company is thus honored for going beyond legal minimums, introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public and forcing its competitors to follow suit by consistently upping the ante for what it takes to be an ethical leader. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Ricoh secured a hard-earned spot on the list by going the extra mile and implementing upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community, and raise the bar for ethical standards within the industry.
"Ricoh is committed to a corporate and business structure that can responsibly respond to changes in today’s world. This includes evaluating Ricoh’s role and the role of each and every employee in order to provide products and services that truly satisfy our customers’ needs worldwide,” said Mariko Azuma, General Manager, CSR Office. “Being named to Ethisphere’s 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies list is a testament to the solid foundation we have in place.”
Canon U.S.A Expands Into The Production Photographic Printing Market With The Introduction Of DreamLabo 5000
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the Company's inaugural entry into the production photo printing market with the launch of the DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer.i This new printer debuts at AIIM On Demand Exposition and Conference on March 22 – 24, at the Canon U.S.A., booth (#1901). The DreamLabo 5000 delivers a new level of performance for Canon products that combines exceptional photo and text quality together with high productivity. This technology offers the retail photo printing and the high-end print-on-demand (POD) markets a new alternative to traditional silver halide processing technology.
Canon's FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology makes it possible to simultaneously achieve both high image quality and high productivity. The system achieves color representation rivaling that of conventional silver halide processing, delivering high-speed printing of high-quality photos and detailed text to support a variety of value-added output, from premium photo albums, photo calendars, photo collages and other merchandise to high-quality POD (Print on Demand) offerings.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 17, 2011 - Based on the Company's strong sales across its digital output portfolio Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in advanced digital imaging, today announced that it has earned the #1 position for total U.S. page copier/MFP market share for 2010 with 18.6 percent of the market, according to Gartner's Printer, Copier and MFP Quarterly Statistics Database for fourth quarter 2010.1
"For the thirteenth year in a row, Canon has been recognized by Gartner as the leader in total page copier market share, reflecting the ongoing success of the Canon imageCLASS series and imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system product lines," said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. "Canon's leadership position is driven by our commitment to developing leading-edge products that are ideally positioned to serve customers in the office and production markets."
For Newsweek, immediate access to financial and other operational reports is vital for success. Publishing is an extremely competitive business, and business executives need to be able to quickly spot financial and other trends and react to them. Previously, Newsweek depended on a mainframe-based printing system for publishing financial reports and the printing facility was located in offices separate from corporate headquarters. Printing reports could take several hours after a report was requested for it to be delivered to corporate headquarters from the printing facility via courier. Through Lexmark’s comprehensive workshop and discovery process, Newsweek identified this and other troublesome workflow areas and built a phased output strategy to address them. In the first phase, Lexmark replaced the mainframe-based system with a Web-based, distributed print-on-demand system, which allows reports to be viewed online and to be printed locally. The result is a projected five-year net benefit of $514,818 and immediate, on-demand access to vital financial reports and other documents by executives and employees who need the information to make informed business decisions. Note: These cost savings reflect the initial implementation of the Lexmark solution on five floors in Newsweek’s New York offices and are based on a full adoption of Lexmark’s recommendations with respect to the elimination of most stand-alone local devices over time.
Using your company’s scanner can be a daunting task for the average worker. Your scanner likely has many capabilities that you do not know about that can actually help your business.
Before starting any project with a new scanner, you should read the manual and experiment with it, so that when you are in the 11th hour of your projects deadline you will be confident in your knowledge.
Keeping your scanner covered when you are not using it will allow your scanner to perform better for longer.
Across the country, people are taking various steps to go eco-friendly. Green printing is one of the many ways to save our environment. By adopting this method, we can reduce pollution, decrease the sizes of landfills, and increase efficiency.
In eco-friendly printing, artificial and harmful chemicals are not used as it can pollute the soil. Another way of printing less is by printing only important documents. As much as possible, use email to send documents or files. Other green printing practices include:
· Always buy environmental friendly paper and inks
Hazen Metalized Substrate Receives Color-Logic Certification for Use With HP Indigo 7000 and 5000 Series Cut Sheet Presses
West Chester, OH; March 2011—Color-Logic has certified Hazen Transfer Metalized C1S Foiljet Digital 10-point substrate for use with HP Indigo 7000 and 5000 Series digital cut sheet presses. Announcing the certification, Color-Logic Chief Technology Officer Richard Ainge commented: “HP Indigo users have been using metalized substrate for some time on label and packaging presses such as the WS6000 and ws4500, but qualification of Hazen Transfer Metalized C1S Foiljet Digital 10-point substrate means Indigo cut sheet presses that use white ink can now utilize the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System as well. The Hazen substrate was tested by the RIT Printing Applications Laboratory and certified for use with the HP Indigo 7000 and 5000 Series digital presses in January 2011.”
Founded in 1925 and based in Holyoke, MA, with additional satellite facilities in Osgood, IN, and Housatonic, MA, Hazen Paper Company is a world-class paper converter specializing in the creation of holographic originations, film, foil and paper laminations, transfer metallizing, gravure printing, specialty coating and rotary embossings. Hazen Paper Company products enjoy wide acceptance for use in health and beauty packaging, golf ball packaging, entertainment and media packaging, bookbinding, scratch–off lottery tickets and other security related tickets, tags, and labels, as well as for fine art photo mountings. Hazen is Chain of Custody certified for FSC, SFI, and PEFC. For more information, visit www.hazen.com.
Canon U.S.A. Displays Award-Winning imageFORMULA Scanning And imageCLASS Multifunction Products At The 2011 ICBA National Convention And Techworld
SAN DIEGO, CA, March 20, 2011 – Showcasing high-level document scanning devices and multifunction printers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will display its line of award-winning imageFORMULA and imageCLASS solutions at the 2011 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) National Convention and Techworld in San Diego, CA, the largest gathering of community bankers in America.
Everything You Ever Wanted In a High-Speed Document Scanner: Productivity, Reliability and Innovation
PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced two mid-volume document scanners that increase office productivity by scanning, e-mailing and copying documents with advanced document handling and image processing technology. The Xerox DocuMate® 4799 and DocuMate 4790 are designed for easy operation in service bureaus, busy office environments and businesses with complex document scanning requirements.
Overcome Your Fear of Difficult Documents
The Xerox DocuMate 4799 delivers superior reliability and the most advanced functionality for high production environments. By employing three advanced sensor systems: ultrasonic double feed detection, stapled document detection and intelligent feed control, this innovative scanner ensures that documents of various sizes can be stacked together in the automatic feed tray and will be processed at scan speeds up 100 pages per minute.
Konica Minolta’s new A4 bizhub 20P monochrome printer complements productive corporate output solutions. The particular appeal of this model lies in its fast output speed and small footprint. Conveniently situated on one’s personal desktop, it provides extra flexibility and confidentiality, for example in the financial or human resources department. The bizhub 20P specialises in easing the print load of a small workgroup.
“Small but powerful is the most accurate description for our new bizhub printer,” says Jesus Luque, Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia. “Featuring very fast print speeds and almost instantaneous availability, the bizhub 20P prints up to 30 monochrome pages per minute and it takes just 8.5 seconds to retrieve the first print out.” With its small dimensions and a lightweight design, the new bizhub printer can be placed next to one’s personal workplace. This adds to the concepts of “convenient access” and “confidential workflows”. The bizhub 20P easily integrates into any existing printing network.
The bizhub 20P is equipped with a 250-sheet paper tray plus a 50-sheet multipurpose tray that can be extended to an overall paper capacity of 800 sheets for the bizhub 20P. In terms of resolution, the bizhub 20P boasts 1200 x 1200 dpi capabilities and is also equipped with a standard duplexing unit to help reduce paper usage.