InfoPrint Solutions

PCI Group Increases Production Output While Reducing Operational Costs with InfoPrint Solutions

<p>Boulder, Colo., – July 6, 2011 – InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company, today announced that PCI Group (Fort Mill, SC) has deployed multiple InfoPrint 4100s digital publishing platforms with Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) capabilities.&#160; AFP allows users to streamline their variable-data, production print environment by creating and managing personalized content, integrating with existing systems, securing data control and integrity and managing end-to-end workflow. </p> <p>PCI Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of rapid outbound direct mail services for collection agencies and debt buyers, and processes millions of pieces of mail monthly. PCI Group, which bases its success on timely, accurate mailings that are creatively designed and impeccably produced, selected InfoPrint 4100 AFP printer for its industry-recognized print quality and ultra-high print speed.&#160; The market-leading and proven AFP support was a crucial factor in PCI Group’s decision to install the InfoPrint 4100 platform, as it helps to streamline and automate their overall print operation – an important demand in a variable data environment.&#160; </p> <p>“The InfoPrint 4100 enables us to provide our customers with the quality they require at a speed that makes the entire print environment productive and efficient,” said Christian Kropac Jr., president, PCI Group.&#160; “This solution assures the highest standards of quality and performance that allow us to improve our more than 41 years of experience in the area of collection letters and invoices, while providing customers with accurate and timely information.”</p>

Ink Suite for InfoPrint ProcessDirector Now Integrates Additional Productivity Tools for InfoPrint 5000

<p>BOULDER, Colo. – June 23, 2011 – InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company,&#160; today announced enhancements that further improve productivity for companies using the InfoPrint 5000 inkjet system for a variety of color and monochrome applications.&#160; With today’s announcement of the InfoPrint Ink Suite, the company is taking the next step to integrate existing stand-alone ink management tools into its InfoPrint ProcessDirector workflow solution, in addition to adding complementary new functions.&#160; Integrating these already proven tools and functions with InfoPrint ProcessDirector enables more automated job preparation and management, increasing efficiency.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </p> <p><strong>Customers can choose to implement any of the following Ink Suite tools that are initially being integrated with InfoPrint ProcessDirector:&#160; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Enfocus PitStop Connect – Automates the preparation of PDF files for print, increasing accuracy and repeatability by eliminating manual steps. </li> <li>Ink Savvy – Optimizes InfoPrint 5000 color files to enhance output quality and reduce ink usage, while maintaining the overall “look and feel” of the document.&#160; </li> <li>Ink Estimation – Enables ink job cost estimates to be quickly generated for PDF or AFP files, customized based on the InfoPrint 5000 settings </li> <li>Preview Print - Allows customers to print sample pages of a job on the InfoPrint 5000 with key print setting information on a banner page, for review, before printing the entire job, and for tracking purposes.</li> </ul>

BERTL Announces 2011 Spring BERTL’s Best Awards!

<p>FAIRFIELD, NJ - May 10, 2011 - Business Equipment Research &amp; Test Laboratories Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, is pleased to announce the winners of the BERTL’s Best Spring 2011 Awards!</p> <p>The BERTL’s Best Awards recognize the superior performance of individual devices, software, management utilities, and entire product lines. BERTL analysts review current product lines and new product introductions to identify the select group of devices and software that out-shine the others. </p> <p>BERTL combines its comprehensive knowledge of the competitive landscape with feedback from buyers about their product and supplier experiences to identify worthy products. While print or copy speeds are important, it is the feature set, functionality, and performance that are key considerations in judging which products are “BERTL’s Best.” BERTL examines network management utilities, concurrency and contention, print and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions, modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and several other categories to determine which products stand out from the crowd.</p>

Adare Goes Live with Precision Marketing on InfoPrint 5000

<p>LONDON– February 8, 2011 – InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company, today announced that Adare, a leading international provider of marketing and secure communications solutions, has gone live with a new InfoPrint 5000 inkjet colour environment at its Yorkshire facility. </p> <p>Adare chose the InfoPrint 5000 GP (General Production) primarily because of the platform’s support for the industry standard Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture and IPDS (Intelligent Print Data Stream) to support variable data printing.&#160; Another important consideration was the InfoPrint 5000 family’s configuration flexibility and upgradeability that can meet Adare’s current and future needs.</p> <p>Robert Whiteside, CEO of Adare, said: “The InfoPrint 5000 has increased our production efficiency and enabled us to offer true, white space management solutions to our clients.” Whiteside added, “We are experiencing an increased demand for highly personalised, large volume work that can be produced very quickly without compromising on quality. At the same time we must consider our carbon footprint, and we were impressed with the InfoPrint 5000’s low power consumption and the fact that we could significantly reduce wastage and improve stock efficiency through the elimination of pre-printed forms.”</p>

BERTL Announces Winners of the Fall 2010 BERTL's Best Awards!

FAIRFIELD, NJ - November 5, 2010 -  BERTL, Inc. a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, is pleased to announce the winners of the BERTL's Best Fall 2010 Awards.

BERTL's Best Awards recognize individual devices, software, management utilities, and entire product lines. BERTL's analysts review current product lines and new product introductions to identify the select group of devices and software that stand apart from the others.

BERTL combines its wide-ranging knowledge of the competitive landscape and contact with buyers about their product and supplier experiences to identify worthy products. BERTL analyzes network management utilities, concurrency and contention, print and copy productivity, image quality, return on investment, competitive advantages, accessibility, design and build quality, standard functions, modularity of design and upgrade path, installation, and more.

InfoPrint Solutions Company Master Inventor and Fellow Wins Prestigious IEEE Award for Globally Recognized Developments

<p>BOULDER, Colo. – Sept. 8, 2010 - InfoPrint Solutions Company, a Ricoh company, today announced that Dr. Joan Mitchell has been named the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award. The award, sponsored by Sony Corporation, is a result of Dr. Mitchell’s immense contributions to a range of technology solutions including the invention of color printing algorithms, typewriter components and facsimile software. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity.</p> <p>Dr. Mitchell, who retired in 2009 after nearly 35 years of service to both IBM and InfoPrint Solutions, created an array of game-changing technologies still used today. These contributions include the co-invention of the ribbon technology used in the IBM Quietwriter typewriter, which enabled more speed and efficiency than other typewriters on the market. She also worked on the development of a data compression technique that was proposed to the CCITT standards for facsimile. Another globally recognized creation was an algorithm which is the foundation of G4 data compression used in Internet and fax machines. Added to this, Dr. Mitchell has written and contributed to four books throughout her career and holds 110 U.S. patents for innovations in printing technology, data compression, image processing and JPEG imaging and coding. </p> <p>“Dr. Mitchell’s work has impacted our everyday lives from the digital cameras, fax machines, printers, scanners, to the image processing used on photos sent from the Mars space rover, to the Internet images that we look at every day,” said Dr. Sandra Johnson, senior technical staff member at IBM and one of Mitchell’s award endorsers. “She is truly a technical innovator and leader, especially in the field on image compression theory and applications for printing technology and digital image processing.”</p>

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