MELVILLE, NY—October 21, 2014—Canon Solutions America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced that Page International Communications, a Nationwide Argosy Solutions company, has installed an OcÉ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+ digital perfecting system.
One of the largest commercial printers in Houston, Page International prides itself on managing each client’s concept from start to finish. A full-service shop, handling everything from pre-press through bindery, Page International offers a full complement of printing services and solutions, including web, sheetfed, and wide-format. In recent years, the company has heartily embraced digital printing technology, acquiring the world-class expertise, technologies, and equipment necessary to take full advantage of the digital revolution in commercial printing.
“Digital is very important to us and to our vision because we believe it is the future,” said Jeff Glover, CEO and COO of Page International. “Moving forward, the growth is going to be in the digital arena, so we are very much committed to the digital aspect of the business.”
Gearing Up for the Future
Recognizing the continuing importance of the monochrome market, Glover decided to make a strategic investment in technology geared specifically toward that aspect of the business. After carefully considering a number of competitive offerings, Glover and his team zeroed in on the OcÉ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+, which had been brought to their attention by Carl von Werder, Page International’s manager of lean manufacturing and workflow automation.
Impressed by the system’s outstanding print quality, reliability, and ease of operation, Glover felt Page International was on the right track in terms of identifying its next strategic acquisition. "We looked at everything the competition had to offer, but the Canon solution was head and shoulders above the rest," he added.
Glover was equally impressed with Canon Solutions America’s willingness to back up the purchase with a performance guarantee. Later on, upon reviewing Page International’s original business case for making the acquisition, Glover was pleased to find the OcÉ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+ had out-performed in every way.
“We went back to our original forecast and compared that to the actual results,” relayed Glover. “In every category, the actual results exceeded those forecasted expectations.”
According to Francis A. McMahon, vice president, marketing, Production Print Solutions division of Canon Solutions America, the OcÉ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+ has such an impressive track record, it’s easy to make performance guarantees because its superior technology results in fewer breakdowns and less downtime. That leads to greater customer satisfaction.
“Today’s customers expect faster turnaround than ever before, so it’s critically important to have complete confidence that your equipment will be able to deliver in a timely fashion,” explained McMahon. “With the OcÉ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+, Page International has gained the ability to run for incredibly long periods without the need for any intervention. That’s incredibly valuable in terms of productivity.”
Love at First Print
Installation went smoothly, and in just a few days, the VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+ was up and running “blazing fast,” according to Glover. From day one, the digital perfecting system vastly exceeded his expectations, not just in terms of print quality, but also in its workhorse-like performance. The machine turned out a whopping 2.8 million pieces before its first service call.
“Our acquisition of the OcÉ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+ demonstrates our commitment to stepping up and bringing in the right technology to support our vision of being a turnkey solution,” Glover said. “It’s going to help us continue to increase cash flow through the profitability and efficiency it brings to our organization. We expect this is the start of a bigger relationship with Canon Solutions America.”
About Page International Communications
With years of experience catering to the needs of diverse business sectors, Page International Communications is a national leader in print, print management, communications, marketing, and order management solutions. As part of Argosy Solutions’ national network of leading print-based communications companies, Page International provides complete communications, marketing, fulfillment, and supply chain solutions for just about any business need. Page International is supported by Argosy’s advanced proprietary software, enabling it to work seamlessly with Argosy’s other five companies to provide unparalleled expertise in meeting the exacting needs of a variety of industries. Working as each client’s partner in success, Page International is committed to providing outstanding products and services, exceptional value and customer service that is second to none.
About Canon Solutions America
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and OcÉ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, NY, and has sales and service locations across the United States.
Source: Canon Solutions America.