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Utilitec Cuts Downtime and Streamlines Processes with Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 U tilitec, an Ancor Company and a premier outsourcing provider of customized print and electronic document services, improved its color variable messaging capabilities, decreased downtime, and signifi cantly streamlined processes within its facilities due to its implementation of an inkjet platform from Ricoh (Booth 2035). Utilitec has enhanced its operation with Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 GP continuous feed color inkjet system to meet customer demand for broader in-line messaging capabilities on printed bills, and eliminated preprinted forms, bringing an end to the resource-intensive processes managing such forms requires. With customers looking to better engage audiences, Utilitec decision makers knew they needed to help empower their clients to achieve this goal, without adding expensive processes. The InfoPrint 5000 enables Utilitec to seamlessly integrate in-line variable color messaging into documents, making form creation faster and easier, without preprinting, while helping Utilitec meet customers’ communication needs. Additionally, its quick turnaround capabilities, high uptime and impressive capacity enable Ancor to meet tight SLA windows while reducing labor time per job, as well as pursue larger customers and jobs. “As an outsourcing provider for a variety of industries that rely heavily on the quick, accurate communication of information, we have a responsibility to provide our customers with the latest in technological advancements to further their goals,” says Mike Maley, Director of Operations, Utilitec. “We had heard that high-speed inkjet print technology had made advancements in performance and quality in recent years, and when we saw the InfoPrint 5000 in action, we knew what we had heard was true. The addition of this platform has improved output quality, broadened messaging capabilities, and greatly i m p r o v e d our own internal processes with the elimination of preprinted forms.” Ancor Information Management, which provides customized printing, mailing, and electronic document services to two major markets, supports two different brand names under the Ancor umbrella. One, Utilitec, is tailored to meet the specifi c needs of the utility billing markets nationwide. The other is Ancor’s Automotive business which targets the needs of various automotive companies within the Detroit marketplace. Ancor’s Automotive branch provides specialized vehicle labeling solutions for North American automotive plants. Utilitec is the fi rst business within Ancor to use the new inkjet color technology, supporting newly developed color color statements for their customers, while w eliminating time-consuming and inefficient pre-printed forms. Additionally, the automotive side of the business is evaluating printing new car window labels in the near future, providing yet another new and valuable service for their customers and another revenue stream for the business. “When it comes to service bureaus who serve specialized vertical markets like utilities, insurance, and automotive, efficiency and quality are key,” says Andre Brazeau, Vice President of Production Print Solutions,So Ricoh USA, Inc. “At Rico Ricoh, we understand how important it is for these companies to meet customer needs as effi ciently and effectively as possible. We also understand that, with the fantastic strides continuous feed inkjet has made, the InfoPrint 5000 is well-positioned to help our customers meet those goals while cutting costs and improving capabilities.” n InfoPrint olor to or w wer is itec integrate ng making sier,ustomers’communication k e to d internal elimination Enfocus Switch: A Flexible Approach to Automation Since it’s introduction, businesses of all sizes have used Switch to simplify their automation processes and improve their operations. The modular nature of the Switch solution means companies can start small and grow as their needs grow. Switch also connects to third party applications, further expanding the possibilities for printers. As a result, these customers have been able to use Switch to automate various, specifi c, repetitive tasks and create customized workfl ows that solve their biggest business challenges. At GRAPH EXPO 16, Enfocus (Booth 2167) will be showcasing new features that bring enriched functionality—and opportunities—to the community of Switch users. To start, Enfocus will highlight the apps and opportunities that have been created at the Enfocus Appstore. Launched earlier this year, the Enfocus Appstore has since grown to become a vital resource for Switch users. This innovative co-creation platform brings developers and users together to share Switch workfl ows and expertise. By enabling Switch customers from around the world to instantly purchase and use apps created by other Switch users to automate even more repetitive tasks in a very simple and easy way, the Enfocus Appstore boosts the user experience and maximizes their investment in Switch. Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com GRAPH EXPO 16 | September 28, 2016 | 59


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