Our team replaced Alta Systems’ problem-prone monochrome printers with a pair of RICOH Pro 8100se black-and-white production printers. This system produces crisp, clear images at 1200 x 4800 dpi resolution and can output 95 pages per minute (ppm).
But hardware was just one part of the solution. To improve the workflows throughout its digital shop, we installed Fiery®
SeeQuence Suite and Fiery®
JobMaster™ PDF-based makeready software on the new digital production printers. SeeQuence integrates intuitive tools for document imposition and composition, automating and simplifying preparation tasks while reducing job set-up times.
We were able to deliver redundancy, higher productivity and a common, centralized workflow at a significantly lower cost than Alta Systems had been paying to lease the competitor’s systems. In fact, we even bought out the remaining leases so Alta Systems could get the new printers in place quicker.
The savings brought by our solutions encouraged Alta Systems to add a RICOH Pro C7100X
colour production printer to its digital fleet. The Pro C7100X prints up to 80 colour ppm with up to 1200 x 4800 dpi resolution, offers a fifth colour station and can print on a variety of media, including synthetics, envelopes and textures.
After installation, we conducted lunch-and-learn training sessions with Alta Systems’ staff to show them the new way to design jobs for the new digital presses. Alta Systems’ sales staff also attended the training sessions to learn about the new products they could offer customers and grow their digital business.