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Business Ink Adds Canon imagePRESS C7000VP Color Printing System

March 3, 2011
TRUMBULL, CT—March 3, 2011—Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced that Austin-based Business Ink has added a Canon imagePRESS C7000VP color printing system, the first such installation in an existing Océ account in the western United States.

As a business process “plug in,” Business Ink focuses on compliance document production for target markets that include healthcare verticals and more than 2,000 state and local governments. With clients in over 27 states, Business Ink has facilities to manage and distribute information virtually across the United States.

Using innovative technology, Business Ink manages sensitive, regulated and high-value data across a range of business segments. That data then becomes essential content distributed to clients via mail, email, online postings, digital media and more. It has a unique services delivery model based on multi-channel information distribution for government and private sector customers.

“What makes us unique is the ‘wrapper’ of services we have built to make compliance programs successful,” Jim Goodwin, executive vice president and COO, explained. Business Ink packages the functions of data and image management, compliance, output and production, so clients don’t have to assemble, integrate and manage these complex tasks themselves.
 
The company specializes in complex, data-driven deliverables such as:

• Statements and forms that meet HIPAA requirements, patient or client confidentiality parameters, and strict mailing standards,

• Customized-content letters and information packets,

• Reminders of healthcare enrollment or insurance deadlines, and

• Financial services and utility statements with personalized transpromo information.

New Opportunity Leads to Digital Color

“Printing is the core manufacturing component of our business, and opportunities in the color space led us to invest in color print solutions,” noted Goodwin. “This is our first real opportunity to serve a customer need and expand in the color market in a way that will be relevant to our solution now and going forward.”

“After an in-depth review of all the options, what led us to the imagePRESS C7000VP system was that Océ is already an important part of our print output workflow, from handing off files to the Océ PRISMA server, to outputting documents, to recording and monitoring the accuracy and the completeness of our print production cycles. We know Océ will work diligently to help us to meet our clients’ needs and demands,” said Goodwin.

The Collaborative Culture of Océ

“Our relationship with Océ goes back to 2004, and our print engines are all Océ, as are some of our design tools and document management tools. What makes Océ different is the collaborative culture and the desire to partner with customers and their production facilities. Their problem resolution skills and willingness to meet clients’ expectations are outstanding. The reliability of our processes and equipment are critical to our success. Serious problems result if we’re not on time, if we have errors in the content, or if we don’t correctly produce and mail 100 percent of the documents or records in a file,” Goodwin said.

He added, “I like their willingness to help Business Ink develop solutions and push the equipment and software in directions that they may not have expected originally. Through the partnership, we’ve been able to do some unique things with not only their DDA software and Océ PRISMA products, but also with their printing equipment.”

Full Integration with Océ PRISMA Workflow

“The imagePRESS C7000VP color print engine has exceeded our expectations. Although the system was a new purchase, we already had the technical infrastructure and design capability to move information either to color variable or black and white variable very effectively. Océ PRISMA software has been a great workflow tool,” noted Goodwin. “We push it to its limits and have found it to be robust and flexible.” Canon imagePRESS systems integrate with Océ PRISMA software, so companies like Business Ink can streamline workflow to produce jobs quickly and efficiently.

“Compliance is mandatory in many industries, and Business Ink has a tremendous responsibility to their clients. Now with these new digital color capabilities—and uncomplicated integration into their existing workflow—Business Ink can quickly and confidently take compliance-related output to the next level. It’s a great example of how the combination of Canon’s advanced digital color technology and world-class Océ expertise, service and support help customers explore new opportunities,” said Eric de Goeijen, vice president, Product Marketing, Océ North America, Production Printing Systems.

About the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP system

The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital color press delivers vibrant color output at 70 pages-per-minute on letter-size supported media. With outstanding media flexibility and versatility for many jobs, print providers can use the Canon imagePRESS system to expand their service offerings and take on the most demanding projects.

Océ and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. Canon employs more than 170,000 people worldwide. Global net sales in 2010 were more than $45 billion. For more information visit www.canon.com.

About Océ
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Total revenues in fiscal 2010 amounted to approximately €2.7 billion. Océ is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. North America represents over 37% of Océ’s worldwide revenues, and employment is over 9,000.  For more information about Océ North America, visit www.oceusa.com.  Outside the U.S., consult http://global.oce.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.                                                                                                             
Canon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2010, with global revenues of more than $45 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2010 list.  Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes.

At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei—“all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future”—Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

Source: Company press release.
 

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