Canon Teams with Ultimate TechnoGraphics on Workflow Solutions
MELVILLE, N.Y. and ROCHESTER, N.Y. — October 12, 2016 — Canon Solutions America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., announces a new alliance with Ultimate TechnoGraphics, a leading provider of imposition and finishing software solutions designed to optimize and improve workflow efficiency.
Canon Solutions America and Ultimate TechnoGraphics are cooperating to offer a complete workflow solution to provide customers with innovative and productivity enhancing solutions for commercial print production. By tying in Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ optimized imposition and finishing automation to prepress workflow, Canon Solutions America customers will find it easier to deliver more work in less time. Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Impostrip, flexible imposition intelligence, combined with Ultimate Bindery JDF automated finishing hub, offer the imposition and finishing automation requirements needed to empower a complete workflow for all types of commercial print and book productions. The benefits of the combined solution and proven integration process help empower greater print workflow efficiency and flexibility for a range of Canon digital presses.
Impostrip: Flexible Imposition Intelligence
Imposition automation at Ultimate means "lights out," hands-free automation for digital print environments, Web-to-print businesses, on demand book production and more. With the increasing demand for shorter runs and quicker turnaround times, Impostrip deliver speed, power and productivity.
Ultimate Bindery: JDF Finishing Automation Hub
Finishing automation helps enhance the productivity of short runs and print personalization with quick turnaround times. Since there are significant increases in the number of set-ups and changeovers in finishing which in return multiplies the risks for errors and waste of costly material, Ultimate Bindery responds to this problem by helping to reduce makeready, increase workflow flexibility, and save on errors and waste.
Ultimate Bindery is a finishing automation hub which validates jobs and delivers finishing job tickets to automate make-ready on finishing equipment. It operates as an agent between the prepress and post-press equipment in order to eliminate manual setups.
Seamless Integration with Canon’s Océ PRISMAproduction
Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery now integrate seamlessly with Canon’s Océ PRISMAproduction, connecting job submission to prepress, printing and finishing processes.
Canon Solutions America’s valued relationship with Ultimate TechnoGraphics enables customers to purchase their solutions from Canon Solutions America, Production Print Systems division with the support of Ultimate automation experts.
“Ultimate TechnoGraphics offers a set of high performance imposition and finishing tools with the most interesting advancements in commercial printing, says Julie Watson, executive VP of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. From extended barcode configuration to intelligent and conditional marking for finishing and tracking as well as job management for load balancing, our tools are geared up to meet market requirements for managing a flexible print production including managing peak times, tight SLAs and feeding the press in short laps of time.”
According to Ed Jansen, VP Professional Services, Canon Solutions America, Production Print Solutions, "We are pleased to work with Ultimate TechnoGraphics to deliver these complete workflow solutions to our commercial printing customers. Through the seamless integration of Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery with Océ PRISMAproduction we can offer our customers better efficiency and flexibility on their Canon digital devices."
About Ultimate TechnoGraphics
Automation drives results in printing. This is the foundation of all Impostrip product developments and today, Print Service Providers worldwide benefit from increased productivity in a digital and hybrid environment. Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Impostrip in 1989, and has continued to play a leading role in the market ever since while providing the most innovative and progressive imposition products. Ultimate today leads in imposition and finishing automation software solutions. The company has a rich history of providing and integrating imposition technologies into hardware and software workflow solutions for print industry leaders.
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, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S.
Source: Ultimate TechnoGraphics.