Nationwide's Page Adds Digital Printing System
HOUSTON—Page International Communications, a Nationwide Argosy Solutions company, has installed an Océ VarioPrint 6160 Ultra+ digital perfecting system from Canon Solutions America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A.
One of the largest commercial printers in Houston, Page International offers a full complement of printing services and solutions, including web, sheetfed and wide-format. In recent years, the company has embraced digital printing technology, acquiring the necessary expertise, technologies and equipment.
“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.”
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.
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 exceeded his expectations, not just in terms of print quality, but also in its performance. The machine turned out 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.”