RPI Issued Patent Continuation on Universal Ordering System Technology
SEATTLE—March 27, 2015—RPI, providers of personalized print services for businesses around the world, have announced that it has been granted a continuation in part (CIP) to its patent for the company’s technology used in the production system in its Seattle facility.
The patent now claims the company’s Universal Ordering System (UOS), which enables RPI to route customer orders to any of its production facilities or production partners. The system improves speed and efficiency in RPI’s production processes for customized print products, as well as other methods of production.
This CIP extends the company’s original patent, which was issued in 2012.
"No one else is doing this in the print production business," said Rick Bellamy, RPI’s CEO. "By investing in technology and protecting that technology with patents, we can bring unique technical innovation to the market and help our customers improve efficiency and profitability."
RPI delivers personalized print services for businesses around the world, including print on demand corporate communications for brand marketers and private label photo merchandise for mass and specialty retailers. Clients rely on RPI’s reliable execution, technology services and manufacturing for the rapid delivery of innovative printed products featuring user-generated content.
Founded in Seattle in 1979, RPI has additional production facilities in Atlanta, and in Eindhoven, NL, including one of the largest HP Indigo digital printing facilities in the world. RPI is certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the industry’s gold standard in sustainability and has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for the past five years.