G&H Soho, Inc. Expands its Capabilities with the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line
Strategic acquisition provides boutique book printer with enhanced capabilities.
TRUMBULL, Conn., Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that boutique book printer G&H Soho, Inc. has installed an Oce VarioPrint® 6000 Ultra Line digital perfecting system.
Boasting a legacy that dates back to 1946, G&H Soho prides itself on continually meeting the changing needs of the publishing community. The Elmwood Park, NJ-based company has been at the forefront of the constantly evolving publishing business for more than half a century, evolving from an editorial and art studio into a fully integrated production shop capable of handling the most challenging jobs – from editorial, design, and production to complete book manufacturing.
An early adopter of digital printing technologies, G&H Soho prints a wide array of publications, including high-end limited edition books, professional books, periodicals, music scores, art books, college texts, catalogues, manuals, periodicals, and self-published books. What sets G&H Soho apart from the competition is its willingness to produce a completely customized project – from the dimensions of the book itself to the paper it is printed on, to the size of the run. "Other companies try to fit you into their model," said Jim Harris, CEO. "Our motto is 'any page size, any trim size, any page count that our client wants is fine with us. We are in business to meet or exceed our clients expectations, not to confine their publishing experience."
Ultra Quality at Ultra-Fast Speeds
Book printers like G&H Soho are choosing the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line because of its outstanding print quality and lightning-fast performance, according to Francis McMahon, Vice President, Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America. "One of the best things about the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line is its ability to blaze through even the most demanding print job without any loss in quality," said McMahon.
Moving to the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line has not only given G&H Soho the flexibility to meet clients' varied needs, it has also enabled the company to meet exceedingly tight deadlines, often delivering a job the very same day it was received. "The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line gives me and my sales team much more confidence that we can meet schedule commitments to our clients," said Harris. "It gives us a tremendous amount of comfort."
Just three months after installing the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line, G&H Soho has already put "millions of impressions" on the system and is preparing for millions more, as it braces for a major expansion. "The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line helps us to meet our objectives and find new markets by allowing us to print on a wide range of text stock so that we can deliver the variety of trim sizes and page counts that our clients ask for and our competitors can't handle. The ability to print on very lightweight stock allows us to print and bind books of a thousand pages or more. We couldn't do that with our prior printers."
Thanks to the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line, Harris is confident his company is ready to handle whatever challenges the ever-changing printing business sends his way. "It's a wonderful machine," said Harris. "It prints great line art, backs up perfectly and we don't get the kind of deletions or the jams that we used to get on our previous machine. It just runs and runs. It's great."
Oce Sales and Support Staff: Exceeding Expectations
Oce's promise to its customers begins with the quality of its products, but it doesn't end there. Recognizing the value of service and support, Oce's sales and support staff goes the extra mile, ensuring that the chosen system not only meets, but exceeds the customer's expectations.
"Most other vendors treat you great at the beginning of the sale, but that's it. You're done," said Harris. "That hasn't happened with Oce. They really followed through during the ramp-up period. It's to Oce's credit that everything they said they would do, they have done and the machine has outperformed our expectations."
About the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line
The Oce VarioPrint® 6000 Ultra Line delivers breakthrough results at break-neck speed, offering a single source solution for a variety of job types with the fastest turnaround on the market. Boasting offset-like quality with dazzling image resolution, the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line provides a cost-effective printing solution in even the most demanding environments. Couple that with Oce's expert service and support and the result is an ultra-high-speed digital perfecting system that will exceed expectations every time.
- Input capacity of up to 13,800 sheets from any of 12 trays enables unattended printing for up to four hours. An additional 60,000 sheets of input is available with an optional roll feeder, along with output capacity of up to 18,000 sheets.
- Oce Gemini Instant Duplex technology uses a single engine to drive two imaging belts to deliver simultaneous duplex printing in a single pass. This provides unmatched power and scalability at speeds of 166, 200, 250, or 306 letter duplex prints per minute.
- Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line systems use no selenium, developer or fuser oil. They are RoHs and Energy Star compliant and emit virtually no ozone, resulting in a smaller eco-footprint.
- Oce's PRIMAsync™ controller interacts with networks, the user interface, the diagnostic system, and web-based applications. It stores scheduled jobs, processes scanned images, RIPs, and queues jobs and controls most system functionality.
The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line boasts four models: the Oce VarioPrint 6320 Ultra, the Oce VarioPrint6250 Ultra, the Oce VarioPrint6200 Ultra and the Oce VarioPrint6160 Ultra. The duplex printer series takes monochrome speed to new heights for commercial printers, corporate in-plant, and Transactional Printing (TP) environments, as well as for highly sensitive, negotiable financial documents (MICR). Available in four upgradeable speed bands, from 166 to 306 Letter and 155 12 x 18 inch images per minute, the highly versatile Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line allows print professionals to expand their services, enter profitable new markets, and do more with less, delivering greater return on investment.
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce 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. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more information visit www.oce.com.
Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce 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. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com .
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. 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. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. 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.
*Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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