Bottomline Ink expands variable data application offerings with Ricoh solutions

Digital print provider adds RICOH Pro C9110 to sustain and grow print volume capabilities in today's new world of work

Mar 16, 2016, 09:31 ET from Ricoh Americas Corporation

MALVERN, Pa., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh today announced that Bottomline Ink, an Ohio-based print management, digital print and fulfillment services provider, has further expanded its variable data printing (VDP) portfolio by adding the RICOH Pro C9110 platform to its operation. This latest addition from Ricoh further enables the company to better meet the digital print demands of its growing North American customer base.

"We started working with data driven applications back in 2002, with our core business becoming 80 percent focused on marketing programs for our clients. As volumes increased, we needed a powerhouse to handle the growth and for many reasons the RICOH Pro C9110 was the right fit," said David Tulk, Vice President, Bottomline Ink. "The best part of the RICOH Pro C9110 was the price point – it has everything we need and didn't break the budget. We printed 800,000 impressions in a month with no issues and ultimately saw that we didn't have to sacrifice quality to save money. We expect the RICOH Pro C9110 will continue to meet and even exceed expectations."

Started as a commercial print management company in 1991 providing print purchasing services, inventory management, warehousing and distribution, Bottomline Ink has been expanding into the areas of digital print and fulfillment services over the last 10 years with a specific focus on being able to provide VDP capabilities to its customers. Now the preferred digital print provider for many large organizations including The American Red Cross, Bottomline Ink focuses mainly on helping clients market, sell and distribute marketing applications, turning raw data into fast turnaround print projects. They adopted the RICOH Pro C9110 because it gave them a high quality digital printer that could meet the variable data and volume needs of their many clients' marketing projects at a cost much lower than competitive solutions.

With speeds of up to 130 pages per minute (ppm) and the ability to print on media up to 400 gsm, the RICOH Pro C9110 delivers high-quality output, increased productivity and reliability at prices much lower than what is generally available today. In a market previously limited to more expensive offerings, the RICOH Pro C9110 enables companies like Bottomline Ink to grow their print volumes, and add more options with variable data and a wider range of media choices without compromising quality and actually improving turnaround times.

"It is companies like Bottomline Ink that led to the development of the RICOH Pro C9100 series," said John Fulena, Vice President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "As we talked to customers, we saw a gap in the industry offerings that we felt we could fill. In today's competitive landscape, customers need high-speed digital output at near offset quality, variable data capabilities and a wider range of media options, at a price point much lower than existing offerings. It's evident by the success of the RICOH Pro C9110 that we met this demand, and we look forward to continuing our goal of helping companies like Bottomline Ink ultimately grow their business."

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