IBM, Ricoh joint venture announces industry-leading accolades and global installs of its flagship InfoPrint 5000 solution

Singapore, July 16, 2009
– InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced its leadership in the digital color production space with more than 50 global installations of its full-color, continuous forms inkjet drop-on-demand printing system, the InfoPrint 5000. Many of these systems have been implemented to enable TransPromo applications, as well as to produce Print-On-Demand (POD) books.

The InfoPrint 5000 has been selected by customers in countries including the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and India, due to its high speed, quality of output, reliability and ease of use, in conjunction with InfoPrint’s renowned support and professional services.

This leadership in the continuous-form inkjet market was confirmed by a recent IDC study.* According to this study, the company’s InfoPrint 5000 commanded the leading 2008 share in the fastest growing continuous-form printer segment, inkjet systems.

“InfoPrint was the first to market with a drop-on-demand digital color production printer and we have demonstrated our experience and leadership. The InfoPrint 5000 is in the sweet spot of high volume, high quality color at a competitive price and is a comprehensive offering with hardware, software, services, finishing, partnerships and support,” said George Promis, Vice President for Color Solutions and Technology Alliances, InfoPrint Solutions Company. “We are working closely with our customers around the world to support them in transforming their businesses as well as helping improve their bottom line.”

Environmental benefits support sustainability drive

The InfoPrint 5000 offers a number of environmental benefits, including a reduced carbon footprint from its low power consumption comparable to similar electrophotographic or toner-based machines; full support for TransPromo applications which use less paper by transforming inserts to onserts; and compatibility with most recycled paper.

“With our installation of the InfoPrint 5000, our customers are able to merge their transaction documents with personalized promotional information, delivering colorful TransPromo solutions with the proper targeted materials for the appropriate recipient,” said Travis Howe, Vice President of Sales, One2One Communications. “This solution from InfoPrint is also allowing us to save on postal costs by eliminating the need to use standalone inserts in the envelope, a typical high cost of monthly transactional mailings.”

Leading combination of high speed and quality

The InfoPrint 5000 provides customers with:

  • Innovative piezo-electric, drop-on-demand inkjet technology with water-based pigment or dye inks that are resistant to fading and smearing
  • Impressive performance to expedite job completion and enable footprint consolidation, to meet client SLA’s (with the option for speeds up to 420 feet per minute/128 meters per minute)
  • Powerful and extendable InfoPrint multi-computer printer controller
  • Support of a common open standard architecture for variable data color output, enabling the implementation of a robust, end-to-end full color solution to complement their current environment
  • Flexibility in addressing specific application requirements, data streams and operational demands, vital when customizing content for larger audiences

* “Worldwide and U.S. Laser/LED and High-Speed Inkjet Continuous Feed Printer 2009 to 2013 Forecast and 2008 Vendor Shares,” Riley McNulty, April 2009, IDC Report #217477.

InfoPrint Solutions Company

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