Montreal-based Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Ultimate Bindery selected Technology of the Year at Xplor 2015


ultimatexploraward1-inUltimate TechnoGraphics, the Canadian leader in imposition and finishing automation software, received the Technology of the Year Award at Xploration 15 in Orlando Florida last month for its Ultimate Bindery Version 4 software. The bindery technology allows printers to increase productivity (and with the automation of the finishing process improve their bottom line), increase competitiveness and turn short runs into viable business strategies. Printers save on ink and paper by eliminating manual make-readies and random errors while consistent quality is delivered by standardizing job set-ups.

The automation tool allows users to define and manage JDF finishing flows and automate each bindery device – each operating a specific finishing transformation on a printed project from any location. For example, setting up a perfect-bound book, a saddle-stitched brochure or a set of multiple invitation orders ganged together on a guillotine from a workflow perspective is made easy. Ultimate Bindery Version 4 has 17 finishing machine JDF drivers allowing a thorough check of the job before printing.

Joanne David, President of Ultimate TechnoGraphics.
Joanne David, President of Ultimate TechnoGraphics.

“We’re quite excited to receive such recognition from Xplor 2015. We like problems because we like solving them in an innovative way,” said Joanne David, President of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. “With Ultimate Bindery, we solve the bottleneck in finishing. Presses are extremely efficient, prepress is already automated, and now finishing and bindery is an integrated part of the entire automated workflow. Customers using Ultimate Bindery say they see great value in the solution and cannot do without it.”

When the technology is combined with Impostrip Automation imposition software, users benefit from a fully reliable web-to-finish workflow – from receipt of the order, to a dynamic imposition, to an automated finishing workflow process – that’s cost-effective and insures greater return on investment. The company’s software solutions are easy to use and easy to integrate into existing third-party workflow software, print management systems, ERPs, B2B and B2C web-to-print systems – as well as to any type of output device. Also, integrating its solutions doesn’t require extensive programming or advanced programming knowledge.

Xplor International, The Electronic Document Systems Association, is a not-for-profit association for technology users and suppliers in the digital document and customer communications industry. Its members are transaction and commercial printers who design, produce and deliver high volumes of print. The organization’s mission is to provide education, information and networking opportunities that support and help drive the success of its members and the companies for which they work.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.