Copywell Printing, located in Vaughan, Ontario, has become the first commercial printer in Canada to install a Ricoh Pro VC60000 Printer from Ricoh Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). The new-generation continuous-feed inkjet printer is especially ideal for direct mail, book printing and marketing materials. The modular system is the most versatile colour inkjet system available on the market today, said Ricoh, adding that it’s poised to set a new benchmark for quality in its class as a result of its unique multi-drop ink technology that can achieve resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. The dynamic variable-drop size within each pixel also provides significant additional perceived printing quality. The Pro VC60000’s duplex system offers exceptionally fast speeds, producing nearly 100,000 A4 images per hour. The new press can generate premium output on a broad range of media that includes uncoated, coated offset, digital, treated and recycled. Faster set-up times and easy-to-produce personalized runs utilizing variable data ensure that Copywell’s clients will get their tailored messages out on time, as the Pro VC60000 can meet tight deadlines faster than traditional printing methods.
“This huge investment will take Copywell to an entirely new level of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and print quality, while adding tremendous value for our current and potential clients,” said Copywell CEO Frank Lacaria. “The VC60000’s print speed, faster turnarounds, print quality and variable-data capabilities will allow us to produce exceptional digital inkjet print that competes with offset in both price and quality. In some cases, we’ll actually be able to offer variable-data printing at less than standard offset prices. We’re extremely excited about this important milestone and the bold new direction it will take us in terms of customer satisfaction.”
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Don’t miss our comprehensive feature in the September issue of Graphic Arts Magazine on this groundbreaking, Canada-first installation).