Canon Solutions America has announced a new alliance with Ultimate TechnoGraphics, a leading Montreal-based provider of imposition and finishing software solutions designed to optimize and improve workflow. The two companies are cooperating to offer a complete workflow solution to provide innovative and productivity enhancing solutions for commercial print production. By tying in Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ optimized imposition and finishing automation to prepress workflow, Canon customers will now find it much easier to deliver more work in less time.
Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Impostrip flexible imposition intelligence, combined with its Ultimate Bindery JDF automated finishing hub, offer the imposition and finishing automation requirements needed to empower a complete workflow for all types of commercial print and book production. The benefits of the combined solution and proven integration process result in greater print workflow efficiency and flexibility for a wide range of Canon digital presses. Imposition automation facilitates hands-free automation for digital print environments, web-to-print businesses, on-demand book production and more.
Finishing automation helps enhance the productivity of short runs and print personalization with quick turnaround times. Since we now see significant increases in the number of set-ups and changeovers in finishing (which, in turn, multiplies the risks for errors and waste of costly material), Ultimate Bindery responds to this problem by helping to reduce make-readies, increase workflow flexibility, and save on errors and waste. Ultimate Bindery is a finishing automation hub that validates jobs and delivers finishing job tickets to automate make-readies on finishing equipment. It operates as an facilitator between prepress and post-press equipment to eliminate manual set-ups.
Seamless Integration with Canon’s Océ PRISMAproduction
Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery can now integrate seamlessly with Canon’s Océ PRISMAproduction, connecting job submission to pre-press, printing and finishing processes. “Canon Solutions America’s valued relationship with Ultimate TechnoGraphics enables customers to purchase their solutions from Canon Solutions America, Production Print Systems Division with the support of Ultimate automation experts,” said the OEM.
“Ultimate TechnoGraphics offers a set of high-performance imposition and finishing tools with the most interesting advancements in commercial printing,” said Julie Watson, Executive Vice Presdient of Ultimate TechnoGraphics.
“From extended barcode configuration to intelligent and conditional marking for finishing and tracking, as well as job management for load balancing, our tools are geared up to meet market requirements for managing a flexible print production including managing peak times, tight SLAs and feeding the press in short laps of time.”
Ed Jansen, Vice President Professional Services, Canon Solutions America, Production Print Solutions, added: “We’re pleased to work with Ultimate TechnoGraphics to deliver these complete workflow solutions for our commercial printing customers. Through the seamless integration of Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery with Océ PRISMAproduction, we can offer our customers better efficiency and flexibility on their Canon digital devices.”