PrintIT Reseller - issue 72

01732 759725 BULLETIN Stay in touch In partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, Ricoh Europe has relaunched its Printed Memories website. The new, mobile-enabled service makes it quicker and easier to send a personalised postcard to family and friends across the continent. The latest updates to the website mean users can send postcards straight from their smartphone or tablet to anywhere across Europe. The service is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Polish. The simple ordering process allows people to make a successful order in three steps: uploading a picture, adding a personalised message and making the payment. Each postcard costs £1, with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Research UK and its work to bring about life-changing treatments for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Ian Wilson, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Now more than ever, it’s vital we stay connected to our loved ones, so we’re delighted that Ricoh Europe is relaunching Printed Memories. Not only does this fantastic tool allow people to reach out to their friends and family, each postcard sent supports Alzheimer’s Research UK’s life-changing dementia research.” 10 Premier Labels continues growth trajectory Glasgow-based Premier Labels has installed its first industrial digital label printing system, a Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 toner press, to serve its many high-end clients with top quality labels and fast turnaround, as the company scales up its digital offering. Servicing over 2,000 accounts in the UK and beyond since its inception, the Scottish printing company offers a personalised service and has expanded considerably over the past few years. The most recent investment in the 23m/min, four-colour, Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 230 press will significantly increase Premier Labels’ offering and is the first industrial digital label printing press, as the company takes a big step up in its digital printing capabilities. The new toner-based press will complement the existing servo-driven foiling and finishing machines. Managing Director, Gary Kerr said: “We had been looking for several years for the ideal solution to allow us to expand our offering. When we became aware of the AccurioLabel from Konica Minolta about a year ago, we soon realised that we had found the right machine. This press will help us respond quicker to customer demand. We are also looking at some very exciting new technology that will combine our expertise in hotfoiling with digital print and more specifically with the capabilities of the AccurioLabel 230 press.” Katun commits to reforestation Katun has teamed up PrintReleaf to enable customers to offset paper consumption through reforestation. Through the partnership, the company has expanded its offering of eco-friendly customer solutions. With software available alongside Katun’s KDFM MPS packages, customers will be able to offset their paper consumption by converting pages printed into trees planted. With eight registered forestry projects around the world to choose from, Katun customers are in control of where their trees are planted and have access to certification to validate their participation to their customers. Jordan Darragh, CEO of PrintReleaf said: “We are excited to partner with Katun and further expand our global distribution footprint with a company that shares the same environmental values. We look forward to growing and planting more trees with Katun and their customers.” Brother partners with Kofax Brother International Europe has announced a new partnership with Kofax, providing an embedded solution on selected Brother laser printers, multifunction devices and inkjet models. Dedicated Brother sales and technical pre-sales teams will be trained to deploy Kofax ControlSuite, the next-generation print management, capture and document security software solution and empower organisations to manage, secure and govern documents with unified print management, capture and document security. Chris Strammiello, Senior Vice President of Channels at Kofax, said: “Kofax is excited to partner with Brother. Their award-winning imaging devices and our market-leading security and automation software will combine to offer a high value, compelling and comprehensive solution.” • 30 installations, one powerful solution Canon customers have printed the equivalent of over two billion A4 pages on the ProStream 1000 continuous feed digital inkjet system since the first installation in November 2017. There are now over 30 installations worldwide running at full production speed and offering customers maximum uptime. Renowned for its reliability and delivering increased profitability, the ProStream enables customers to migrate high-value work from offset to inkjet without compromising the quality, while increasing the efficiency of the whole value chain and exploiting the full creative potential of variable data printing within multi-channel promotional campaigns. Following feedback from customers, last year Canon introduced new enhancements to further boost the printer’s consistent high quality and reliable productivity. The updates now allow for printing on media up to 300 gsm for book and magazine covers, as well as postcards up to 250 gsm at rated speed. PLATINUM SPONSOR See Pages 22,24,28