Wednesday, October 28, 2009

IKON Delivers Ricoh Pro C900 Digital Color Printer For Grover Printing, A Consolidated Graphics Company

IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced that Grover Printing, a Consolidated Graphics company, has installed a RICOH Pro C900 digital color printer, giving them greater versatility and enhanced capabilities to better meet their customers’ wide range of printing needs.

Based in Houston, Grover Printing is a one-stop shop for all their customers’ printing needs. They also provide state-of-the-art online solutions and variable data printing, enabling customers to order customized marketing communication materials.

Grover Printing is a Consolidated Graphics (CGX) company – one of North America’s leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing companies strategically located across 27 states, in Canada, and in Prague, the Czech Republic, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint with extensive capabilities supported by an unparalleled level of convenience, efficiency and service.

“CGX has the largest and most technologically advanced printing capabilities in North America,” explains Ric Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations for CGX. “Our companies are very diverse and offer a full range of capabilities. CGX has the ability to respond to all printing-related needs no matter how large, small, specialized or complex.”

Grover Printing recently decided to make the move into digital printing, and felt the RICOH Pro C900 was a good fit for their needs, giving them more versatility, with faster speeds and excellent print quality. Davis stated, “My team investigated several different digital presses, and the RICOH Pro C900 stood out for several reasons. It produces great quality, giving Grover Printing the ability to offer more robust graphic design and customized collateral via variable data technology. The RICOH Pro C900 also features an attractive price point, from the initial purchase to the consumables.”

Engineered to meet the demanding needs of the production print environment, the RICOH Pro C900 represents an advancement in efficiency and productivity, combining consistent 1200 dpi output with 90 pages-per-minute speed. It utilizes Ricoh’s new image processing technology for unsurpassed quality and fast turnaround times, and can handle a wide range of media, including weight ranges up to 110 lb. cover. Its modular design enables a number of input and output configurations, and offers many production tools for advanced page programming requirements like tabs, inserts, covers and chapter breaks.

The RICOH Pro C900 is designed to have extremely low maintenance requirements, and is backed by IKON’s team of locally based service and support professionals, along with a team of color and production specialists. IKON has many years of experience in meeting and exceeding the demands of corporate print centers and commercial print businesses.

In addition, IKON customers can maximize their color solutions by engaging with IKON’s color and production specialists, and its Professional Services team, who can provide customers with a suite of services and application development, including variable data integration for marketing and personalized communications, advanced color management, forms design, data steam conversion and custom workflow solutions to help improve productivity, reduce turnaround time, and increase effectiveness.

It is IKON’s experience that led CGX to purchase their RICOH Pro C900 through IKON. “Our strong relationship with IKON was key in the decision to purchase the RICOH Pro C900,” says Davis. “We have worked with IKON for several years, and can trust them to come up with innovative ways to meet our needs.”

“The RICOH Pro C900 provides customers with exceptional color quality, extensive finishing options, and complete end-to-end workflow solutions,” says Spencer Adamson, Vice President, Production Solutions and Commercial Print, IKON Office Solutions. “In addition, through IKON’s experience in digital printing, we can help printers like Grover Printing expand their digital printing business and assist them in using technology and advanced solutions to develop and grow their business and offerings, leading to increased profitability. We are proud to partner with CGX and Grover Printing.”

About Consolidated Graphics
Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America’s leading general commercial printing companies. With 70 printing business strategically located across 27 states, Canada and in Prague, the Czech Republic, we offer an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides the service and responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a large national organization.

Consolidated Graphics’ vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the largest integrated digital footprint of any commercial printer in the U.S. By coupling North America’s most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry –leading technology, CGX delivers solutions that create a spectrum of value for customers. CGX offers the unique ability to respond to all printing-related needs no matter how large, small, specialized or complex. For more information, visit

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