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IKON Delivers imagePRESS C7000VP for Andrew Associates

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

MALVERN, Pa. March 4, 2008 - IKON Office Solutions, the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today announced that Andrew Associates Communications Group has installed a Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital color press, helping to expand their digital print department and better meet their clients' business printing and marketing needs.

Serving its clients for more than 20 years, Connecticut-based Andrew Associates is a communications leader that provides its clients with a customized blend of cost-efficient direct mail, electronic communications, and print solutions. "Andrew Associates is trusted to deliver targeted programs to industry leaders in healthcare, financial services, communications, retail, publishing and more," explains Ginny Knapp, President and Treasurer, Andrew Associates. "We have long-standing relationships with our business partners, and continuously work to help them achieve their goals."

Andrew Associates purchased the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP to help grow and enhance its digital press capabilities. "As our clients look for more comprehensive ways to communicate their messages, we are adding new products and services to help them cost effectively reach their customers," says Knapp. "I am confident that the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP, combined with IKON's expertise in color and advanced workflow, will help us deliver value-added and customized solutions to our customers even more effectively."

The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP features up to 1200x1200 dpi resolution, which means finer image quality, higher quality character, and smooth corners, while maintaining engine speed regardless of media weight. "On The Fly" technology lets users maintain and boost productivity without stopping the press. Users can refill the media trays, remove and replace the toner bottle without stopping or pausing the press.

IKON customers can maximize their color solutions by working with IKON's color and production specialists and Professional Services team. Customers have access to a suite of services and application development including variable data integration for marketing and personalized communications, advanced color management, forms design, data stream conversion and custom workflow solutions to help improve productivity and effectiveness while reducing turnaround times.

In addition, IKON customers have access to the IKON Business Booster Pack(SM), a comprehensive set of resources and services designed to assist IKON commercial print customers make the transition into the digital printing marketplace, providing a sales and marketing "roadmap" for customers who want to become a profitable, highly competitive provider of digital print solutions.

"The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital press produces output that rivals offset image quality while maintaining superior color consistency and production reliability, which makes it an ideal solution for a communications company like Andrew Associates," explains Spencer Adamson, Vice President, Production Solutions and Commercial Print, IKON Office Solutions. "The Canon imagePRESS C7000VP is designed to improve and enhance print workflow, from creative to finishing and distribution."

Andrew Associates has been a long-time IKON customer, so it was an easy decision for them to partner with IKON when they made the decision to purchase the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP. "From the first machine we purchased from them, IKON has always been much more than an equipment vendor," says Knapp. "IKON's customer-centric philosophy and value-added services has made them a true partner in our success."

In the last three years, Andrew Associates has grown their business 30% year over year, and Knapp sees the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP as a vital piece of their future success. "Our commitment to innovation and product development has helped us keep our clients ahead of their competition, and the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP will help us continue our development of cutting edge product and service offerings."




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