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InfoPrint releases more flexible printer the Pro C900AFP

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Boulder, CO – InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced that its InfoPrint Pro C900AFP color cutsheet printer is now available with support for PostScript, Adobe PDF and Personalized Printer Markup Language (PPML).  The InfoPrint Pro C900AFP is offered in addition to the award-winning InfoPrint Pro C900 printer and offers added flexibility for color transactional and Print On-Demand (POD) users in data centers, service bureaus and direct mail operations.

Customers can now use the PPML datastream to create personalized, variable content color pages to maximize the effectiveness of customer communications while PostScript and Adobe PDF are vital tools for POD jobs, such as manuals, booklets and presentations.

The InfoPrint Pro C900AFP is a full color device that can be used for both transactional and POD applications. It offers customers an easy transition to an environment that supports applications that expand the smart use of color. It replaces the traditional approach of combining monochrome output devices with offset printing to produce invoices, statements or direct mail pieces that are commingled and mailed.

This latest InfoPrint Pro C900AFP model also features the InfoPrint Job Ticket Editor, an external application integrated into Windows and Macintosh drivers.  This robust, easy-to-use JDF-based job ticketing tool enables the end user to create simple or complex fully-finished PostScript or PDF documents.  Set-up entries include the ability to add covers, insert tabs and select finishing options such as ring binder, perfect binder and booklet maker, all of which help avoid the need for offline finishing.

"To deliver highly variable color applications, with both text and graphics content, customers need a dynamic print architecture that can accommodate their evolving needs. InfoPrint's success in understanding the current marketplace is fully demonstrated in this latest InfoPrint Pro C900AFP model," said Rick Carver, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager at InfoPrint. "Adding this solution to a print environment can not only produce dynamic customer-focused mission critical documents, it can lower production costs and reduce overall waste, vital considerations in today's economy."

The InfoPrint Pro C900AFP printer meets customer requirements for high quality, full color variable data output in an easy-to-use solution that supports industry-standard AFP color management architecture. The AFP architecture is published by the AFP Consortium (www.AFPcolor.org) and is designed to deliver accurate, consistent and device-independent color rendering. InfoPrint was one of the founding members of this consortium.

Additional features include:
- A flexible, easy-to-use operator interface, consistent with other InfoPrint Solutions AFP production devices, such as the InfoPrint 5000 and the InfoPrint 4100. As a result, operators can get up to speed quickly, minimize training time and leverage their existing skills to manage workflow and the printer
- High-quality, consistent color and monochrome output up to 90 ipm1 on a 1200x1200 DPI 2-bit engine
- Minimal downtime with on-the-fly toner and paper changes
- Support for a range of media - up to 13" x 19.2", providing maximum application flexibility
- Solutions compatibility with applications developed by InfoPrint Solutions Company and third parties
- Support for ring binder, perfect binder and booklet maker options

Other models in the InfoPrint Pro C900 portfolio
This latest model in the InfoPrint Pro C900 family is available alongside the award winning InfoPrint Pro C900 and Pro C900s, ideal for in-plant, service bureaus and print-for-pay customers with monthly volumes of 50,000 to 240,000 pages, requiring high quality color. This flexible, high production and high-speed machine has a variety of finishing and software options for complex job management. It complements InfoPrint's production machines, such as the full color drop-on-demand InfoPrint 5000, for lower volume full color proofing needs. In addition to its broad color offerings, InfoPrint has an extensive cutsheet monochrome portfolio.

The InfoPrint Pro C900AFP model is ideal for users transitioning from monochrome to color, or looking to introduce TransPromo, the combination of personalized data and information on transactional documents such as statements and invoices. It is aimed at users in data centers, service bureaus and direct mailers, especially those customers currently using AFP.




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