Valtim transforms digital printing and marketing operations with Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Marketing service provider expands personalized multichannel offerings and reduces turnaround time by up to two weeks using Ricoh technology and services
MALVERN, PA - Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that Valtim, a multichannel marketing and fulfillment provider supporting some of the largest organizations in America, has expanded their portfolio and increased their digital printing efficiency by implementing the market-leading InfoPrint® 5000 GP continuous feed inkjet print platform. Since installing Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000, Valtim has achieved higher throughput on diverse papers, shortened their service level agreement (SLA) run time by up to two weeks and integrated real-time, personalized messaging.
Valtim has 40 customers and will produce nearly 20 million mailings and ship 175,000 pick and pack orders this year. The company provides a wide range of integrated services including creative services, product and literature fulfillment, interactive media and variable data printing – all aimed at helping clients grow and succeed in their targeted markets. Valtim selected the InfoPrint 5000 for its flexibility and ability to enable new customized applications that were not possible with their previous installation. The InfoPrint 5000 platform empowered Valtim to transition to a white paper factory, more efficiently producing variable data and personalized communications on a wider variety of media.
“Ricoh is the greatest investment the company has made. With their commitment to training and services, they’re integrated into our team, so they’re part of the Valtim family now,” said David Baldtree, Director of Operations at Valtim. “We’re always striving to understand and manage a customer’s message and deliver it in as many ways as possible through multichannel media. With the InfoPrint 5000, we now have the technology to help spread our customers’ messages even further.”
The InfoPrint 5000 GP platform, the flagship solution of Ricoh’s continuous feed portfolio which now also includes the RICOH Pro VC6000, is designed to integrate with existing environments and ease the transition to inkjet technology. It offers full-color duplex printing at speeds of up to 420 feet per minute, allowing for fully-customized messaging. Its unique imaging technology jets variable drop sizes for each pixel on the page at 2 bits per spot, and offers a suite of ink estimation tools for more efficient ink use. The InfoPrint 5000 also employs stochastic screening and is PANTONE PLUS-certified, giving users an ever-increasing range of color possibilities and more vibrant output, with a resolution of 1440 dpi. The platform also offers an Extended Media Dryer, which enables Valtim to print on coated papers using dye-pigmented inks.
In addition to the InfoPrint 5000, Ricoh also provides Valtim with integrated sales support training and service support, helping to ensure that they receive comprehensive guidance and training long after the initial installation and are able to market the benefits of their new installation to their customers effectively.
“Valtim's commitment to deliver engaging and high-quality services to their customers and end users made the InfoPrint 5000 GP a perfect tool in improving their print operations, and ultimately expanding the applications they're able to offer,” said Andre Brazeau, Vice President, Production Print Solutions, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Our relationship with Valtim was based on more than simply selling hardware. We truly valued the opportunity to work side-by-side with their team to help successfully transition to inkjet and explore and capitalize on the opportunities that the InfoPrint 5000 has opened for them.”