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State of Colorado embraces inkjet’s higher throughput, color capabilities with Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000; adds RSA WebCRD

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Both organizations welcome the industry’s largest In-Plant Print & Mail Event to Colorado as the State is awarded “Mail Center of the Year” recognition 

MALVERN, PA – Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that The State of Colorado’s Department of Personnel and Administration, Integrated Document Solutions (IDS) has taken the latest in a series of innovative steps to grow cost-efficiencies and decrease turn-around time by installing Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000. The continuous feed inkjet platform will handle increased workload and produce millions of documents for State Agencies every month.  Added to this, IDS is furthering its commitment to eliminating inefficient and outdated practices by embracing cutting-edge technologies and processes. As such, IDS most recently purchased Rochester Software Associates’ WebCRDTM from Ricoh to empower their customers to more easily submit orders and create customized materials.

Both Ricoh and IDS will be on hand at the largest in-plant event of the year: The Annual In-Plant Print & Mail Association (IPMA) 2016 Conference: Reaching New Heights, which will welcome more than 150 print and mail industry leaders in Colorado. 

IDS, the third largest state government in-plant, behind California and Oregon, with 69 employees and a $16.5 million annual operating budget, will be honored as “Mail Center of the Year” at this year’s event, held for the first time ever in Colorado. Mike Lincoln, Colorado State Printer, will accept the award. 

Lincoln is known by many in his field for leading the way for government printers to establish innovative ways to save tax payer dollars and deliver high quality solutions to his customers. IDS provides services to government entities across Colorado, including Colorado Benefits Management System, State Departments, and State Agencies, such as Wildlife, Parks & Recreations, Revenue, and Labor. 

Colorado is one of many states to recently author a state mandate for its departments to only work with eco-friendly vendors. Lincoln said, “In our experience, the InfoPrint 5000 uses low water content inks, which require less energy to dry, making it an excellent fit for our needs and the State’s strict environmental requirements.”

“We decided three years ago that inkjet technology was the approach we wanted to take as we embarked on our journey to implement color,” said Lincoln. “The State needed a solution for doing more in less time, to produce color and monochrome at a high quality and keep power consumption low. We didn’t just need a printer; we needed on-site training, attention to detail, and solutions implementation assistance in order to quickly make use of our improved capabilities. Ricoh delivered.” 

“Governmental service bureaus have a lot of mandates: increase productivity, add new capabilities, cut costs, go green. It can be overwhelming,” said Andre Brazeau, Ricoh’s Vice President of Production Print Solutions. “At Ricoh, we’ve had the good fortune to help customers manage, meet, and exceed these types of demands, so when we saw how Colorado IDS’s needs were changing, we knew exactly how we could help them. The efficiencies they’ve seen are impressive, and we know they will continue to capitalize on the partnership and grow their volume.”

 

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