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Canon Solutions America Expands Imposition and Finishing Portfolio with Ultimate TechnoGraphics Software

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MELVILLE, NY & ROCHESTER, NY – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announces a new alliance with Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc, a leading provider of imposition and finishing software solutions designed to optimize and improve workflow efficiency. 

Canon Solutions America and Ultimate TechnoGraphics are cooperating to offer a complete workflow solution to provide customers with innovative and productivity enhancing solutions for commercial print production. By tying in Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ optimized imposition and finishing automation to prepress workflow, Canon Solutions America customers will find it easier to deliver more work in less time. Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Impostrip®, flexible imposition intelligence, combined with Ultimate Bindery® JDF automated finishing hub, offer the imposition and finishing automation requirements needed to empower a complete workflow for all types of commercial print and book productions. The benefits of the combined solution and proven integration process help empower greater print workflow efficiency and flexibility for a range of Canon Digital Presses.

Impostrip®: Flexible imposition intelligence

Imposition automation at Ultimate means “lights out,” hands free automation for digital print environments, web-to-print businesses, on demand book production and more. With the increasing demand for shorter runs and quicker turnaround times, Impostrip® deliver speed, power and productivity.

Ultimate Bindery®: JDF finishing automation hub

Finishing automation helps enhance the productivity of short runs and print personalization with quick turnaround times. Since we see significant increases in the number of set-ups and changeovers in finishing which in return multiplies the risks for errors and waste of costly material, Ultimate Bindery responds to this problem by helping to reduce make-ready, increase workflow flexibility, and save on errors and waste.

Ultimate Bindery® is a finishing automation hub which validates jobs and delivers finishing job tickets to automate make-ready on finishing equipment. It operates as an agent between the prepress and post-press equipment in order to eliminate manual setups.

Seamless Integration with Canon’s Océ PRISMAproduction

Impostrip® and Ultimate Bindery® now integrate seamlessly with Canon’s Océ PRISMAproduction, connecting job submission to pre-press, printing and finishing processes. 

Canon Solutions America’s valued relationship with Ultimate TechnoGraphics enables customers to purchase their solutions from Canon Solutions America, Production Print Systems division with the support of Ultimate automation experts. 

“Ultimate TechnoGraphics offers a set of high performance imposition and finishing tools with the most interesting advancements in commercial printing, says Julie Watson, Executive VP of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. From extended barcode configuration to intelligent and conditional marking for finishing and tracking as well as job management for load balancing, our tools are geared up to meet market requirements for managing a flexible print production including managing peak times, tight SLAs and feeding the press in short laps of time.”

According to Ed Jansen, Vice President Professional Services, Canon Solutions America, Production Print Solutions, "We are pleased to work with Ultimate TechnoGraphics to deliver these complete workflow solutions to our commercial printing customers. Through the seamless integration of Impostrip® and Ultimate Bindery® with Océ PRISMAproduction we can offer our customers better efficiency and flexibility on their Canon digital devices." 

Current Canon Solutions America customers can see Ultimate Impostrip Software products at the thINK Conference October 10-12 at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort.


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