Short-run book manufacturer installs the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP to great success
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2016 - Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that its longtime customer, Jaffe Book Solutions (JBS), has installed the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP to support its commitment of providing creative solutions that bring learning and imagination to the world. Since installation, the short-run, on-demand book manufacturer has taken its productivity to new heights while printing more than it ever has before in its distinguished history.
Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Jaffe Book Solutions provides services that include short-run options of 25 books, website-based file transfers and uploading, complimentary prepress and drop shipments, and much more for its customers around the nation. Whether a client needs a paperback book in hardcover, copies of a book that is out-of-print or a small quantity of inventory to supply an order, JBS is an all-encompassing book manufacturing service that's parent company GL group has now received a spot on Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing American companies four years in a row.
Fundamental to JBS’ message is its commitment to enriching the lives of kids of all ages through the books it helps produce. Over the last five years of its meteoric rise, the book manufacturer’s K-12 book volumes have grown by leaps and bounds with more publishers around the country turning to JBS for their book production needs. With the rapid increase in volume came the need for JBS to reevaluate its technology and fleet of digital printers. Operating exclusively with Canon equipment, JBS turned once again to its trusted collaborator, Canon Solutions America, to determine the best option for its elevated workload. After taking a close look at the advancements in digital print technology, JBS opted for the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP, and has since taken its production to an entirely new level.
“Since we installed the new Canon imagePRESS, we are now doing between 1,600-2,000 book blocks a day,” said Nick Ranciglio, sales manager, Jaffe Book Solutions. “Our production levels continue to go up and downtime has been drastically reduced. From the sales and service team to the marketing groups at Canon Solutions America, we have a business partner that fully understands our goal and helps us get there with cutting-edge technology.”
Entering the digital print space nearly two years ago, JBS has used Canon technology to fulfill its various orders of both hardcover and paperback books, along with printing all covers and book blocks. Advancing JBS even further is the ability of the new imagePRESS to offer double sheet prevention on the paper pods while eliminating the need to stop for paper jams. Additionally, as Ranciglio noted, JBS is now “printing more than ever before with no extended print time required.”
“We’re creating millions of books each year to help educators spark creativity and imagination with their students,” added Ranciglio. “We are truly honored to be a part of the educational process for kids around the country, and we couldn’t do it without Canon Solutions America. The new imagePRESS will only expand our footprint and presence in both classrooms and publishing houses.”
The unsung hero in all of this continues to be the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP. The versatile inline finishing portfolio for white-paper-in, finished-product-out workflow helps Canon Solutions America customers of all sizes boost productivity while drastically reducing print-related costs. Also boasting the ability to deliver high quality offset-like output on textured media and supporting specialty media including vellum and film, separates the digital color press as a state-of-the-art production printer.
“We feel there is nothing more satisfying than working with customers like Jaffe Book Solutions who use our equipment to help put books in students’ hands around the country,” said Tracie Sokol, vice president, Marketing, Enterprise Services and Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “We view the education market as important and are always happy to work with and support our customers who help push the industry forward.”
To learn more about Jaffe Book Solutions commitment to enriching the educational experience, visit their website at http://www.jaffebooks.com/.
About Jaffe Book Solutions
Jaffe Book Solutions is a division of GL group, Inc. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO with more than 200 full-time employees, GL group Inc. is a privately owned corporation dedicated to finding creative solutions that bring learning and imagination to the world. Their purpose is to enrich the lives of kids of all ages, and they’re passionate about its customers, its employees and the products and services it offers. Since their founding in 1974, Jaffe Book Solutions’ core values – including doing the right thing, fostering a family-friendly culture, and exceeding expectations – have guided its path. The company must be doing something right: GL group Inc. was named one of the Best Workplaces by STL Today for 2012 and 2013 and received a spot on Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing American Companies four years in a row!
About Canon Solutions America, Inc.
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.
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