Strategic acquisition provides boutique book printer with enhanced capabilities.
Oce, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced that boutique book printer G&H Soho, Inc. has installed an Oce VarioPrint® 6000 Ultra Line digital perfecting system.
Boasting a legacy that dates back to 1946, G&H Soho prides itself on continually meeting the changing needs of the publishing community. The Elmwood Park, NJ-based company has been at the forefront of the constantly evolving publishing business for more than half a century, evolving from an editorial and art studio into a fully integrated production shop capable of handling the most challenging jobs - from editorial, design, and production to complete book manufacturing.
An early adopter of digital printing technologies, G&H Soho prints a wide array of publications, including high-end limited edition books, professional books, periodicals, music scores, art books, college texts, catalogues, manuals, periodicals, and self-published books. What sets G&H Soho apart from the competition is its willingness to produce a completely customized project - from the dimensions of the book itself to the paper it is printed on, to the size of the run. "Other companies try to fit you into their model," said Jim Harris, CEO. "Our motto is 'any page size, any trim size, any page count that our client wants is fine with us. We are in business to meet or exceed our clients expectations, not to confine their publishing experience."
Ultra Quality at Ultra-Fast Speeds
Book printers like G&H Soho are choosing the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line because of its outstanding print quality and lightning-fast performance, according to Francis McMahon, Vice President, Marketing, Production Printing Systems division of Oce North America. "One of the best things about the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line is its ability to blaze through even the most demanding print job without any loss in quality," said McMahon.
Moving to the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line has not only given G&H Soho the flexibility to meet clients' varied needs, it has also enabled the company to meet exceedingly tight deadlines, often delivering a job the very same day it was received. "The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line gives me and my sales team much more confidence that we can meet schedule commitments to our clients," said Harris. "It gives us a tremendous amount of comfort."
Just three months after installing the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line, G&H Soho has already put "millions of impressions" on the system and is preparing for millions more, as it braces for a major expansion. "The Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line helps us to meet our objectives and find new markets by allowing us to print on a wide range of text stock so that we can deliver the variety of trim sizes and page counts that our clients ask for and our competitors can't handle. The ability to print on very lightweight stock allows us to print and bind books of a thousand pages or more. We couldn't do that with our prior printers."
Thanks to the Oce VarioPrint 6000 Ultra Line, Harris is confident his company is ready to handle whatever challenges the ever-changing printing business sends his way. "It's a wonderful machine," said Harris. "It prints great line art, backs up perfectly and we don't get the kind of deletions or the jams that we used to get on our previous machine. It just runs and runs. It's great."
Oce Sales and Support Staff: Exceeding Expectations
Oce's promise to its customers begins with the quality of its products, but it doesn't end there. Recognizing the value of service and support, Oce's sales and support staff goes the extra mile, ensuring that the chosen system not only meets, but exceeds the customer's expectations.
"Most other vendors treat you great at the beginning of the sale, but that's it. You're done," said Harris. "That hasn't happened with Oce. They really followed through during the ramp-up period. It's to Oce's credit that everything they said they would do, they have done and the machine has outperformed our expectations."