The second component was more complicated, and where Canon Business Solutions clearly excelled. The two companies worked in partnership to achieve a unique solution for combining offset and digital work, streamlining the printer’s process to create an “input once, output to many” environment. David Fries, Major Account Executive at Canon Business Solutions, coordinated the necessary resources in order to do a full assessment and work toward the development of the solution that would integrate the existing Apogee system to create a seamless workflow to the imagePRESS. This is critical to Telepathic Graphics’ business, to support their motto of “on time, every time”. “This is a quantum leap solution for digital printing,” said Mr. Boyle.
The efficiency of the new machines and workflow became evident immediately. Mr. Boyle offered these details of one job as an example: a mailer of 17,000 pieces, 9”x16”, with complex finishing requirements, which would typically be run offset, taking three to four days. Utilizing the Canon imagePRESS 7010VP digital presses, they were able to finish the job in just 16 hours. Mr. Boyle said, “We’re just getting started on what the possibilities are for even more improvements to our system.”
This successful partnership between the two companies began with an in-depth analysis of Telepathic Graphics’ workflow. It then progressed to a live demonstration of the new solution at Canon Business Solutions’ headquarters, so that the team from Telepathic Graphics could see their exact workflow with Apogee in action. And the relationship didn’t end with the installation - as part of the next steps, Canon Business Solutions is going to engage one of their G7 certified color experts to visit Telepathic Graphics to offer advice and suggestions for optimizing files.
Through all of these efforts, Telepathic Graphics is leading the way for their industry - moving toward a digital-on-demand methodology. They anticipate a profitability increase of between 25% and 30% as a result of the advancements they’ve made so far with the help of Canon Business Solutions. They have successfully expanded their capabilities, but kept overhead expenses level - the new machines were situated within the plant space available (without increasing the square footage), and due to the ease of use, the same staff they had in place could easily manage the increased production. Telepathic Graphics is continuing to build on its reputation as a single source for marketing design, printing, binding and mailing services, with the help and support of Canon Business Solutions.