FSSI’s print-mail outsourcing clients across a broad range of verticals have begun converting from black-on-preprinted forms to printing in full-digital color. This has led to an industry-wide trend toward color document personalization and enhancement.
The reason is that full-digital color, makes transactional and variable-data documents infinitely more relevant and visually engaging. Especially when combined with FSSI’s messageStreamOne™. It also increases the value and profit potential of every page by increasing cross-sell, upsell and educational opportunities.
FSSI Streamlines Your Color Conversion
To support the industry’s rapid shift toward digital color, FSSI has installed Canon’s revolutionary Océ ColorStream® 3900 digital color printing system. The printer combines advanced inkjet technology and full digital color. They work together to enhance the appeal, engagement and business value of transactional and promotional documents. It’s also the color engine behind FSSI’s MarketAdvantage Personalization Suite.
Speeds, Feeds, Benefits and Other Things to Know
Whether you’re a current print-mail client considering the transition to digital color, or a future client evaluating technologies of potential outsourcing partners. There are six things to know about why FSSI uses the Océ ColorStream® 3900 digital color printing system:
#1: Precise Registration, Consistent Color Quality
The Océ ColorStream® 3900 features inkjet DigiDot technology that produces consistently crisp, pixel-precise registration, with a perceived output of up to 1200 dpi. Though an extensive color gamut is standard for most print jobs, specialty inks for MICR, custom colors, security printing (for checks and official documents) are also available to support specialized output needs. Read more on the Importance of Color Management to Brand Recognition.
#2: High-Speed, High-Volume Performance
The Océ ColorStream® 3900 is a continuous feed digital press that prints up to 417 feet of rolled paper-stock per minute, with a maximum print width of 20.5 inches. The fast, high-volume engine delivers up to 56 million full-color impressions per month – or nearly 2000 letter-length impressions per minute.
#3 Instant QC Analysis at Full Production Speeds
The printer’s WebVision™ print inspection system consists of high-resolution cameras that detect quality problems inline, in real-time. The entire page is analyzed to identify alignment and uniformity issues. Problems such as smears, streaks, gaps, voids, and other output defects.
#4: More Control, Less Waste
Printer operators have full control over print speeds and stock usage. If needed, operators can instantly intervene via the Operator Management Interface. The no-waste-pause-print function enhances production control, while at the same time offering built-in intelligent processing that automatically prints on speed ramp-ups and slows down RIP speeds for large jobs. Together this automation enables operators to precisely manage workflows, print efficiencies, and paper usage.
#5: Flexible Inline Printing and Finishing
The printer’s advanced, continuous feed, inline printing and finishing capabilities help make it the most flexible and economical full-color system in the print and mail industry. Vertical or horizontal perforations, for example, can be done dynamically, changing positions with each page, if required. This eliminates the need for pre- or post-production processing, and dependence on costly, preprinted stock. Benefits to FSSI’s clients include:
- Reduced Stock Costs and Management Fees: There is no need for pre-print stock because document data and design are printed simultaneously. Changes to document design such as logos, addresses, and colors are very flexible. You can benefit from an increase in cash flow and a reduction in costs associated with waste (outdated or damaged stock) and warehouse storage fees.
- Cost-Effective Onsert Printing and Personalization: With the Océ ColorStream® 3900, inserts can be printed as personalized onserts. This lowers postage costs and increases the likelihood that pieces will be seen and read. Stopping them from falling out or being discarded.
- Expanded Marketing Capabilities: On transactional and promotional documents, relevant, personalized messages and graphics can be dynamically selected and driven by customer data. Dynamic newsletters can be simultaneously printed inline, increasing production efficiency. Additionally, eliminating pre-print and insertion costs, stock-storage fees and paper waste.
- Check-Printing Flexibility: Support for MICR ink means that checks can be printed inline with other documents, such as statements or letters. Unlike pre-printed check stock, documents with checks printed inline can feature targeted messaging and full-color images and graphics. This turns an ordinary payment instrument into a personalized communication medium.
#6: Environmentally Responsible Design
The Océ ColorStream® 3900 is manufactured with 100% recyclable, non-lead components. The Oce’ 3900 is designed to optimize the consumption of paper and ink. It includes built-in features, such as dynamic perforation, inline printing, and MICR/security ink. Eliminate the need to buy and store specialty stock and reduce waste due to spoilage or design changes.
Free Color Conversion Consultation
Among companies who outsource their print and mail, the shift to digital color is in full swing. The time to learn more about the benefits, savings, and ROI is now. Check out our blog post, Increase the Effectiveness of Customer Documents Using Color.
Contact a digital color specialist today for a no-obligation Color Conversion Consultation.