Outstanding mono print production

The Customer: Snap Sydney, Clarence Street

"All the efficiencies we've now gained – time savings, print quality, integrated scan-to-print workflow and ease of management – are being passed on directly to our clients. And those are efficiencies that any operator in the on-demand print business must deliver." – Owner of Snap Sydney, Clarence Street, Nisan Krimhand

For over a hundred years Snap (previously Snap Printing) has been delivering print services to Australian businesses, maintaining a leadership position in what has become one of Australia’s more competitive industries – on-demand print production.

In Sydney’s central business district, Snap Sydney, Clarence Street, epitomises that success, providing a broad range of print and marketing support services to a growing number of some of the city’s most high profile businesses.

The Challenge

Over the past several years, Snap Sydney, Clarence Street, has evolved to the point where its services encompass design, branding, direct mail, copywriting and, of course, its core business of printing. In monochrome print alone, the company’s production output is approximately 70,000 A4 pages per month.

In early 2010 Snap went out to the high volume print market to source a product intended initially as a back-up for its existing black & white print technology. That initial intent was soon to be turned around.

The Solution

The Benefit

Ricoh Pro 1107EX

  • Improved productivity with a monthly duty cycle of 1.5 million impressions
  • Fast, responsive service
  • Inline scanning, printing and finishing offering a labour savings of eight hours a week

 

The Answer: A complete Ricoh monochrome solution

For the owner and managing director of Snap Sydney, Clarence Street, Nisan Krimhand, success in the on-demand print market requires an open mind to the consideration of new products. So, even though his company had typically been a single vendor site, a demonstration of the Ricoh Pro 1107EX at the Ricoh Printing Innovation Centre was enough to change the mix.

With the Pro 1107EX installed, it was only a matter of weeks before any thoughts of utilising it as a backup printer disappeared, and as the company's mono print production workhorse, it is generating around half a million prints every month.

Underpinning the sudden change in the Pro 1107EX's role is the unit's consistent performance reliability across all of its key operational uses – printing, scanning, stapling and hole drilling. All of which contribute to significant savings in time and cost, not least of those is a saving of approximately eight hours a week in finishing alone.

Another benefit has been Snap's ability to achieve a single workflow for jobs generated from hardcopy files, thanks to the Ricoh Pro 1107EX's inbuilt scan-to-print functionality.

"The quality of the Pro 1107EX's scan-to-print eliminates one of the industry's biggest problems when it comes to printing from originals," says Production Manager Anthony Col. "And that's ensuring the copies are exactly the same as the originals. The scanned prints we get from the Pro 1107EX are virtually indistinguishable from the original, which is precisely what our clients expect."

In summing up the impact the Ricoh Pro 1107EX has had on his business, Nisan states: "All the efficiencies we've now gained – time savings, print quality, integrated scan-to-print workflow and ease of management – are being passed on directly to our clients. And those are efficiencies that any operator in the on-demand print business must deliver."

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