InfoPrint Solutions has announced the latest addition to its high-speed digital colour cutsheet portfolio for the production and mid-market sectors, the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP. This is the Ricoh Pro C900 with the AFP front end controller. Ricoh and IBM are both 50 per cent owners of InfoPrint.The company says this latest Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) version of InfoPrint’s Pro C900 is aimed at print service providers transitioning from monochrome to colour, or looking to introduce transpromo, (the combination of personalised data and information on transactional documents such as statements and invoices). It is aimed at users in data centres, service bureaus and direct mailer houses, and those customers currently using AFP.
The InfoPrint Pro C900 and its InfoPrint-developed AFP print controller leverage the AFP architecture to print transactional documents with the company says the reliability, integrity and productivity that customers expect. AFP allows the presentation of pages containing a robust mixture of different data types. Customers currently using applications developed using FS45 colour support as well as those implementing new applications that leverage the Colour Management Object Content Architecture (CMOCA) can use the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP to print their output.
Additionally, by using the InfoPrint 5000 emulation profile, high volume customers using this continuous form colour printer can use the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP for short runs, application development and reprints. High capacity input and output options and the ability to load toner on the fly enable long, unattended print runs.
“We are committed to driving our technology innovations across all our product lines, enabling existing customers to benefit from more than 50 years at the forefront of the business,” said Rick Carver, WW Product Manager, Production Cutsheet Solutions at InfoPrint. “As one of the founding members of the AFP Consortium we were heavily involved in the development of the AFP CMOCA architecture, and in doing so, driving accurate and consistent colour in variable data printing. Now we can pass on the benefits of these production-level innovations to a new market segment or to existing high volume customers looking to expand capabilities at the mid range.”
AFP is a document format originally designed to support form printing on laser printers. According to InfoPrint Solutions both large and mid-market customers can reap the benefits of AFP architecture, and it says it is particularly important in driving new industry initiatives like TransPromo and in the creation of invoices, personalised collateral and direct mail.