Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards. Each vendor profiled offers innovative products and services that provoked DPS readers to request more information throughout the past year. Winners are determined by reader response to editorial and advertisements—both in print and online—throughout 2010. DPSmagdirect.com, our inquiry tracking system, captures requests for product information showcased in print and on the Web throughout the year. We use this data to generate the Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards.
DPS understands the importance of media integration; therefore we’ve made it easier to find more information on important industry players, trends, and solutions through multiple channels. In our print issues, INFO#s are assigned to companies mentioned in articles, news, advertisements, and charts. With these numbers, visit www.DPSmagdirect.com and search through companies and topics covered in the latest print issue as well as archived print and Web content. Integration is even easier with our digital editions, which link directly through to DPSmagdirect.com. This user-friendly Web portal offers a shopping-cart-like experience—the product is knowledge and the price is free.
We asked winners to provide a company description and up to three top selling or recently introduced products and services. This enables readers to pinpoint key trends and request relevant information.
Avanti Computer Systems Ltd.
Avanti provides a print management information system and Web-to-print (W2P) solutions that help print shops automate all facets of operation. In business for over 25 years and with more than 400 installations, Avanti’s solutions are the most open in the industry, JDF certified, fully integrated, and extend from W2P to production and billing. Featured Products: Avanti CRM, Avanti eAccess, Avanti eDashboard - INFO#200
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc., is a top patent holder of technology, ranked fourth overall in the U.S. in 2009, with global revenues of U.S. $35 billion and is listed as number six in the computer industry in Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies of 2010. Featured Products: Canon imagePRESS C7010VP Digital Press, Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9075 PRO, Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 Graphic Arts Printer - INFO# 201
Count Machinery Company
Count Machinery manufactures, sells, and distributes digital finishing equipment including UV coaters; high-speed inkjet numbering systems; perforating, scoring, and slitting equipment; and crash numbering solutions. Count also offers high-volume feeding solutions for many other manufacturers’ finishing equipment. Featured Products: CountCoat UV Coater, AccuCreaser Air, EZ Creaser - INFO# 202
Datatech SmartSoft Inc.
Datatech SmartSoft is a leading provider of address quality and mailing software. The company recently expanded into print software with the acquisition of PressWise, an end-to-end Web-to-print and workflow automation system. PressWise combines Web storefront, print management information system, print, workflow, and mail preparation software in an affordable Software as a Service or self-hosted solution. Featured Products: PressWise, SmartAddresser 5, AccuMail frameworks - INFO# 203
Duplo USA Corporation
A leader in digital color finishing solutions, Duplo is the only manufacturer dedicated to the production of a complete line of on demand solutions. The company is at the forefront of providing innovative slitter/cutter/creasers, sheet feeders, full-bleed bookletmakers, perfect binders, folders, and UV coaters for the marketplace. Featured Products: DC-745 High Production Digital Color Finisher, DC-645 Integrated Folding System, DFS-3500 Full-Bleed Bookletmaking System - INFO# 204
Headquartered in Silicon Valley’s Foster City, CA, with offices worldwide, EFI is a leader in digital print. Offering value-added combinations of hardware, software, and consumables, the company drives the print industry’s transformation from analog to digital color with solutions that deliver increased performance, cost savings, and productivity. Featured Products: EFI Pace, EFI Digital StoreFront, Fiery System 9 R2 - INFO# 205
Epson America, Inc.
Epson America, Inc. offers an extensive array of image capture and image output products for the consumer, photographic, business, and graphic arts markets. Visit Epson online at www.proimaging.epson.com. Featured Products: Epson Stylus Pro 7900CTP, Epson Stylus Pro WT7900, Epson Stylus Pro 4900 - INFO# 206
Fujifilm North America Corp., Graphic Systems Division
Fujifilm delivers solutions for workflow, process control, remote monitoring, color standardization, pressroom products, CTP, proofing, digital printing, wide format, and more. Fujifilm also manufactures and distributes Sericol inks and is a leader in the development of UV inks for screen printing, narrow web, and large format inkjet printing. Featured Products: Fujifilm Digital Inkjet J Press 720, Inca Onset S20 with Automation, Taskero Universe ColorPath Sync - Color Alignment and Verification Software - INFO# 207
GMC Software Technology
Since its founding in Switzerland in 1986, GMC Software has become a multiple provider of Customer Communication Management (CCM) solutions. The business has grown organically, built and funded by the company’s success with continued expansion. GMC Software now has offices around the world, serving customers in 45 countries. Featured Products: CCM Design, CCM Automation, CCM Compliance - INFO# 208
Hewlett-Packard (HP) creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, business, government, and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services, and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. Featured Products: HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press, HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press, HP Designjet L25500 Printer - INFO# 209
InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company, is a leading provider of digital output solutions for high-volume, complex printing operations. The company’s solutions are part of Ricoh Production Printing Business Group’s expansive product portfolio. InfoPrint is built on IBM’s 50-plus years in production print and Ricoh’s office solutions global leadership. Featured Products: InfoPrint 5000, InfoPrint Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition, InfoPrint Precision Marketing and Workflow Solutions - INFO# 210
As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. In the graphic communications market, Kodak offers the broadest portfolio of integrated solutions to help customers grow their business. Featured Products: Kodak Prosper Press Platform, KODAK Trillian SP Thermal Plate, and Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic System - INFO# 211
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Konica Minolta is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta has been named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers, as well as received the Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc. The company’s Business Development Services program is specifically designed to help print professionals drive revenue growth and make it possible to take their business to the next level. For more information, visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com. Featured Products: bizhub PRESS C8000, bizhub PRO C65hc, bizhub PRO 1200 - INFO# 212
L2 is the provider of Fuse, an on demand, Web-based Software as a Service platform designed to create multi-channel, cross-media marketing campaigns through direct mail, email, and the Web. Founded in 2001, L2 is best known for its rapid rollout of highly complex, high visibility marketing applications that drive difference in the marketplace. Featured Products: Fuse, MyBluePie, Mad Marketing Application - INFO# 213
Melissa Data provides address management and list hygiene solutions. Choose from MAILERS+4—easy desktop mail preparation and presorting software, or Address and Presort Objects to integrate address verification and presorting into applications. Real-time, 48-month NCOALink processing is available. Order and download mailing lists online in minutes. Featured Products: MAILERS+4, NCOALinkProcessing, MatchUp - INFO# 214
Muller Martini Corp.
Muller Martini is a producer of print finishing solutions for commercial and book printers, trade binderies, and newspapers as well as short run and digital book manufacturers. Featured Products: SigmaLine, Diamant MC, Primera E140 - INFO# 215
Nordson adhesive dispensing and verification systems provide spine and side gluing solutions for EVA and PUR adhesive bookbinding. A range of Nordson products provide flexibility for paper stock and bonding requirements. Featured Products: EP48 PUR spine gluing application head, PURBlue 4 PUR adhesive slug melter, EP11 side gluing system - INFO# 216
Océ North America
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high-speed digital production printers, and wide format printing systems for technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Featured Products: Océ JetStream inkjet family, Océ CS 10000 system, Océ Arizona 550 GT UV-curable flatbed - INFO# 217
Online Print Solutions
Online Print Solutions is a leader in Web-to-print and cross-media solutions that incorporate retail storefronts, dynamic publishing, variable data, and personalized URLs into a robust, modular Web application. The company helps transform businesses into competitive online portals for client interaction. Featured Products: OrderDesk, GroupCanvas, VWeb - INFO# 218
Celebrating its 90th year of innovation, Pitney Bowes creates, sells, and services hardware, software, and solutions that help its customers integrate physical and digital communications channels. Founded in 1920, Pitney Bowes achieved 2009 revenues of $5.6 billion and 33,000 employees. Featured Products: Connect+ 3000 Pro System, Pitney Bowes IntelliJet Printing System, Pitney Bowes Healthcare Customer Communications Management - INFO# 219
Protect-all, Inc. is a manufacturer of standard and premium clarity laminating films as well as specialty and custom lamination products. Digital films include wide format, low-melt adhesives with added UV protection; and SureGrip, designed for superior adhesion to digital prints where fuser oils and other toner additives might cause problems. Featured Product: SureGrip - INFO# 220
RB Sun Enterprises
RB Sun Enterprises manufactures business card slitters and the popular HS-100-Handi-Scor. The solutions feature gutter cut for full bleed cards, both automatic and manual, along with regular cut ten- and 12-up formats. Skilled craftsmen build all machines in the U.S. Products are built to last with two-inch high carbon steel self-sharpening blades driven by chains and gears, not belts. Watch them run at www.businesscardslitters.com. Featured Products: HS-100-Handi-Scor, HS-2000-MGC Gutter Cut, HS-3000-GC Gutter-Cut - INFO# 221
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics. Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of document solutions, has fully integrated hardware and software products to help businesses share information efficiently and effectively. Featured Product: RICOH Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition - INFO# 222
RISO, Inc. is a leading supplier of production printers, supplies, and accessories. RISO’s high-speed color printers provide fast, affordable full-color digital printing for everyday communications. RISO’s digital duplicators include one- and two-color systems that reliably produce millions of copies, are environmentally friendly, and easy and inexpensive to use. Featured Products: ComColor 9050, ComColor 9050 with MICR-Mate, MZ1090 - INFO# 223
Rollem is a leading manufacturer of slitting, trimming, scoring, and perforating equipment for digital finishing solutions. Slit multiple-up products such as greeting cards and photo cards with the 2D Automatic Finisher. Eliminate the need for guillotine cutters and excess manpower by converting press sheets to finished products in one step. Rollem is an industry expert in the areas of inline finishing of all types of digital output. Be more productive, more automated, and more profitable. Featured Products: 2D Automatic Finisher, 990 Rollaway Champion DF, Jetstream - INFO# 224
Satori Software Inc.
Satori Software contact data quality solutions deliver enterprise-wide address quality and the opportunity for substantial postage discounts. MailRoom ToolKit solutions integrate with existing systems to provide point-of-entry address validation, address cleansing, move update processing, and postal presorting. The leading desktop application, Bulk Mailer, provides an easy-to-use interface for accurate discount mailing preparation. Featured Products: Mail Room ToolKit Architect, Bulk Mailer Business, Satori matchIT - INFO# 225
Screen (USA), a leader in digital imaging and print on demand technology, helps printers and graphic communications professionals achieve high quality and production efficiency. Advanced prepress, printing systems, and workflow applications benefit commercial printers, publishers, packaging specialists, trade shops, and in-plants in Canada, Latin America, and the U.S. With direct sales managers and dealer networks in principal geographic regions, Screen (USA) provides ongoing service and support and can respond quickly with onsite assistance when necessary. Featured Products: Truepress Jet2500UV, Truepress Jet520, Truepress Jet1600UV-F - INFO# 226
Standard Finishing Systems
Standard distributes a broad line of print finishing products including Standard Horizon perfect binders, trimmers, folders, saddlestitchers, and bookletmakers; and Standard Hunkeler unwinders, rewinders, cutters, and stackers. Standard applies its knowledge of the conventional offset print finishing industry to engineer effective solutions for digital print on demand. Featured Products: Standard Horizon BQ-470 + HT-80 Book Binding Line, Standard Horizon HOF-20 + StitchLiner 5500 Saddlestitching Line, Standard Hunkeler UW6 Unwinder + CS6 Cutter + Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital Saddlestitching Line - INFO# 227
Xerox Corporation is a $22 billion leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best—their real business. Featured Products: Xerox iGen4 Digital Press, Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses, Xerox Color 550/560 Printer - INFO# 228
XMPie, a Xerox Company
XMPie is the leading provider of software for variable data publishing, personalized cross-media communications, and Web-to-print. XMPie provides users with the strategic advantage of using one solution to create, deploy, track, and measure highly effective, one-to-one marketing campaigns across all channels—print, e-mail, Web, and mobile—leveraging customer information to achieve dramatic ROI. Featured Products: XMPie uDirect, XMPie Hosted e-Media Express Edition, XMPie PersonalEffect - INFO# 229
DPSmagdirect.com:Your Information Source
In 2010, the debut year of DPS magazine’s inquiry tracking systems, you—the reader—have determined what is important. We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to tracking new solutions and objectives in 2011.
These Top 30 companies illustrate upcoming trends and popular products. However, they only represent part of the overall picture. We encourage you to visit www.DPSmagdirect.com/issue-7-121 and search for companies and products covered throughout the year