DIGITAL BOOK PRINTING

Inkjet opens up a world of colour

Two male Digiforce employees at the book printing office

Business is booming for Digital Book Printing

Netherlands-based company Digiforce specialises in Digital Book Printing for academic and educational publishers across Europe. Every year, its automated workflow produces 500,000-600,000 short-run and single-copy books for customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Woman and man in front of large inkjet production printers, examining book pages to be printed

Combining black-and-white with colour

Printing colour and monochrome pages on separate machines makes it expensive to publish books with mixed pages. It also means there’s a higher chance of inconsistencies in the print quality.

Digiforce needed a reliable solution that could print black-and-white and colour pages on one device. And that device had to be reliable 24/7.

Back of a man wearing a jumper with the Digiforce name and logo using an inkjet printing press

Investment in inkjet printing technology

Having worked with Canon for many years, Digiforce knew the level of quality and reliability to expect. So, when Managing Partner Frank van Boxtel heard about Canon’s new sheet-fed inkjet printing technology in the Océ VarioPrint i300, he instantly recognised it as a powerful print solution.

By producing books with black-and-white and colour pages on one inkjet printing press, Digiforce will be able to evolve its business proposition and provide its customers with more colourful print opportunities.

Stack of printed paperback books produced by Digiforce with inkjet printer ink

…THE QUALITY IS CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THE BOOK AND THE COST EFFECTIVENESS MEANS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER MORE TO CUSTOMERS.

Frank van Boxtel,
Managing Partner at Digiforce

Improved efficiency creates new opportunities

Canon’s Océ VarioPrint i300 printer has revolutionised Digiforce’s single-book printing. Mixed output gives a huge boost to efficiency, while 24/7 reliability creates much higher uptime. With this increased productivity and consistency, Digiforce printed 16million book pages in just seven weeks.

The combination of high-quality prints with reduced operator costs and time has given Digiforce the capability to expand into new revenue streams. The company was able to launch a new 4-hour book-printing service, as the speed of the Océ VarioPrint i300 printer means customers are able to order in the morning and receive their book on the same day.

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