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Relyco Announces Partnership with Ricoh Canada

Relyco today announced a reseller partnership agreement with Ricoh Canada Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation, to provide leading substrate products to their production printing customers. Ricoh has approved both Relyco’s DigiPOP personalized digital packaging solutions and REVLAR waterproof paper for use on their production printers and will offer the product to its customers in Canada.

Relyco Partners with Ricoh Canada

Relyco Partners with Ricoh Canada

“This is an exciting partnership for Relyco as Ricoh Canada will help us extend the distribution of our products in Canada with their production printers,” said Keith Zub, director of business development for Relyco. “These Relyco substrate products will also enable Ricoh Canada to showcase the full capabilities of their printers and additional applications their customers can immediately begin printing.”

DigiPOP is an exciting and affordable new line of customizable digital packaging solutions for large format laser and digital printers. With over 120 pre-die cut product templates designed with distributors, wholesalers, commercial and in-plant printers, Fortune 1000 companies, small and mid-sized business, and retailers in mind, the DigiPOP “flat sheet” folding cartons and flexible packaging solutions meet the needs of marketers, event coordinators, promoters, and meeting and function planners to quickly deliver unique and affordable personalized presentation items.

Fully laser-compatible REVLAR combines the image quality and printability of standard paper with a durability and resilience unmatched by any other product.  REVLAR synthetic laser paper is durable and weatherproof as well as impervious to grease and chemicals, and designed to withstand high and low temperature fluctuations. Unlike other papers, REVLAR is made of synthetic materials (polyester) that enable its extreme performance in adverse conditions.

“The Relyco products are a welcome addition to our product offerings as they will show our customers that our printers are capable of much more than traditional flat-sheet applications,” said Clive Buckley, solutions manager, production and graphics products for Ricoh Canada. “We want our customers to get the most out of their investments in our printers and these substrate solutions from Relyco will help them do so.”

For more information about the Relyco partnership with Ricoh Canada and the DigiPOP and REVLAR products, visit www.relyco.com, call 1-800-777-7359 or email info@relyco.com.

Relyco February 2012 Newsletter and Trivia Contest

Relyco’s February 2012 newsletter, Printing and Payment Solutions Advisor, was just sent out and posted on our website. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, you can sign up on our Newsletter web page. Subscribers will receive the newsletter by email every month. To view the latest issue, click on our February 2012 Newsletter link.

Here are the stories that you will find in February 2012 issue:

Contact Relyco to learn how we can help you. Visit our website, call us at 1-800-777-7359, or Email us.

DigiPOP Video of the Week: Custom Table Tents

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This week’s DigiPOP of the Week is…

DigiPOP Tent Cards
(Item # CP-022)

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Great Piece for Store Product/Event Information, Service Info, Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitals,
and so much more!

See How Easy it is to Create Your Own!
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This Week’s Application

For this application, a Boston, Massachusetts’s area restaurant is using the DigiPOP 4-Sided Tent Card to promote weekly samples and its ever-changing draft beer list. Each week, the restaurant works with its local printer to print the updated DigiPOP tent cards for each of it’s 50+ tables and bar area. In the past, tent cards had to be generic and static because of their cost. With DigiPOP tent cards the specials and beer list are updated so customers can easily make their choices. Plus, they are more affordable and easier to print.

Learn More About DigiPOP
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DigiPOP substrate templates are for direct mail, presentations, corporate gifts, special events, fundraising – you name it. With 120 patented and ready-to-run package, folder and mailer designs to choose from, printers and marketers can quickly print personalized items on their existing large-format laser printers, iGen, Indigo, NexPRESS, and other digital printers.
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Call us today (800) 777-7359 or Email us!


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See some of the many DigiPOP templates that you can start printing today

DigiPOP CP-002 Golf Ball Box DigiPOP CP-007 BCard Mailer DigiPOP CP-114 Megaphone DigiPOP CP-102 Car Promo DigiPOP CP-010 USB Mailer DigiPOP CP-095 Pencil Box
CP-002 Golf Ball Box CP-007 BCard Mailer CP-010 USB Mailer CP-095 Pencil Box CP-102 Car Promo CP-114 Megaphone

How to survive and thrive in a digital world

When we find articles of interest, we like to pass them on to you. This one “How to survive and thrive in a digital world” from ProPrint Magazine discusses the transition to digital print technologies and 10 business tips printers can use to

Relyco Digital Substrates Can Help You Grow Your Digital Print Business

Relyco Digital Substrates Can Help You Grow Your Digital Print Business

help increase their business. Relyco’s primary focus is delivering laser and digital substrate/consumable products that can save our customers time and money while enabling them to increase their business. With unique substrate solution like REVLAR waterproof paper and DigiPOP digital packaging solutions, printers can easily add new applications and revenue streams. And, traditional product applications can also be addressed with laser and digital compatible solutions such as REIMAGE carbonless laser paper and ULTRASEAL pressure seal form solutions.

Here’s the full article. We hope it gives you some ideas on how to grow your business. And, talk to us about exciting digital substrates that you can use today…1-800-777-7359 or email info@relyco.com.

How to survive and thrive in a digital world

The new online reality can seem scary, so take note of these 10 top tips for business decisions.

The Internet and online technology are influencing the way we receive, process, print, finish and deliver printed products. Let us briefly contrast what happens in the industry now to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

1. Printing technology has shifted from conventional offset printing to toner-based and inkjet digital printing.

2. With the advent of MIS, web-to-print, and cloud web-based software, the delivery of files has changed from the courier with a CD to online web-based shopfronts where clients can self-quote, upload their data and track delivery. The cloud is the next step to being a click away from your client.

3. The next big offensive of the digital revolution is in finishing, with smart QR tracking systems using automated registration sensors. More will be learned about this at Drupa 2012.

4. Are you aware that digital print technology’s speed, resolution and quality will continue to increase by 50% every 18 months because the technology is still in an evolutionary phase?

5. Consider that RIP technology as the brain and the printing equipment as the arms and legs of your production. Therefore, investing smart money on the brain (RIP) will get the best out of your equipment and maximize efficiency. Work smarter, not harder.

6. Use standards to improve your digital work by using ISOcoated-v2 as your exchange color space; get PDF compliance to PDF-X1a or PDF-X4, and implement quality control for predictable and reliable daily color reproduction. These three key points will give your business maximum efficiency.

7. Automation with tools such as SwitchBox will reduce repetitive tasks in pre-press by intelligent file management, normalizing PDF with specific workflow and distributing output to the right printing devices. Workflow automation can grow with your business by processing an unlimited number of files without increasing your staff overhead.

8. Web-to-print will create business opportunities that do not exist today. Choose wisely, do not limit yourself to what the technology can do today; rather build a vision of what it can do for you in the future. Do not get lured into doing an in-house development project at high cost when technology is available overseas for a fraction of the price.

9. Your clients belong to the Facebook and Twitter generation. They are a click away from print suppliers. They expect user-friendly technology that makes printing happen easily.

10. Because digital technology development is going so fast, finding skilled staff is becoming a problem for many printers. Your best business investment is to keep the knowledge and training of your staff up-to-date so you are prepared for the future.

Finally, consider how the industry will change after Drupa 2012. The main focus of this important show will be about software and automation driven by the need to bring about greater efficiency. The labor cost comparison between Asian and Western countries is now 1:6. The answer for our printing industry is to use automation to keep the work at home and still be able to compete. Efficiency is the new business model because it is much easier to save $100,000 cost than find additional work earning $100,000 of new profit.