We at Relyco have this friend. Her name is Hypothetical Holly.
Hypothetical Holly works in a hospital, keeping and organizing medical records and forms. It’s difficult work, and before the advent of carbonless paper, it was incredibly messy work. Holly spent her days covered in black smudges from forms that needed to be completed in triplicate, buried in discarded carbon sheets.
Carbonless paper saved Holly from that sooty fate, but it too has its challenges. Traditional carbonless paper is not intended for use in a laser-compatible environment, and has severely damaged parts of the hospital’s laser printers and digital copiers.
With fall in full swing and winter on its way, Holly’s hospital has seen an influx of patients, and therefore an influx of paperwork. Holly feels like she’s doomed to live in a world of jammed printers and disappointing paper, forever.
Luckily for Holly, there is a solution, as Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn. discovered a few years ago: It’s called REIMAGE™ Carbonless Laser Paper.
Customer Story: Griffin Hospital’s Carbonless Paper Solution
Griffin Hospital is a 160-bed acute care community hospital serving more than 100,000 residents of the Lower Naugatuck Valley Region and also serves as the flagship hospital for Planetree, an international leader in patient-centered care.
The hospital operates its own print shop, which delivers a comprehensive range of printing services on demand to departments across the health care organization. Long-time employee Steven C. Katilius, the print shop’s sole operator, said that the facility uses carbonless laser paper for a range of documents, from discharge instructions to payment receipts.
Katilius tried a sample of REIMAGE on the print shop’s Risograph, a high-speed digital duplicator, and was so impressed with the results that it’s all he’s used since.
Some carbonless papers cause issues with the equipment, but the REIMAGE works flawlessly; it has literally never jammed, which saves me time in the long run. The adhesive Relyco recommends for use with REIMAGE dries quickly and works great to produce multi-page form sets. Most importantly, though, when the carbonless forms are used throughout the hospital, the writing is clear, even on the third sheet, which is a critically important quality in the types of forms we produce.
It’s also cost-effective, Katilius said. Carbonless paper can be expensive, but Relyco’s prices for REIMAGE are very competitive, he said.