Canon Solutions America, Inc.
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced a new end-to-end solution designed to help increase the efficiency of book printing: the Book Smart Suite, a package of proven automated workflow, press, media, and finishing solutions for book manufacturers, publishers, and commercial printers looking to expand into the digital production book market.
The Book Smart Suite enables book manufacturers and publishers to keep inventory down, move product to the market quickly, and keep backlist titles available. For printers, PRISMA Workflow from Canon Solutions America acts as the one central hub for all devices, resulting in a completely streamlined workflow that fits well into any production print environment, including those with Canon and Océ branded presses as well as devices from other OEMs.
“With Book Smart Suite, Canon Solutions America allows customers to connect the entire digital book manufacturing process from pre-press to print to finishing,” said Marco Boer, VP, IT Strategies. “It offers a more efficient way to deploy and maintain end-to-end digital book manufacturing workflow than individual book manufacturers could develop on their own.”
For printers who have experienced an increase in print-on-demand or one-off book requests, the Book Smart Suite helps them address this demand. As an automated, end-to-end solution, the Book Smart Suite is designed to help printers and book manufacturers add valuable service offerings and increased flexibility without interrupting existing workflows.
For publishers, the Book Smart Suite offers a way to efficiently create short-run and customized content, opening up new possibilities for education materials, trade books, cookbooks, and more.
“For book manufacturers looking to grow and scale, as well as commercial printers who see the revenue opportunity in the book market, the Book Smart Suite is the total package,” said Francis McMahon, EVP, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “Canon Solutions America is pleased to offer not only a true end-to-end automated solution but also the most robust product portfolio on the market — and the only production inkjet sheet-fed option for book printing.”