Project Description

Christian Publishing & Outreach

CPO (Christian Publishing & Outreach) is a not-for-profit, charity-registered business set up in the 1950s to provide print and related products and services to the UK church community. This includes posters, banners and cards for churches of all denominations. The organisation also designs, prints and distributes several church-related outreach materials, publications and magazines. It produces around two million impressions each year.

Website | Worthing, West Sussex | Charity

Challenge

A move to CPO’s new Worthing location and an increase in customer demand prompted the business to look at its production print resources since it had several aging printers. It was impractical to take one of its old devices to the new office and CPO was struggling to justify the cost of upgrading to the latest generation of products.

  • Existing technology unsuitable for developing needs
  • High cost of like-for-like replacement
  • Relocation to new production site

CPO

CPO (Christian Publishing & Outreach) is a not-for-profit, charity-registered business set up in the 1950s to provide print and related products and services to the UK church community. This includes posters, banners and cards for churches of all denominations. The organisation also designs, prints and distributes several church-related outreach materials, publications and magazines. It produces around two million impressions each year.

Website | Worthing, West Sussex | Charity

Challenge

A move to CPO’s new Worthing location and an increase in customer demand prompted the business to look at its production print resources since it had several aging printers. It was impractical to take one of its old devices to the new office and CPO was struggling to justify the cost of upgrading to the latest generation of products.

  • Existing technology unsuitable for developing needs
  • High cost of like-for-like replacement
  • Relocation to new production site

Solution

CPO is using a ASL and Ricoh Production Print solution comprising Ricoh’s latest digital cut-sheet press, management and workflow software and a specialist poster printer from HP.

  • Smart Print consultancy and implementation service
  • Ricoh digital colour production press
  • Relocation to new production site

Benefits

The ASL and Ricoh solution has given CPO a firstclass, modern print capability that improves output quality, saves time and provides the technology to offer customers more innovative print products.

  • Seamless and risk-free switch from 18-year incumbentsupplier to Ricoh
  • Delivers huge improvement in print quality, efficiency, flexibility
  • Automates and cuts daily manual process from 2 hours to seconds with Enfocus Switch and Ricoh Press
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Digital print technology moves ahead in leaps and bounds, and you can see that in the latest Ricoh production print innovations. We found that, in its class, only one other manufacturer came close to the quality of the Pro C9200. The rest aren’t coming anywhere near it. In a blind test we compared samples from the Ricoh Pro C9200 with another press. Embarrassingly for the salesman, he preferred the Ricoh samples to those from his own product.”

Paul Arkinstall, Head of Production, CPO

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