Project Description

UK commercial printer cuts costs, improves quality, transforms reliability with Ricoh digital print technology

Constant printer breakdowns, complex multi-part repairs and poor service were starting to impact Design 4 Print’s ability to meet deadlines and maintain quality. With help from digital print specialist ASL and Ricoh technology this UK commercial printer has seen a significant cut in costs, press downtime almost eliminated and quality improved. The company has even won back lost business.

Executive Summary

Name: Design 4 Print
Location: Essex, UK
Size: 13 staff
Activity: Commercial printing


  • Deteriorating reliability and service of incumbent print devices
  • Time and effort spent on equipment failures
  • Anxiety and risk of missed deadlines and poor quality


  • ASL and Ricoh Production Print


  • Significant cost savings on print resources and energy consumption
  • Won back lost customer, opens up new business opportunities
  • Virtually eliminates print equipment downtime
  • Helps create a stress-free, simplified work environment
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“I am not quite sure how we coped before the ASL and Ricoh solution. If we had a same-day job on Friday, I would worry we wouldn’t do it on time; we’d even contemplate outsourcing to another printer. I always had that niggling doubt the printer was going to break down – we don’t get that now. The reliability of the Ricoh technology is excellent, and the quality is just superb.”

Rod Hall, Managing Director, Design 4 Print