Datagraphic secures second Rialto first

Print and document delivery specialist Datagraphic has installed a second Xerox Rialto 900 inkjet press in its new premises in Rugby, Warwickshire.

The 80-staff outfit became the first in the UK to install a second Rialto, after taking delivery of the machine in the middle of September – a month after it relocated to its new premises. 

It became the first UK printer to install the Rialto in July 2015, after a seven-figure investment, and hosted a free webinar at the time to introduce the press

Datagraphic managing director Robert Hoon said: “We’ve been doing some work with Gartner, a leading research organisation, and its research indicates that a significant proportion of transactional applications over the next two or three years will shift to being processed on inkjet technology.

“As a company, a large proportion of the work we do is time critical and financial so it made sense for us to look at where the technology was going and fit in with that for years ahead.

“The machine is reel-to-sheet so it makes the production process a lot more efficient and again because we are in an area where our peak periods are 4pm, we like the fact we can process and fulfil more orders at a quicker pace.” 

The four-colour Rialto prints at 320 A4ppm and can handle between 1.5 million and 5 million monthly A4 impressions. It takes a maximum paper width of 250mm and paper roll diameter of 1m. It has a list price of just over £600,000.

Its 3.6x1.6m footprint was at the time referred to as the smallest footprint of any comparable inkjet press on the market.

Hoon said the relocation to Datagraphic's new premises in Rugby had mainly been carried out to "re-engineer our factory and data facilities to respond to the pace of change".

“We have done a lot of work around manufacturing to streamline the process. This is not just about printing capabilities but delivering multi-channel documents. So we can improve our infrastructures to host documents online as well as in print,” he said.

The press joins a number of other Xerox products in Datagraphic’s new premises, including a Xerox Colour 8250 production printer, Xerox Nuvera 120 and 144 production systems and a Xerox Colour 800i press.

Datagraphic’s clients include many of the UK’s leading document management companies needing secure processes for documents containing sensitive personal and financial data.


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