Data Mail Solutions installs UK's 1st Canon varioPRINT iX3200

Data Mail Solutions Ltd to offer customers increased digital bespoke services with two new Canon solutions.

Data Mail Solutions Ltd (DMS) will be the first UK company to install the new Canon varioPRINT iX3200 in November this year.

The company has also installed a Canon varioPRINT i300 to support data-driven direct mail and transactional daily mail streams. DMS is partnering with Canon for the first time due to the need for increased reliability and to cover a combination of transactional, direct mail and high quality coated commercial applications.

DMS is a print and mailing company based in Crawley, West Sussex, focusing on several markets including utility, retail and financial sectors. Its varied customer base and its wide range of requirements led the team to consolidate production across two new Canon machines, the varioPRINT i300 and varioPRINT iX3200, as well as an extensive range of web fed and sheetfed offset litho equipment.

Over the last few years, DMS has also seen significant growth in mailing services. In particular, the company has seen a boom in ‘just in time mailing’ and is processing an ever-increasing number of daily records for its clients. As a result, DMS needed a solution that could provide high quality, productivity and cost efficiency, whilst also allowing the flexibility to work across several markets. Following on from close consultations with Canon, DMS opted to purchase the new varioPRINT iX3200.

When exploring the capabilities of the varioPRINT iX3200, DMS was impressed by its ability to print on a vast range of media from 60gsm to 350gsm offset uncoated, matt coated, silk and gloss without a reduction in productivity. With this new solution, DMS will be able to supply the growing number of marketing agencies that are looking to print onto non-standard stock sizes ensuring they can truly support agencies’ creative ambitions with a rapid time-to-market.

Simon Smode, Managing Director, Data Mail Solutions, said: “By installing both machines, we will benefit from their individual strengths. These new devices fit perfectly with the wide range of applications we run at DMS. I am very excited about what the iX3200 will bring to the business, from its exceptional quality, to the flexibility of migrating small and medium litho print runs. We are also very impressed by the environmental credentials of both Canon devices.

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“We were thrilled to discover the capabilities of the Canon VarioPRINT iX3200 which will provide the quality we need to stand out in the marketplace. Many of our customers now expect print of the highest quality and at competitive prices. Our new devices will ensure we give our customers greater customisation and scope for creativity to achieve their goals.”

Stuart Rising, Head of Commercial Print, Production Printing Products, Canon UK, said: “We’re delighted DMS will be the first company in the UK to install the new varioPRINT iX3200. This is the first time we’ve worked together, and we’re pleased we’ve been able to find the right solution for them.

“The varioPRINT iX-series offers customers the very latest technology from Canon through high quality, and reliable printing at a cost-effective solution. As more opportunities are created in the market, the varioPRINT iX-series will help companies who are looking to offer their customers increased flexibility.”