Jones Business Systems, a company that supplies over 20,000 products to the offices, schools and business sector, recently made the decision to invest in a new printing system. Two Xerox Docucolor 700 printers were replaced with a new Konica Minolta AccurioPress C3070, supplied by MJ Flood. “We had got to a point where the ‘click' inflation applied by our supplier meant it was becoming increasingly difficult to compete. I was also aware that there was a substantial productivity gain to be achieved with the latest generation of digital machines. We had traditionally lost good time in getting jobs started on the older presses as we had to be ever mindful of page registers and colour accuracy,” said Doug Poole, Print Services Manager at Jones Business Systems.
An upgrade was the obvious step, so Doug and the team at Jones Business Systems enlisted the help of MJ Flood to ensure they selected the right machine for their needs. “The C3070 was a very impressive machine from first sight. It processes and flies through work at a rate far in advance of our incumbent printers, despite similar headline speed rates. It was evident that the issues with areas such as image register and colour accuracy did not apply to this machine.”
The C3070 hasn’t just addressed Jones Business Systems existing issues; it has provided the firm with new opportunities in the print space. “The banner print is a very useful feature that has allowed us to tackle other items such as packaging, 6pp work, folders etc, which traditional SRA3 did not allow for. The machine loves to print envelopes – it eats them. This has allowed us to add these to a quick turnaround to other traditional stationery offerings.”
Phil Schueler, Production Print Regional Manager at MJ Flood, helped Jones Business Systems select the right machine. “For Doug, the feeding system and the image quality were particularly attractive qualities of the C3070. The machine can easily manage longer sheet sizes and that was definitely another plus. The C3070 also produces perfect registration right out of the box. Overall, the new machine has allowed Jones Business Systems service its clients faster and more efficiently.”