Bookmasters upgrades digital book manufacturing fleet with Canon Océ inkjet equipment

April 21, 2017

Bookmasters, one of the largest providers of customized book publishing services in the United States, has expanded its book manufacturing services with the addition of new inkjet digital book manufacturing equipment to its Ashland, Ohio facility.

Bookmasters has added the following:

  • An Océ VarioPrint i300 (with ColorGrip) color sheet fed inkjet press, making Bookmasters only the second U.S. book manufacturer to offer this technology
  • An Océ ColorStream 3900 monochrome inkjet press for high production one color
  • An upgrade to its toner equipment with the addition of two Océ VarioPrint 6320’s

Bookmasters’ investment in this digital book manufacturing equipment complements its existing digital printing capabilities for short-run digital book printing and print-on-demand (POD).

This multi-million dollar investment increases Bookmasters’ digital production capacity by 90%.

“This improvement to our digital print platform brings us up-to-date technologically, adds capacity, improves our SLA’s, and improves our service levels to our customers,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “We’re very proud of this expansion to our partnership with Canon Solutions America.”

Click here to view a 3-minute video from Canon that explains why inkjet is the latest innovation in book manufacturing technology.

About Bookmasters 
Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest providers of customized publisher services in the United States. For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers and authors such as book manufacturing, print sales and distribution, warehousing and fulfillment, eBook sales and distribution, and editorial and design services.

Bookmasters is owned by Follett Corporation and is a strategic partner with Baker & Taylor, premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products.