Kinko's plans to use IBM's Infoprint 2000 in its facilities throughout the United States, allowing the company to print a wide range of digitally downloaded documentation, from user manuals to company handbooks.
The web-linked equipment can generate 110 pages a minute and reduces costs. The jobs are submitted over the internet or through Kinko's network of more than 1,000 locations. IBM will provide 24-hour support service and supplies.
Consumers will soon realize the value of ‘click and submit’ as opposed to the traditional ‘drive and drop’ to get their printing done. They also will be able to access their own print center directly from their desktop computers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The IBM Infoprint 2000 is a digital, print-on-demand solution that offers users easy access to the production of complex print jobs. A user can combine images and text in multiple formats from different sources – including the internet and scanned documents – into print manuals, presentations and proposals. Finishing options include standard in-line finishing and stapling, as well as booklet-maker capabilities.