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Sepire Expands Ricoh Partnership to Meet Surging Customer Demand after 50% Year-Over-Year Growth

Apr 24, 2023


Company’s alliance with Ricoh across hardware, software and services drives growth in healthcare, finance, and insurance industries

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EXTON, PA, April 24, 2023 – Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Sepire, a marketing services and communications distribution company, is growing its capacity to meet market demand by adding a third RICOH Pro VC70000 continuous-feed inkjet platform to its shop floor. The investment comes after experiencing 50% year-over-year growth with clients in the highly regulated healthcare, finance, and insurance industries and makes Sepire Ricoh’s only U.S. customer to currently hold three VC70000 presses.

Sepire is a certified Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) organization that delivers compliance-driven, multi-channel communications solutions to customers. In today’s evolving landscape, this includes services from high-volume printing and fulfillment to electronic delivery, secure workflow management, and data-driven communications.

“Since beginning our engagement just four years ago, Ricoh’s organizational focus on building lasting client partnerships and investing in our success have never faltered. As these values mirror those at Sepire, the partnership has resulted in joint success that goes well beyond capacity,” said Michelle Steinberg, CEO at Sepire. “Ricoh has continuously evolved with us over the years to enable Sepire to compete and win business in highly regulated areas – and ultimately, help our clients streamline, scale, and grow in secure and sustainable ways.”

The award-winning RICOH Pro VC70000 is helping print service providers shift more work from offset to digital without compromising on media choices, image quality, or price competitiveness. The inkjet platform unlocks faster turnaround times, short runs, print-on-demand, and variable-data capabilities while having the speed and throughput to scale with larger customer jobs. A suite of future-ready artificial intelligence and automation tools mean print service providers can spend more time on adding value to their customers and less time on operator intervention.

“Ricoh’s continued commitment to marketplace and customer needs shines bright in the alliance with Sepire,” said Mike Herold, director of Global Marketing, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Many companies are pursuing a more a personalized and cohesive customer experience across their print and digital communications, which demands greater speed, flexibility and automation from the press and the software and services that surround it. The VC70000 helps enable exponential growth in high-value applications with a fully configurable and field-upgradeable platform that is at home in any production environment.”

Leveraging the VC70000, Sepire is G7 certified through Ricoh to match colors across all printer platforms and ensure consistency for clients. In addition, Sepire implements software including RICOH ProcessDirector™ and RICOH Supervisor™ to drive efficiency and automation across the organization – and view all shop processes on one dashboard. RICOH ProcessDirector, is a leading print workflow software that provides an automated and scalable end-to-end production print workflow management solution to help reduce costs, minimize errors and boost productivity. RICOH Supervisor, a cloud-based print shop, allows users to evaluate throughput and printer performance. The software helps improve print job estimating, operator skills and compliance to allow for smoother workflow processes and growth the business.

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About Sepire

Sepire is a communications distribution company specializing in complex, compliance driven solutions. We are a technology forward company focused on delivering automation solutions in a highly secure environment. Our multi-channel communications services include contact management, printing, mailing, fulfillment, and electronic delivery. Sepire is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

About Ricoh

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.

With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services, information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2022, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,758 billion yen (approx. 14.5 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com

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Media Contacts:

John GrecoRicoh USA, Inc.(973) 882-2023john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Porter Novelli for Ricoh USA, Inc.RicohNA@porternovelli.com