RISO and Solimar Systems Announce Alliance

March 29, 2011

Expands Solutions for Mid-Volume Transactional Printing

DANVERS, MA and SAN DIEGO, CA—March 14, 2011 – RISO, Inc., a leader in high-speed cut-sheet digital color inkjet printing technology, and Solimar Systems, Inc., a leading provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, today announced a cooperative effort to expand the availability of mid-volume communications color printing solutions.

As a result, RISO high-speed cut-sheet inkjet printers are certified to work with Solimar’s transactional document conversion, re-engineering, and electronic delivery solutions to provide customers with single-pass full color for mid-volume production and reprint workflows.

The combination of RISO high-speed cut-sheet inkjet printers and Solimar advanced workflow products delivers a scalable, low-risk solution for mid-volume transactional printers, direct mailers, and service bureaus to eliminate the cost and management associated with preprinted offset shells.   Employing the latest in RISO’s FORCEJET® printing technology and robust full-width array production-class Piezo drop-on-demand inkjet technology, printed documents from the five ComColor models closely match output from leading roll-fed inkjet presses.

“We are pleased to be working with Solimar to deliver new high-speed production color printing and reprint capabilities to firms producing transactional content including invoices, statements, and notices,” said Kevin Hunter, executive director of strategic marketing for RISO, Inc.

According to Mary Ann Rowan, VP sales and marketing for Solimar: “RISO’s ComColor high-speed inkjet printers, supported by Solimar products, provide economical solutions for an important class of color transactional applications, including reprint workflows for very high-speed, continuous feed inkjets.”

RISO will feature print demonstrations in booth 2643 at the On Demand Digital Publishing and Printing Exposition and Conference in Washington, DC March 22-24.

About RISO, Inc.

RISO, Inc., headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of RISO Kagaku Corporation, Japan’s leading manufacturer and distributor of high-speed inkjet printers and digital duplicators. RISO’s ComColor printers offer fast, affordable, environmentally friendly digital color at speeds of up to 150 pages per minute and full-color running costs as low as 2-3 cents per page. RISO one- and two-color digital duplicators reliably produce millions of copies, are environmentally friendly, and are easy and inexpensive to use. To learn more about RISO, call 1-800-663-3031 ext. 2, or visit RISO’s website at http://us.riso.com. RISO Kagaku (http://www.riso.com) is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (JASDAQ, Code: 6413).

About Solimar Systems, Inc.

Solimar Systems enables organizations around the globe to onboard, make ready, enhance, manage and deliver print and digital communications and materials for a variety of industries and presentation types.

Commonly known as workflow software, for nearly 30 years, our team has provided solutions to facilitate the production of printed materials and digitally delivered communications. As early adopters of the PDF output format, our Chemistry platform has tightly linked technology with the PDF standard that optimizes and drives a variety of print and electronic requirements including transactional and direct mail printing, commercial print, carton converting and flexible packaging, labels, textiles and wide format. Our software also adds value with innovative technologies such as file optimization, piece-level tracking, out-of-the-box visibility dashboards for processes and equipment and dynamic, data-driven Augmented Reality (AR) experiences.

Solimar universally works with all types of existing and proposed software and hardware solutions in a print and digital production environment. Our work-with-all nature creates the opportunity for significant process improvement and ROI proven by our worldwide customer case studies and testimonials.

For more information, call the Solimar Sales Team at +1.619.849.2800.