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Horizon and Ultimate TechnoGraphics Announce Global Partnership

Horizon - Ultimate TechnoGraphics

August 15th 2023, Kyoto, Japan and Montreal, Canada, Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc., leader in imposition and finishing automation and Horizon Finishing, the leading automated book binding systems manufacturer worldwide are pleased to announce a global partnership. This partnership will support the practice implementation of its mutual complementary automated finishing solutions and establish the basis of effective development of future solutions. 

“Ultimate and Horizon have been partners already for over a decade, but this new partnership is the beginning of a strengthened collaboration bringing innovative and advanced automation to customers worldwide” says Julie Watson, Ultimate TechnoGraphics CEO.  

Horizon offers some of the most advanced solution when it comes to finishing automation, and Ultimate TechnoGraphics provides the software to tie in this technology to a print workflow, and together we bring the pieces that PSP need to build the print manufacturing of tomorrow.  

“Through this partnership, Horizon has strengthened their workflow offering and now offer the solutions and expertise to their portfolio in order to help customers achieve end to end automation in their operations and increase high levels of productivity” says Ryuji Kinugawa, Managing Director from Horizon International Inc. 

In the last years, the printing industry has shifted away from offset printing towards short-run, on-demand digital production. Horizon finishing devices use factory automation technology to meet market demands and have captured the largest market share of print-finishing systems worldwide. 

Ultimate Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery are the leading software solutions to prepare and impose jobs for print and finishing automatically for digital or hybrid printing of a wide range of print applications. 

For more information, please visit http://www.imposition.com.

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About Ultimate TechnoGraphics (www.imposition.com)   

Automation drives results in printing. This is the foundation of all our software development and today, Print Service Providers worldwide benefit from increased productivity in a digital and hybrid environment. Ultimate TechnoGraphics invented digital imposition with the first release of Ultimate Impostrip® in1989, andhas continued to play a leading role in the market ever since while providing the most innovative and progressive imposition products.   

Today, Ultimate is a leader in imposition and finishing automation software solutions. The company has a rich history of providing and integrating imposition technologies into hardware and software workflow solutions for print industry leaders.   

About Horizon (https://www.horizon.co.jp/global.html) 

Horizon is a leading global provider of automated finishing solutions for the graphic arts and print-on-demand markets. Horizon product portfolio includes collators, bookletmakers, perfect binders, folders, paper cutters, and a growing family of in-line and near-line finishing products that are custom-tailored for the print-on-demand marketplace. 

  • Ultimate Bindery
  • Ultimate Impostrip
  • Book Printing
  • Commercial Printing
  • Digital Printing
  • Offset Printing
  • Transactional and Direct Mail
  • Wide Format