The first generation of Industry 4.0 has rapidly made automation essential for any print service provider who’s gearing up to be the smart print factory that evolving industry conditions demand. But while the need for an automated workflow that simplifies, streamlines, and increases productivity is universal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Book manufacturers like you certainly face distinct and complex workflow requirements, including order submission, impositions, job batching, routing and tracking, and text to cover verification. You also face a growing range of potentially profitable new opportunities presented by custom and on-demand book production—from short runs and backlists to reprints, out-of-print editions, and one-offs.

Now, you can run a smarter print factory with help from Canon Solutions America’s Smart Production Platform—a premier portfolio of integrated, industry-specific automated workflow solutions, including Book Smart Suite. This targeted solution features its own flexible mix of production workflows, digital presses (both inkjet and toner), integration services, finishing solutions, and media—all of which can be configured to help you boost productivity and efficiency, differentiate from the competition, offer customers a more diverse and profitable portfolio of applications, and adapt as needs evolve.

Book Smart Suite is a start-to-finish, PDF rules-based, automated workflow solution built on a foundation of Canon’s industry-leading PRISMA and new Conveyance software. Easily configurable for low-, medium-, and high-volume book printing, it automates everything from order submission to finishing—all while helping reduce excess inventory risk and costs, manage the product life cycle, and accelerate speed to market. Additional benefits include optimizing PDF files for print, copyright security features, quality inspections incorporated inline, and the ability to make late or dynamic bindery decisions at any time during production without going back to prepress layout.

For book manufacturers like you, seamlessly uniting information technologies and operational workflows has become essential for staying lean, competitive, nimble, and profitable in this constantly evolving industry segment. With Book Smart Suite from Canon Solutions America, you can be better positioned to be successful now and seize more opportunities as you move toward the fifth industrial revolution.

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The new, state-of-the-art Canon Americas Customer Innovation Center isn’t just a place to showcase our latest sheetfed and web-fed production presses but also an active hub for problem-solving, upskilling, and discovering better business strategies.