Datagraphic invests in Canon’s ColorStream 8133 and varioPRINT iX3200

Datagraphic starts partnership with Canon at drupa

Datagraphic drives business growth and sustainability


As a leading UK provider of secure document automation solutions, Datagraphic has invested in Canon’s ColorStream 8133 and varioPRINT iX3200 to accelerate the next phase of growth. Alongside high-speed and reliable equipment, Canon’s business-oriented services will also play a crucial role in supporting Datagraphic’s sustainability commitments.

This new partnership arrived just in time following Canon’s exhibition at drupa 2024, the world’s leading trade fair for print technologies.

With over 30 years of experience, Datagraphic is at the forefront of the multichannel communications sector, offering services and tools that help the public sector and private enterprises automate their document processes. Through cloud-based multichannel communication solutions, Aceni and Epay Datagraphic streamline the distribution of clients’ most time-critical outbound mail. By securely automating the production and delivery of customer and employee-facing documents, from council tax bills and medical appointments to payslips and pension letters. In summary, any personal or financial document that needs to be distributed physically or digitally.

As a company, Datagraphic was looking to replace existing printers to keep up with increasing demands from service-level agreements (SLAs) and evolving client needs; Canon emerged as the obvious partner to ensure seamless service delivery. By investing in Canon’s varioPRINT iX3200 and ColorStream 8133, we aim to benefit from its speed, productivity and quality to unprecedented levels.

Datagraphic signs for new Canon printers at drupaThe ColorStream 8133 enhances automation with its high-performance software platform, PRISMAproduction, which optimises workflows and offers flexible integration when processing data and converting files, allowing Datagraphic to deliver 60% more capacity than ever before.

Increasing speed and capacity will support same-day-despatch services, business growth and meeting client expectations for shorter turnaround times.

Sustainability was a crucial factor in selecting a Datagraphic partner. Having near-term, long-term and net-zero targets approved and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), being a signatory to the Climate Pledge, with a net zero by 2040 target, and a comprehensive published Social Impact Strategy, Datagraphic leads the way on decarbonisation and responsible business practices. Working with Canon will allow Datagraphic to minimise emissions, waste, and energy consumption further, and it will also contribute to a circular economy by recycling parts following industry-standard processes.

Datagraphic’s sustainability commitments and highly responsive customer service have played a key role in the company’s decision to invest in Canon. The new partnership will set a strong foundation to support the organisation’s next stage of growth in the future.

Sarah Butler, Managing Director at Datagraphic, comments:

 “Year-on-year, our production volumes are growing by ~10%, driven by consistently meeting very specific same-day or day-defined client SLAs. Our equipment capacity and reliability are therefore crucial, as is the support infrastructure to maintain service continuity.

From the outset, Canon’s enthusiasm matched ours for developing a long-term partnership based on shared values to help us continue our growth journey and do it with a proven partner in a sustainable way. The team here and I are excited by this next chapter and what working with Canon now will bring to our organisation.

Stuart Rising, Head of Commercial Print at Canon UK and Ireland, adds:

“This is an exciting time for Canon to unveil our new partnership with Datagraphic at this year’s drupa! We worked very closely with Datagraphic to ensure we completely understood its business, sustainability, and client needs to help them reach their next level of growth. The varioPRINT iX3200 and Canon ColorStream 8133, as well as our outstanding customer service, will be fundamental in ensuring the business maintains its position as a leader in the multichannel communications industry.”

Notes to editors

About Datagraphic

Datagraphic is a leading UK provider of secure document automation and digital transformation solutions.

As a partner to public sector organisations and private enterprises, Datagraphic helps teams automate their document processing with flexible and secure end-to-end print and digital solutions.

With over 30 years of experience, Datagraphic leads in multichannel communications, excelling in data-driven, time-critical document delivery. Its in-house development team has built agile applications, which it can rapidly update and tailor to client needs thanks to owning the software IP.

Datagraphic is committed to being a responsible business. With a focus on sustainability, it is proud to be a carbon-neutral company in the process of obtaining B Corp certification and has a science-based target to reach net zero by 2050, approved and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Datagraphic is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, a signatory of The Climate Pledge, and recognised by the UN Race to Zero campaign.

Datagraphic’s published Social Impact Strategy closely aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), continuously striving for more sustainable business practices that benefit the planet, people, communities, and partners.

Datagraphic’s LEAN UK production and technology centres host a team that is fanatical about information security and business continuity. Datagraphic holds recognised standards, such as ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and Cyber Essentials Plus, along with specialist standards such as Pay.UK Standard 55, DCB0129 – the NHS England clinical risk management standard – TISAX level 3: enhanced protection and is a Police Approved Secure Facility.

About Canon UK

Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK & Ireland marketing and sales operation for Canon Inc., employing around 1,400 people. Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value-added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image. Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. Canon has achieved global certification to ISO 14001, demonstrating a world-class environmental management standard.

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