We are excited to share some significant news with you, effective February 1, 2024 Production Print Solutions (PPS) joined forces with SumnerOne, marking a significant step forward in our journey towards providing unparalleled service and solutions in the print industry.

SumnerOne and PPS

Who is SumnerOne?

SumnerOne is one of the largest privately-owned print solutions service companies in the country. They were founded in 1955 and are currently run by the third generation of Sumners. Edmund and Liz Sumner are a brother-sister team who are deeply committed to continuing their family’s legacy in print and production, one that stems from their grandfather’s first job as a service technician for A.B. Dick Company. “Bud” Sumner opened his own dealership after serving in World War II and had his hands deep in ink. Their company leased the first four-color production presses to entrepreneurs who saw the opportunity to serve customers by providing high volume print. Some quick facts about SumnerOne:

  • One of the largest independent print dealers in the U.S., headquartered in St. Louis
  • Long-standing relationships with Canon, Kyocera, Konica Minolta and other manufacturers, many of which are over fifty years.
  • Operates a separate Production Print line of business with deep focus on service to commercial and industrial print customers.
  • Authorized in the full line of manufacturers’ Production equipment, from continuous form, mono and CMYK+ cut-sheet, high-speed inkjet, and large format.

A Shared Vision: Service Above All

At the heart of this union is a shared vision that places service at the forefront. Both SumnerOne and PPS have always been service-driven businesses, a stance that distinguishes us in an industry often focused more on products. For a combined total of nearly 100 years, our cornerstone has been our commitment to delivering capable, fast, and effective service for high-volume print businesses using ever-evolving ink and toner technology.

We want to reassure you that the high standard of service you have come to expect from us will not only continue but will be enhanced through our combined strengths. We understand that your business faces unique challenges in maintaining and optimizing a diverse range of printing and mailing equipment. In today’s competitive landscape, equipment performance, uptime, and cost-efficiency are critical to your business success.

We believe our merger creates a win-win situation for your business and ours as we look to build upon our collaborative, long-term partnership.

“Better Together”: Our Mantra for Delivering More Value

Our guiding principle, “Better Together”, has been the hallmark of this merger. It speaks to our belief in the power of combined strengths:

  • Longevity and Stability: This union brings about a new era of enduring presence and reliability in the market.
  • Breadth of Solutions: Together, we bring a wider array of solutions, ones we can tailor to meet and exceed your needs.
  • Dedicated and Tenured Team: Our combined team, along with our combined experience and dedication, is more equipped than ever to provide exceptional service.
  • Passion for Print: Our shared passion for the print industry drives us to constantly improve, ensuring you always have access to the best in technology and comprehensive solutions and services, designed to keep you at the forefront of industry advancements. It also ensures you will never be beholden to just one manufacturer.

Our Promise to You

This partnership has already begun to open doors and create new opportunities for us, propelling us to become a Top Dealer for Kyocera, Canon, HP, and Xerox. With this expansion, we now have even more resources at our disposal to better support you, our loyal customers. As embark on this new chapter, we are committed to providing you with the same exceptional service and quality you’ve come to expect from us.

While we are excited about the growth and evolution of SumnerOne | PPS, we remain dedicated to our core business, particularly the Canon/Océ Legacy products. In the coming weeks, we will be reintroducing our toner lines, further enhancing our offerings to meet your needs effectively.

Rest assured, we are still the same great production print company you’ve come to rely on, now with the added strength of a new partnership and name. With SumnerOne, we are equipped with the recipe for success, and we are committed to crafting the perfect solution for you, both now and in the future.

About Production Print Solutions Service – Unparalleled Sales and Support

Production Print Solutions provides proven, aggressive sales of Kodak Prosper High Speed inkjet presses and imprinting systems, KM, Xerox and Canon equipment, as well as outstanding service with a wide array of support options that ensure your critical production keeps moving and the business stays running when you need it.  Available around the clock, our Production Printing Services (PPS) team stands with you at every step in the process of maintaining your investment. From delivery and installation to hardware care and upkeep, software upgrades, effective preventive maintenance, and emergency corrective maintenance solutions, our factory-trained and industry-certified service professionals are committed to you and your success.

With more than 75 field engineers covering more than 30 markets, the professional staff at Production Print Solutions will diagnose and resolve any issue in a timely manner.  Focusing on first-time fix and uptime, the Production Print Solutions engineers only work on Production Equipment in the Print-for-Pay Market, so they understand the importance of minimizing your downtime and maximizing your productivity better than any other service provider. To prove that point, our uptime is 95% or better in the markets we serve.

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