Jan. 17, 2014 – Ilocanos can now print their own public documents, thanks to the newly established Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur Printing Press.

Opening its doors last January 14, the PGIS Printing Press aims to centralize all of the provincial government’s printing and publishing requirements under one roof. The project is the brainchild of Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson, together with Provincial Administrator Cara Michelle Daquep. Mr. Michael Escobar, head of the PGIS Information Office, has been appointed Officer in Charge of the printing office.

To handle the high-volume workload, the new printing office is equipped with the ComColor 7150 by RISO, one of the fastest inkjet printers in the world. The state-of-the-art ComColor was chosen by the Bids and Awards Committee because of its revolutionary cold-printing technology. This enables it to print documents at record-breaking speed nonstop for up to 24 hours, at the lowest printing cost. In fact, with a scorching speed of 120 pages per minute, the ComColor can produce 1,000 full-color copies of the PGIS’ official newsletter, Kapitolyo, in less than 2 hours.

The blessing of the new PPP office and ComColor printer was presided upon by Monsignor Vicente Avila. Also on hand to witness the ceremony were the provincial board members of Ilocos Sur, the local press corps, and representatives from Copylandia.

The PGIS Printing Press is the first government institution to use the RISO ComColor. The same printer is used by top corporations, universities and private printing presses across the country. Copylandia Office Systems Corporation is an established supplier of the Ilocos Sur government and the exclusive distributor of RISO ComColor in the Philippines.