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 New series to open new markets and new opportunities for graphic arts.

Ricoh Pro C7100 Ricoh Pro C7100 Ricoh Ireland has released details of its new Ricoh Pro C7100 series of digital colour cut sheet presses, aimed at small to medium sized graphic arts business, direct mailers, service bureaux, digital printers and centralised reprographic departments. The company said its features are designed to support print service providers seeking to increase their current digital printing capacity, enter new markets and explore new digital opportunities by providing capabilities and offerings to clients not previously available with this engine class.

The Pro C7100 series is being marketed as a range which makes it easier for print service providers to offer diverse and unique outputs to their clients and new revenue streams to their business. Highly productive for its class, the Pro C7100 series delivers print speeds up to 90ppm and supports media up to 360gsm. Optimum image quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi is achieved with Ricoh's enhanced Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology. It delivers a premium finish, and supports an extensive range of media, including new textured media technology, and enables many different applications such as light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards. A key feature of the Pro C7100 series is its fifth colour station allowing clear gloss or white applications, something print services providers will see as offering significant additional revenue opportunities.

Stephen Palmer, head of production printing, Ricoh UK and Ireland, said, "As small and medium sized graphic arts businesses seek to remain competitive, profitable and add value to clients, it is essential that they have the right tools in place to deliver innovative applications and introduce new service lines.  By adding a Ricoh ProTM C7100 series digital press to their workflows they can boost return on investment, expand or introduce new digital print services, with fast turnaround times and promise exceptional image quality and impact to clients. The ability to apply spot or flood clear gloss and white, and to quickly switch between the two, is unprecedented at this price point."

Stephen Palmer head of production print Ricoh UK and Ireland Stephen Palmer head of production print Ricoh UK and Ireland The expansion of Ricoh's exclusive media library allows users to adjust and associate different parameters per substrate to ensure image quality and reliability. In addition to product features, the Operator Replaceable Units (ORUs) enable trained users to replace more than a dozen parts key to reliability and image quality to help increase uptime and performance. The Pro C7100 series is available with either the EFi E-43A or the faster and more powerful E-83A print server. The Pro C7100 series will be available in Ireland early in 2015.

Ricoh said that its continuing commitment to innovation means that commercial and corporate print clients can select the optimum blend from the company's fast expanding portfolio of production-oriented products and solutions to support the profitable evolution of their businesses. The introduction of the Pro C7100 series enhances the existing portfolio of colour cut sheet presses to offer greater productivity and creativity to commercial and graphic arts users. The launch of the Pro VC60000 extends the Ricoh range of continuous feed inkjet presses, and the hardware portfolio is completed by wide and large format printers, configured for graphics and for architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) requirements. Ricoh's software solutions deliver supreme connectivity and performance across the spectrum of workflow needs that professional production printers have, whether in mixed or digital only environments.

Ricoh Pro C7100 Series Features Summary

  • Highly productive with print speeds up to 80 ppm for the C7100 and 90ppm for the C7110 based upon A4
  • Media support up to 360gsm
  • Optimum image quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi with Ricoh's enhanced Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology
  • Versatile with a fifth colour station providing clear and white toner
  • Maximum sheet size of SRA3
  • Air assisted simplex banner printing up to 700mm
  • Maximum monthly volume of 240,000 based on A4
  • Duty cycle of 700k
  • Precise sheet-to-sheet and front-to-back registration achieved with mechanical registration
  • Reliable throughput of the wide range of supported media is ensured by the use of Ricoh's new vacuum feed technology
  • Compatible with either the EFi E-43A or the faster and more powerful E-83A print server

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