Ricoh launches heavy-duty printers

Ricoh is launching its third line of digital production printers in as many months, this time aimed at the heavy production segment, with speeds up to 130ppm.

The company says the C9100 series is new generation of durable high volume digital printers. They are suited to bigger commercial printers seeking to start up or expand their hybrid digital and offset workflow, and can be easily integrated into existing operations.

Production print national sales manager Raj Chandiok says: “The new printers are productive from the first page out, and deliver high volume, personalised print runs with fast turnaround times.”

“We aim to deliver affordable digital colour production presses that offer productivity, wide media handling capabilities and excellent print quality, breaking down previous cost barriers for clients looking to enter the digital colour production space at these high speeds.”

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Print speeds are up to 75ppm for A3, and 110ppm A4 sheets for the Pro C9100, and 130ppm for the Pro C9110 (150ppm A4 equivalent when running A3) with monthly volumes of a million A4 sheets. Image resolution is 1200 x 4800dpi.

Chandiok says the series provides printers with new and improved profitable revenue streams.

“While technology-led change is driving a new future for the graphic arts market, the necessity to enhance client value and increase client satisfaction remains at the fore of every business,” he says.

“Alongside that, the need to drive profits is essential to ensure a stable business that can continue to support its clients in the future.”

He says the C9100’s capability to print onto uncoated, textured and coated media from 52gsm to 400gsm means print services providers seeking to expand their offerings will be able to quickly take on a wide range of new commercial applications.

These include duplex banner sheet printing up to 700mm, and speciality media such as super-gloss, magnet, metallic, transparent or synthetic.

“This allows them to easily extend their expertise to include light packaging, direct mail, books, promotional materials, brochures and business cards,” he says.

Ricoh has seen its installation base grow rapidly in the past couple of years.

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