Ricoh launches new hybrid flatbed UV printer

Ricoh has taken the wraps off a new hybrid flatbed UV printer, the Ricoh Pro TF6251 press, which aims to provide print service providers with application flexibility by enhancing roll option.

According to the company, print service providers can now benefit from highly flexible print production on roll-fed media, as well as rigid media, with the Ricoh Pro TF6251 hybrid flatbed UV printer.

Building on the Ricoh Pro TF6250, the all-in-one hybrid system supports the versatile production of a wider range of applications for sign and display, industrial, graphic arts and interior decor.

It also delivers on productivity with its 12 Ricoh inkjet print heads. On its 2.5m by 1.3m sized table, the print heads enable flatbed print speeds of up to 116 sqm per hour in four colour draft mode. For roll print, speeds are up to 67 sqm per hour in four colour draft mode.

Some of the other benefits of the press includes:

  • A single system with a smaller footprint than two separate devices while also offering energy consumption and ink savings
  • A choice of two types of inks – the Ricoh DG130 UV ink that offers high adhesion and Ricoh GP120 graphic art UV ink (for roll to roll only) for a high colour gamut
  • The ability to print on rigid board of up to 11cm depth to allow the expansion of services offered
  • Low print temperature to ensure the careful treatment of the printed substrate.

Operator productivity can also be maximised by the Ricoh Pro TF6251’s updated user interface. It allows last minute adjustments and simplifies operation with capabilities such as auto material thickness detection.

Further efficiency is provided by ColorGATE Productionserver Select. Users benefit from consistent and predictable colour output and spot colour support, as well as from container and tiling functions, and process automation.

Ricoh Europe industrial print, commercial and industrial printing group director Graham Kennedy said, “Ricoh developed this flexible solution in response to clients’ production needs. It is a timely addition to our portfolio, particularly as operations strive to find ways during the pandemic to develop their services while remaining competitive and adaptable.

“The Pro TF6251 combines our market leading inkjet head technology expertise with our proven flatbed and roll fed capabilities to create a highly versatile and responsive solution. We believe it will open up a number of production possibilities for print operations that are looking to be increasingly creative with the services they deliver and the markets they serve.”

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