Ricoh launches new wide format and flatbed printers in Australia

Ricoh has launched its Pro L5160 Aqueous Resin Latex Wide Format Printer and the Pro T7210 and Pro TF6250 UV Flatbed printers in Australia, expanding its portfolio of inkjet printing solutions.

The Pro L5160 Aqueous Resin Wide Format Printer aims to provide media flexibility, image quality and print productivity.

Some of the CMYK 64-inch wide format printer’s features include: a low curing temperature, enabling it to run a broad array of impermeable (waterproof) and permeable (absorbent) roll media; a piezoelectric printhead with multi-drop technology; print speeds of up to 46.7 m²/h for draft work (four-colour configuration Pro L5160); auto-maintenance technology; low ink costs; and support by a range of controllers, amongst others.

The Ricoh Pro L5160 (Dual CMYK) was also the recent winner of the 2020 Keypoint Intelligence Wide Format Pick Awards for outstanding high production.

It was highlighted by the judges for its excellent productivity, speed and end-user ease-of-use. In addition, the Pro L5160 was recently honoured with the BLI Buyers Lab’s “2020 Pick Award for Outstanding High Production CMYK Eco-Solvent /Latex 54”/64” Printer”.

Ricoh Australia senior product manager of commercial industrial print Henryk Kraszewski said, “First previewed at PrintEx 19 in Sydney, we are thrilled to have won the prestigious award for this product and are now excited to announce the shipping of our entire portfolio of wide-format inkjet solutions in Australia.

“These products leverage more than 45 years of Ricoh innovation in inkjet technology. They are designed by Ricoh, manufactured by Ricoh, utilise Ricoh Gen5 industrial-grade printheads and Ricoh ink technology, and are sold and serviced by Ricoh.”

As for the Pro TF6250 and Pro T7210, they both offer performance of printing up to 115 m2/h. The ability to print on a diverse array of media is another attribute that the company says sets the Pro TF6250 and T7210 apart.

Key features of both models include: a four-colour draft print speed (in 3-pass mode) of up to 115/116 m2/h and standard, 8-pass, speed of up to 49/48 m2/h; use of Ricoh’s Gen5 series printheads; multi-drop capability; and a print resolution of up to 635 x 1800 dpi; choice of the Ricoh Pro UV Ink GP120 or the Ricoh Pro UV Ink DG130 UV ink sets; versatile media sizes and media flexibility.

“Today, many industries are enthusiastic about fully embracing wide format. These new printers through their combination of Ricoh inks, Ricoh printheads and Ricoh innovation, empower users to deliver the kinds of applications their customers require, from billboard, banners, flags, floor graphics and signage to light boxes, posters and labels, and they do it better and faster than other solutions,” Kraszewski added.

He also mentioned that the new products have been designed to help print providers expand their service capabilities and explore new markets.

For print and production workflow management, the new printers can be partnered with the ColorGATE Production server (ColorGATE is a Ricoh company).



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