Digital Presses 2020 – The Top Picks: Ricoh

In this series ‘Digital Presses 2020 – The Top Picks’, PrintWeek highlights fifty of the most influential presses in India. These presses have played a key role in transforming the Indian market to create game changing and innovative products that set the tone for the future.

Here we feature one such company's presses from our top picks - Ricoh

09 Oct 2020 | By PrintWeek Team

Pro C5100S
The Pro C5100S is also the first Ricoh digital production printers to feature innovative enhanced toner transfer technology which delivers high-quality print results on heavily textured stock — ideal for direct mail and marketing applications. Media flexibility is a hallmark of Pro C5100s, with a new fuser assembly which uses information from the media library to optimise the fuser temperature and pressure combination for each substrate. This technology is ideal for printing challenging applications such as envelopes, where the balance of pressure and heat is critical to maintain a flat and perfectly printed product. It can also print banners up to 1,260-mm through the advanced settings. 

Pro C7100x
The Ricoh Pro C7100x series is ideal for small to medium graphic arts businesses, direct mailers, service bureaus, digital printers and centralised reprographic departments, with features designed to support print service providers seeking to increase their current digital printing capacity, enter new markets and explore new digital opportunities. It is ideal for printers who are looking to differentiate themselves by offering more competitive applications such as banners, POP displays, signs, sales and marketing collaterals. It can print at speeds of up to 80-ppm and supports paper weights of up to 360-gsm in both simplex and duplex. An optimal image quality up to 1200x4800-dpi is achieved with Ricoh’s enhanced vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) technology. It delivers a premium finish, supports an extensive range of media including new textured media technology, and enables various applications, such as light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards. 

Pro 8100S

The Ricoh Pro 8100S series features an in-built controller providing copy, print, and scan functionality as standard configuration. It has a speed ranging from 95- to 135-ppm, suitable for average to high document volumes, and higher duty cycles. It is primarily targeted at the entry level production market, and is ideal for high-volume general office users, central reprographic departments, professional print for pay, and commercial printers. It is designed to have a unit life of 60 million copies while Ricoh’s pulverised toner technology produces superior black depth, consistent quality, exceptional accuracy, and repeatable results. It has a compact design to occupy small footprint and its intuitive control panel helps operators manage system functions and job queues easily. 

Pro C9100
The Ricoh Pro C9100 series is a professional production printer, where quality is assured with the VCSEL technology. Accurate sheet-to-sheet and front-to-back registration is achieved with upgraded active mechanical registration and auto media length feedback system. It supports the range of thin and thick media up to 400-gsm, textured and coated media, duplex banner sheet printing up to 700-mm length; and even specialty media such as super-gloss, metallic, and synthetic can be printed. It is equipped with a straight paper path layout reducing stress on the media. It has a robust design, coupled with Ricoh’s new vacuum feed paper tray. It can print 110-pages/min at up to 400-gsm. 

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