Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced that Designtex will become a premier beta site for the just announced RICOH Pro T7210. This newest addition to Ricoh’s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group’s portfolio enables businesses like Designtex to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses such as walls, windows and seating.
According to Ricoh, Designtex, the leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment, boasts an evolving catalog of more than 8,000 materials. The company is reportedly known for its rigorous and dedicated approach to research and development of textiles and wallcoverings with reduced environmental impact. Designtex designs are used by corporations, government and private institutions, education, retail, hospitality, and healthcare environments, as well as entertainment and sporting arenas in the United States and around the world.
“Designtex has high standards for architectural surface customization and we feel strongly that the T7210 will prove to be a significant new platform for the advancement of digitally imaged products,” said Carol Derby, vice president, Research & Development, Designtex.
The RICOH Pro T7210 is a wide-format flatbed printer designed to bring low-maintenance reliability and ease-of-use to the decorative-printing market. Leveraging Ricoh’s patented inkjet printheads, the new RICOH Pro T7210 offers customers the ability to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses, with support for substrates up to 4.3 inches thick with a print size of 6.9 feet by 10.5 feet. That large print area allows users to print on one four-foot-by-eight-foot board or a variety of pre-cut pieces. A media gap sensor automatically adjusts table height to accommodate media of various thicknesses. These features combine to allow users to print directly on a variety of materials that may traditionally be considered too unwieldy to print on directly, such as wall coverings, flooring, furniture and tile, saving time, labor and resources.
“As a company that prides itself on commitment, innovation, and partnership, Designtex is a natural partner for Ricoh and a perfect fit for the T7210 in particular,” said John Fulena, vice president, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “We’re thrilled to have Designtex on board as our beta test site, because we know their extensive library of assets and greatly varied applications are going to thoroughly put the T7210 through its paces.”
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