Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced the availability of a sheet-fed printing series. The RICOH Pro C7200 series, features Graphic Arts Edition and 5th color station models. The series includes in-line sensors and calibration, these presses aid better front-to-back registration and color consistency, according to Ricoh. Additionally, the new Invisible Red toner introduces the ability to produce designs only visible under ultraviolet light.
“When the RICOH Pro C7100X series hit the market, it immediately changed the sheet-fed color landscape,” said John Fulena, vice president, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “It brought these incredible, high-end capabilities ““ five-color printing, synthetic and textured media, outstanding quality ““ to everyday, “˜Main Street’ printers. With the competition for attention at an all-time high, many printers need new ways to stand out without having to spend like the big guys. The Pro C7200 series is the only platform in its class that delivers the ability to produce unique applications with a 5th color station, large format sheets up to 49.6 inches, higher print speeds in a more intuitive and reliable platform. That’s what our customers asked for, and that’s what we delivered with the RICOH Pro C7200 series.”
The RICOH Pro C7200 series prints at 2400 x 4800 dpi VCSEL image quality. The series offers 85 page per minute (ppm) models and 95 ppm models with auto-duplex capabilities. Each have the option to print on paper lengths up to 49.6 inches simplex or 27.5 inches duplex.
Introducing flexibility to handle substrates such as synthetics, window clings and rich linens, a 17-inch Smart Operation Panel allows users to browse and manage the Paper Library directly from the device.
Invisible Red toner is the latest addition to the suite of toners available for the Ricoh five-color presses. This toner is invisible under regular circumstances, but under ultraviolet light, it shows as a red.
“In recent years, the battle for audiences’ attention has been heating up, with print service providers looking to add more capabilities that differentiate their service offerings,” said Ron Gilboa, production technology group director, Keypoint Intelligence. “Unfortunately for smaller print providers, adding new capabilities often mean reaching beyond their equipment budget. However, Ricoh’s offering allows them to get in the game and offer specialty features such as 5th color imaging station (white, clear, fluorescent, and invisible red), enhanced color calibration and media flexibility ““ at a competitive price point. This will allow them to capitalize on the growing opportunity in value-add printing beyond CMYK that can garner between 24 – 89 percent premium above four-color printing.”
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