The direction Ricoh is taking with the new ink technology contributes to improving the wide-ranging capabilities of what is already an industry-leading production inkjet portfolio. Clients will benefit immediately and in the future because of Ricoh’s decades of experience in tuning print head technology, waveforms and ink chemistry. By using these new inks, clients will immediately see key advantages:
- The inks are designed to print directly to traditional offset coated substrates, without primers. As a result, the production system is more flexible and economical, while at the same time being less complicated;
- By enabling the latest in pigment ink innovations, clients can continue to expect excellent durability, water fastness, and print head reliability, similar to Ricoh’s current inks. An improved color gamut will increase the different types of applications that can be supported due to more vivid colors and a richer black;
- The printing speed on coated substrates will increase to support higher production volumes (including offset to digital page migration), decreasing time to market for applications and promotions.
“The future of Ricoh’s business, and that of our clients’, is entwined in a shared opportunity to understand market requirements and the solutions required for business growth. Ricoh’s new inks are an excellent example of innovation addressing real world business opportunities through improved color, faster production speeds, and enabling the use of common paper types in the commercial print space.”