“When the RICOH Pro C7100X series hit the market, it immediately changed the sheet-fed color landscape,” said John Fulena, VP, 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. The platform also allows users to print white and CMYK inks in a single pass.
Introducing further flexibility to handle substrates such as synthetics, window clings and rich linens, a specially designed 17-inch Smart Operation Panel allows users to browse and manage the Paper Library directly from the device. The larger panel also brings new job- and workflow-management options directly to the device, while also offering remote job management and monitoring.
Invisible Red toner is the latest addition to the suite of toners available for the Ricoh five-color presses. This specialized toner is invisible under regular circumstances, but under ultraviolet light, it shows as a clear, distinguishable red. This “invisible” toner is for adding security features to a variety of applications, from event tickets to sensitive documents to gamified signage.
“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 fifth color imaging station (white, clear, fluorescent, and invisible red), enhanced color calibration and media flexibility – at a competitive price point.”