Ricoh USA (Exton, Pennsylvania) has released the Ricoh Pro C5300s and Pro C5310s Production Presses that combine high-quality colour, powerful performance and a wide range of finishing options. “These features,” said the OEM “deliver a robust solution at a more accessible price point, helping more businesses deliver professional-looking presentations, vibrant proofs-of-concept, and attractive, finished booklets. Both can help in-plant printing departments bring more work in-house and marketing agencies exceed quality expectations.” Commercial printers can also leverage them as proofing devices to produce high-quality customer proofs without having to interrupt long-run jobs on higher-production presses. The new models are also “excellent options for franchise printers” looking to deliver more standout applications with specialty stocks that can command premium prices. Precise registration and colour matching combine with support for a wide range of media – including specialty stocks, synthetics, envelopes and oversized sheet options – to empower design creativity while driving accuracy and reliability. Extensive finishing options help users create professionally-finished saddle-stitched booklets, course guides, marketing materials and presentations. Meanwhile, said Ricoh, intuitive controls make this power even more accessible.
“Technological innovation has pushed the sheetfed market forward, first with incredible strides in accuracy, media versatility and image quality, and second, by making those advancements accessible to more printers,” said Heather Poulin, Vice President of Marketing, Commercial Printing Business Group, at Ricoh USA. “The Ricoh Pro C5300s’ and C5310s’ affordability and size bring some of the most eye-catching, productivity-enhancing features to an even broader customer base. These presses deliver best-in-class media support for specialty stocks, oversized sheets and heavier weights – a game changer for in-plants and marketing agencies looking to make print pop without breaking the bank.”
The Ricoh Pro C5300s and C5310s provide high productivity with full-colour, 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution at up to 80 pages per minute (ppm). Built-in sensors aid front-to-back registration, which has received vast compliments from users for duplexing, especially business cards, said Ricoh. Also useful for premium applications, these presses maintain their image quality on media up to 360 gsm. Each presses’ 10-inch Smart Operation Panel makes managing the many substrate options available significantly easier with an intuitive Paper Library that contains 1,000 preset or custom profiles. Trained Customer Replaceable Units (TCRUs) also empower users to execute routine maintenance on their own schedule, helping to drive uptime while further contributing to the presses’ reliability. Both the Ricoh Pro C5300s and C5310s are Energy Star Certified and carry an EPEAT Gold Rating.