Ricoh releases Pro C7100X Series of five-colour printers

Ricoh Pro C7110X Production Printer.
The Ricoh Pro C7110X Production Printer.

Ricoh Americas has announced the availability of the Ricoh Pro C7100X series, its latest production cut-sheet line that offers a fifth colour station for a wider range of applications. Announced initially at Graph Expo 2014, these high-speed production colour printers and multi-function devices can print with white or clear via the fifth station. Aimed at small and mid-sized printers, the series provides the flexibility and capabilities to “create the type of eye-catching output their customers want without the expensive price tag normally associated with printing equipment in this engine class.” With the ability to produce jobs that use clear or white ink, to producing near-offset image quality on oversized media, window clings, VDP, POP displays and custom materials, printers can now create output that differentiates them from the competition, said the OEM.

Utilizing fifth-station colours, the Ricoh Pro C7100X prints at speeds of up to 80 ppm and the Ricoh Pro C7110X at speeds of up to 90 ppm, both based upon A4. They have a maximum sheet size of 13” x 19.2” and a maximum monthly volume of 240,000 based on letter size. Printing at 1200 x 4800 dpi with VCSEL image quality on a wide variety of media – ranging from tree-based paper to synthetics and envelopes – the series supports paper weights of up to 360 gsm in both simplex and duplex. In addition, printers can further expand their offerings and control quality with inline finishing solutions that allow for a variety of options including Booklet Maker, Punching, Saddle Stitch and more.

“Cost, not creativity or expertise, has truly been the only factor limiting many small and mid-sized shops from expanding their application portfolios,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Production Print Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation (pictured previously). “Seeing so many of our customers facing this obstacle, we knew we had to work with them to create a more cost-effective, versatile route to delivering the highest quality output. Now, our small and mid-size printers can spread their capabilities into new markets, shorten their print runs and maintain the type of quality their customers demand – all at a cost that will keep them within budget.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.