Ricoh Pro L4100 Series is first latex system to receive Color-Logic certification

Ricoh’s Pro L4100 Series of wide-format printers has become the first latex system to achieve global Color-Logic certification. The Ricoh Pro L4100, combined with the ColorGATE Production server software, is now certified for use with the Color-Logic process – a global standard in metallic and decorative-effect colour communications for a variety of special-effect printing applications. Color-Logic’s decorative effects use existing workflows to achieve dynamic results without the use of special equipment. Its simple print production process enables printers to provide brand owners, product managers, corporations and their advertising agencies, with the ability to differentiate. The Ricoh Pro L4100 Series, with Ricoh’s own non-solvent-based aqueous resin inks, features the latest generation of Ricoh’s piezo variable-drop printheads. These can deliver latex ink droplets as small as four picolitres. It can run metallic and transparent vinyl, PET films, backlit display media and polyester substrates.

Ricoh Pro L4160 wide-format printer.
Ricoh Pro L4160 wide-format printer.

“The engine did a great job of reproducing all Color-Logic’s decorative effects and 250 metallic colours,” said Richard Ainge, Chief Technology Officer for Color-Logic. “The samples received were printed on KernowJET Gloss Silver 119 gsm substrate. The benefit of Ricoh’s latex engine, combined with the dramatic effects created by Color-Logic’s software, will create new revenue opportunities for Ricoh’s print service providers and their clients.”

Printers using RIP technology other than ColorGate should check with their local Ricoh office for further details on how to utilize Color-Logic solutions and the Ricoh Pro L4100 series. In 2015, Color-Logic certification was also awarded to the Ricoh Pro C7100 Series with the EFI Fiery RIP and white and clear toner.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.