Ricoh USA has added a new wide-format flatbed printer designed to deliver a broad set of applications for the sign, graphics and décor markets. “The Ricoh Pro TF6250 puts unmatched productivity within reach of sign shops and commercial printers alike, due to its impressive print speeds, one-touch automated daily maintenance and diverse substrate flexibility,” said the OEM. “At a time when customers expect high quality and faster turnarounds, this flatbed delivers both in an intuitive way that allows operators to hit the ground running and produce high-impact products for their customers.”
“In wide format, the difference between an application that stands out and one that does not, often comes down to the inks that deliver the highest quality with adherence to a wide variety of substrates,” said John Fulena, Vice President of the Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group at Ricoh USA. “With the Ricoh Pro TF6250, we developed a technology platform that can handle the wide range of applications our customers’ clients are seeking. Last year, we committed to making the right investments to help our customers overcome challenges they face and expand their portfolios – and this printer is our latest example of just that.”
The TF6250 has true flatbed architecture with a moving carriage and gantry over a 98.8″ x 51.5″ bed. Printers who require fast turnarounds can benefit from its “industry-leading production speeds” of up to 1,391 ft.2/hr., said Ricoh. The TF6250 also accommodates substrates up to 4.3 inches thick and ink sets available specifically for improved adhesion to difficult and uncoated media. LED technology keeps power consumption down and cures at lower temperatures, allowing for the use of thinner substrates without the risk of melting or warping them. Additional ink sets, including one focused on high colour gamut for sign and graphic applications, are also available.
The TF6250 also leverages Ricoh’s powerful printheads with drop-on-demand technology, as well as a configuration that includes CMYK, clear and primer to deliver an expanded colour gamut and 635 x 1,800 dpi image quality. One-touch automated daily maintenance cleans and purges printheads, registration pins help ensure precise registration, and four individual vacuum zones keep media in place regardless of shape and size. Additionally, an auto-sensor adjusts the printheads to the correct height to maintain accuracy, while full-bleed printing capabilities eliminate the need for trimming.