Ricoh to Deliver 'Print and Beyond' Business Transformation

Ricoh to Deliver 'Print and Beyond' Business Transformation Solutions
at Hunkeler Innovationdays 
Attendees Will Learn How to Move Beyond Traditional Print With New,
Value-Added Services and Solutions Debuting in Europe 
LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  Ricoh Production Print
Solutions LLC (Ricoh), a global technology company specialising in
office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document
management systems and IT services, today announced it will
demonstrate its digital production print portfolio at Hunkeler
Innovationdays. Many of these will be European debuts of the
award-winning offerings. All of the solutions are aimed to help
customers go beyond print by adding new value-added applications and
services. Attendees at the show (in Lucerne, Switzerland, 11-15
February) will have access to Ricoh experts from around the world
about new ways to grow their businesses, increase their value-added
services and meet and exceed their customer demands. 
At the show, Ricoh will offer visitors a wide-range of applications,
software and hardware developed to help companies transform their
businesses to go beyond traditional print services. This portfolio
takes advantage of the internationally-recognized Ricoh
ProcessDirector, which helps empower customers to ensure integrity,
security and flexibility of their overall operation. From commercial
to book to transactional printers, Ricoh will have solutions on
display to meet the needs of every business. These include: 


 
--  InfoPrint 5000 GP - this flagship member of the InfoPrint 5000 ink jet
    family is designed with the needs of commercial, book and
    transactional printers top of mind, and will be shown for the first
    time in Europe with the Extended Media Dryer option. This flexible and
    versatile model is designed for customers that need exceptional
    reliability to meet tight print windows and have requirements for
    diverse media and stringent colour quality, with options for
    monochrome and on-demand MICR. Like all models in the InfoPrint 5000
    family, the InfoPrint 5000 GP provides customers with configuration
    flexibility and a lower carbon footprint than most others on the
    market. By leveraging Ink Savvy, businesses can increase their ROI by
    tuning colour files to 
minimise ink consumption while maintaining the
    overall "look and feel" of the document. At Hunkeler Innovationdays,
    an Italian publisher's colour school books, as well as calendars and
    direct mail pieces will be printed on the InfoPrint 5000 GP leveraging
    the new dryer that enables an expanded range of media while increasing
    the perceived print quality
--  InfoPrint 5000 MP Monochrome -- with a smaller footprint than the
    InfoPrint 5000 GP, the InfoPrint 5000 MP provides commercial and
    transactional printers the ability to run monochrome books,
    statements, manuals and other documents now, with the option to
    convert to colour to protect the initial investment. The high speed of
    InfoPrint 5000 MP Monochrome makes it an ideal choice for
    consolidating footprints in a print shop with multiple toner-based
    monochrome systems. In a hybrid configuration (InfoPrint 5000 MP
    Monochrome coupled with an InfoPrint 5000 GP 'Mono plus MICR' engine)
    it meets the need to produce monochrome jobs with MICR data. The
    InfoPrint 5000 MP Monochrome will be running transactional documents,
    books and direct mail pieces during the event
--  There will be a new addition to Ricoh's award-winning cutsheet
    solution portfolio-Q1 2013 and this model will be on display at
    Hunkeler Innovationdays. This new solution will run marketing and
    direct mail applications at 
the show, demonstrating its best-in-class
    digital colour production capability
--  Ricoh ProcessDirector Express - This newest addition to the Ricoh
    TotalFlow workflow suite offers customers an easy-to-use, end-to-end
    workflow software to manage transactional datastreams in Adobe PDF
    format. This solution brings the power and modularity of the proven
    Ricoh ProcessDirector software to mid-level customers who can now
    benefit from Ricoh's decades of experience with larger commercial and
    transactional printers. Ricoh will demonstrate mailpiece tracking via
    Ricoh ProcessDirector Express with its Mailroom Integrity solution
    integrated with scanning technology
--  TotalFlow Cadence for Publishing - This new offering is a single
    system workflow for ultra-short run book production created to empower
    commercial printers and book manufacturers with a trusted and
    automated solution to adapt to the new trend of ultra short-run books
    production. It allows printers to automatically batch and gang books
    together based on specific customizable criteria which enables them to
    onboard work quickly. Customers can also monitor each title and job
    with automated tracking and meet job commitments and deadlines with
    proven integrity capabilities
--  TotalFlow DocEnhancer - A plug-in for Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) X Pro,
    TotalFlow DocEnhancer enables printers to offer new services, such as
    document re-engineering and cross-media marketing to satisfy customers
    who need to make last-minute changes to PDF files as part of their
    Adobe PDF workflow process
--  Digital or Offset Calculator. This new tool, free and exclusive to all
    members of the Ricoh Business Driver Programme(TM), identifies which
    print production process is most appropriate for a particular job.
    Using the Digital or Offset Calculator, printers can ensure that their
    offset and digital presses are used in the optimal -- and most
    profitable -- fashion

  
"Print today is about transformation. Ricoh is committed to helping our
customers transform their businesses to go beyond print to deliver
value-added services, solutions and applications. At Hunkeler
Innovationdays, Ricoh will display this commitment and show customers
real-world, proven solutions that will help decrease their costs
while increasing their revenues," said Sam Hosoe, associate director
and deputy general manager, Ricoh Production Printing Business Group,
Ricoh Company, Ltd. "For printers of all kinds and sizes, our print
and beyond portfolio has solutions that can address their goals and
empower businesses to quickly see true results." 
For more information about Ricoh at Hunkeler Innovationdays, please
visit http://bit.ly/ricohHID2013 or contact Laura Clark at
laura.clark@ricoh-usa.com for a sales meeting with Ricoh executives.
If you are a member of the media or analyst community attending and
are interested in speaking with Ricoh executives at the show, contact
Tracey Sheehy at tsheehy@breakawaycom.com.  
About Ricoh 
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging
equipment, production print solutions, document management systems
and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more
than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March
2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx.
23 billion USD). 
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions
and services that improve the interaction between people and
information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and
specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its
technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and
sustainability initiatives. 
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps comp
anies
transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of
their employees. 
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/  
Media Contact:
Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications
Tel: (212) 616-6003
Email: tsheehy@breakawaycom.com 
 
 
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