Ricoh Unveils New Milestones for Its Continuous Feed Inkjet Portfolio

Ricoh Unveils New Milestones for Its Continuous Feed Inkjet Portfolio 
InfoPrint 5000 Empowers Customers With Expanded Media Support,
Industry-Leading Low Power Consumption, Powerful Ink Management
Tools, and the Industry's Most Reliable Printhead Technology 
LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 --  Hunkeler
Innovationdays -- Ricoh, a leading provider of digital output
solutions, today announced significant achievements and enhancements
of its inkjet portfolio, on display this week at Hunkeler
In the past year, the InfoPrint 5000 family has surpassed the
landmark of printing 35 billion production impressions around the
globe, gaining momentum by enabling book, commercial and
transactional print customers to realize the vision of "print and
beyond." The InfoPrint 5000 family is unique in using up to 50
percent less power than other ink jet systems, delivering
ever-increasing and unmatched printhead life across its large
worldwide install base, continuing expansion of its media support,
color and ink management enhancements, and more. These achievements
illustrate Ricoh's ongoing commitment to further enhance its flagship
solution to meet the evolving needs of its global customer base. "At
Ricoh, we realize that customer requirements expand as their clients'
needs change, so a flexible architecture that would protect
customers' hardware and software investments was a key design
objective when we built the InfoPrint 5000 technology. With the
ability to quickly adapt and upgrade our modular system in the field,
we can effectively help our customers achieve their goals," said
George Promis, vice president, Production Solutions & Technology
Alliances, Ricoh. "We will continue to leverage our extensive skills,
experience and industry-leading technology to help businesses excel
and deliver value-added services to their clients." 
The latest enhancements to the InfoPrint 5000 include: 

--  Extended Media Dryer Option: This feature, which is being demonstrated
    for the first time in Europe at Hunkeler Innovationdays, allows the
    InfoPrint 5000 to print on a broader variety of coated stock and less
    expensive papers, with the added benefit of enhanced color vibrancy
    and accuracy, and larger images with high coverage.
-  G7 Hardware Certification: The InfoPrint 5000 is now G7 hardware
    certified. Integrating G7 Gray Balance into the system's workflow
    allows machine-to-machine, job-to-job color output consistency with
    color balance on various paper grades and weights.
--  Arcis Pantograph support: The InfoPrint 5000 support of Arcis
    Pantographs has been extended to include dye and pigment inks, running
    at up to 128 meters / minute (420 feet), with a new multi-color
    prismatic Pantograph, and the option to support micro-fonts. This
    function enables customers to increase the security of negotiable
    documents such as checks.

Enhancements coming in 2013 include new configurations and functions.
The InfoPrint 5000 MP Monochrome and MP Color platform will be
extended to support simplex and dual simplex configurations; and the
InfoPrint 5000 GP Color platform will be able to support an extended
page length.  
Ricoh's flagship InfoPrint 5000 platform continues to offer customers
unparalleled technology leadership and value in several high profile

--  Longest Printhead Life and Highest Reliability in the industry: The
    InfoPrint 5000's inkjet printheads are the most reliable heads in the
    market, lasting on average well over 18 months and providing customers
    with the peace of mind needed for fulfilling the intense demands of
    their printing environment
--  Industry-Leading Low Water Content Inks: The InfoPrint 5000 consumes
    up to 50 percent less power than other products in the market, does
    not require exhausts or cooling rollers, and does not experience paper
    path shrinkage, due to the high yield of its high-density inks and the
    decreased energy requirements to dry these low water content inks,
    making it the perfect choice for high-coverage, high-speed
--  Exceptional Color Consistency and Color Management Tools: The
    InfoPrint 5000 offers exceptional color consistency in the inkjet
    market today, with less than 3 Delta E between printer systems, print
    runs and over extended time frames. The system supports
    industry-standard and customer-created International Color Consortium
    (ICC) profiles for accurate color reproduction. Ricoh offers
    state-of-the-art color management tools for increased cost savings,
    including the Ink Savvy tool for ink optimization, which now supports
    coated papers, including Appleton Utopia 45 pound Book with InfoPrint
    5000 Extended Media Dryer Option. Depending on the application, Ink
    Savvy can provide ink usage reductions from 10 percent to more than 50
    percent, while preserving the document's high-quality color
--  Predictable and Easy Operations: The InfoPrint 5000 family requires
    minimal operator tasks and interventions, so one operator can handle
    multiple systems. In addition to offering industry-leading
    self-diagnosis, self-correction and ink conservation capabilities, the
    user-friendly operator GUI and notifications enable operators to
    quickly learn the system.
--  Exclusive Variable Drop Size technology for Superior Images and Crisp
    Text: The InfoPrint 5000's unique variable drop size technology
    automatically and dynamically determines the optimal drop sizes to jet
    at every pixel on every page to produce clear text (even small fonts)
    and outstanding images with smooth grey scale.

Ricoh's customers span the globe and are leveraging the InfoPrint 5000
in a variety of unique print environments with varying demands, such
as producing nine to ten million duplex feet of output a month. In
Europe, for example, Italian publisher Loescher demonstrates the
benefits of the InfoPrint 5000 for publishers, while
Wuerttembergische Versicherung AG and The Bonus Club illustrate the
InfoPrint 5000's strengths for insurance and direct mail
For more information about Ricoh at Hunkeler Innovationdays, please
visit To read more about the InfoPrint
5000 family, please visit  
| 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 companies
transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of
their employees. 
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