IDC Names Ricoh Market Share Leader in U.S. High-Speed Inkjet Placements for Five Years Running

IDC Names Ricoh Market Share Leader in U.S. High-Speed Inkjet Placements for 
Five Years Running 
IDC MarketScape Names Ricoh as a Leader 
BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 --  Ricoh Production Print
Solutions LLC (Ricoh), a leading provider of digital output
solutions, today announced that it has been named a Leader in an IDC
MarketScape and Vendor Shares report, both focused on the high-speed
inkjet continuous feed market. For the fifth consecutive year,
Ricoh's InfoPrint 5000 production print platform has been named the
high-speed inkjet market share leader in the United States, according
to IDC's U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc#:
240258, March 2013). Within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed
Inkjet Web Press 2013 Vendor Analysis (Doc#: 240577), April 2013,
Ricoh was also named a worldwide Leader. 
"The InfoPrint 5000 continues to hold the top US market share for
high-speed inkjet according to our yearly analysis and we anticipate
the industry momentum for worldwide total engine shipments to
continue," said Amy Machado, senior analyst in IDC's Hardcopy
Peripheral Group. "We realize that low cost per page, speed, and
reliability of inkjet web presses are becoming more critical in
shaping the future for high volume print and mailing applications and
Ricoh's InfoPrint 5000 platform addresses each of these factors."  
This IDC MarketScape is the first leveraging the unique MarketScape
methodology focused on the high-speed inkjet printer market. The
Vendor Shares analysis estimates the U.S. continuous feed printer
market, among others, and found a large increase in color devices
that are capable of handling multi-million page volumes on a monthly
basis.  
"Our on-going industry leadership is one of the key accomplishments
we pride ourselves on at Ricoh. And recognition of the InfoPrint
5000's success from an international leader like IDC is a strong
validation of our market-focused strategy," said George Promis, vice
president, Production Solutions & Technology Alliances, Ricoh. "We
will continue to leverage our extensive skills, experience and
technology to help businesses worldwide excel and deliver value-added
services to their clients." 
In the past year, the InfoPrint 5000 family achieved a variety of
milestones to add to these most recent rankings, including the
printing of nearly 40 billion production impressions worldwide, using
up to 50 percent less power than other inkjet systems and more.   
To read more about the InfoPrint 5000 family, please visit
http://bit.ly/infoprint5000.  
About IDC MarketScape
 IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is
designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT,
telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market.
The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology
based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a
single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a
given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the
product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and
current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications,
or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The
framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent
foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths
and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 
| 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. 
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/ 
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Web Press 2013 Vendor
Analysis (Doc#: 240577), April 2013, 
IDC U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc #240258)
Mar 2013 
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