Ricoh unveils TotalFlow 2.0 to address print service providers' speed,
accuracy and productivity challenges
Software automates repetitive tasks from creation through printing and
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013
MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh Americas Corporation today
unveiled RICOH TotalFlow^® 2.0, a production print management software to help
print service providers streamline pre-print tasks. It directly addresses the
needs of small and medium-sized print service providers in both commercial and
in-plant settings who need to move swiftly through their ever-expanding
schedules of increasingly complex print jobs.
Automating a host of repetitive tasks, TotalFlow 2.0 mobilizes information
from job creation through printing and finishing. The three-part solution
includes TotalFlow Prep software for fast, accurate print setup, TotalFlow
PrintManager to optimize printing efficiency, and TotalFlow ProductionManager
for advanced print management capabilities.
"As a services company, we're committed to helping our customers work as
productively as possible with our production printers," said Tim Vellek, Vice
President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation.
"That's why we're giving our small and medium-sized business customers
software with powerful capabilities that are still proportional to the work
they do every day. Too often, they have been forced to overinvest in
capabilities they'll never use. TotalFlow is the right solution to help them
meet their most important business objectives."
TotalFlow Prep helps print service providers create print jobs, quickly
combining multiple files of different formats into one printable PDF file.
They can perform simple edits, select the right media and choose finishing
options matched to each printer. Visual ticketing lets operators quickly check
key details before printing.
TotalFlow PrintManager, supporting up to five printers, automates many
previously manual tasks, including job ticketing, scheduling, reporting and
finishing. The software prioritizes important jobs and directs them to the
devices that will deliver the best and most affordable results based on client
needs. Providers can produce a variety of reports on printer usage and
performance to help further optimize the operation.
TotalFlow ProductionManager offers advanced capabilities such as preflight
integration, color management integration, digital print load balancing and
support for up to 10 printers. With print pooling, Ricoh TotalFlow
ProductionManager determines which device offers the necessary availability,
throughput and quality to complete the job most effectively. Organizations can
customize workflows using drag-and-drop icons for proofing, approval, PDF
transformation and more. The software includes Postscript-to-PDF and
PCL-to-PDF transforms to support legacy environments, and automatically
compiles reports that can be analyzed to gauge performance for every job.
Other TotalFlow Features include:
oEasy integration with other vendors' technologies through support of the
Job Definition Format (JDF) industry standard.
oWeb-based submission tool in TotalFlow PrintManager, enabling authorized
managers to initiate jobs from any place at any time.
oAutomatic integration with the Fiery media catalog, eliminating the time
and risk of retyping media parameters into TotalFlow PrintManager and
Production Manager to execute print jobs.
RICOH TotalFlow 2.0 will be featured at Print 13, September 8 – 12, 2013 at
McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, booth # 1931.
For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please
| 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 about 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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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