Because Consistent Color Is Paramount, Ricoh Unveils Industry-Leading Color Management Services Offering

Because Consistent Color Is Paramount, Ricoh Unveils Industry-Leading Color 
Management Services Offering 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 --   Ricoh (PRINT 13 #1931)
-- The wrong color, or color inconsistency from printer to printer,
can cost a printing organization dearly in time, money and business.
That's why Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled Ricoh Color
Management Services. 
The latest in a series of Ricoh Business Information Solutions, Ricoh
Color Management Services help ensure customers' color delivery is
precise and consistent, every time, across the customer's entire
production fleet. Consistent color helps customers stay productive
and profitable, and confidently use their fleet at maximum capacity. 
The new services include: a Color Conformance Audit Service and G7
Master Printer Qualification Services. The services were announced at
the PRINT 13 production printing conference and exposition in
Color Conformance Audit Service 
 Ricoh Production Print Solution
Engineers (PPSEs) will work with the customer to select a color
specification such as GRACoL or SWOP or a custom reference point. The
PPSEs will color manage each customer's device to that standard once
per month or once per quarter depending on the customer's preference.
Color managing all devices to a standard helps ensure that the colors
customers expect end up in the printed products, regardless of which
printer is used.  
"Precise and consistent color is critical in a logo, advertisement,
brochure, photograph and hundreds of other types of printed
products," said Tim Vellek, Vice President, Production Printing
Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The vast majority of
print-for-pay, advertising, marketing and design shops have some
serious color management problems they haven't been able to solve. As
a result, they're limited in when and how they use their equipment.
We're uniquely equipped to solve these problems, leaving customers
confident they can satisfy all their customers and keep all their
devices busy." 
Ricoh has the industry's largest number of IDEAlliance-certified
Color Management Professionals Masters. In total, more than 80 Ricoh
specialists are certified -- that's more than all the major printer
vendors combined. (1) Many in Ricoh's PPSE force are also
IDEAlliance-certified G7 Experts and CDIA+ certified professionals. 
G7 Master Printer Qualification Services 
 G7 Master Printer
Qualification Services consist of equipment calibration, personnel
training and process control consulting leading to a G7 Master
Printer qualification for the organization. The sought-after
recognition of excellence identifies print service providers,
prepress providers, and creative agencies that excel in implementing
the G7 Proof-to-Print Process. G7 Master Printers can simulate color
locally, globally and across all types of print systems and devices.  
"Color management is an art, science and engineering challenge, with
myriad variables affecting the color chain, including the eyes of the
designer, the various design tools, cameras, scanners, computer
screens, printers, paper and output devices," said Vellek. "We're
experienced in this complexity and passionate about color management.
We want to share that passion to benefit our customers." 
About Ricoh's Business Information Solutions
 Through extensive
analysis and experience, Ricoh has identified the major business
challenges enterprises are facing today: globalization, increasing
employee mobility, new generational work styles, exploding
information volumes, mounting cost pressures and rapid IT
infrastructure changes. The company directly addresses these
challenges with its Business Information Solutions approach, which
brings together technologies, services and expertise that can help to
measurably improve business performance by optimizing the flow of
business information. 
The Business Information Solutions approach streamlines an
organization's entire information workflow by improving: 

--  Input - capturing valuable information from employees, customers and
--  Processing - creating business value from information.
--  And Output - distributing the information to the right person at the
    right time in the right form for productive action.

For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions,
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
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. 
For further information, please visit 
Copyright 2013 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All
referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective
(1) Based on review of data on certified color management specialists
maintained on the IDEAlliance website,  
John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023 
Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824 
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