PRINT 13: Ricoh Showcases New Enhancements and Features on Its Market-Leading InfoPrint 5000 Platform

PRINT 13: Ricoh Showcases New Enhancements and Features on Its Market-Leading 
InfoPrint 5000 Platform 
Solution Continues to Empower Customers to Deliver High Quality
Output in Today's Ever-Changing Print Environment 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 --   (PRINT 13 #1931) --
Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced significant enhancements
to its InfoPrint 5000, the company's flagship inkjet continuous form
solution, aimed to help increase customer efficiency, productivity
and color quality. Only a few months after surpassing the milestone
of printing 40 billion production impressions worldwide, the
InfoPrint 5000 family continues its momentum, maintaining number-one
market share in U.S. for the fifth year in a row, according to IDC's
U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc#: 240258,
March 2013).   
On display this week at PRINT 13, the InfoPrint 5000 provides
transactional and commercial printers with high quality, flexible and
efficient solutions that meet their individual requirements. Offering
ease-of-use and productivity features such as the new auto-splicing
solution, varied configuration options, unique suite of ink
management tools, unmatched printhead life and enhanced print quality
capabilities, the InfoPrint 5000 has been pleasing customers
including Diamond Marketing Solutions, Fiserv, Pinnacle Data Systems
and Frederic Printing for years.  
"At Ricoh, we know that our customers' needs are continually evolving
as their clients make new demands and expand their portfolios, so we
are constantly looking for ways to further enhance the platform to
continue to meet these requests," said George Promis, vice president
of continuous forms production solutions and technology alliances,
Ricoh. "We continue to leverage our proven technology expertise and
extensive skills to grow our product line, helping our customers
excel and achieve desired results with their clients."  
The latest enhancements to the InfoPrint 5000 include: 


 
--  Print Quality Enhancements: A new suite of enhancements are now
    available that will produce color output with more vibrancy and higher
    density blacks, enabling even more digital applications for print
    shops, commercial printers, data centers, and in-plant printers,
    comparable to the output of offset devices.
--  InfoPrint 5000 MP "H" Configuration: Shown for the first time at PRINT
    13 will be our InfoPrint 5000 GP platform in an H configuration. The
    InfoPrint 5000 MP line has now been upgraded to allow for printing in
    I, L, U, & H configurations. This also includes dual simplex
    printing capability so that customers can drive the two print engines
    printing separate applications, on two kinds of paper, at two
    different speeds. All of this is done with the state-of-the art
    InfoPrint 5000 controller.
--  New Page Length Capabilities: This added flexibility allows the
    InfoPrint 5000 GP Color to now handle page lengths up to 54 inches,
    providing customers with the versatility to print different types of
    output for their varying needs for multiple n-up signatures and longer
    form lengths.
--  Extended Media Handling Option: This feature was designed for the
    InfoPrint 5000 GP platforms to enable the handling of heavier weight
    paper. With this feature, printers can now use paper weights up to 250
    gsm and in conjunction with the extended media dryer option allowing
    for even more versatility in paper usage and color quality output.

  
Ricoh's flagship InfoPrint 5000 platform continues to offer customers
unparalleled technology leadership and value in several high profile
areas: 


 
--  Longest Printhead Life and Highest Reliability in the Industry: The
    InfoPrint 5000's printheads are the most reliable in the market, and
    are a key component in producing superb quality output, based on
    unique dynamic variable drop size technology.
--  Variety of High-Yield, Low Water Content Inks: The InfoPrint 5000
    consumes up to 50 percent less power than other products in the
    market, and is capable of using a variety of pigment, dye, and MICR
    inks.
--  Exceptional Color Consistency and Color Management Tools: The
    InfoPrint 5000 offers exceptional color consistency. 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. Ink Savvy can
    provide ink usage reductions from 10-50 percent, while preserving the
    document's high-quality color appearance.
--  Predictable and Easy Operations: 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.
--  A Growing List of Satisfied Customers: Ricoh concentrates on
    supporting all of its customers with a professional team of experts
    before, during and after the implementation of an InfoPrint 5000 print
    solution.

  
For more information about Ricoh at PRINT 13, please visit the
company's Virtual Event Center to see its solutions and applications
in action: http://bit.ly/Print13.  
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/ 
Copyright 2013 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All
referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective
companies. 
*IDC U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc #240258)
Mar 2013  
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