Singapore, 7 May 2013 – Ricoh is adding two new models - the Ricoh Pro™ C5110S and Ricoh Pro™ C5100S digital colour cut sheet production systems - to its market-leading portfolio of production printing solutions. The light production models are a versatile choice for Central Reprographics Department (CRD) seeking high quality in-house print capability or digital and quick printers. Reaching output speeds up to 80ppm (Ricoh Pro™ C5110S) and 65ppm (Ricoh Pro™ C5100S) they are ideal for the production of on demand prestigious marketing material, collateral or client mailings. Both models also feature a new toner formulation and broad media handling. In addition, the small footprint makes them ideal where space is limited.
“The new additions join the Ricoh Pro™ C901 Graphic Arts +, Pro™ C751 and Pro™ C651 digital colour production systems, providing a new choice for those seeking a flexible, reliable and affordable solution to generate professional output every time,” says Ben Chong, General Manager of Production Printing Group,Ricoh Asia Pacific.
With Ricoh’s newly developed toner formulation, it has increased its colour gamut by 10 per cent for the Pro C5110S and Pro C5100S. The toner has also been developed to fuse at a lower temperature, meeting Ricoh’s R&D focus to continually reduce the environmental impacts of its products wherever possible. This in turn also ensures a quicker warm up time for increased productivity.
The Pro C5110S and Pro C5100S are also the first Ricoh digital production printers to feature enhanced toner transfer technology which delivers high quality print results on heavily textured stock – ideal for direct mail and marketing applications. Media flexibility is a hallmark of the two new models, with a new fuser assembly which uses information from the media library to optimise the fuser temperature and pressure combination for each substrate. This technology is ideal for printing challenging applications such as envelopes, where the balance of pressure and heat is critical to maintain a flat and perfectly printed product.
“The ability to print directly onto envelopes with a light production digital colour press in the price range of these systems is a significant customer advantage,” says Ben.
Media flexibility is highlighted further by the ability to print banners up to 1260mm in length through the advanced settings, adding to the wide range of applications options.
The Pro 5110S and Pro C5100S will seamlessly integrate with the Ricoh TotalFlow software portfolio. They also incorporate a number of leading technologies developed for the flagship Pro C901 Graphic Arts +. Among them is the new FS100 platform from EFI Fiery, which is used for the new E42B server. It delivers professional colour management and a fast ripping speed for improved productivity as well as an enhanced Media Library for the storage and recall of a wide range of substrates.
Client flexibility is enhanced with a wide range of compatible finishing options such as folding, booklet making and punching. This includes the Ricoh SR4100 Booklet Finisher with a new square fold capability.
Ricoh has also ensured the new systems are optimised for productivity and improved uptime. LED indicators and synchronised animated instructions act as a helpful guide for operators should they need to intervene during a print run. In addition there is a variety of status lights to keep the operator continually informed. These new systems also have a number of Operator Replaceable Units, enabling clients to make necessary replacements quickly in-house. On-the-fly toner replenishment will also help to maintain productivity.
“The ability to process more, smaller, diverse job types, quickly and with maximum uptime, is essential to meet client needs in today’s dynamic printing environment,” says Ben. “That was a key design goal for the Ricoh Pro™ C5110S and Ricoh Pro™ C5100S digital colour production systems. They will help operations to cost effectively deliver a wider range of print services to meet the challenges faced daily by print organisations.”