Ricoh Announces First Beta Site For New Press

Ricoh Announces First Beta Site For New Press

The Ricoh Pro Z75 B2 automatic perfecting sheetfed inkjet press delivers the advantages of sheetfed with the low running costs and high productivity of inkjet. Boasting Ricoh’s newest printheads and inks, applications are produced with the high quality and performance commercial printers are seeking. American commercial printer Heeter has become the first beta site for Ricoh Pro’s new Z75 B2 sheetfed inkjet press.

The company has moved offset work to this future-defining technology to produce higher print quality faster with fewer demands on staff. ‘What we’ve seen over the years is that inkjet can deliver better quality than offset, in less time and with less stress on our staff,’ said Kirk Schlecker, president of Heeter. ‘The Ricoh Pro Z75 is the next step in this evolution.’

‘As the transition from offset to digital printing accelerates, the window of opportunity for inkjet commercial printing innovation is closing,’ said Hilton McCall, Head: CIP, at Ricoh South Africa. ‘The Pro Z75 delivers a powerful combination of high productivity and high quality to fuel that innovation. It gives customers more ways to efficiently and effectively unlock the power of data-driven digital printing in ways not afforded by offset.’

Among a group of commercial printers from France, Great Britain, Spain, and Denmark who visited Heeter to personally evaluate the Pro Z75 was Rafael Mari, co-founder of French online printer He remarked that, ‘We are under greater pressure to deliver a wider range and mix of applications while meeting tighter deadlines. This is against a backdrop of escalating raw material and energy costs, as well supply chain and staffing pressures. The Pro Z75’s combination of print quality and product versatility perfectly addresses demand for visually stunning, fast turnaround, customised communications while ensuring cost efficiency.’

The Ricoh Pro Z75 is expected to be available in South Africa in mid 2023.


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