Ricoh Announces Pro C7100 Series  

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Ricoh South Africa has launched the Pro C7100 series of digital colour cut sheet presses, ideal for small to medium-sized graphic arts business, direct mailers, service bureaux, digital printers and centralised reprographic departments.  
 
Its supports print service providers seeking to increase their current digital printing capacity, enter new markets and explore new digital opportunities by providing capabilities and offerings to clients not previously available with this engine class.
 
Jean Lloyd, executive GM for production print at Ricoh SA said, ‘Print service providers will find it easier to offer more diverse products to their customers with the new Pro C7100. It’s highly productive for its class at 90 pages per minute and it handles stock up to 360gsm.’
 
Optimum image quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi is achieved with Ricoh’s enhanced Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology. It delivers a premium finish, and supports an extensive range of media, including new textured media technology, and enables many different applications such as light packaging, demo packaging, direct mail, books, brochures and business cards. A key feature of the Pro C7100 series is its fifth colour station that allows clear gloss or white applications, which offers print services providers significant additional revenue opportunities. 
 
‘Smaller and medium-sized graphics arts businesses need the tools to be able to remain competitive and profitable by adding value for customers and the Pro C7100 delivers innovative applications and introduces new service lines,’ said Lloyd. ‘They can use the machine to apply spot or flood clear gloss and white and quickly switch between the two, which are unprecedented capabilities at this price point.’
 
The expansion of Ricoh’s unique media library, continuously updated in conjunction with suppliers and customers through Ricoh’s UK laboratory, allows users to adjust and associate different parameters per substrate to ensure image quality and reliability. In addition to product features, the operator replaceable units (ORUs) enable trained users to replace more than a dozen parts. That strategy is crucial to reliability and good, consistent image quality, and helps to increase uptime and performance. The Pro C7100 series is available with either the EFi E-43A or the faster and more powerful E-83A print server.