The latest model in Ricoh’s continuous feed portfolio boasts significant upgrades to hardware, software and workflow that support productivity and quality enhancements and the migration of analogue to digital production.
The new fully automated and media versatile Ricoh Pro VC70000e high speed inkjet press supports organisations in attracting new business and talent. The powerful continuous feed press offers exceptionally high quality, image driven, customised marketing, direct mail, and publishing applications.
The Pro VC70000e’s software advances include production automation tools as well as business intelligence capabilities via the Ricoh Pro Scanner Option and RICOH Supervisor™. Ricoh’s Automation Suite combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) benefits to simplify operation and give greater feedback upon which business decisions can be based. These applications can collect information directly from clients’ workflow to drive accuracy and efficiency in production print and discover patterns that power smarter operation. The feedback loop is continuous, helping Print Service Providers (PSPs) build even stronger relationships with their clients, due to a more accurate and efficient workflow process.
High quality results are ensured on the Pro VC70000e by Ricoh’s proprietary undercoating technology. The optional undercoating process broadens the range of applications that are suitable for inkjet by further improving overall print quality with sharper detail and more vibrant colours. In addition, at a time when substrate choice is compromised by global shortages, the ability of undercoat to create a standardised print surface ensures outstanding results can be achieved on an even wider range of media. Text and line work have been sharpened, too, with new printhead developments.
The Pro VC70000e is field upgradeable and interchangeable with existing Pro VC70000 models. This lowers barriers and costs of entry for existing continuous feed operations who want to broaden their application set. This is as a direct result of the feedback received from Ricoh’s clients. The Pro VC70000e is available now in EMEA.