Ricoh South Africa Launches Inkjet Solution

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Ricoh South Africa Launches Inkjet Solution

The RICOH Pro VC80000 platform brings significant advancements in press startup, print speed, quality control, colour consistency, media changeover and predictive maintenance, leading to a substantial increase in production capacity and return on investment.

The RICOH Pro VC80000 presents a high-speed inkjet webfed platform that empowers print service providers with automated production, closed-loop quality control and advanced production floor integration. This results in highly efficient operation and enhanced application agility.

‘Building on the success of its predecessor, the RICOH Pro VC70000, this new inkjet press is designed for producing top-tier direct mail, colour books, catalogues, magazines, and commercial print applications on coated media up to 300gsm,’ said Jolene Castelyn, Marketing Executive, Ricoh South Africa.

‘A comprehensive suite of software and hardware tools ensures better automation of production, print quality control, and seamless communication, incorporating AI, machine learning, and data analysis features for predictable and repeatable output with minimal operator intervention.’

Distinguished as the smallest machine in its class, the RICOH Pro VC80000 boasts a full duplex engine measuring under ten metres. It features the latest generation ink and temperature-controlled inkjet heads, achieving a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi and a maximum speed of 150mpm – a 50% increase in production output compared to its predecessors.

Key productivity-enhancing features include faster startup times with ‘firefly’ dryer technology, a configuration of small, heated rollers that accelerate press temperature setup; and automated quality control through the fully integrated RICOH Pro Scanner, which actively monitors and maintains high output quality.

The RICOH Pro VC80000 is supported by Ricoh’s diverse portfolio of brand-agnostic software, including RICOH ProcessDirector™, RICOH Auto Color Adjuster, and FusionPro®. These tools have already demonstrated success in the beta installation at the Sattler Media Group in Germany, with the Pro VC80000 transforming the company’s inkjet’s role in production portfolios.

‘Our high speed inkjet clients share similar production challenges: they need high speed capacity to fulfil large orders and tighter turnaround times, and tools to make operating their presses easier and more efficient,’ said Eef de Ridder, Vice President, Graphic Communications Group, Ricoh Europe.

‘The RICOH Pro VC80000 is built on what made the previous generation a client favourite and is a testament to our commitment to helping clients solve their challenges. It sets a new standard in automation and data first intelligence to increase productivity and usable output with consistency across operators and shifts. Following closely on the release of the B2 sheetfed RICOH Pro Z75, it cements Ricoh’s status as a market leader in production inkjet printing.’

The RICOH Pro VC80000 high-speed inkjet press is scheduled to be available from early 2024 across the EMEA region.

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