According to Ricoh, greater business growth opportunities and a cost effective route to differentiation will be delivered by its new Pro C7200X series of digital sheetfed colour presses.
The five colour Pro C7200X series has been designed and engineered for graphic arts applications while the four colour Pro C7200 series has been developed to help enterprise print rooms to reduce their operational costs.
Enhancements to the platform include improved colour stability thanks to auto calibration with in line sensors, and improved registration with an auto adjustment function. In addition, its fifth station offers wider scope for value added print applications with the new ability to print white plus CMYK in a single pass, enhancing impact, for example on coloured media. The Pro C7200X series introduces invisible red toner which is ideal for a range of entry level security applications. The recently launched neon pink toner, as well as white, clear and neon yellow toners complete a wide range of fifth colour options.
Productivity is increased with models printing at up to either 95 pages per minute or 85 pages per minute plus auto duplex long sheet production up to 700 mm, and simplex up to 1260 mm. Image quality is exceptional, with 2400 x 4800 dpi. So is productivity across a wide range of media which can now be printed at rated speed up to 360 g/m2. The new models deliver streamlined production with in line finishing, too. Options include the GBC eWire Binder, BDT Banner Sheet LCT and a Plockmatic banner sheet stacker. A new, intuitive 17 inch operator panel will increase usability.
A range of digital front end options are available with Fiery from EFI, and GWNX and the TotalFlow Print Server R62A from Ricoh. This is a high performance DFE that offers excellent integration with various workflow solutions.
‘The new Ricoh Pro C7200X series is an extraordinary package of capabilities,’ says Eef De Ridder, director, Commercial Printing of the Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe. ‘The systems address today’s market demands for greater complexity, faster turnaround times and varied run lengths. The enhancements improve quality, productivity and usability to ensure striking and engaging results can be achieved simply and smoothly. I am confident that progressive print businesses who make this investment in their creative capability will be rewarded by delighted, loyal clients.’
All models will be available in March across the UK and Ireland.