The sign, graphics and décor markets can harness a broad set of applications and flexible productivity with the new Ricoh Pro TF6250 large format UV flatbed printer.
The compact 2.5 x 1.3 metre system is designed to help the sign and display, graphic arts and industrial sectors capture new industrial decoration, internal decoration, packaging, screen printing and personalisation market opportunities.
Built on the same industrial structure as the Pro T7210, it assures productivity, versatility and high image quality with Ricoh’s powerful drop on-demand printheads. It features impressive print speeds, one touch automated daily maintenance and diverse substrate flexibility supported by carefully designed ink sets offering a wider colour gamut than the Pro T7210.
‘The Ricoh Pro TF6250 allows operators to hit the ground running and produce high impact products for their clients,’ said Graham Kennedy, head of Commercial Inkjet Business, Commercial and Industrial Printing, Ricoh Europe. ‘In large format, the difference between an application that stands out, and one that does not, often comes down to the inks that deliver the highest quality with adherence to a wide variety of substrates such as wood, metal and glass as well as standard sign and display materials such as Forex, d-bond and acrylic boards. That is why we have developed two UV ink sets. Pro TF6250 users will be able to choose an ink type designed to assure high colour gamut for the sign and graphic market or an ink type with high adhesion ideal for industrial applications.’
The Pro TF6250 has true flatbed architecture, with a moving carriage and gantry, and a production speed of up to 64.6 m2 per hour. It delivers incredible media flexibility to accommodate substrates up to 110 mm in thickness. LED technology keeps power consumption down and cures at low temperatures, allowing for use of thinner substrates without the risk of melting or warping.
Maintenance and usage are easy too, helping printers get the most out of their technology investment. One touch automated daily maintenance cleans and purges printheads to help ensure optimum uptime. Registration pins help keep precise registration, and four individual vacuum zones hold media in place regardless of shape and size. Additionally, an auto sensor adjusts the printheads to the correct height to maintain accuracy, and full-bleed printing capabilities eliminate the need for trimming.
The Ricoh Pro TF6250 will be available across EMEA in Q2 2019.