Imaging and electronics major Ricoh is all set to showcase three state-of-the-art products at Gulf Print & Pack 2024. These include RICOH Pro C9500, RICOH Pro C7500, and RICOH Auto Color Adjuster.
RICOH Pro C9500
A true end-to-end solution with robust finishing, RICOH Pro C9500’s technology is designed to elevate productivity and quality, while simplifying operations and expanding application opportunities. It improves efficiency and automation while developing greater labour savings throughout the entire workflow. Collectively it supports cost control, business expansion, and frees up time for other tasks.
The flagship toner-based press enables commercial specialists to further accelerate their analogue to digital transition or upgrade their print on demand-oriented digital capabilities.
The newly developed RICOH GC OS (graphic communications operating system) engine controller introduces operational and maintenance management improvements. It includes a larger screen with a user interface and is compatible with external diagnostic systems and maintenance programmes.
The printer is accessible from a PC or tablet, and settings can be remotely managed, saving time, even in a multi-skilled environment where printing operators perform numerous tasks.
Automation and operational efficiency are powered by the new Auto Color Diagnosis Unit that automates the three critical inspections in commercial printing: quality, registration, and colour fluctuation. It delivers inspection accuracy; while there is greater efficiency post inspection with automatic reprinting and purging functions, and the setting procedure is easier to operate with seven detection levels to choose from.
RICOH Pro C7500
Succeeding the RICOH Pro C7200X series, the RICOH Pro C7500 is compatible with RICOH’s original special colour toners that include white, clear, invisible red, gold, and silver. Its built-in new neon colour profiles automatically add neon yellow and neon pink to expand the colour gamut for more vivid colour expression.
Another new feature on the Pro C7500 too, is an elastic intermediate transfer belt to support rough or uneven textured media. It handles a wide range of grammages from 40gsm to 470gsm and is strengthened to support duplex printed long lengths up to 1030mm. These developments enable progressive Print Service Providers (PSPs) to broaden their range of applications with, as example, light packaging, greeting cards, and wedding stationery, while benefitting from enhanced print quality.
The RICOH Pro C7500 is also equipped with the RICOH GC OS. The newly developed engine controller enables efficiencies in device use, and the intuitive and simple operation of machine settings. Remote access, via a web browser from a PC or tablet, supports streamlined operation in a multiskilled environment where print operators are required to perform numerous tasks. New functions via software updates can be continually added in response to client feedback.
It also has a powerful DFE (Digital Front End) developed in collaboration with Fiery that drives operational effectiveness. Additional printing efficiencies and labour-saving functions have also been introduced to reduce time spent on maintenance and support real time trouble shooting. These include the quick and simple changeover of complete units for special colours and improved operator replaceable units to support responsive system maintenance.
RICOH Auto Color Adjuster
RICOH’s Auto Color Adjuster helps commercial printers expand into colour critical markets, increase production versatility, streamline production processes, and improve the quality and consistency of the jobs they deliver.
It speeds up the labour-intensive process of achieving precise colour reproduction from system to system, and job to job. It can help commercial printers overcome the complexities and staffing challenges associated with professional colour management by enabling team members to create ICC profiles in a matter of minutes, match colour from pre-printed samples, to run jobs across multiple systems.
MENA region’s leading exhibition for the commercial and package print sectors, GPP 2024 will be held from 9-11 January, 2024, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Visitors can catch these innovations live at Stand F8.