Last year Ricoh unveiled a first look at the RICOH Pro Z75, its highly anticipated B2 sheetfed inkjet system. Ricoh also launched a series of teaser videos (see below) to whet the appetite of printers.
The Japanese company also announced that the beta-testing of the new digital press will beging during summer.
“The Ricoh B2 inkjet press is phenomenal. It is going to be a game changer for the commercial print market,” said Bob Dahlke, Jr., Principal, VISOgraphic, Inc. “Ricoh’s approach to bringing new innovation to market is to do it right. They don’t care about being first; they care about delivering what our businesses need. I’ve been through this process with them in the past, and I believe it has helped commercial printers more confidently and effectively migrate to digital.”
The RICOH Pro Z75 will harness Ricoh’s drying technology, auto-duplexing, reliable paper transport and a new DFE controller architecture to increase productivity and speed. According to the Japanese manufacturer offset-quality images are achieved through Ricoh’s own printhead, aqueous ink and dynamic drop size technology, providing customers with a printing solution that will surpass the expectations of their own demanding clients.
“Today more than ever, commercial printers must be adaptable and view changing customer needs as opportunities, not challenges,” said Gavin Jordan-Smith, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Print, Ricoh Americas. “The power of digital has never been more front and center than it is now, and that’s due to the demand of hyper-relevancy from end customers.”