Archives by Tag 'Ricoh'

New Ricoh Inkjet Press Product Briefing

Last updated: Thursday, November 2, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Ricoh has a new continuous feed inkjet press out and there’s a PODi Product Briefing on it. Their new RICOH Pro VC40000 fits in nicely between their IP50000 and Pro VC60000 presses. The RICOH Pro VC40000 is a CMYK plus one optional color, continuous feed, digital [...]

Should You be Considering RICOH TotalFlow Prep?

Last updated: Thursday, June 1, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I recently did a PODi Product Briefing on Ricoh’s TotalFlow Prep and was very impressed. Ricoh’s developers have done an incredible job at bringing their solution’s capabilities up to and, perhaps exceeding, other make-ready solutions on the market. The user interface is well organized and provides [...]

What makes RICOH Color Management Different?

Last updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Every manufacturer has a color management strategy, right? And they’re all pretty much the same, right? WRONG! I’ve had the opportunity to review several offerings from different vendors in the production space and each has taken different approaches with different benefits and limitations. Some leverage internal [...]

New MarcomCentral Product Briefing: Beyond Print

Last updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Over the years I’ve reviewed numerous web portal products for print and marketing services providers. This month I had the chance to give MarcomCentral® a spin. It’s a pretty cool product for companies who want to go beyond just having a print submission interface. Sure, you [...]

Four Way Battle for Light Production Color Market

Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016

In my last two blog articles (click here) I discussed the heavy and mid-duty cycle segments of the color digital printing market. Now let’s take a look at the light production duty cycle segment, which has print engines that print up to 100K simplex, letter size impressions per month.  The following print engines are included: Xerox [...]

One Printer’s Method to Successfully Grow Business with Marketing Portals

Last updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company The other day I had an interview with Walter Payne, who is the CEO of ImageMark Business Services, Inc. What a fascinating conversation! As you can imagine, I’ve spoken to dozens of people from print and marketing services providers who’ve installed web portals and, usually, they’re [...]

Digital Printing at drupa 2016

Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

I had the opportunity to go to Dusseldorf, Germany and attend drupa 2016. Here is my summary of what I saw with regard to digital press developments and trends. While all the major digital press vendors had their wares on display, HP was most impressive with an entire hall full of their gear.   

University of Illinois Illini Document Services Meets Student and Staff Needs

Last updated: Thursday, June 2, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company I usually write about commercial printers and direct marketing companies, but occasionally I get a chance to meet with an in-plant manager. I had just such an opportunity earlier this year when I spoke with Duane Fitch, Production Manager for Illini Document Services at [...]

2015 Digital Color Press Review

Last updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking back on 2015 there were a number of high profile advances in inkjet technology, but a number of new toner-based products offered expanded capabilities that were well received by print service providers. Inkjet Products for Transactional/Books/Direct Mail (letters) The adoption of high speed continuous feed inkjet for transactional and book printing was well underway [...]

Great Options for Larger Sheet Size Color Digital Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Image quality is always the first criterion when Printers are selecting a new digital press, because if you can’t sell the output it’s not a viable option.  But not far behind are factors including substrate flexibility, sheet size, productivity, reliability, service and costs (both capital and operating). Sheet size continues to be key factor in [...]