Archives by Tag 'Ricoh'

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 [...]

100+ PPM Digital Toner Presses on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

In the market for a digital color press?  Looking for something fast, say 100 ppm or faster?  While there is a lot of buzz around inkjet the color digital presses that are selling today for high quality graphics applications are primarily toner-based. (I’m including Indigo’s ElectroInk in this group as well.)  The inkjet cutsheet presses [...]

Inkjet with Great Image Quality on Uncoated Offset Stock on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Color inkjet printing has made tremendous progress over the last several years.  Page volumes grew by 38% in 2014 and pages from high speed continuous form inkjet presses accounted for 45% of the total color production digital pages in North America. This growth has been in the areas of transactional statements, books, and direct mail. [...]

Ricoh helps new Pro C7110X customers maximize investment and differentiate their business

Last updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In order to add value and garner better margins Print Service Providers (PSP’s) are always looking for ways to differentiate their business. Some focus on specific vertical markets, some offer solutions that combine print plus related services and others look to add unique output capabilities. Prior to this year, PSP’s utilizing digital printing technology and [...]

Digital Press Capabilities Expanding with Special Inks and Special Effects

Last updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Recently Xerox announced the availability of gold and silver metallic inks for the Xerox 800/1000 press and Ricoh announced white and clear inks are available on the Ricoh Pro C7110X. These two announcements are part of an ongoing trend in which digital press manufacturers are expanding digital printing capabilities to offer customers a market advantage [...]

Inkjet Image Quality Improvements Continue at a Fast Pace

Last updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Remember back to some of the first inkjet presses, like the VERSAMARK from Kodak.  The image quality of the output was often referred to as “business color”, which meant the colors were pale and washed out and the resolution was low.  And paper stocks were very limited. The only applications that could use this image [...]

Ricoh acquires PTI

Last updated: Thursday, January 8, 2015

  Ricoh moved from investor to owner of PTI Marketing Technologies.  In August of 2012 Ricoh made an investment in PTI that provided 30% ownership and in December of 2014 Ricoh took the next step and acquired the company.

Ricoh Targets Graphic Communications Markets with VC60000 Color Digital Inkjet Press

Last updated: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

At Graph Expo Ricoh announced the introduction of a new high speed continuous feed inkjet press named the VC60000. While the name of this press might not exactly roll off my tongue, the press has some pretty interesting capabilities.   The VC60000 is a new press and is designed for the graphic arts market. It [...]

Graph Expo 2014 Digital Press Review

Last updated: Friday, November 7, 2014

For those of us who have been to a few Graph Expo’s the first thing we noticed as we walked in was the registration area was in the Heidelberg booth, well not really in the Heidelberg booth, but in the space where the Heidelberg booth used to be, which means the footprint of the show [...]