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High-speed inline digital printing at the Ricoh Drupa booth

Ricoh Europe, London, 31 May 2016 – Customers are set to benefit from unmatched product and pack personalisation possibilities thanks to Ricoh’s Fibre-coupled Laser Diode Array (F-LDA) and DataLase’s technology. Visitors to the Ricoh booth at DRUPA will be able to experience a range of high-speed inline digital printing solutions.

Ricoh is recognised as the technological market leader in the labelling & marking industry due to its innovative chemical & coating technologies. Additionally, Ricoh has a deep understanding of industrial processes, acquired as an office and industrial equipment manufacturer. As market expectations have increased in recent years for high-speed personalised inline printing, Ricoh can now demonstrate revolutionary high-speed F-LDA solutions to customers to meet and exceed their specific demands by combining both hardware and media.

DataLase is the leading Inline Digital Printing technology company. Headquartered in the UK, with offices in North America and Japan, DataLase has developed a range of revolutionary solutions for inline digital printing of products and packaging that enhance quality and operational efficiency and maximise brand owner and retailer real-time marketing effectiveness. Dr. Chris Wyres, CEO of DataLase, said: “We are delighted to be able to demonstrate our technology working with Ricoh F-LDA solutions. These can bring true real-time marketing capability to brands and change the way they print packaging and interact with consumers.”

Mr. Takahiro Irisa, General Manager, Global Business Center, Industrial Media Solutions Division, Ricoh, said: “We are proud to be able to demonstrate inline laser imaging solutions which can enable customers to reach and realise unexpected value in marketing activities.”

The laser imaging solution enables customers to print personalised communication on various materials such as paper, carton, and plastics etc., inline. This leads to a faster time to market while engaging (personalised) communication with consumers and brand promotions. Moreover a significant increase in productivity, process optimisation, and cost reduction through SKU minimisation can be achieved.

A range of inline laser imaging systems including a monochrome Fibre-coupled Laser Diode Array (F-LDA) prototype printer will be demonstrated at the Ricoh Stand B46-1 & B46-2 in Hall 8A, during drupa 2016.

DataLase will also be demonstrating the complete Inline Digital Printing technology platform at drupa on Stand A19, Hall 6.

|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD)
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