Ricoh broadens award-winning inkjet portfolio; bolstering capabilities for transactional and direct mail users
Newest continuous feed platform boasts high colour quality and enhanced productivity aimed to help printers expand TransPromo and direct mail application roster
Ricoh Europe, London, 15 February 2017 – Ricoh Europe today announced the Ricoh Pro™ VC40000, its next generation continuous feed inkjet platform designed to empower transactional and direct mail clients to deliver high quality output with enhanced productivity features. This newest addition to Ricoh’s market-leading inkjet portfolio complements the unmatched quality and application flexibility of the Ricoh Pro VC60000 and the proven performance of the InfoPrint 5000. As part of Ricoh's drive to help its users find better ways to serve their end customers, the Ricoh Pro VC40000 features a powerful combination of speed, resolution and ease of use. At the heart of this solution lies the Ricoh TotalFlow Print Server R600A, its high performance digital front end (DFE) that has been optimised to deliver advanced workflow management and to make the production of complex, data-driven direct mail and transactional output even easier than before.
“Since our introduction of the InfoPrint 5000, Ricoh continues to revolutionise the high speed, continuous feed inkjet market and lead the way to the future with production print,” said Benoit Chatelard, Vice President, Production Printing, Ricoh Europe. “It’s this unmatched dedication that transactional print and direct mail clients confidently rely on to support the profitable growth of their businesses. The Ricoh Pro VC40000 is the latest demonstration of our commitment to these clients and to helping them further deliver what their customers need.”
The Ricoh Pro VC40000 delivers exceptional colour quality as well as clear and crisp type. This platform features separate black and colour printhead arrays, allowing cost effective printing of colour and monochrome applications. An optional fifth printhead array enables the use of additional fluid choices, such as MICR or security inks.
The Ricoh Pro VC40000 operates at speeds up to 120 meters/minute, making it capable of producing more than 100,000 A4 images per hour, offering the productivity and quality needed in today’s production print environments. With paper support from 40 to 250 gsm, application possibilities range from lightweight books to high coverage postcards.
Ricoh has made significant enhancements to its software and services offerings to support the launch of the Ricoh Pro VC40000. Ricoh ProcessDirector provides transactional and direct mail workflow support designed to maximise equipment throughput, help ensure output integrity and qualify for maximum postal discounts.
Additionally, the Ricoh TotalFlow Print Server R600A provides native support for PDF, PDF/VT and AFP together with JDF and advanced colour management support. This advanced controller provides an easy-to-use operator interface and advanced workflow management capabilities that benefit from Ricoh’s extensive experience in mission critical variable data processing.
Offering added flexibility, the Ricoh Pro VC40000 supports a variety of configuration options, including compatibility with a number of different workflow monitoring and management software tools. To help make this decision, Ricoh’s experienced team works with clients to identify and implement the configuration that best suits their unique needs while also continuing to meet service level agreements (SLAs). Further aiding flexibility is the assurance that this platform was designed with future enhancements and field upgrades in mind to protect clients’ investments in hardware, software, and infrastructure as their business grows and requirements change.