Ricoh empowers print providers to broaden revenue streams with new latex large format devices
Ricoh Europe, London, 18 October 2018 – Progressive printers and Sign and Display specialists’ needs for faster short run production, broader job capabilities and enhanced productivity will be met by Ricoh’s two new next generation Ricoh ProTM L5130/L5160 latex roll-to-roll printers. These will be made available throughout Europe in early 2019.
The newest additions to its fast growing Sign and Display print portfolio are unveiled at VISCOM in Milan, October 18 to 20. They print at segment-leading speeds of up to 44sqm per hour in outdoor standard mode and 25sqm per hour in indoor standard mode the series produces applications up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi.
The Pro L5130/L5160 series’ speed combine reliability and media versatility to make it an excellent choice for today’s print providers. Additional features include automated maintenance, a durable design, Ricoh’s GREENGUARD-certified latex inks and industrial-grade Ricoh print heads. Its curing technology ensures jobs produced are output ready for finishing as soon as they are printed while a three-way intelligent heater helps prevent melting or warping of thinner substrates.
With CMYK and CMYK plus white options available, high ink opacity and adhesion enable the production of crisp, clear prints for a variety of applications on substrates that range from wall coverings to window graphics to backlit day/night signage. Substrate flexibility is built in with support for two and three inch roll cores up to 200gsm and media up to 64 inches wide.
“These agile and versatile solutions are suited to a broad range of end use applications,” says Graham Kennedy, Head of Commercial Inkjet Business, Commercial and Industrial Printing, Ricoh Europe. “The Ricoh Pro L5130/L5160 Series combine Ricoh inks, Ricoh print heads and Ricoh design, to empower users to deliver the kinds of applications their clients are looking for – quickly, easily and to a very high quality. We showed them at FESPA in May as a technology demonstration, and the feedback was extraordinary, so we are very excited about announcing them today at VISCOM.”
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