Ricoh supports new market moves for print service providers at FESPA 2017
Ricoh Europe, London, 14 March 2017 – Ricoh will help print service providers identify new market opportunities with its broad portfolio of creative solutions at FESPA 2017 in Hamburg from 8 to 12 May.
Ricoh Pro™ L4160 latex large format printer
Visitors will witness ways to enhance their service offering with Ricoh’s comprehensive range of wide format, large format and flatbed devices, supported by a dedicated suite of software solutions. There will also be direct-to-garment print solutions from Anajet, a Ricoh company.
“Ricoh has established a versatile range of hardware and software solutions to support print service providers as they seek to open new production worlds,” says Benoit Chatelard, Vice President, Production Printing, Ricoh Europe. “Ricoh has evolved to become a communication provider; offering the graphic display market roll to roll, large format, flatbed, software and digital textile printers. We aim to use our innovation-led ethos and collective expertise to enable confident choices in high quality, cost effective solutions.”
Demonstrated for the first time in Europe will be the 1.65metres-wide EFI VUTEK H1625 LED UV Hybrid roll/flatbed technology device. It features four colour print plus white and includes single pass and multilayer capabilities. Variable droplet sizes provide eight levels of grayscale. It is ideally suited to backlit displays, indoor and outdoor signage, posters, point of sale, display and exhibition graphics.
Also on show will be the Ricoh Pro™ L4160 latex large format printer an eco-friendly green technology with Ricoh’s own non-solvent based aqueous resin inks. The Pro L4100 series features the latest generation of Ricoh’s own piezo variable drop print heads. They deliver latex ink droplets as small as four picolitres offering durable printing for outdoor and indoor applications. Reduced environmental impact is another important benefit thanks to lower print heater temperature than its closest competitor models, enabling highly efficient power consumption.
The Ricoh technology will run alongside the MPC W2201SP colour wide format multifunction device. Potential buyers can choose between copier/printer or scanner functionalities and use Ricoh’s highly affordable, environmentally sustainable pigment-based Liquid GelTM ink technology to print on plain paper, photo paper or onto a blue-back media range. Capable of printing advertising and other graphic arts applications for outdoor as well as indoor environments, the MPC W2201SP is a versatile output device.
Chatelard adds: “FESPA 2017 is the perfect place for print service providers to explore with Ricoh how they can move into new markets, increasing their reach, prestige and profitability. We are proud that the Ricoh systems on show support a more environmentally responsible approach to production with lower print temperatures and lower power consumption.”
In its software studio Ricoh will demonstrate MarcomCentral software-as-a-services for web to print capabilities and Marketing Asset Management and ColorGATE’s menu-driven wide and large format workflow for exact feature set specification.
Ricoh will be present at Hall B4L, Stand C10 throughout the event.