Ricoh to Focus on Helping Printers to Transform and Thrive at drupa 2012

New products and services at drupa 2012
The next generation Ricoh Business Driver Programme expands the exclusive support offered to members. The online portal will include new market intelligence reports, e-learning courses and services to support business transformation and print application development. It also allows members to connect with a community of leading consultants, Ricoh business specialists and other users through blogs and online networking tools.

The Ricoh stand will also showcase the newest addition to its color wide-format inkjet range. The Ricoh Aficio CW 2200SP is designed to address the growing CAD market. The innovative printer features Ricoh’s Liquid Gel ink and is ideally suited to a variety of industries, including manufacturing, architecture, engineering, construction, regional planning, building and product design. It will also meet the needs of corporate print rooms and quick print operations. Liquid Gel ink provides high productivity and superb line accuracy.

The Ricoh Carbon Balanced Printing Programme will be featured in the Ricoh Environmental zone. It is a European initiative, with the vision to roll out globally in the future. This programme is specifically designed to help print service providers reduce the environmental impact of printing when using Ricoh production printing systems, while providing a carbon neutral service to their clients. It follows a three step process: analyze, optimize and neutralize.

The first step involves an in-depth analysis of printing activity. The second step involves optimization of the print environment. A carbon calculator available through Ricoh’s Business Driver Programme determines the carbon generated per print job. Optimal environmentally responsible ways to print are then identified and implemented. The final step involves neutralizing the remaining and unavoidable carbon emissions.

The InfoPrint 5000 VP full-color continuous form platform is the newest offering in the InfoPrint 5000 product family. Its high speeds of up to 722 feet/220 meters per minute are ideal for companies with extremely high volumes and tight print windows. The full color InfoPrint 5000 VP complements the other InfoPrint 5000 platforms and provides the same high return on investment, with a range of speeds, excellent print quality, a compact and simple design, high reliability and ease of operation.

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