Digital Flexes Its Muscles
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Ricoh Corp. says its new Priport JP5500 digital printing system is designed for use in school systems and universities, religious and non-profit organizations, corporate environments and select print-for-pay venues. It prints 120 pages per minute at 400 dpi with a 12x17˝ maximum paper size. The system features a dual-cylinder configuration, tint and text/photo printing modes, and optional color cylinder.
The company also announced that its Aficio Color 6513 copier/printer can now be configured with EFI's Fiery E-820 server. Feature enhancements include Command Work-Station for centralized print job management and Fiery WebTools for browser-based job management. Outputs 13 color pages per minute.
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Duplo USA's DP-430 digital printer offers a 300x600 dpi resolution in black-and-white and spot color printing. Its three-roller feeding system is said to be improved with a pulse stepper motor for tighter registration to support spot color, NCR and envelope printing with no additional hardware. The printer features a newly developed coreless plate ejection mechanism that reportedly makes the printing process more economical and less messy. Print image position is electronically powered and adjustable four ways to increase image control and improve operation. The printer features a larger size LCD control panel.
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To expand the range of applications for its digital printer-duplicator systems, Riso Inc. has introduced new "Zykros" technology on its Model 8000 digital press. The "V" formation in its printing system puts dual master cylinders above a common impression cylinder to deliver one- or two-color printing at speeds up to 7,200 iph. The press handles stocks in sizes from 4x6˝ to 11x17˝.
In addition, Riso signed an agreement with Lexmark that allows several of the newest Lexmark multifunction printers to be integrated into Riso printing systems. Intelligent software directs each print job to the appropriate device based upon predetermined criteria.