Across the aisle, the Ricoh Pro C900 and C900s (90 ppm) color production printers had their first European showing. New at the show were the Ricoh Pro 906EX (90 ppm), 1106EX (110 ppm) and 1356EX (135 ppm) multifunction, black-and-white devices that print at 1,200 dpi. Both series are toner-based.
MGI Digital Graphic Technology delivered the faster—3,900 sph, A4—Meteor DP 60 Pro (paper and plastic) and Paper (no plastic support) models of its color toner press family that it had previewed, but signaled the future direction of its product development efforts by unveiling the ink-jet-based JetVarnish spot UV coater. DOD print heads are used to apply a matte or gloss UV varnish to sheets up to 14x20˝ at a price that compares to offset coating, the company claims. The initial configuration is slated for delivery early in 2009, with a larger format model to follow.
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