Walk-Up Printing Made Easier through Expanded Partnership with EFI and Ricoh
FREMONT, Calif.—July 30, 2015—Colleges and universities, libraries, retail print shops and other organizations can now offer efficient and user-friendly walk-up printing services thanks to an expanded partnership between EFI and Ricoh Americas where the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral software are available with select Ricoh devices.
"Ricoh users rely on us to provide technologies that simplify their operations and create new possibilities with print, and offering EFI's renowned self-serve capabilities gives them valuable new revenue opportunities," said John Brophy, vice president, product marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.
"Ricoh caters to businesses that want to create greater efficiency, productivity and value in their print offerings," said Micah Kornberg, vice president, self-serve products, EFI. "We are enthusiastic about this new partnership opportunity to deliver on these goals as we complement the world-class RICOH MP and Pro platforms with EFI's robust self-serve technologies."
Versatile and secure self-serve printing
With EFI's self-serve copy and print technology, walk-up users can produce documents using anything from PDF and Word files, to images and PowerPoint presentations. The technology accepts files from USB drives, mobile phones, tablets, laptops and e-mail, as well as from Cloud-based services like EFI PrintMe, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.
Users can securely pay for their prints with credit, cash and campus cards, and providers have the assurance that their self-serve printing technology was one of the first applications to be validated under version 3.0 of the Payment Application Data Security Standard.
EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral, a Cloud-based Web application, lets administrators easily set up M500 stations in minutes and manage multiple stations anywhere, anytime with just a Web browser. Administrators can configure devices, add services without changing hardware and set or adjust prices and tax rates. They can also generate detailed sales and usage reports, monitor real-time device status, and update device software online.
EFI is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. We are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process.