GAUGING WHEN a technology is really going to take off is always a tricky proposition. Product roll-outs usually get pushed back due to unforeseen technical issues, and potential buyers tend to be more cautious than even a low-ball projection for the rate of adoption.
DANVERS, MA— January 4, 2008— RISO, Inc. announced a new partnership with Blanks/USA today, offering yet another value-added support tool to North American RISO dealers. A competitive new price structure represents great value in the Blanks/USA products frequently utilized by RISO’s customer base. RISO digital duplicators and full color inkjet printers are well known for their ability to reliably feed and print a wide variety of paper stocks and sizes. Blanks/USA provides affordable die-cut papers, including business cards, door hangers, tab dividers, report covers, tickets, table tents, and tags. “RISO duplicators have a unique capability of printing on paper stocks of up to 220 lb.
DANVERS, MA—August 29, 2007—RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, has announced plans to introduce its new ComColor(tm) Express RIP for the HC5500 Full Color Printer at the upcoming Graph Expo, booth 2811. The new ComColor Express RIP is designed to enhance productivity, output quality and range of applications for RISO’s HC5500 Printer. In addition to its faster ripping speed, the new RIP powers a series of robust, added-value features including: • Advanced Archive Editing, enabling users to merge multiple jobs and file types (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and print them together as one job, merge and print pages from different jobs, change the
NOT LONG after the close of Drupa 2004, the 2008 edition of the international printing exhibition was already being called the “ink-jet Drupa.” Upping the time frame, the title of a keynote panel at the just-completed On Demand Conference & Expo asked, “Is Ink-jet the Technology Story for 2007?” It should be clarified that both are references to color page printing in a production environment, and not wide-format or consumer photographic printing. For 2006, the big story in ink-jet printing was industrial printing applications. It seemed as if every vendor was talking about flatbed machines capable of printing on a wide range of substrates.
BY MARK SMITH In this age of computers, flatbed scanners and color desktop printers, it's easy to forget that not every document is readily available as a digital file, nor does every piece have to be printed in four-color to be effective. These are just two of the reasons why color copiers and digital duplicators, respectively, continue to be productive tools in the "print-for-pay" market segment. While they fit slightly different applications, both product categories can be considered entry-level digital printing systems from a price standpoint. Color copiers is the harder category to pin down in terms of target markets and applications. Manufacturers already