Ricoh USA (Exton, Pennsylvania) has announced the launch of its Ricoh Pro VC70000e Press, the newest model within its digital continuous-feed inkjet portfolio. This latest addition features advanced hardware, software and workflow enhancements – including Ricoh’s proprietary undercoating technology, which allows printers to produce photo books, luxury catalogues, and more “with the sharpness and precision required for such high-end applications.” With this platform, offset and digital printers can take on more jobs because they can now support a broader substrate range without sacrificing quality or performance, due to Ricoh’s optional undercoating process.
The Pro VC70000e is field-upgradeable and interchangeable with existing VC70000 models. This lowers barriers and costs of entry for existing continuous-feed customers who want to broaden their application set (a direct result of feedback Ricoh received from its customer base). For offset printers, this model eases concerns of making the inkjet transition due to its undercoating technology, which enables printing on a broader range of substrates.
The new model is the latest generation of the Pro VC70000 portfolio that features multiple print-quality and productivity enhancements, including business intelligence capabilities via Ricoh Supervisor along with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) benefits. Information can be collected directly from users’ workflow to discover patterns that empower ‘smarter’ printing. The feedback loop is continuous, helping drive even stronger customer relationships due to a more accurate and efficient process.
“We are seeing a significant increase in the demand for the marketing and printing services our customers provide,” said Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing at Ricoh USA. “The Richo Pro VC70000e helps those customers uncover new routes to revenue and overcome challenges they’re experiencing, resulting from paper-supply shortages and other economic hurdles. The original Pro VC70000’s patented dryer technology opened doors to new opportunities due to its inkjet quality, and this new model is the next phase of our ongoing evolution to deliver best-in-class inkjet innovations. We built a one-of-a-kind platform that opens doors to new business opportunities with high-end luxury applications that require next-level print quality,” he added.