Ricoh expands its industrial printing portfolio with new wideformat printer for the decoration market

by Ricoh Asia Pacific10 Oct 2017

Easy-to-use RICOH Pro T7210 enables shorter runs on popular decoration substrates, including tile, countertops and flooring

Singapore, 10 October, 2017 – Ricoh has unveiled a new wide-format flatbed printer designed to bring low-maintenance reliability and ease-of-use to the decorative-printing market. The new RICOH Pro T7210 offers customers the ability to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses, helping them to further broaden their revenue streams. This newest portfolio addition is the culmination of decades of Ricoh’s commitment to innovation and to building solutions and offerings that meet the needs of customers around the world.

“The industrial printing market is evolving with increasing demands of customers print needs such as smaller lot sizes, shorter delivery times and customization of designs.” said Kenji Tasaki, General Manger, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. “The RICOH Pro T7210 is capable of doing all that, easily and efficiently. While Ricoh continuously strive to provide new potential and value to their existing portfolio of products and services, this addition will do just that with Ricoh’s own leading inkjet technology.”

Ricoh defines industrial printing as wide format printing and printing done as a part of the manufacturing process to produce finished goods e.g. garments, textiles, metals, architectural components. To effectively address print as a part of the manufacturing process, print service providers need devices that offer wide media flexibility. The Ricoh Pro T7210 supports substrates up to 4.3 inches thick with a print size of 6.9 feet by 10.5 feet. That large print area allows users to print on one four-foot-by-eight-foot board or a variety of pre-cut pieces: For instance, three three-foot-bysix-foot boards can be printed on together at the same time. These features combine to allow users to print directly on a variety of materials that may traditionally be considered too unwieldy to print on directly, saving time, labour and resources.

The Ricoh Pro T7210’s reliability and ease-of-use are the key value adds for print service providers. It prints at speeds of 50 m2/hour, or 538.2 ft2/hour, during standard operation, further bolstering productivity. Additionally, a media gap adjustment sensor automatically measures substrate thickness and adjusts printheads accordingly. This technology makes switching between different substrate thicknesses easy and helps to produce reliably accurate prints on the first try. Meanwhile, Ricoh’s high-viscosity UV ink and its patented piezoelectric printheads help produce eye-catching, uniqueapplications for long stretches between printhead replacements. Maintenance is significantly streamlined, thanks to the system’s one-touch maintenance switch, which allows users to run a regular battery of maintenance activities with the simple flip of a switch.

Ricoh Pro T7210’s intelligent resource management and streamlined interface make short runs and one-offs simple and cost-effective to produce. This helps to boost return-on-investment for custom jobs, which is a key factor to the interior decoration market, where getting a singular aesthetic “just right” is vital.

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About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).

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