New Ricoh Pro™ C5110S and ProTM C5100S Digital Colour Production Systems Bring Flexibility and High Image Quality to the Light Production Market

Sydney, 9 May 2013 – Ricoh is adding two new models - the Ricoh Pro™ C5110S and Ricoh Pro™ C5100S digital colour cut sheet production systems - to its market-leading portfolio of production printing solutions. The Pro C5110S and Pro C5100S will be launched and shown for the first time at PacPrint in Melbourne on 21st May 2013.

The light production models are a versatile choice for in-plant rooms, print-for-pay businesses, commercial printers or marketing and advertising agencies seeking high quality in-house print capability or digital and quick printers. Reaching output speeds in both colour and mono up to 80ppm (Ricoh Pro™ C5110S) and 65ppm (Ricoh Pro™ C5100S) they are ideal for the production of on-demand prestigious marketing material, collateral or client mailings. 

“The new additions join the Ricoh Pro™ C901 Graphic Arts +, Pro™ C751EX and Pro™ C651EX digital colour production systems. Both models, also on show at PacPrint13, are unique in their small footprint, making them ideal where space is limited, and both feature a new toner formulation and broad media handling. This series is a flexible, affordable solution that offers near-offset high quality output and is the third series to be added to our range of colour production digital printers,” says Dave Gully, Ricoh Australia’s Product & Strategy Manager, Production and Wide Format.

 “Interested parties can either view this new series at the Ricoh stand #3300 at PacPrint13 from May 21st to 25th or go online to to request a demo on the new, speedy models. Anyone who attends a demo at PacPrint13 can enter the draw to win one of three fast-paced 'Supercar Drive Experiences’.”

With Ricoh’s newly developed toner formulation, it has increased its colour gamut by 10 per cent for the Pro C5110S and Pro C5100S. The toner has also been developed to fuse at a lower temperature, meeting Ricoh’s R&D focus to continually reduce the environmental impact of its products wherever possible. This in turn also ensures a quicker warm-up time for increased productivity. 

The Pro C5110S and Pro C5100S are also the first Ricoh digital production printers to feature enhanced toner transfer technology which delivers high quality print results on heavily textured stock – ideal for direct mail and marketing applications. Media flexibility is a hallmark of the two new models, with a new fuser assembly which uses information from the media library to

optimise the fuser temperature and pressure combination for each substrate. This technology is ideal for printing challenging applications such as envelopes, where the balance of pressure and heat is critical to maintain a flat and perfectly printed product. “We anticipate significant traction with the Pro C5110S Series in the graphics and CRD markets, given the current market size in this segment in Australia. This series is specifically designed to cater to the requirements of these markets,” says Kathy Wilson, General Manager, Production and Business Solutions.

Media flexibility is highlighted further by the ability to print banners up to 1260mm in length through the advanced settings, adding to the wide range of applications options.

The Pro 5110S and Pro C5100S will seamlessly integrate with the Ricoh’s range of customisable software solutions.  They also incorporate a number of leading technologies developed for the flagship Pro C901 Graphic Arts + Edition.  Among them is the new FS100 platform from EFI Fiery, which is used for the new E42B server. It delivers professional colour management and a fast ripping speed for improved productivity as well as an enhanced Media Library for the storage and recall of a wide range of substrates. 

Client flexibility is enhanced with a wide range of compatible finishing options such as folding, booklet making and punching, including the Ricoh SR4100 Booklet Finisher.

Ricoh has also ensured the new systems are optimised for productivity and improved uptime. LED indicators and synchronised animated instructions act as a helpful guide for operators should they need to intervene during a print run. In addition there is a variety of status lights to keep the operator continually informed. These new systems also have a number of Operator Replaceable Units, enabling clients to make necessary replacements quickly in-house. On-the-fly toner replenishment will also help to maintain productivity.

“The new series’ ability to process smaller, diverse job types quickly with maximum uptime was a key design goal for the Ricoh Pro™ C5110S and Ricoh Pro™ C5100S digital colour production systems, and is essential to meet client needs in today’s dynamic printing environment,” says Gully.

“This series is competitively priced and will help operations to cost effectively deliver a wider range of print services to meet the challenges faced daily by print organisations, and is backed by Ricoh Production’s experienced team providing full support in training and service

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