Ricoh sweeps BLI summer 'Picks'

Sydney, 5 September 2012 ­– Ricoh products have swept the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) Summer 2012 Picks, winning seven awards across three categories, with BLI highlighting their energy efficiency, impressive ease-of-use and extended functionality.

“Winning seven ‘Picks’ signifies our goal of helping address the rapidly evolving business challenges and reduce costs associated with printing. These products have been developed to help customers reduce energy use and reduce time spent producing documents,” said David Hampe, Manager – Product Strategy, Ricoh Australia.

Outstanding A3 Colour Range

Top-notch print productivity, outstanding reliability and impressive ease of use have placed the following A3 colour multifunctional devices (MFDs) in the Summer 2012 ‘Pick’ awards:


Ricoh Aficio MP C3502: Outstanding A3 Colour MFP 31-40 ppm

Ricoh Aficio MP C4502: Outstanding A3 Colour MFP 41-50 ppm

Ricoh Aficio MP C5502: Outstanding A3 Colour MFP 51-60 ppm

BLI cited the range’s new customisable control panel as providing improvements across functionality and ease-of-use. “We were also impressed by the improvements in image quality, as well as in ease of use, courtesy of the new control panel that can be customised on a user-by-user basis, greatly improving the walk-up experience,” David Sweetnam, Head of European Research and Lab Services, BLI.

Outstanding Energy Efficiency

The BLI award for the following models further confirms Ricoh’s position as a true leader on the environment issue:


Ricoh Aficio MP C3002: Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

Ricoh Aficio MP C4502: Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

Ricoh Aficio MP 4002: Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

“Reducing their carbon footprint will be an increasing focus for organisations with the commencement of the Carbon Tax. All three models have a wealth of environmentally friendly features to assist businesses in cutting their energy use,” said Hampe.

“This includes a new ‘Eco-friendly Counter’ that enables administrators to track simplex/duplex and consumable usage by individuals or groups, and send messages to encourage energy saving and environmental best practices,” he said. “The MP C4502 not only provides award-winning energy efficiency, but has also won its category for Outstanding A3 Colour MFD.”

Outstanding A4 Mono Printer

The affordability and open-architecture made the Ricoh Aficio SP 4310N the clear stand-out for the Outstanding A4 Mono Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups ‘Pick’ by BLI. BLI cited the SP 4310N as giving business users exactly what they need in a monochrome single-function printer: reliability, flexibility, security and affordability. Another strong benefit to customers is the fact that the SP 4310N is enabled with technology that allows integration with various types of Ricoh solutions– something that’s rarely seen on single-function printers.


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| About Ricoh | Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD). The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialised industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives. Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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