AnaJet has been named a CES Innovation Award Honoree for the second year in a row. Products entered in this programme are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
‘Last year, we won with the Ri 100, a highly compact, all-in-one, desktop DTG printer,’ said Paul Crocker, marketing director, AnaJet, Inc. ‘This year we followed up with the RICOH Ri 1000, which has a decidedly more robust feature set.’
In addition to quick print speeds and high image resolution up to 1200 x 1200dpi, the RICOH Ri 1000 is a stand-out from its competition because of its ‘walk-up ready’ design. Maintenance for the machine is largely automated, including white ink agitation, self-cleaning functions and continuous monitoring of ink supply and air levels. For maintenance functions that are not automated, the RICOH Ri 1000’s built-in Interactive Operation Guide alerts users, sending them reminders to complete necessary tasks. The result is a machine that requires minimal maintenance and is kept in an active state, ready to print at any time.
For further ease of use and added versatility, the RICOH Ri 1000 also features magnetised quick-change platens that easily snap on and off the machine without the need for additional tools. Quick-change platens in multiple styles and sizes up to 40.6cm (16 inches) by 49.7cm (19.6 inches) allow for maximum versatility with virtually no downtime between setups.
The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the owner and producer of CES 2019, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.
The machine will be displayed at CES 2019, which runs from 8-11 January 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.