Buyers Lab highlighted the Ricoh Pro L5160 dual CMYK large format production device’s above-average productivity for all settings, dimensional stability of precise, multi-panel jobs, superior colour, touchscreen usability, straightforward RIP software, consistently vibrant contrasts and photo-like image quality.
Buyers Lab is an independent document imaging hardware and software evaluator. For its capabilities, the Ricoh device won the 2020 Pick Award from Buyers Lab for outstanding high production.
‘The dual CMYK Pro L5160’s fast speed lends itself to being an ideal choice for busy print shops needing to deliver large format print jobs under tight deadlines. It also produced a majority of halftone images that were vibrant, sharp and 3D-like in appearance. Moreover, we noted negligible variations in both colour and size when the Pro L5160 printed large panels in repetition, which means any business looking to expand its application scope can count on this device to deliver seamless output for wall hanging or other side-by-side display work,’ reads a Buyers Lab statement.
The Ricoh device is described as an agile and versatile solution that combines Ricoh inks, print heads and design to empower users to deliver a wide range of applications quickly, easily and to a very high quality.
‘The Pro L5160 is a response to the needs of progressive printers and sign and display specialists for broader job capabilities with its CMYK plus white, for faster short run production and enhanced productivity in CMYK,’ said Vaughan Patterson, head of commercial and industrial print at Ricoh SA.
The device prints 46,7sqm per hour in outdoor standard mode and 25sqm per hour in indoor standard mode on applications up to 1200 x 1200 dpi, which is the best in its segment. It also offers automated maintenance and Ricoh’s GREENGUARD-certified high opacity latex inks.
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