The Ricoh Pro L4000 series features the next-generation of Ricoh’s piezo-electric print heads with durable latex ink in seven colours; CYMK, light cyan, light magenta and white. It offers extensive media support on a range of substrates and is ideal for the environmentally conscious buyer of printed signage, point of purchase and indoor and outdoor display.

The Ricoh Pro L4000 series also features multiple jetting print head technology to produce three different drop sizes at once, down to a minimum of four picolitres in size. The result is smooth, lifelike images every time. Furthermore, its extensive media support enables clients to order print on a wide range of substrates such as PVC, tarpaulin, synthetic paper, coated-paper, non-coated paper, textiles and more.

It will be available in North America and Europe in the first quarter of 2013.

TecnauGroup presented its new ultra high-speed Roll-to-Roll system comprised of the new LasermaxRoll Unwind u20 and Rewind r20 on the Ricoh stand. The system was installed in line with the InfoPrint 5000 VP operating at 220 m/min. The u20 and r20 utilise automated paper control and lightweight gearless airshafts for ease of loading and unloading rolls. In addition, the new speed-upgraded version of LasermaxRoll’s WebVision system will be in line with the InfoPrint 5000 VP. WebVision is installed directly after the digital printer to identify problems right away. WebVision is fully automated and analyzes print image quality, data integrity, and guarantees job completeness. It also connects directly to ADF systems for even greater end-to-end automation.

Other new products include:

InfoPrint Process Director Express

A new addition to the Ricoh TotalFlow workflow suite, InfoPrint Process Director Express offers customers an easy-to-use, end-to-end workflow software to manage transactional datastreams in Adobe PDF format. It brings the power and modularity of InfoPrint ProcessDirector software to mid-level customers who can now benefit from Ricoh’s experience with larger commercial and transactional printers. Users can automate end-to-end print management with scalable work?ow control functions for Adobe PDF, reduce operational costs by reducing file preparation time using integration with colour management tools like Enfocus Pitstop and Impostrip On Demand Digital Automation software. In addition users can add the PDF Mailroom Integrity feature, for the indexing, editing, splitting, sorting and grouping of disparate PDF jobs, while meeting regulatory requirements. It also allows for multi-vendor inserter integration that can automate reprints and advanced print management tools for all production environments.

Beyond — Ricoh Clickable Paper

A cross-media service enabling consumers to point an iPhone or Android smartphone at any printed surface and receive related online content, Clickable Paper technology is applicable to any kind of printed media, including newspapers, magazines, direct mail, books, brochures and posters.  Consumers will be able to instantly recognise a clickable page thanks to its easily identifiable logo. All types of digital information or services can be linked including multimedia content, web sites, e-commerce services and social networks.

It is a fast and robust way to recognise content including text (in any language), images, photographs, or a combination. It enables multiple hotspots per document without editing or reformatting of original source material and different online content can be associated with each hotspot. It offers support for a large database of authored documents and has a user-friendly mobile app for smartphones.

A carbon neutral drupa and INGEDE certification

At drupa, Ricoh is taking advantage of its  HYPERLINK “” Carbon Balanced Printing Programme. As a result, all Ricoh’s printing activity during the show will be carbon neutral. Ricoh will also offset the carbon generated from unavoidable energy emissions including lighting and catering for its booth during drupa. As well as using recycled paper wherever and whenever possible, all Ricoh’s waste will be recycled by Arjowiggins Graphic, turned into pulp and used to create recycled paper. In alignment with its focus on the environment, Ricoh also announces that its cut sheet digital colour press systems have now been certified by the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) regarding the removal of toner from recovered paper during the paper recycling process.