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New EFI Fierys Drive Ricoh Aficio Color MFPs

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

FOSTER CITY, Calif., -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, and EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today launched two EFI Fiery controllers for the recently launched Ricoh Aficio mid-range digital color multifunction products (MFPs) designed for the office environment. The Fiery controllers deliver exceptional color, automated, visual workflows, and impressive speed to increase return on equipment investment for Ricoh customers.

The Fiery-based E-5100 controller supports the Aficio MP C4000 and MP C5000, and the E-3100 controller supports the Aficio MP C2800 and MP C3300.

"These new Fiery controllers, together with the latest Ricoh Aficio color MFPs, deliver consistent, predictable color output and improve office productivity with automated workflows that allow even the most inexperienced users to create complex jobs or booklets," said Ron Potesky, senior vice president, corporate communications, product/solutions & channel marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation.

"The Fiery ensures significantly improved productivity and cost effectiveness with its unmatched speed and easy-to-use visual workflows that allow anyone to create professional looking documents with only a few clicks," said John Henze, vice president of marketing, Fiery Division, EFI. "These tools take the pain and time out of creating eye-catching office documents."

To deliver exceptional color, the controllers rely on Fiery ColorWise(R), an in-RIP color management system that provides great out-of-the-box color and offers users the ability to fine tune color. The optional Spot-On(R) module simplifies the production of accurate corporate colors and eliminates color rework. The Fierys built-in, wizard-based visual workflows shorten prep time and lead to greater productivity. Also, the RIP-while- Print(R) technology allows one page to be printed while subsequent pages are being processed, enabling more pages to be printed per hour.

In addition to Fiery Scan, the E-5100 and E-3100 support Ricoh's embedded scanning functionality, giving users even more flexibility in how they digitize hard-copy documents and share information across the room, or across the globe.

On the security front, Fiery technology offers industry-standard protocols and easy management of MFPs. Secure Erase, user authentication, access control and automatic updates are built-in to these new Fiery controllers. Web tools facilitate centralized access to key applications and utilities to increase productivity and reduce downtime.

For more information, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com and www.efi.com.




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