Ricoh Colour Cut Sheet Systems Secure Five Star BLI PRO Awards and infoSource Top Spot
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Press release from the issuing company
Ricoh Europe is delighted to announce that both its Pro™ C7110X Series and Pro™ C9110 Series digital colour production presses have been awarded 2016 Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) PRO awards.
The news follows the release of the latest infoSource figures that show Ricoh has retained the number one spot for units of digital colour sheet fed production presses sold in Western Europe. Its market share of 37.7% for the first half of 2015 puts it 15 percentage points ahead of its nearest rival.
Benoit Chatelard, Vice President, Ricoh Europe commented, “These awards for the Ricoh Pro C7110X and Pro C9110 series from BLI, along with the infoSource data, vindicate the decisions made by many hundreds of progressive print service providers from right across Europe. They chose to be among the first to invest in these Ricoh systems to help them reach new levels of creativity, quality and productivity, both to delight their clients and to strengthen their businesses.”
BLI’s challenging production tests reveal the attributes that distinguish the most outstanding performers, and the Ricoh systems were the only models to earn BLI’s 5 star rating for media handling since the production test programme began.
The Ricoh Pro C9110 has won BLI’s 2016 PRO Award as “Outstanding Mid- to High-Volume Colour Production Device” for its:
Noting that the Ricoh Pro C9110 Series is the company’s fastest sheet-fed production device to date, David Sweetnam, BLI’s director of research and lab services EMEA/Asia, said that its ability to maintain its 130 ppm rated speed up to its impressive maximum media weight of 400gsm “leaves clear blue sky between this model and its closest rivals and brings it into new territory where it can now compete in some workflows against significantly higher priced production devices.”
“With its exceptional productivity and media handling, the Ricoh Pro C9110 Series has established several new benchmarks for other vendors to aim for and is certainly going to be a very attractive proposition for many commercial print and CRD environments,” adds BLI Senior Analyst Ian Latham.
The Ricoh Pro C7110X Series won BLI’s 2016 PRO Award as Outstanding Light- to Mid-Volume Colour Production Device for its:
“The Ricoh Pro C7110X gave a very strong performance in BLI’s production field test”, adds Sweetnam. “The fifth imaging station is a real game changer, clearly differentiating it from other cut sheet devices in its class, allowing for a range of creative options (such as spot coating on covers) not possible with four colour press alternatives.”
BLI Senior Analyst Ian Latham added, “The Ricoh Pro C7110X certainly deserves its 5 star rating not just for productivity but for media handling, with its support for media up to 350gsm in duplex, with full engine speed maintained up to 300gsm, not to mention support for printing banners up to 700 mm in length, and a media catalogue with a high degree of customisability and tight integration with the EFI controller.”
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