Ricoh launches wide format Print & Fold solution
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Ricoh has enhanced its wide format portfolio with a high speed monochrome “Print & Fold” solution for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industries. The new Ricoh MP W7100SP and MP W8140SP wide format multifunctional printers combine high volume and high speed capability. They print at speeds of 10 and 14 A1 pages per minute respectively in 600 dpi with two- or four-roll media stations. Connected to the new online folder Estefold 4211, they offer new productivity and flexibility for the AEC industry and other high volume monochrome users.
The MP W7100SP and MP W8140SP feature an easy handling paper tray and a detachable colour scanner unit that can scan and edit to email, save edited files and scan to portable storage media (USB/SD) or create a digital archive with searchable PDF using the OCR option. The internal Ricoh-embedded digital front end supports PostScript Level 3 (PDF) and AEC formats like HP-GL, HP-GL/2(HP-RTL) and TIFF(CALS).
Ricoh’s Usable Print Utility (PrintCopy tool) allows clients to centralise the management of vast numbers of references and drawings, and supports genuine AutoCAD® formats like DWG and DXF. Its many features include the ability to scan drawings and print them from different devices.
Like other Ricoh products, the MP W7100SP and MP W8140SP incorporate a large, easy-to-use and intuitive colour LCD control panel and simplified screen functions. The screen displays up-to-the-minute user guidance and a simplified display for system notifications, including paper and toner levels and folder status. Thumbnail views and previews prevent mistakes and increase efficiency.
Both systems are compact and can be fully operated from the front. Available peripherals include a multi stacker, double stacker, scanner separation unit and an original hanger to allow a flexible layout that can fit into constrained spaces. In heavy production environments, the detachable scanner option allows several people to perform tasks on the machine simultaneously.
The Estefold 4211 folder from German company ES-TE provides online automatic fan, cross and long plot folding up to six metres. It handles DIN formats as well as custom formats and features a high capacity output tray at a convenient and ergonomic height.
“These solutions expand Ricoh’s support for higher volume AEC clients,” states Graham Moore, Director, Business Development, Ricoh Europe. “The MP W7100SP and MP W8140SP deliver enhanced ease of use, productivity, image quality and reliability and, together with the online folder, offer the perfect “Print & Fold” solution, ideal for the AEC and professional print environments as well as central reprographic departments.”