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Ricoh Unveils the Aficio 1085 High Volume Digital Imaging System with Fiery

Press release from the issuing company

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.- Sept. 10, 2001-- Ricoh Corporation, the Dependable Digital(TM) output company, today introduced the RICOH Aficio 1085 high-performance digital imaging system for the print-on-demand market that requires production quality imaging and high performance printing. Designed to handle high-volume workloads, the Aficio 1085 is based off of the highly successful Aficio 850 system. Built on Ricoh's advanced digital technology, the Aficio 1085 with a powerful custom Fiery controller from Electronics For Imaging expands the company's diverse range of digital imaging systems, the broadest and most comprehensive of any manufacturer in the industry. "The Aficio 1085 delivers dependable document management solutions to meet the high-volume needs of our customers in the most intensive production environments,'' said Jim Ivy, President, Office Products Group, Ricoh Corporation. "In addition to being a major addition to the company's overall growth strategy, the Aficio 1085 further strengthens Ricoh's position as the leading provider of digital imaging systems worldwide.'' Recognized for its superior high-volume production performance and value, the Aficio 1085 recently received a Better Buys for Business Editor's Choice Award in its annual High-Volume Copier & Multifunctional Guide. "The Aficio 1085 builds on the highly successful Aficio 850 platform, bringing new levels of functionality and performance to the high-volume marketplace,'' said Jonathan Bees, Editor-in-Chief of Better Buys for Business. "It offers an exceptionally balanced collection of features and functions, as well as a full range of connectivity solutions.'' In addition, the Aficio 1085 with the EFI Fiery EB-105e Controller also received a 5 Star rating for "Exceptional Digital Imaging System'' from Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories (BERTL). According to BERTL, very few products reach the 5 Star rating which is strictly limited to those systems that bring to the market a level of performance, functionality and innovation not found in competitive systems. "The level of functionality, speed and price point of the Ricoh Aficio 1085 provides a digital package which is unrivalled in themarket place at time of BERTL testing,'' said Carmel Rowley, CEO of BERTL. "The document production capabilities are its major differentiator, providing a level of flexibility and functionality not seen on units at nearly double the price.'' Ricoh's Aficio 1085 features many workflow-enhancing capabilities that focus on document input, management and output. This technology includes an Automatic Reversing Document Feeder with batch feed capabilities and Document Server/Document Editor which allows users to scan documents directly into the system's memory for on-demand, secure, file merge and proof printing. The Aficio 1085 offers optional multiple front end enablers including the Peerless Type 850 Controller, a Fiery EB-105e Controller and the Ricoh MicroPress for high performance printing. The enhanced optional embedded Fiery EB-105e controller delivers top-quality printing at an impressive speed. Working with the Aficio 1085, the controller provides smooth, even black and white printing while offering document building tools including imposition, tab printing, print drivers for a variety of platforms, utilities for remote job management and a local interface for immediate control. For output, the Aficio 1085 works with the SR810 Finisher offering multiple position stapling and hole punching as well as the optional SR85 Bookletmaker for increased on-line or off-line productivity.

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