Ricoh Corporation Launches the Aficio CL7000 Series

Press release from the issuing company

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.--June 13, 2003-- Ricoh Corporation, the leader in digital office equipment, has launched the Ricoh Aficio CL7000 Color Laser Printer Series, providing any workgroup the ability to produce high-quality color documents at a low cost. The CL7000 Series includes the CL7000CMF - a Multi-Function Printer with Color Scanning, Copying and Faxing capabilities. The CL7000 Series is designed to satisfy multiple workgroup users in environments ranging from small companies to multinational corporations. It enables users to share information and collaborate for maximum impact at an incomparable price. Additionally, the CL7000 comes with a variety of sophisticated tools and advanced features that enhance quality and efficiency, such as extraordinary print speed, flexible paper handling and sophisticated finishing options. "The debut of the Aficio CL7000 Series and its capabilities bolsters Ricoh's goal of providing superior document-management solutions to our customers at an affordable price," said Hede Nonaka, Vice President of Marketing for Ricoh Corporation. "We continually strive to develop the most digitally advanced solutions to add to our product line and we know the CL7000 will be a leading product among our complete line of color and black and white laser printers." The CL7000 and CL7000CMF's productivity-enhancing features include: -- 28 PPM Color & 38 PPM Black & White print/copy speed -- Fast Output: First Print Speed of less than 9 and 12 seconds respectively for black & white and color -- Short Warm up time of 99 seconds for the printer and 101 seconds for the CMF -- 12"x49" Print Capability (using the RPCS printer driver) -- On-line Finishing (optional): 2,500 sheet finisher collages, sorts and staples documents up to 50 pages long -- Choice of PDLs: Choose from Adobe PostScript 3, PCL5c emulation, or Ricoh RPCS -- 1200 x 1200 dpi output that creates razor-sharp text and line-art, along with exceptionally smooth graphics -- Automatic Reverse Document Feeder standard on the CMF for up to an 80-sheet capacity The suggested retail price of the Aficio CL7000 is $4,695 and the CL7000CMF is available for $17,090.