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IKON Expands Production Color Portfolio

Press release from the issuing company

MALVERN, Pa. -- IKON Office Solutions, Inc., a Ricoh company, today announced the addition of the RICOH Pro C550EX and C700EX to its production color portfolio. The RICOH Pro C550EX and C700EX deliver outstanding speed, reliability, and flexibility and feature the EFI Fiery(R) E-8100 print server for high quality color with precise control.

Users can finish important jobs quickly with the RICOH Pro C550EX, which delivers 55ppm color or 60ppm black and white pages per minute, with the RICOH Pro C700EX delivering 70ppm color or 75ppm black and white pages per minute. Duplexing performance for both units is 100% of rated speed. The RICOH Pro C550EX and C700EX can handle a wide range of stock, with the paper trays accommodating weights of up to 80 lb. Cover while the bypass tray can handle up to 110 lb. Cover. Booklets up to 60 pages can be produced with the optional booklet maker and users can insert maps, drawings, plans and other large documents in smaller-format documents with the Z-fold unit.

In addition, the EFI Fiery E-8100 print server allows users to print one job while RIPing a second. Its standard 2.13 GHz processor and 2 GB memory help ensure fast performance, even for complex, color-intensive files. Together, the RICOH Pro C700EX and EFI Fiery E-8100 form the fastest color output combination in their segment. In addition, the EFI Fiery E-8100 maximizes efficiency and speed with extensive job management features, and users can understand complex jobs at a glance with simple, easy-to-follow menus that allow anyone to navigate sophisticated imposition settings. In addition to its state-of-the-art controller, the RICOH Pro C550EX/C700EX includes several features to help ensure excellent image quality, including parallel calibration, which ensures consistent color quality over long runs, and PxP toner technology, where smaller toner particles ensure smooth, even distribution, enhancing edge definition, coverage and density while improving color matching.

Furthermore, the RICOH Pro C550EX/C700EX is backed by IKON's team of locally based service and support professionals, along with a team of color and production specialists. IKON has many years of experience in meeting and exceeding the demands of commercial print businesses and corporate print centers. IKON customers can maximize their color solutions by engaging with IKON's color and production specialists and its Professional Services team, who can provide customers with a suite of services and application development, including variable data integration for marketing and personalized communications, advanced color management, forms design, data stream conversion and custom workflow solutions to help improve productivity, reduce turnaround time, and improve effectiveness.

In addition, IKON's commercial print customers can take advantage of the IKON Business Booster Pack(SM), a comprehensive set of resources and services designed to assist commercial printers in making the transition into the digital printing marketplace, providing a sales and marketing roadmap for customers who want to become a profitable, highly competitive provider of digital print solutions.

"The RICOH Pro C550EX/C700EX are exciting additions to IKON's digital production portfolio, because they are designed to help commercial print businesses and corporate print centers grow their revenue and strengthen their profitability though high-speed color applications," explains Mike Dane, Product and Services Marketing, IKON Office Solutions. "They provide an ideal balance of speed and superior color quality for a variety of production environments."