Ricoh and EFI Deliver Integrated Workflow for High-Volume, B&W Printing

Press release from the issuing company

WEST CALDWELL, N.J.--Sept. 8, 2003--Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, and Electronics For Imaging, the world leader in imaging solutions for network printing, announced today the availability of the Ricoh EB-105EX controller featuring EFI's advanced Fiery technology to power Ricoh's Aficio 2090 (90 page-per-minute) and Aficio 2105 (105 page-per-minute) black & white digital networked office systems for corporate workgroups, print for pay and professional printing environments. Developed by Ricoh and EFI, this powerful controller handles the most complex graphics and variable data for high-volume, black & white output. From document creation to job management and final printing, the Fiery Driven EB-105EX controller combined with the Aficio systems offers maximum efficiency, consistent high-quality imaging, and superior printing performance. "Ricoh is pleased to once again work with EFI to deliver a high volume black & white solution for the demanding printing market," said Hede Nonaka, vice president of Marketing for Ricoh Corporation. "The combination of Ricoh's new high volume Aficio systems and EFI's Fiery controller technology offers printing professionals increased flexibility, high-performance, and great value." High-performance features of the EB-105EX black & white controller include Command WorkStation(TM), the industry's most popular printing workflow application for conveniently managing digital print jobs; and EFI's Fiery FreeForm(TM) software to create efficient and flexible master templates for variable data printing. The Ricoh EB-105EX controller also boasts PCL6 and true Adobe PostScript 3 to give users the power to create and print visually rich documents from virtually any application. Additionally, new Fiery functions such as scan-to-ftp and scan-to-email can be directly accessed from the system's user interface. Fiery DocBuilder Pro(TM) imposition software for editing and assembling entire documents before RIPing the files is also available as an option. "We are proud to offer these powerful and robust black & white solutions for corporate work groups and production printing environments," said Frank Mallozzi, EFI VP of Worldwide Sales. "The integrated Fiery technology offers Ricoh customers our advanced job management tools and high performance capabilities to increase their efficiency and productivity." The Aficio 2090 and 2105 systems feature 8,050-sheet total paper capacity, true 1200 dpi resolution, up to 80 images-per-minute scanning, professional finishing options, mixed media support and tab printing capabilities. The Ricoh EB-105EX controller for the Aficio 2090 and 2105 systems is now available through authorized Ricoh dealers at a suggested retail price of $8,500. For more information visit www.ricoh.com.