London – InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company, today announced that it will be exhibiting its newly expanded InfoPrint 5000 production inkjet family for the first time in Europe at Hunkeler Innovation Days, Lucerne, Switzerland, February 14 – 17th, 2011. InfoPrint Solutions will be joined at the event by its parent company, Ricoh. Combined exhibits will include InfoPrint's continuous feed full-colour InfoPrint 5000 inkjet press and two of Ricoh's cutsheet production printing solutions: the Ricoh Pro C901 colour and Ricoh 1107EX monochrome digital presses.
During the event, Ricoh will also be demonstrating how its NowPrint web-to-print solutions seamlessly integrate with both continuous feed and cutsheet presses for an innovative approach to production printing that suits printing organisations of all sizes. This event marks the first public showing in Switzerland of the Ricoh Pro C901 since its launch in October of 2010.
InfoPrint's 5000 inkjet family offers customers a choice of three platforms that operate at a variety of speeds, with colour, monochrome and MICR capability, all using proven, scalable, highly reliable drop-on-demand inkjet technology. The modular system design provides customers with configuration flexibility and upgradeability to meet their current and future needs, thereby helping to maximise their investment.
The full range of InfoPrint and Ricoh digital presses to be demonstrated at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2011 includes:
The entry-level InfoPrint 5000 MP (Multi-Purpose) will print colour transactional documents, operating at 64 metres per minute. This new model is designed for businesses that want to begin developing and implementing digital colour applications, such as precision marketing statements and print on-demand. The MP Colour can be easily converted to run monochrome or MICR.
The InfoPrint 5000 GP (General Production) platform will be producing books at speeds up to 128 metres per minute. This platform has established industry leadership with a reputation for reliability, print quality, productivity and ease of use. The InfoPrint 5000 GP can be configured with other members of the family.
The InfoPrint 5000 VP (Volume Platform), operating at up to 220 metres per minute, was launched in September 2010 and will also be at the show running a variety of jobs. This platform leverages the proven technology of the GP platform and is designed for mission-critical applications with very high volumes and tight print windows.
InfoPrint 100 monochrome laser printer, a low cost, compact continuous form laser printer for printing documents that must remain in page sequence, such as invoices, labels, picking slips and mailings.
The InfoPrint Pro C900 AFP, a compact 90 ppm full-colour cutsheet printer with a built-in AFP controller for light production transactional and TransPromo documents.
The Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition, the fastest colour press in its class, printing at rated speeds of 90 A4 ppm on media up to 300 gsm in duplex mode. New chemical (oil-free) PxP toner delivers improved accuracy, reliability, flexibility and ease-of-use with offset-like results. Operator Replaceable Units (ORUs) ensure easy on-site maintenance and maximum uptime.
The Ricoh Pro 1107EX monochrome press, featuring output of up to 110 A4 ppm, a standard 3,000-sheet paper supply with a maximum of 8,050 sheets.
InfoPrint 5000 Productivity Tools
InfoPrint 5000 functionality includes ink management tools to track and estimate ink usage; Pantone PLUS certification; and support for a wide range of media. With built-in support for Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) colour management architecture providing accurate and consistent colour rendering, the InfoPrint 5000 is used for a broad range of colour and monochrome applications, including transaction documents, one-to-one marketing, direct mail, short run and customised books.
InfoPrint Solutions experts will be on hand at the event to discuss how customers can benefit from the latest innovations in precision marketing, workflow and web-to-print. Executives will demonstrate how to uncover hidden savings and discover new ways to generate revenue and improve ROI with tools such as the InfoPrint TransPromo Whitespace Manager and InfoPrint ProcessDirector. Experts will also be available to discuss the importance of relevant, data-driven messaging and ways to implement these tactics effectively.
According to analyst firm InfoTrends, since 2007 InfoPrint Solutions and its partner Screen have sold more than half of all continuous-feed colour inkjet systems installed in the United States and Western Europe. European InfoPrint Solutions customers include Transactis, Telefonica Group Subsidiary Vesa Direct, IOS (formerly known as dsicmm), and PoligraficoRoggero&Tortia.
Benoit Chatelard, Senior Vice President and General Manager, InfoPrint Solutions EMEA, commented: "Hunkeler Innovation Days has continued to grow in importance over the years as a key European event for customers focussed on evaluating output solutions. This is a key opportunity to demonstrate to our customers and prospects that we are investing to maintain our leadership in innovation with production output solutions, including inkjet, AFP, precision marketing and workflow solutions. With 15 years of digital colour output experience, and nearly 40 years' experience in digital monochrome, we have the solutions, skills and experience to help them make a successful transition to digital monochrome and colour output."