Ricoh brings ‘print partnership’ to life at this year’s IPEX 2017, Stand B390, October 31 to November 3, as it showcases two new technologies, which will be supported by a team of industry experts who will be on hand to help visitors understand the best stocks and materials to deliver growth opportunities.
Tim Carter, sales director, Commercial Print, Ricoh UK, said, “Partnership is important in any industry and for us is a key driver in our commitment to IPEX. Digital technology continues to be a significant opportunity for printers, but what we have recognised is the role that manufacturers, such as Ricoh, must play to offer genuine lifetime customer support as printers mature with digital. IPEX therefore represents an ideal chance for visitors to network with experts, look at the sophisticated products digital can produce and understand where the profits really lie. Digital maturity, and the sophisticated products that digital can produce, is a significant opportunity for printers to increase profits.”
IPEX will be the formal public launch event for the following additions to the Ricoh portfolio:
The ‘direct to garment’ printer – Ri 6000
This product is suited to commercial printers looking for ways to cross-skill employees with simple to understand processes. Suited to garments including t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and bags, the Ricoh Ri 6000 can print on cotton-polyester blends and is able to print on 100 per cent cotton. It is suitable for screen printers, specialist ‘direct to garment’ printers, sign and display printers, and commercial printers. Ricoh UK also fully services and supports both the Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 with an annual maintenance contract.
The Pro – C7110sx
This product will be displaying its fifth colour capability enhanced by the recent launch of the new neon pink colour option. The Pro C7100X Series compliments offset in terms of its image quality and high productivity, it also has a series of five-colour production presses, offering the possibility to print white or clear.
Carter said, “Today’s customers demand tight delivery times on short length runs. You need a reliable digital press that has high uptime, meets tight customer deadlines, but also handles a wide variety of applications and extends its offering with fifth colour opportunities.”
Rob Fisher, IPEX 2017 event director, concluded, “I believe Ricoh’s focus on customer service through its print partnership philosophy is helping to take our industry forwards and provide a long-term solution. In addition, I am pleased to see the technologies being exhibited at the show will support printers and help provide creative solutions to increase profitability.”