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Ricoh Announces Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 Color Production System

8 Jun, 2011

Ricoh Announces Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 Color Production System

West Caldwell, NJ - June 6, 2011– Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions, announced today the Ricoh® Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751, a color production system with a clean sheet design that delivers an unprecedented level of productivity and versatility, and establishes a new price point for this class of system. Each system incorporates innovative imaging technology and robust paper handling that results in a maximum resolution of 4800 dpi for outstanding color fidelity and detail rendering, as well as support for a wide range of substrates; all of which bring incredible value to the most challenging and unique production environments.

“The Ricoh® Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 family is a powerful and versatile digital imaging solutions, ideal for in-plant print centers, and franchise and commercial printers seeking a single economical system that does not compromise on productivity or quality,” said Tim Vellek, Vice President, for Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group (PPBG). “These new products are well suited for customers making their first step in digital printing, as well as for customers with offset printing capabilities looking to augment their service offering.”

Customers can choose from three heavy-duty systems for fast, high-volume color output. The Pro C651EX/C751EX delivers output speeds of up to 65/75 ppm respectively, and includes printing, scanning and copying functionality. The C751 focuses on printing functionality with output speeds of up to 75ppm. To ensure maximum uptime and productivity, Ricoh offers TCRU Kits, which allow customers to replace key service components without waiting for a trained service technician. Besides having the ability to replenish paper and toner on the fly, these new production systems incorporate a new innovative liquid cooled developer system, the first in its class, which ensures consistent operating temperature to support extended periods of production.

With superior image quality, the Ricoh Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 ensures exceptionally accurate color output without compromising productivity. To achieve this, the system uses the revolutionary Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) technology. It allows for the highest resolution available (1200 x 4800 dpi) to perform any print job cost-effectively in-house. With an extensive collection of media handling options, users can produce a wide range of jobs, such as direct mail, cards, menus, booklets, manuals, etc.

Users can also employ precision front-to-back registration of +/- 0.5mm sheet to sheet, which is further enhanced by the ability to compensate and program in dimensional changes in the media during duplex printing. Further, these changes can be incorporated as part of the paper library. Central to the operation of the Ricoh Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 is a server-based EFI Fiery® E-41A Print Controller. The Fiery E41A is running System 9 R2, and has access to the full suite of Fiery options to increase capability, productivity, and color accuracy.

A range of inline finishing options are available to allow customers to produce professionally finished documents that are ready for distribution with no manual intervention. Customers will have a choice of folding, booklet making, ring binding, and/or basic document stapling. Ricoh continues its long-standing commitment to developing solutions that are environmentally friendly with superior energy- and supply-saving features, without compromising productivity.

The Pro C651EX/C751EX is in compliance with the latest Energy Star specification requirements in Version 1.2. The Ricoh Pro C651EX/C761EX/C751 will be available worldwide starting in late summer 2011. To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products for production print environments, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg.

About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

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