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Fespa Live Day 3: Ricoh launches roll-to-roll, flatbed, and DTG

Friday, 17 May 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Appearing at its fourth Fespa, imaging giant Ricoh launched new roll to roll printers, a new UV flatbed printer, and a new direct to garment printer.

Ricoh’s new Pro TF6250 UV flatbed printer is a smaller version of its first flatbed launched last year, at 2.5 x 1.3m.  Graham Kennedy at Ricoh said, “It leverages our powerful print heads with drop on demand technology to deliver versatility and productivity in equal measure.”‘

The latest addition to Ricoh’s large format printing portfolio for sign and display applications is the new Pro L5100 Latex Series, whihc comes in two formats: CMYK x two and CMYK plus white. The three Gen 5 printheads will pump out 46sqm an hour.

The direct to garment range has been expanded with the new Ri1000, which joins the Ri100 and the Ri6000. The Ri1000 uses a magnetic system on the platen, meaning garment loading is ultra quick. It comes in CMYK plus white.

Kennedy said, “Ricoh is using its core competencies of printhead technology and inks to provide a range of productive technologies for a variety of applications.”

The company acquired ColorGate last year, and now has the software integrating with all Ricoh technology and that of others. Kennedy told Print21, “Our software will also enable colour fidelity across a range of products irrespective of technology, ink type, or media, which is key to brands.”

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