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Ricoh Production Printers
Ricoh offers production printers that meet critical commercial business needs, including wide-format printing and cut-sheet printing. Production printing includes digital presses, commercial printers, and industrial printing. These heavy-duty commercial printers provide more reliable operation, higher quality print resolution, and blazing-fast output unmatched by standard office equipment. These devices produce advertising banners, flyers, catalogs, statements, reports, and other documents for corporations, non-profits, and other businesses requiring their own in-house printing.
What Are Ricoh Digital Printers for Production Printing?
Production printers utilize digital information to provide high-volume printing. Typically, production printing offers key benefits to commercial printing applications not commonly found in ordinary printing appliances. These benefits include exceptional print quality, increased capacity, and higher print speeds–all at a lower cost than outsourcing. Ricoh industrial printers can print on a variety of thin and thick card stock media, gloss, or coated paper, and offer specialty finishes. Digital production printers offer the advantage of customizing media to small groups and individuals by integrating a prospect or client database with the marketing content to create personalized messages. These commercial-grade printers offer the reliability, speed, and quality that enterprises require to secure greater cost efficiencies.
Who Needs a Ricoh Industrial Printer?
The need for businesses or enterprises to increase their print capacity at a lower cost is the biggest factor driving the decision to purchase a production printer. These heavy-duty Ricoh business printers achieve high-volume printing while giving the business more control. Companies that have the greatest need for a production printer include businesses with graphic art needs, large-format printing, high-speed production, high-quality print, and large-volume printing. Often these companies need printing on a variety of media, including signage, banners, heavy card stock, envelopes, thin paper, and coated stock.
Ricoh production print offers considerable flexibility in the media printed upon and the type of documents. These documents can include reports, proposals, government legislation, invitations, and any other need for high-volume/high-quality documents. Achieve print resolutions of 2400×4800 dpi for exceptional rendering, color contrasts, and shadows for reproducing fine art. Coupled with high resolutions is the addition of a 5th or 6th color to meet corporate branding requirements, metallic colors, or achieve color-critical print requirements. Blending neon colors offers marketing departments the ability to produce the most vibrant oranges, yellows, and deep purples. Using invisible red offers businesses entry-level security applications. Below are some of the common business needs for publishing documents.
List of Common Commercial Printing Projects
|Folded direct mail||Sales Collateral|
|POP displays||Specialty items|
|Short-run packaging||Security badges|
|Backlit displays||Saddle-stitched booklets|
|Ring-bound books||Double-sided four-panel gatefolds|
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Choosing the Best Commercial Printer
Ricoh Digital Press Options
Not all production printers can print the items listed above. Some items require a wide-format printer while others are more efficiently printed by cut-sheet printers. Ricoh offers both types of these industrial printers with selectable options to meet individual business needs. Many of Ricoh’s sheet-fed printers offer multifunction print, copy, and document scanning capabilities. Some of these cut-sheet devices mimic wide format printers with the ability to print on media approaching 50 inches. Below is a product quadrant to help guide businesses in selecting the best printer for their specific needs.
Ricoh Commercial Printer Selection Quadrant
The Ricoh product quadrant above displays wide format and cut-sheet digital printers. This handy chart lets you quickly identify which models best meet your business needs. The quadrant divides into color and black & white models along the vertical axis, and wide-format and cut sheet models along the horizontal axis. After determining which quadrant best meets your business needs, examine the product continuum below to help you narrow down the models that more closely meet your selection criteria.
Selection Continuum for Ricoh Cut-Sheet Printers
As displayed above, cut-sheet products to the left of the continuum have a lower price tag than the premium, high-volume models on the right. The TASKalfa Pro 15000c is one of the pioneer printers to make use of a combination of inorganic and organic ink solvents for high-speed printing. Of the printers listed, the TASKalfa is the fastest printer at 146 pages per minute (PPM) in both color or black & white. Ricoh multifunction printers include the Ricoh Pro C6300S, C5310S, C7200S, C7210S, and the TASKalfa identified by the red text color above. The remaining Ricoh commercial models offer printer-only functions.1 Of the printers listed, the TASKalfa is the fastest printer at 146 pages per minute (PPM) in both color or black & white. Ricoh multifunction printers include the Ricoh Pro C6300S, C5310S, C7200S, C7210S, and the TASKalfa identified by the red bold color above. The remaining Ricoh commercial models offer printer-only functions.
Selection Continuum for Ricoh Large Format Printers
As shown in the continuum above, the wider the printing material and the use of color in printed products, the longer it takes to print. Each of the Ricoh Wide Format Printers utilizes a roll-fed system. The design of the Ricoh IM CW2200 favors AEC and CAD designers but fits multiple roles, including GIS, graphic arts, and print shops. The Ricoh Pro L5160e uses latex ink which has exceptional durability for outdoor signage. Latex offers faster curing and provides wider applications with superior quality. Latex ink works on an assortment of uncoated and coated media and substrates. That fact makes the Pro L5160e an excellent choice for backlit translucent vinyl, mesh vinyl, fence wraps, vehicle wraps, and perforated see-thru vinyl. This device also offers 5- and 6-color configurations.2 & 3 The Ricoh Pro C7200 and C9200 series printers provide wide format printing up to 49.6 inches. The Ricoh Pro C9200 and C9210 Graphic Arts Printers offer exceptional quality at speeds of 115 to 135 ppm. Their max volume capacity is a stunning 1.75 million pages per month. The models indicated in red text have multifunction capabilities of print, copy, and scan.
Ricoh Production Printer Specifications Comparison Chart
|RICOH Pro C5300s||65||150,000||2400x4800||13||360||8550||31.5x34.6x64.9||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|RICOH Pro C5310s||80||150,000||2400x4800||13||360||8550||31.5x34.6x64.9||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|RICOH Pro C7200X||85||240,000||2400x4800||49.6||360||16200||51.9x35.8x47.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|RICOH Pro C7210SX||85||240,000||2400x4800||49.6||360||16200||51.9x35.8x47.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Ricoh Pro C7210XM||95||240,000||2400x4800||49.6||360||16200||51.9x35.8x47.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Ricoh Pro C7210X||95||240,000||2400x4800||49.6||360||16200||51.9x35.8x47.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Ricoh Pro C7210S||95||240,000||2400x4800||49.6||360||4400||51.9x35.8x48.4||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Kyocera TASKalfa Pro 15000c||135||1.75 million||600x600||48||300||14310||77x29x48||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|RICOH Pro C9200||115||1.75 million||2400x4800||49.6||470||18100||49.2x38.6x73.6||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|RICOH Pro C9210||135||1.75 million||2400x4800||49.6||470||18100||49.2x38.6x73.6||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Ricoh Pro 8300s||96||1 million||2400x4800||13||350||8800||45x35.4x61.3||Yes||No||No||No||Yes|
|Ricoh Pro 8310s/8320s||111 - 136||1 million||2400x4800||13||350||12600||45x35.4x68.3||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Ricoh Pro 8310/8320||111 - 136||1 million||2400x4800||13||350||12600||45x35.4x68.3||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|Large Format Color|
|Ricoh Pro L5160e||502 ft/hr||-||600x1200||63.6||-||roll||129.9x39.3x59||No||Yes||8||No||No|
|Ricoh Pro TF6251||1251 ft/hr||-||635x1800||51.2||-||roll||189.4x86.6x62.2||No||Yes||7||No||No|
|Ricoh IM CW2200||2.1 - 3.8 ppm||-||1200||36||-||roll||54.5x26.6x48||Yes||Yes||4||No||Yes|
|Ricoh MP CW2201SP||2.1 - 3.8 ppm||-||1200||36||-||roll||54.5x26.6x48||Yes||Yes||4||Yes||Yes|
|Large Format B&W|
|Ricoh MP W6700SP||6.7 ppm||-||600||36||-||roll||49.2x29.7x47.8||Yes||No||1||No||Yes|
- 1OZAWA, Noriaki, and Toyotsune INOUE.
- 2Pro L5160e Color Wide Format Printer. Ricoh. Accessed 18 Jan. 2023. www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/equipment/commercial-and-industrial-printing/wide-format/pro-l5160e-color-wide-format-printer
- 3Double, Philip, and John Stoffel.