Commercial printers to expand application creativity with versatile RICOH Pro™ C7500 digital colour press
Ricoh Europe, London, September 18, 2023 – Commercial printers can elevate their creative and versatile print production capabilities by achieving richer and more accurate colours with Ricoh Europe’s next generation RICOH Pro C7500 digital colour sheetfed press.
The latest portfolio addition follows last month’s launch of the high volume RICOH Pro™ C9500 digital colour sheetfed press. The application versatile RICOH Pro C7500, like the Pro C9500, is an evolution of successful Ricoh technologies. It has been developed to further enable agile commercial printers to adapt to an ever-changing print production environment.
Succeeding the RICOH Pro™ C7200/x Series, the RICOH Pro C7500 is compatible with Ricoh's original special colour toners that include white, clear, invisible red, gold, and silver. Its built in new neon colour profiles can automatically add neon yellow and neon pink to expand the colour gamut for richer and more vivid colour expression.
New on the Pro C7500 too, is an elastic intermediate transfer belt that enhances support for rough or uneven textured media. It can handle a wide range of grammages from 40gsm to 470gsm (compared to the maximum recommended grammage of 360gsm for the Pro C7200/x Series) and has been strengthened to support duplex printed long lengths up to 1030mm. These developments will enable progressive Print Service Providers (PSPs) to broaden their range of applications with, as examples, light packaging, greeting cards, and wedding stationery, while benefitting from enhanced print quality.
The RICOH Pro C7500 is also equipped with the brand new RICOH Graphic Communications Operating System (GC OS). The newly developed engine controller enables efficiencies in device use, and the intuitive and simple operation of machine settings. Remote access, via a web browser from a PC or tablet, supports streamlined operation in a multiskilled environment where print operators are required to perform numerous tasks. New functions via software updates can be continually added in response to client feedback.
New too is a powerful DFE (Digital Front End) developed in collaboration with Fiery® that drives operational effectiveness. Additional printing efficiencies and labour saving functions have also been introduced to reduce time spent on maintenance and support real time trouble shooting. These include the quick and simple changeover of complete units for special colours and improved operator replaceable units to support responsive system maintenance.
Simon Isaacs, National Director, Ricoh UK Graphic Communications Group, says: “The launch of the new RICOH Pro C7500 is a testament to the innovation our teams continue to deliver within the print industry. Through a robust development phase, we have been able to evolve our existing proven technologies to tackle some of the key print industry challenges. This next-generation press will unlock new creative and versatile print production capabilities and will empower our clients to optimise their business efficiency and enhance their return on investment”.
As with the just launched Pro C9500, the RICOH Pro C7500’s capabilities are enhanced by a range of value-added software options including RICOH Supervisor™, RICOH TotalFlow Production Manager™ and FusionPro® that enable clients to maximise their product’s effectiveness and return on their Ricoh investment.
The RICOH Pro C7500 digital colour printing press is available across EMEA from November.
For more information visit www.ricoh-europe.com.
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