Deltor Design & Print Signs Ricoh Pro™ C9100 deal at Drupa 2016
Dusseldorf, 1 June 2016 – Deltor Design and Print today placed an order for a Ricoh Pro™ C9100 heavy duty colour cut sheetfed printer on Ricoh’s drupa 2016 stand in Hall 8a. Drupa runs from May 31 to June 10 at Messe Dusseldorf.
The Plymouth, UK, B1, B2 and B3 commercial printer, celebrating its 40th year in operation, has a £3.1m turnover and 32 employees. Deltor has established a solid reputation for offset printing and within the B3 digital market. It specialises in government and private commercial work. Clients include the Houses of Parliament, London Fire Brigade and more than a dozen universities.
Replacing a Ricoh Pro™ C901 purchased at drupa 2012, the press extends the Ricoh partnership and will allow the business to enhance and expand its capabilities. Managing Director Sam Shannon, who signed the deal with his Director father Alan, says: “The new press is part of our continuous companywide investment programme to increase capacity and add new services. With the Ricoh Pro C9100 we will be able to print larger sheet sizes and A4 landscape covers. Both are something we are looking forward to promoting.”
The latest purchase follows significant investment in offset capability.
Adds Sam: “We first invested in digital printing to take shorter run work from our offset presses. That continues with the new Ricoh. It will help us further rationalise production.”
Other digital presses were considered but the Pro C9100 was chosen for a number of key reasons: “The service stood out from Ricoh. It has been excellent. The reliability of the press sold itself.”
The Ricoh Pro C9100 runs at speeds up to 110ppm. It supports uncoated, textured and coated media up to 400gsm, as well as duplexed long sheet printing up to 700mm and even speciality media, such as super-gloss, magnetic, transparent and synthetic.
An enhanced version of Ricoh’s Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser technology provides image quality up to 1200 x 4800 dpi while high colour consistency is assured by Ricoh’s automatic image feedback technology which provides continuous colour density calibration.
Maximum uptime is delivered via a liquid cooling system for continuous printing, enhanced ORUs (Operator Replaceable Units) and toner bottles, and media changes on the fly.
Ricoh UK Director of Production Print Stephen Palmer adds: “It has been a pleasure to work with Deltor and help them grow their family business.”