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Ricoh ProC9100

Ricoh has unveiled a brace of cut sheet toner machines offering performance and flexibility.
New cut sheet machines offer flexibility and productivity gain.
New cut sheet machines offer flexibility and productivity gain.
ALONGSIDE THE LAUNCH OF THE “GAME CHANGING” Pro VC60000 inkjet web press, Ricoh has introduced two cut sheet machines, unveiling both at GraphExpo in Chicago.
Both the Pro C7100, a five colour press printing up to 90ppm, and the four colour Pro C9100 with 130ppm output, will ship before the end of the year. Both fill gaps in the current range and will allow Ricoh to meet customer requirements for additional performance.
THE PRO C9100 TAKES RICOH into a new production category, propelled by customers wanting greater volumes than has been possible with the C901, its current flagship model. The press can cope with 1 million A4 pages a month on papers from 42gsm to 400gsm and printing banner materials to 700mm in length for wraparound jackets and folders as well as point of sale.
Stephen Palmer, head of production print, Ricoh UK, calls the press a “digital powerhouse” adding: “The Pro C9100 series gives clients options they have not had at this price point in the past, bringing positive disruption to a previously static market.”
IMAGING IS THROUGH A 1200 x 4800 dpi VCSEL laser; there is a preponderance of user replaceable components; automated media identification selects the closest match from the media library to accelerate set up. The press comes in two versions, the Pro C9100 at 110ppm and the Pro C9110 at 130ppm.
The Pro C7100 is the first Ricoh machine with five-colour printing, using the fifth space for a white or a clear toner in the first instance. Future developments could include spot colour or gamut expanding toners. It is using the same VCSEL technology, prints on media to 360ppm and meets demands for greater flexibility at this point in the market.
AGAIN THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS, the Pro C7100 at 80ppm and the Pro C7110 at 90ppm. Both speeds are reduced when printing on media above 300gsm. It is offered with a choice of EFI Fiery Rips. Both machines are completing their beta testing phase, the Pro C7100 at a UK printer and the Pro C9100 in Germany and the US.
Heidelberg, which sells Ricoh first two production machines under the Linoprint brand, has had input into the development of these machines. It is currently evaluating them before making a firm commitment to distribute them. However, there will be a greater technology contribution to improve the Heidelberg look and feel of the machines that it sells. An announcement is expected shortly.

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Graph Expo has seen the announcement of the newest addition to the fabulous Ricoh production print range, the ProC 7100

What’s new?

90pppm in A4 full colour

1200 x 4800 dpi

White or Clear toner in line!

6-up A4’s in line (sheets up to 700mm)!

360gsm media supported!

Deliveries of the first machines is expected early in 2015 with demonstrations planned to start in November.

Would you like to be one of the first to see this device?????

Contact me for more details. or 07518 604611

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Cube X 3D Printer System.

Ideal for Education sector.

Colour Printing in PLA or ABS.

Ideal for Key Stage 3 Design & Technology

Only £1649.00 plus VAT

It is easy to Print in Multi colour with the CubeX colour software.

The CubeX has advanced settings to create inspiring prints, print in PLA and ABS plastics.

CubeX 3D Printer’s ready-to-print technology, provides a new dimension to your imagination.

The CubeX has an exclusive part painting tool with paintbrush simplicity with many vibrant colours available

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If your wide format story has to start somewhere, then what about the EFI H652
The entry-level EFI™ H652 UV hybrid printer delivers best-in-class photographic image quality and comes with white ink printing capability.
The printer is the perfect choice if you are a quick print, graphic arts, production or print shop where image quality and speed are critical to meet your customers’ demands.

It also delivers a high rate of return, so you can pay for the printer by using it just a few hours a day.

Entry-level printer with image quality and speed

Expand your service portfolio and revenue.
Produce exceptional image quality, saturated colours and smooth gradations.
Come with white ink printing capabilities.
Enhance your customer satisfaction to give you more new and repeat business.
Leaves a smaller green footprint on the environment.

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EFI R3225

The 3.2-meter EFI™ R3225 UV roll-to-roll printer gives you stunning image quality and production-level speeds.

It’s the ideal wide format printer if you’re a production environment, franchise shop or commercial printer that wants to capture premium-margin signage applications.

It also caters to environments that need extra capacity for specialty and overflow jobs.
The R3225 allows you to print on a wider range of flexible and lower cost substrates.

Plus, you can lower your total cost of ownership by using less ink and energy for greater profit potential while you balance your environmental and business needs.

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oki es 9541

Print quality that is brilliant by design…
… a breakthrough in digital printing technology that goes beyond four colours

Leading the world in the innovation of LED technology, OKI has taken digital printing to a new level with the ES9431 and ES9541. These printers are specifically designed for the graphic arts market offering outstanding print quality, higher print speeds, lower total cost of ownership and complete media flexibility.

OKI takes graphic arts printing one step further with the launch of the ES9541, the first digital printer to offer the unique option of printing with a fifth colour. You can now print on demand, the full range of process colours, with the addition of a fifth spot colour in either white or clear gloss.

Access a new lucrative revenue stream… on demand
A true breakthrough in printing technology for the creative and graphics industries, the ES9431 and ES9541 enable short run printing on a wide range of media, (up to 1200mm x 297mm) with a new vibrancy of colour and the option of printing white* or adding a clear toner to give a spot clear gloss* finish.

Previously these processes could only be achieved through the use of expensive digital or lithographic printing equipment; now it is available to any creative business or reprographics studio…on demand. The revenue opportunities for your business are endless.

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What is the new Ricoh going to deliver?

Rumours abound about fifth colours and extended sheet sizes..

Will it look like the 651/751 range, or maybe more like the 5100?

Perhaps as a flag ship it should have the livery of the 901?

Ooooh it’s exciting…watch this space!

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Xerox C60

We are very pleased to announce the New Colour C60/C70 Light Production Printer.

Our newest entry level production colour device is designed to bridge the gap between high end office  and print room applications. With a host of advancements over the 550/560/570, The Xerox C60/70 will automate many functions enabling you to meet deadlines a little bit quicker.

New features:-
Automated tools for accurate registration and colour consistency
Improved media handling
–220gsm SRA3 auto duplex
–Fan assisted OHCF’s

Increased scan productivity
–Single-Pass 200ipm scanner

Enhanced, low cost finishing with support for a wide range of applications

Registration Control
Fine Tuned Alignment
SIQA provides the option to automatically adjust the registration
Set custom profiles for specific trays and paper sizes

SMILE Correction Uniform Density
Corrects inboard to outboard density variation
Semi-automatic process minimises downtime and need for service calls

Convenience of walk-up copy
Automatically scans and copies in duplex mode
Scans up to 200 ipm b/w and color
Copies at up to 76 ppm
Scan images at a detailed maximum 600 × 600 dpi
DADF 38 gsm to 200 gsm

Flexibility of multiple scan output
Scan to email
Scan to folder stored on the device
Scan to PC or server
Create text searchable pdf in one simple step
Standard scan to/print from USB

The new Xerox C60/70 is available for order from Smartprint Technology as of today!

To arrange a visit to a Xerox showroom or to have some of your own files printed on this device, please call us on 01707 888500


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Seize the high definition imaging opportunity
Print 4 colour plus white on an extended range of flexible and rigid substrates

Increase customer satisfaction with near-photographic images.

Want to know more?? call us on 01707 888500

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If wide format printing is on your radar but you are not sure of the types of business applications that you can pursue, maybe this will help….

Smartprint has recently signed a supplier agreement with efi allowing us to take their H1625 LED product to the market place with seamless integration to EFI Web-to-Print and MIS solutions with native JDF connectivity

Your target areas/applications

Indoor and outdoor signage
Fleet graphics
Exhibition graphics
Display graphics
Bus shelters
Day-night backlit

Stunning image quality……..Optimal margin

Supplement or replace large and wide-format solvent printers with 4-color, 1200 dpi, 8-level grayscale print capability for high-margin, closely viewed applications

Stay ahead in any application–from near photographic replacement to high-quality indoor and outdoor applications–with high resolution, 8-levels of grayscale, and variable drop technology

Access a wider range of substrates

Higher margin specialty applications

Increase profits with access to lower cost substrates

EFI 1625 LED—economics
Best-in-class acquisition cost
Lower ink usage than binary head printers
Low energy consumption
Saves production time with simultaneous RIP & print
Access to lower cost substrates
Lowest total cost of ownership

It all adds up to a truly lower total cost of ownership


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