New production printers launched

Ricoh at Print Expo Chennai

L to R: Anjana Saha, national business & marketing manager, production printing, SBU and T Magesh of Ricoh, with a Ricoh user and Venkat of Heidelberg with Avijit Mukherjee, chief operating officer, production printing, BU of Ricoh

Ricoh India exhibited for the first time at Print Expo Chennai, held from 18 to 20 April 2014. The company used the event to launch the Ricoh Pro 8100S, 8110S and the 8120S cutsheet black and white production printers.

The Ricoh stand had several zones addressing various aspects of digital printing workflow such as the digital offset zone, the jumbo printing zone, the speciality media zone, the contin- uous feed zone and the software solu-

tion zone. It focused on several appli- cations – long print, magnetic sheets, textured or handmade media, non- tearable media, books, POD, mixed media and architectural and engi- neering drawing. Spread across a total area of 250 square metres, the biggest stand at the exhibition demonstrated Ricoh’s extensive range of production printing presses.

Speaking about the company’s presence at Print Expo, Avijit Mukher- jee, chief operating officer, production printing, BU at Ricoh India, said, “We have received an overwhelming re- sponse during our maiden presence at Print Expo and have already received a few orders for our new and existing presses.” Ricoh says that over a thou- sand customers visited its stand from various locations in southern India. These include printers and print buy- ers from Madurai, Calicut, Tiruchy, Coimbatore,  Hyderabad,  Salem, Tirupur, the state of Kerala and from Ponda in Goa.

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