Ricoh Pro TF6251 with enhanced application flexibility

All-in-one hybrid system supports versatile production of wider range of applications

Ricoh Pro TF6251 with enhanced application flexibility

Print service providers can now benefit from highly flexible print production on roll-fed media, as well as rigid media, with the Ricoh Pro TF6251 hybrid flatbed UV printer.

Building on the Ricoh Pro TF6250, the all-in-one hybrid system supports the versatile production of a wider range of applications for sign and display, industrial, graphic arts, and interior decor. It also delivers high productivity with its 12 Ricoh inkjet print heads. On its compact 2.5m x 1.3m sized table, the print heads enable flatbed print speeds of up to 116 square meters per hour in four color draft mode. For roll print, speeds are up to 67 square meters per hour in four colour draft mode. Excellent image quality and exceptional reliability are also integral attributes.

The combination of tried and tested technology and leading inkjet capability offers a number of benefits for multidiscipline print operations. The Ricoh Pro TF6251 hybrid flatbed UV printer is a hybrid rigid and flexible solution that supports production of a wider range of applications from one device. The single system with a smaller footprint than two separate devices also offers energy consumption and ink savings. The printer offers a choice of two types of inks – the Ricoh DG130 versatile UV ink that offers high adhesion and Ricoh GP120 graphic art UV ink (for roll to roll only) that delivers high colour gamut for greater flexibility.

It also offers the ability to print on rigid board of up to 11cm depth to allow the expansion of services offered, and faster curing and lower energy using Ricoh LED lamps to save time and money. The device uses low print temperature to ensure the careful treatment of the printed substrate and offers low energy consumption for more environmentally conscious and cost-effective production. Greenguard certified inks support a sustainable approach through the Ricoh Pro TF6251 hybrid flatbed UV printer.

Operator productivity is maximized by the Ricoh Pro TF6251’s easy to operate, updated user interface. It allows last-minute adjustments and simplifies operation with capabilities such as auto material thickness detection.

Further efficiency is provided by ColorGATE Productionserver Select. Users benefit from consistent and predictable colour output and spot colour support for client satisfaction as well as from container and tiling functions and process automation. The Adobe PDF Print Engine is key to outstanding performance.

Graham Kennedy, director, Industrial Print, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe, says, “Ricoh developed this flexible solution in response to clients’ production needs. It is a timely addition to our portfolio, particularly as operations strive to find ways during the pandemic to develop their services while remaining competitive and adaptable. The Pro TF6251 combines our market-leading inkjet head technology expertise with our proven flatbed and roll-fed capabilities to create a highly versatile and responsive solution. We believe it will open up a number of production possibilities for print operations that are looking to be increasingly creative with the services they deliver and the markets they serve.”

The Ricoh Pro TF6251 will be available from 1 January 2021 in Europe.

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