EDP award endorses Ricoh Pro C5300S Series sheetfed colour press

Incorporates a 10-inch touch screen colour panel

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Ricoh pro C5300

The Ricoh Pro C5300s Series sheetfed colour press has won the prestigious EDP Award for Color Printer SRA3 < 499,000. The newest addition to Ricoh’s sheetfed portfolio flexibly and responsively delivers high-quality print for a wide range of applications.

The EDP Awards honor the best developments in print production tools, software developments, substrates, inks, materials, and finishing systems. The association focuses on ways to assist technology-appliers in their task to find the right solution for their applications.

Building on the success of its predecessor, the Ricoh Pro C5200s, the Pro C5300s has been developed to enable print service providers (PSPs) to tap into greater production flexibility, higher print quality, and a broader service offering. It is suited to small to medium size PSPs, print on demand environments, and corporate reprographics departments (CRDs).

It enables high image quality with Ricoh 2400 x 4800dpi VCSEL technology and new gloss control to address different image output demands and high productivity with a speed of up to 80 pages per minute and an increased monthly duty cycle of 450,000. It offers substrate flexibility with a vacuum feed large capacity tray and broad media handling of substrates up to 360 grams per square meter, non-carbon paper, textured media, and envelopes. A wider variety of postpress capabilities enabling responsive service delivery supported by peripherals, including an enhanced booklet finisher capable of 30-sheet booklet production at 80 grams per square meter. It offers end to end production through its high capacity stacker and efficient fore-edge trimmer.
The Pro C5300s incorporates a 10-inch touch screen colour panel for fast and easy set-up. Uptime is maximized with simple to change operator replaceable units (ORUs).

Eef de Ridder, vice president, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe, says, “In these difficult times, PSPs are under great pressure to increase their flexibility and creativity. The Pro C5300s is all about highly responsive production for small to medium volumes. We are delighted that the EDP Award recognizes this evolution of Ricoh’s tried and tested technology and how it can help operations adapt to the challenges they are facing.”

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