Ricoh has updated its flagship toner printer with the launch of the new Pro C9100 series. There are two models – the Pro C9100 can run at 110ppm while the Pro C9110 can reach speeds of 130 A4 ppm, regardless of paper weight. It promises a maximum monthly volume of up to one million A4 sheets and a duty cycle of 1.75 million A4 sheets.
This series can handle sheets up to SRA3 and can print onto uncoated, textured and coated media from 52gsm to 400gsm and uses a new vacuum feed system. They can also handle duplex banner sheet printing up to 700mm using an air assistance system. They will also print to speciality media such as super-gloss, magnet, metallic, transparent or synthetic.
Ricoh has improved its imaging technology, with resolution up to 1200 x 4800 dpi. There’s an image feedback system that gives real time feedback and correction of engine calibration. There’s also an enhanced mechanical registration system that promises accurate sheet-to-sheet and front-to-back registration.
There’s a choice of front ends from EFI between the E-43 or the faster and more powerful E-83 print server. Ricoh has also added to its media library and now allows users to tweak the different parameters for each substrate, including different ICC profiles for front and back of a sheet.
Ricoh’s expectation is that Heidelberg will also sell this printer, as it has done with the previous Ricoh Pro C901 series, though Heidelberg has yet to commit to this.
The second new printer is the C7100 series, with a C7100 that can produce up to 80 ppm and a C7110 that’s capable of 90ppm. They take sheets up to SRA3 size and support media up to 360gsm. They boast a maximum monthly volume of 240,000 A4 pages, with a duty cycle of 700,000 sheets.
It uses the same imaging system with the same 1200 x 4800 dpi resolution. It also has a fifth colour station that will take clear gloss or white toner. There are also versions of the same front ends available.