Ricoh has partnered with the German handling specialist BDT Print Media to improve handling options for its C9100 and C7100 digital presses.
BDT has developed the VX370 Feeder, which uses BDT’s vacuum-free Tornado technology for media separation. This includes a lift and transport mechanism to handle both coated and uncoated paper, including textured substrates and synthetics. It can handle media from 60 to 400gsm and in lengths up to 700mm and stacks up to 500mm. It includes built-in memory for repeat jobs to reduce job changeover times.
As such, it gives print service providers a high capacity solution for feeding with a long sheet option. It supports a range of applications including A4 landscape booklets, brochures, posters and six page A4 folders.
Eef de Ridder, director of Commercial Printing for Ricoh Europe, comments: “The VX370 Feeder supports print service providers who need a high volume feeding solution to handle a broad range of long sheet media with outstanding application flexibility. It will open up new market opportunities, support increased productivity and contribute to profitability.”