Ricoh India Ltd., an Imaging Solutions & IT Services provider, has announced the upgraded version of 'Ricoh Pro L4100' printer series.
The new roll-to-roll large format printer, ideal for printing large signage, bill-boards, banners, flexible wrap solutions and point-of-sale (POS) displays, is launched with Ricoh's own aqueous resin (AR) Latex ink. It is available in two sizes 130cm (53 inch) width and 160cm (63 inch) width and supports up to seven colors in various configurations.
As per the company, the Ricoh Pro L4100 series has wide industry use due to its superior print quality and color matched output. Seven color printing- CMYK, orange green and white aqueous latex ink enables it to offer an increase color gamut and ability to print on clear print media such as transparency, translucent and textile media.
The Ricoh Pro L4160 and L4130 have Ricoh piezo electric print heads, which helps to control the rate of ink being ejected from nozzle and create smaller drop size of ink which gives smooth printing compare to the thermal print head.
The new AR latex inks have been awarded Green guard Gold certification by UL Environment, in recognition of low chemical emissions and improvement in the air quality. The inks, Richo claims, also have minimal volatile organic compounds (VOC) and odour, eliminating the need for special ventilation. Ink is delivered in the reusable ink cartridges and eco-friendly ink packs. It also has the low curing temperature of 60°C ink that enables both quick drying, for a fast job turnaround, and the ability to print on many heat-sensitive substrates without damaging them.
Speaking on the occasion, A T Rajan, MD & CEO of Ricoh India, said, "We have a long and rich heritage in the world of inkjet technology dating back over 30 years. We now foresee a shift of conventional solvent print based machine to environment friendly latex ink based machine in this large format printer market."
"With this launch Ricoh's legacy in ecofriendly and green products has been expanded to large format printer, as it reduces the environmental impacts of printing and operate at 25% less power consumption compared to other models available in the market. We are confident that our new offering will enable our clients to boost their brand /products visibility at a reduced Total cost of ownership."
Ricoh latex inks offers outdoor durability of upto three years depending on the media used and lamination. The new series comes with high productivity printing of 4 color upto 33.1 m2 per hour with choice of two print widths at 1361mm and 1610mm. These models are capable of handling wide media range from PVC to paper to textile and more.
The Ricoh Pro L4160 is available at MRP of Rs 19,00,000 and Pro L4130 is available at MRP of Rs 18,00,000.