Ricoh USA, Inc. today unveiled two new wide-format latex printers that provide the reliability and segment-leading print speeds needed to meet modern demands for fast turns. The RICOH Pro L5130/L5160 print up to 473.6 ft2/hr, with curing technology that leaves output ready for finishing as soon as it comes off the printer. Printers seeking to produce a broad range of output and drive greater productivity will immediately benefit from the printers’ automated maintenance features and durable design. These next-generation Ricoh roll-to-roll latex printers, leveraging Ricoh’s GREENGUARD-certified latex inks and industry leading printheads, will be showcased October 18-20 at Ricoh’s SGIA EXPO booth 3601.
“From hospitality to hospitals, many industries are starting to more fully embrace wide format. When we designed the RICOH Pro L5130/L5160 series, we were engineering a platform specifically to equip printers to reliably excel at meeting those diverse needs,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “Through the combination of Ricoh inks, Ricoh printheads and Ricoh design, these devices empower users to deliver the kinds of applications their customers are looking for – and do it better and faster than the competition.”
The L5130/L5160 series’ speed, reliability and media versatility make it an excellent choice for today’s print providers. In addition to speeds of up to 473.6 ft2/hr in outdoor standard mode and 270 ft2/hr in indoor standard mode, the series produces applications up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi with high reliability due to the devices’ industrial-grade Ricoh printheads. With CMYK and CMYK plus white options available, high ink opacity and adhesion enable the production of crisp, clear prints for a variety of applications on substrates that range from wall coverings to window graphics to backlit day/night signage.
Substrate flexibility is built in to the L5130/L5160 series, with support for 2- and 3-inch roll cores up to 122 pounds and media up to 64 inches wide. In addition to helping ensure prints are ready for immediate finishing, a three-way intelligent heater helps prevent melting or warping of thinner substrates.
Further driving reliability, the L5130/5160 series makes maintenance easy. One-touch automated daily maintenance cleans and purges printheads to help keep the device in top working order. Automated nozzle drop detection helps ensure consistent image quality, reliability and continuous production. Users can monitor the device and job status by remotely logging into the Web Image Monitor or checking the attention light on the device, further aiding uptime and responsiveness. A 90-degree-tiltable, 4.3-inch touch screen also provides a simple user interface for monitoring and management.