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RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION WINS ON DEMAND BEST OF SHOW AWARD

Ricoh Ring Binder Takes Home Best of Show for Increasing Efficiency in Production Printing Environments


West Caldwell, NJ, March 5, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that the Ricoh Ring Binder RB5000 has been honored at this year’s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition with a Best of Show award in the Bindery/Finishing/Mailing Equipment category. The RB5000 was selected for its industry-leading, fully automated in-line ring binding system that enables users to create finished ring bound books right from their desktop. The awards were announced during a ceremony at ON DEMAND on March 4, 2008.

InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all of the technologies that are used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. The Best of Show submissions were judged using a set of weighted criteria by a panel of experts from the printing and graphic arts industries.

The RB5000 is compatible with Ricoh’s new Pro Series production systems and marks the first time an automated binding product has ever been introduced on a monochrome digital printing system. With automated binding, printers dramatically improve job integrity and reduce the chance of error while eliminating external finishing equipment. Since the command can be done right from a desktop computer, the production process is made more efficient. In addition, the RB5000 collates, punches and in-line binds up to 100 pages so booklets lay flatter than other types of in-line binding currently offered on the market.

“We are very excited to offer the Ricoh RB5000 which will increase efficiency and ease binding processes for commercial and in-plant printers,” said Ron Potesky, vice president, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “It is an honor to be recognized at the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition for this innovative finishing product.”

The RB5000 will be available in late Spring 2008. For more information about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include: color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s hardware and software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

About ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition
The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition (www.ondemandexpo.com) is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. It's about more than print on demand technology, management and strategy; it's insight into the future of the printing industry by experts who have been at the forefront of the printing business for many years.

About InfoTrends
InfoTrends, a Questex Company, is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends provides research, analysis, forecasts, and advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company’s media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company's businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group; InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and; McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoAlyson Buck
Ricoh Americas CorporationPeppercom
973-882-2172212-931-6122
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comabuck@peppercom.com
 

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