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West Caldwell, NJ, September 23, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of the Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner. Designed to work with Ricoh’s line of Wide Format products, the new Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner handles both high-speed full color and monochrome scanning for businesses in large format printing environments.

The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner provides users with great image quality at rapid scanning speeds of 12 inches per second (ips) for monochrome scans and 0.6 ips for color scans. In addition to its fast scanning rates, the Wide Format Color Scanner cuts down on work processing time enabling operators to edit and crop images before sending the image to its final destination, either printed or electronically stored. The device also comes equipped with an All-Wheel Drive Paper Transport System that eliminates image distortion frequently caused by erroneous paper alignment and ensures that images are accurately reproduced.

The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner enhances workflow efficiency by combining multifunctional software flexibility with user-friendly controls. The scanner allows users to program and select job parameters through an intuitive LCD touch screen display and is paired with JETimage multifunction software allowing operators to create programmable icons to scan, copy, print, and track projects. The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner also allows for Scan-to-Net operability making it possible to scan documents directly to network storage.

When paired with the Ricoh Wide Format Printer and imaging software, the Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner provides users with high-speed monochrome and full color scanning and printing for an array of original documents ranging from architectural drawings to oversized posters.

“The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner is a welcomed addition to our growing line of wide format devices that help businesses do their jobs more effectively and efficiently,” said Jason Dizzine, director of Product Marketing Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Products such as this demonstrate Ricoh’s continual commitment to streamlining the workflow process for businesses around the globe.”

The Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner is available at the suggested retail price of $6,500. For more information on all Ricoh products and solutions, 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, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. 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 Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized 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.

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Ricoh Wide Format Color Scanner

Engine Specifications
Configuration Stand-alone
Scanning Process 4-channel CCD camera (x3)
Warm-Up Time Less than 120 seconds
First Copy 34 seconds (E-Size)
Scanning Speed 12 ips Monochrome, 200 dpi.6 ips Color, 200 dpi
Scant-to-File Speed 2.9 Seconds Monochrome35 Seconds Full-Color (D-Size)
Optical Resolution 600 dpi, Max. 9600 dpi (interpolated)
Color Levels 48-bit Color
Media Maximum Thickness .6”
Original/ Copy Size Maximum: 36” / Document size: up to 44”
Power Source 120 V 15 A 60 Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 63” x 26.7’ x 18.1” (Mainframe only)61.8” x 25.5” x 20.4” (Stand)
Weight 187.3 lbs. (Mainframe only)143.3 lbs. (Stand)
Supported File Formats PDF, TIFF, CALS, HP-RTL, JPEG
Operating System Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Mac OS 6-10.1 or later
Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Recommended PC Configuration (not supplied)
CPU Dell Optiplex 7551.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo1024 MB Ram80 GB SATA 3 GB/s HDDCD/DVD Optical Drive10/100 Ethernet Hi-Speed USB 2.0Windows XP Pro
Monitor The monitor used is either a 15” or 17” touch-screen panel and must support a 4” VESA mount. The monitor shouldn’t exceed 13.5” x 15.7” (HxW) as this will prevent the original guide from opening maintenance.
Keyboard and Mouse Logitech Wireless Desktop EX 110

Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJessy Trejo
Ricoh Americas Corporation

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