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RICOH LAUNCHES THE RICOH PRO C900S COLOR PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Flexible System Offers Fast Color Printing and Versatile Scanning, Copying and Document Storage


West Caldwell, NJ, February 23, 2009 - The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today the official launch of the RICOH® Pro C900s, a production-class multi-functional color system designed to address customers’ needs to produce high-quality, efficient and affordable printing, scanning and copying in one system. This flexible system is targeted at Corporate and Commercial professional print environments with demanding application needs and duty cycle requirements up to 400,000 color images per month. The RICOH Pro C900s, with its scanning capability, is the next generation of the RICOH Pro C900, which PPBG officially launched at GRAPH EXPO in October 2008.

The RICOH Pro C900s offers printing, scanning, and copying functionality allowing customers to complete a wide range of applications within one encompassing system. Like the RICOH Pro C900, the RICOH Pro C900s delivers maximum productivity for immediate turnaround time, while also offering time- and money-saving scanning, copying and document storage solutions. Customers are able to save valuable production time by scanning hardcopy originals directly into any TWAIN-compliant desktop application such as Adobe Photoshop. The RICOH Pro C900s can scan and then distribute documents to a variety of Scan-to destinations such as email, URL, FTP, SMB, Fiery Hold Queue, mailbox and more. The Pro C900s includes Fiery Remote Scan utilities and well as Ricoh GW scanning utilities, both of which provide TWAIN scanning functionality.

Central to the operation of the RICOH Pro C900s is a server-based EFI Fiery® Print controller. The Fiery platform optimizes the Pro C900s with top speed, quality, and advanced color management and integrated work-flow utilities that provide the customer with complete control over digital file processing at every stage of production. The Fiery is an open, flexible solution addressing the demanding requirements of Commercial Printers and Inplant Central Reproduction Departments. The Fiery controller is a standard component of the Pro C900s and includes a number of value-added workflow and job automation utilities such as EFI Impose, Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Standard Edition, EFI Hot Folders, Fiery Spot-On, Fiery FreeForm, PPML support, Creo VPS support and more.

Additionally, the RICOH Pro C900s offers a wide range of advanced in-line finishing options that can be configured to customers’ exact requirements, providing enhanced flexibility and efficiency. Options include the RB5000 Ring Bind Unit which automates the entire binding process so operators can prepare incoming jobs while additional jobs are being ring-bound, and the SK5000 High Capacity Stacker which enables longer unattended print runs, providing up to 10,000-sheet stacking capability. The GB5000 Perfect Bind Unit automatically trims up to three sides of collated pages and applies perfect binding without operator intervention, reducing labor costs. Other finishing options include the CI5010 Cover Interposer, the ZF4000 Z-folding Unit, the SR5000 Stapler / Finisher, the BK5010 Production Level Booklet Maker, the GBC StreamPunch III Punch Unit and the BK5000 Saddle Stitch booklet maker.

The Pro C900s is engineered to provide maximum uptime and reliability to customers residing is demanding print environments. The Pro C900s incorporates Trained Customer Replacement Units (TCRU’s) that enable trained operators to replace key components on the system without the need to dispatch a field engineer. In addition, Ricoh bundles remote diagnostics, troubleshooting and online consumable ordering through the included @Remote diagnostic solution.

Integrated technology includes a paper registration and skew control unit providing (plus/minus) .5mm back-to-front image registration. The Pro C900s incorporates developer pre-mixed toner along with a single direction development process to ensure consistent color reproduction from print–to-print and across long print runs. In addition to this the LCIT RT5020 large capacity trays incorporate air-assist paper feeding for sheets up to 13” x 19.2”. The Pro C900s handles media basis weights from 16lb bond to 110lb cover and prints at rated speed regardless of basis weight.

“Launching the RICOH Pro C900 last year was a significant milestone for PPBG and we’re equally excited to introduce the RICOH Pro C900s in 2009,” said Carl Joachim, vice president of Marketing for PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Continuing to introduce innovative and high-quality Ricoh products in the production category is a top priority for PPBG and we’re proud to bring another affordable solution to our customers through the RICOH Pro C900s.”

The RICOH Pro C900s is available at a suggested retail price of $136,500 for the standard configuration. For more information on the C900s and other PPBG products and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg/.

About Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group
The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art, high-speed production systems that provide efficient document workflows with high-volume production printing and finishing. Incorporating superior engineering, service, reliable technology, and extensive software and finishing options, PPBG helps production centers to cost-effectively modernize and streamline their operations to meet today’s rapid turnaround and high-quality demands.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, founded in 1962, is headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ and is a subsidiary of the $22 billion Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment.

Information about Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg/.

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RICOH Pro C900s Specifications
Copier Specifications
Scanning Element Flatbed with moving 3-line CCDArray image scanning
System Memory 2 GB
System HHD 640 GB
Document Feeder Standard 100-Sheet ARDF
Copy Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Image Adjustment Automatic or manual
Quantity Indicator Up to 9,999
Original Type Book/sheet/object
Original Size 5.5” x 8.5” – 11” x 17”
Warm-up Time Less than 420 seconds
First-Copy Out Time Less than 13.5 seconds
Speed (Memory) 90/90 cpm (BW/FC)
Standard Media Capacity Tray 1: 2 x 1,000-Sheet tandemTray 2: 1 x 500-SheetTray 3: 2,000-Sheet (air-assist)Tray 4: 2,000-Sheet (air assist)
Media Size Tray 1: 8.5” x 11” (tandem)Tray 2: Up to 12” x 18”Tray 3: Up to 13” x 19.2” (air-assist)Tray 4: Up to 13” x 19.2” (air-assist)
Media Weight Trays 1 & 2: 16 lb. Bond – 80lb. CoverTrays 3 & 4: 16 lb. Bond – 110lb. Cover
Magnification 7 reductions and 5 enlargements
Zoom 25% - 400% in 1% increments
Power Source 208 – 240V, 24A, 50/60 Hz,Single Phase
Dimensions 102.6” x 43.3” x 55.5”
Weight 2,072.3 lbs. or less
Copier Features Auto Magnification, Directional Magnification, Full Image Copy, Interrupt Copy, Original Type Setting, Duplex (1:1, 2:2, Book to 2-Sided, Front and Back to 2-Sided), Book/Series Combine, Margin Adjustment, Erase 3-Edge, Cover / Slip-Sheet, Chaptering, Media Designate, Image Rotation, Electronic Sort, 4-Position Staple Punch, Stamp, Image Adjustment, User Code, Interrupt Copy, Copy Counter, Counterfeit Prevention


EFI Fiery Print Controller Specifications
CPU Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz
Memory 2 GB
HDD 500 GB (250 GB x 2)
Operating System Windows XPe
Fiery System Version Fiery System 8.0 Release 2
PDLs PCL5e, PCL6, Adobe PS3
Network Interface Ethernet 1000/100/10BaseT
Network Protocols TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6) Apple Talk, SMB
Standard EFI Job and Color Management Utilities EFI Driver, EFI Impose, Fiery Graphic Arts Package Standard Edition, EFI ColorWise Pro Tools, EFI Hot Folders, EFI Virtual Printers, EFI BookletMaker 3, EFI Command Workstation (PC and Mac), EFI Fiery FreeForm, PPML, Fiert VDP Resource Manager, PPML and Creo VPS Support, Push Printing, Print/Process Next, Advanced Job Re-Order, Suspend on Mismatch, Quick Doc Merge, Schedule Print, Mixed Media, Paper Catalogue, Tab Shift, Insert Tab
Options EFI Job and Color Management Utilities Fiery Graphic Arts PackagePremium Edition, EFI Color ProfilerSuite v2.2, EFI Compose FieryEdition, ES1000 ColorSpectrophotometer
Scanner Specifications (RICOH GW Controller)
Scanning Resolutions 100/150/200/300/400/600 dpi100 – 1200 dpi (Twain: BW/FC)
Scan Area Up to 11.7" x 17"
Scan Speed 75/75 (BW/FC)
File Formats TIFF and PDF (multi/single), JPEG,High Compression PDF
Mixed Size Mode Supported
Scan-to-Destination Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-Folder,Scan-to-URL, Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-NCP (Novell), TWAIN Scanning
Scan-to-Email Authentication SMTP, POP before SMTP
Resolution 200 – 600 dpi
Max. e-mail Registries 2,000 e-mail addresses, 500group addresses
LDAP Supports up to five LDAP servers
File Type Single/Multi-Page PDF or TIFF,Single/Multi High Compression PDF


Fiery Scanner Specifications
Fiery Scan Utilities Fiery Remote Scan, Fiery RemoteScan Plug-In (TWAIN)
Scanning Resolution 100/150/200/300/400/600 dpi
Scan Speed 50/50 (BW/FC)
File Formats TIFF, JPEG, PDF
Scan-To Destinations Fiery Hold Queue, Mailbox, E-mail,FTP, Internet Fax, SMB
Fiery Scan-to-Email Max. e-mail Registries Up to 1000 in address book
Email-to-Scan Mode Attachment or URL
Format TIFF, JPEG, PDF
Fiery Scan to FTP/SMB Authentication Username and password
Proxy Server Setup Available
SMB Setup Network PAS/Domain name
Document Server Specifications
HDD Capacity 410 GB
Max. Stored Documents 3,000*
Max. Pages per Document Copy: 2,000*Print: 5,000*Scan: 2,000*
Max. Page Storage 12,000*
*Maximum capacity may vary due to image coverage.


Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

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