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New Products Designed For Architects, Engineers and Contractors Include Built-in Color Scanning and Print Controller

West Caldwell, NJ, April 13, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced two wide format digital imaging systems with color scanning capability, the Aficio MP W5100 and MP W7140. These products signify the company’s first entry into the high-volume, wide format marketplace, which is classified as any wide format machine capable of producing outputs at 10 pages per minute (ppm) or more. Combining fast outputs speeds, user simplicity and smart engineering, the Aficio MP W5100 and MP W7140 enable users to handle large, highly detailed job sets quickly and efficiently and streamline document workflow.

The Aficio MP W5100/MP W7140 feature fast output speeds up to 10 and 14 ppm respectively, placing them near the top of the market amongst their competitors. In addition to the high speeds, the products offer high resolution color scanning at up to 1200 dots per inch (dpi) with the included TWAIN driver and expanded flexibility by enabling users to configure the system in exactly the way their business requires in order to optimize unique workflows. A comprehensive selection of color or black-and-white scanning options including Scan-to-email, Scan-to-Folder and Scan-to-FTP also enable users to create and distribute documents in a number of different ways, providing compatibility with a variety of formats. Additionally, documents of extensive sizes and types including architectural drawings, sepias, blueprints, detailed maps folded or wrinkled documents, oversized drawings, photos or posters can all be scanned through the built-in color scanner. Project documents can also be scanned directly into an electronic plan room for easy viewing by other architects, engineers or contactors.

“Ricoh is excited to be entering the high volume wide format market, as we see it as a great opportunity to extend our innovation and reliability through a new set of advanced products,” said Linda Maxwell-Allen, senior product manager, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The advanced capabilities of the Aficio MP W5100 and MP W7140 are ideal for designers, architects and engineers that need to handle a variety of sophisticated projects in-house. The two products are truly high productivity tools that can help these professionals work smarter, improve collaboration, share more efficiently and ultimately finish projects in a more timely and cost-effective manner.”

An internal 320 GB Document Server enables users to temporarily store documents and view them on the control panel or on a PC for easy reprinting. Tedious document updating is also eliminated on the Aficio MP W5100/MP W7140 by capturing as-builts, handwritten on-site changes and color markups and then integrating them with satellite imagery, photographs and maps to create complete bid sets.

Furthermore, the system can be managed remotely through the WebImageMonitor, which enables users to view documents on the Document Server, monitor supply levels, check job details, assign email notifications to team members, remotely cancel jobs and reboot the system from anywhere on the network. Job sets can also be assembled from prints, copies and scans remotely via the Document Server. Advanced security features including Windows Authentication and PDF Encryption can also be managed remotely, keeping documents safe at every stage of printing and distribution.

The optional RW-7140 Controller, which will be available in August 2009, provides enhanced printing features. The controller is capable of printing crystal clear black-and-white output, as well as enhancing color output from an inkjet printer with closed-loop calibration to improve scanning and print workflow. The color editor enables users to reduce noise, change alignment, optimize the histogram, improve black-and-white point type and crop or scale images and then print to the Aficio MP W5100/MP W7140 or an inkjet printer. The RW-7140 Controller scan option provides the ability to merge and edit scanned documents, making complicated revisions easy to implement. It also ensures easy retrieval of stored documents by scanning directly to the machine’s archive while immediately capturing key metadata such as project name, account number, customer name, page number and title block.

For more information about the Aficio MP W5100/MP W7140 or any other Ricoh products or 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 73-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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Aficio MP W5100/MP W7140 Specifications

General Specifications
Copy/Printing Process Electro-photographic printing
Output Speed: MP W5100 MP W7140 10 ppm (D-size)14 ppm (D-size)
Warm-up Time Less than 120 seconds
First Copy 10 seconds (D-size)
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Grayscale Scanning 256 levels
Grayscale Printing 2 levels
Reduction/Enlargement 18 presets; 25% to 400% by .1% increments
Multiple Copies 1-99 (ten key input)
Cutting Method Synchronized, preset cut, variable cut
Memory Capacity 1,024 MB (Copy/Printer) - standard2,048 MB (required with scanner option) - optional
Standard Hard Drive 320 GB
PC Interface Standard connection to external PC for RW-7140 controller
Original/Copy Size Maximum: MP W7140 - 36” x 1180” (98.4 ft); MP W5100 – 36” x 590” (49.2 ft)Minimum: 8.5” x 8.5”; 36” x 78” bypass
Original Exits Rear (upper), Original rear exit (straight through), Original upper exit
Copy Exits Front: 99 Sheets (Plain Paper D-size LEF)Back: 10 Sheets (Plain Paper D-size LEF)
Power Source 208-240V 15A 60Hz (NEMA 6 – 20R)
Max Power Consumption 3kW per hour
Dimensions (WxDxH) 49.2” x 29.7” x 47.2”
Weight 507 lbs
Copier Options
Paper Cassette Tray Two drawer paper cassette; adjustable up to 18” x 24”. Holds up to 250 sheets x 2 (17 lbs – 20 lbs)
Roll Feeder Two roll feeder option; holds an additional 2 rolls (4 rolls total)
Roll Holders Two holders, max roll diameter 3” core
Printer Option Type W7140 (Option)
Controller Board Embedded
Print Speed MP W7140: 14 ppm D-Size LEF, 7 ppm E-Size SEF;MP W5100: 10 ppm D-Size LEF, 5 ppm E-Size SEF
Print Resolution Up to 600 dpi
Supported File Formats HP-GL, HP-GL2, HP-RTL, TIFF, PostScript/PDF, CALS, MS Office File Formats, JPEG, HDI Driver: DWG
Scanner Option Type W7140 (Option)
Controller Board Embedded
Scanner Resolution 150 dpi to 600 dpi;Twain: up to 1200 dpi
Scanning Speed 1.75 ips – 13 ips @ 600 dpi
Edit Erase Border, Positive/Negative,, Mirror Image
Scanner Features Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-Folder, Network TWAIN, Scan-to-NCP, Scan-to-FTP, Scan-to-SMB, Scan-to-Document Server
Preview Full View: 18” x 24”Section Preview: 36” x 48”
File Formats Multi page TIFF, Single page TIFF, Multi page PDF, Single page PDF, Single page JPEG
Printer Controller RW-7140 (Option)
Controller Type External PC Server (PC not included)
Print Controller MP W7140: 7ppm E-Size SEF, 14ppm D-Size LEFMP W5100: 5ppm E-Size SEF, 14ppm D-Size LEF
Suggested File Formats Standard: HP-GL, HP-GL2, HP-RTL, TIFF, Calcomp906/907, WMF, BMP, CALS, Windows Metafile, Windows OS/2 Bitmap, DWG, JPEGOptional: DWG/DXF/DWF (with installation of AutoCAD application) VIC, CGM, Postscript
Client PC OS Support Windows 2000, XP, VistaMac: From OS8.6-10.4 (client PC)Linux: Redhat Linux 6.x-7.1HP-UX 10.x/11.xSun Solaris 2.6/7.x/8.xSCO OpenServer 5.0x
Scanner RW-7140 (Option to the RW-7140 Print Controller
Controller Type External PC Server
Maximum Continuous Scan Speed 14 spm D-Size LEF (200 dpi, 1 bit)7 spm E-Size SEF (200 dpi, 1 bit)
Resolution 150 – 600 dpi(1200 dpi with enhancement)
Scan Size MP W7140: Min: 8.5” x 8.5” – Max: 36” x 98.4 ftMP W5100: Min: 8.5” x 8.5” – Max: 36” x 49.2 ft
File Format Standard: TIFF (single/multi page, uncompressed/G3/G4), T6X, BMP, RLC, HP-RTL, PCX, CALS 1&2Option: PDF (single/multi page), DWF, DWG
Scanner Software SCANTOOL SoftwareSCANTOOL Color Editor
Controller Type Resolution Same as printer controller spec. 150 – 600 dpi (1200 dpi with enhancement)

Contacts:Linda MontefuscoAndrew Stein
Ricoh Americas Corporation

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