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RICOH LAUNCHES AFICIO SP C820DN / SP C821DN SERIES COLOR LASER PRINTERS FOR GRAPHIC INTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Color Laser Printers Deliver Vibrant Image Quality And Low Total Cost Of Ownership


West Caldwell, NJ, July 22, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of its Ricoh Aficio SP C820DN and SP C821DN Color Laser Printer Series. Ricoh’s newest color laser printers are an upgrade over the previous Aficio CL7200 and SP C811DN models and offer large workgroups an upgraded engine design based off the CL7200 engine, which produces faster warm-up times and first print times. The SP C820DN and SP C821DN eliminates the need for outsourcing as the printers produce high quality prints up to 9600x600 dpi and 1200x1200 dpi at a rate of up to 40 pages per minute for the Aficio C820DN and up to 50 pages per minute for the Aficio C821DN.

Ricoh’s new color laser printers are the perfect solution for graphic-intensive workgroups like marketing departments, print-for-pay vendors, pre-press departments and design agencies looking to produce full-color documents in-house. The SP C820DN and SP C821DN Series comes equipped with numerous professional-grade finishing options like the 1,000-sheet booklet finisher and 3,000 sheet finisher which allow users to produce full-color marketing materials at a fraction of the cost of outsourcing. The printers’ multi-bit printer engine uses true laser technology to achieve photographic quality prints. The SP C820DN and SP C821DN support PANTONE®, ColorSync, and custom ICM and ICC profiles which gives users the flexibility to keep a wide range of jobs in-house. PANTONE Color Palettes will be available mid. August 2009.

The SP C820DN and SP C821DN not only equip workgroups with the ability to produce high quality output at interpolated resolutions up to 9600x600 dpi but the printers provide users with a combination of fast processing and fast print speeds. Businesses can use the new color laser printers to create reports, presentations or brochures at high speeds. The high-performance 1 GHz Intel Celeron® Controller allows the printer to efficiently process jobs consisting of large files, complex applications and other graphic-intensive demands.

“Ricoh realizes that in today’s economy, our customers demand speed, productivity and reliability to keep their businesses performing at high levels,” said Matt Sakauchi, vice president of the Office Printer Business Group (OPBG), Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Our new color laser printers ensure that our customers can continue to optimize their productivity with new technology that is cost-effective and efficient.”

Engineered with the needs of demanding workgroups in mind, the Ricoh Aficio SP C820DN and SP C821DN laser printers combine reliability with low operating costs. The printers are ideal for a variety of jobs as heavy media is supported from every tray. With the SP C820DN and SP C821DN laser printers, users can work on mixed output jobs requiring thick paper support or advanced finishing capabilities like booklet making and banner printing.

The Aficio SP C820DN and SP C821DN are available at the suggested retail price of $3,699 and $4,669 respectively. For more information about the Aficio SP C820DN and SP C821DN Series, 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.

For more informationa and specs, please visit the Aficio SP C820DN/SP C821DN product pages
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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJessy Trejo
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6134
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comjtrejo@peppercom.com
 

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