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RICOH LAUNCHES THE RICOH PRO C901/C901S GRAPHIC ARTS EDITION COLOR PRODUCTION SYSTEM AT GRAPH EXPO 2010  News pressrelease also available in pdf

Advanced System Delivers Quality, Versatile and Professional Results While Minimizing Costs


West Caldwell, NJ, October 3, 2010 - The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced today the official launch of the RICOH® Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition, an advanced digital color production press designed specifically for professional production printing. Ricoh will be showcasing the Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition at GRAPH EXPO from October 3-6 at the McCormick Place South in Chicago (booth #2017). The Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition expands Ricoh’s production color product portfolio, building on the highly successful Ricoh Pro C900/C900s.

The RICOH® Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition brings enhanced print quality, reliability, and substrate handling capabilities to the mid-production graphic communication market. The C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition is equipped with new technologies which enable high-quality imaging on a wide range of media at maximum output speed. Rated at a speed of 90-pages-per-minute, or 5,400 pages-per-hour, the Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition offers near-offset quality results with Ricoh’s PxP™ chemical toners and oil-less fusing technology, as well as consistent image quality with advanced image stabilization, single direction development, mechanical paper registration, enhanced fusing technologies, and automatic calibration.

The system will have several powerful server based controllers that customers can choose from to drive the Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition. Available at the time of launch, customers can select the Fiery EFI E-41 or Fiery EFI E-81. In addition, the Creo C-81 will be available shortly after launch. These controllers are all robust and feature rich, and provide customers an array of options that best suit their workflow. In addition, users will have preset and custom media settings available via a new Paper Library feature. The combination of powerful controllers and the new Paper Library provide improved operational efficiency, and ease of use.

The Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition operates at peak efficiency with Trained Customer Replaceable Units (TCRUs) that maximize system uptime by allowing customers to replace key components when most convenient. To further enhance productivity and reduce TCO (total cost of ownership), the Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition comes with long-lasting consumables and toner bottles that can be replaced while the system is in operation, thus minimizing production disruptions.

“With its remarkable image color and consistency, and ability to handle a broad range of substrates, the RICOH Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition is the ideal production system for customers seeking professional results at an affordable price,” commented Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The Pro C901 is designed for the demanding requirements of today’s graphic arts professional, as more and more applications migrate from off-set to digital.”

With built-in features such as Air-Assist technology, the RICOH Pro C901s Graphic Arts Edition provides reliable feeding of media sizes from 5.5” x 8.5” to 13” x 19”, and up to a weight of 300gsm, even in duplex mode. Additionally, the Pro C901s Graphic Arts Edition adds integrated full-color scanning, copying and document storage to meet image capture and print-on-demand requirements. A high speed full-color scanner captures hardcopy originals for copying, editing, storage or electronic document distribution. The Automatic Document Feeder scans stacks of images as fast as 75 originals per minute in full-color, grayscale or black and white which enables users to control file size and image quality for every application.

The Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition can also come with Ricoh TotalFlow Solutions that provide multi-channel marketing services. Print service providers today need the ability to offer on-line, mobile and social media solutions, as well as high quality color print. To help address this requirement, Ricoh has teamed with Printable Technologies Inc. to offer solution bundles with the C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition consisting of hosted software and professional services fully supported by Ricoh’s Production Printing Business Group.

“Ricoh is very focused on solutions and services that support multi-channel marketing. Our customers today see print as but one option to communicate with their customers and our intent is make this process as easy as possible. ” Joachim added. “Each Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition comes with optional solution bundles that make web submission and personalized content more accessible than ever to our customers.”

For more information on the C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition and more of Ricoh’s full line of products and solutions for production print environments, please visit http://www.ricoh-usa.com/ppbg.

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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, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of
Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology
and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009
sales in excess of $21 billion.

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

About Printable Technologies
Printable Technologies (www.printable.com) is a leading provider of technologies for intelligent marketing for both enterprise users and print service providers. Built on open-architected collateral management technology, Printable offers both online corporate storefronts (available in both Software as a Service [SaaS] and server versions) and scalable variable data publishing (VDP) software to produce powerful personalized marketing campaigns. Printable technology integrates easily with a wide variety of ERP and content management applications, as well as production workflows.
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Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

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