RICOH Pro VC70000

Continuous Feed Inkjet Printer

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Take command of your future with the inkjet solution the industry has been waiting for

Elevating your business today and protecting your investment for years to to come, the award-winning RICOH Pro VC70000 Continuous Feed Inkjet Printer removes the previous barriers to inkjet print quality, productivity and cost-effectiveness. As a viable alternative to offset printing, it delivers the benefits of digital printing and data-driven communications without compromising on affordable media choices, image integrity and speed of offset. Print on offset coated paper with no priming or pretreatment required thanks to Ricoh's proprietary extended gamut inks and advanced drying technologies. Set your business on a course to achieve market leadership today, and continued growth tomorrow.

Produce a broad range of in-demand deliverables, including graphic arts applications previously produced on offset

Produce high-value, personalized and data-driven applications faster — from sales collateral and brochures to direct mail, catalogs, color manuals, custom publications and more. Print larger output, including posters, or maximize media efficiency with an expanded paper width up to 20" wide.

In today's competitive market, concessions on print quality are not acceptable

Ricoh has been engineering inkjet technologies since 1973, so it should be no surprise that our latest generation of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads represent some of the most trusted hardware components in the industry. We applied that same level of innovation to our extended gamut inks and drying technologies, expanding your possibilities.

Work smarter, not harder, with a high-speed printer that performs

Tackle the most challenging high-volume workloads with speed and precision to set your business apart. The RICOH TotalFlow® Print Server R600A Digital Front End (DFE) delivers the processing power to orchestrate complex, data-driven jobs while printing at rated speeds. Produce the graphic arts communications your customers are counting on with predictable costs and faster turnarounds.

Explore new opportunities to deliver customer communications across a wider spectrum of applications with the flexibility and control of high-speed digital printing.


Support for more popular media, including offset coated paper

The Pro VC70000 enables printing on coated offset papers with no media priming or pretreatment required, providing immediate savings on supplies and hardware. Support for media from 40 to 250 gsm, including IJ coated, IJ treated and uncoated papers, allows you to make the most cost-effective selection for your clients. A longer paper length supports signatures up 54", providing yet another way to print more efficiently and create less waste.

Get graphic and drive more print volume

With a combination of features that enable outstanding image quality and consistent color, the Pro VC70000 allows you to transition offset graphic arts work more easily to digital, including high-value applications like direct mail, brochures, sales collateral, catalogs, custom publications, high-volume store signage and more. Take advantage of greater short-run and fast-turn efficiencies to compete for a wider variety of profitable work.

Personalize your way to greater profitability

The Pro VC70000 delivers powerful variable data printing (VDP) capabilities to create the effective and efficient data-driven communications that today's marketers rely on. Utilize variable text and images to make every page as unique as the end consumer it's intended to captivate, without slowing down your workflows. Make that messaging stand out with vibrant color and crisp, consistent text — no matter how long the print run.

Let Ricoh's experts put best practices to work for your business

Whether you need help transitioning to inkjet equipment and workflows or are looking to take your offerings to the next level, Ricoh is by your side. We offer decades of inkjet experience, and our methodical, consultative approach helps our experts understand your exact needs. We'll help you capture efficiencies, seamlessly offer new applications and grow your business with campaign and development services.

An innovative combination of features delivers the superior color, image quality and fine details to set your print work apart from the competition


Our latest generation of inkjet heads deliver precision results

The Pro VC70000 features the latest generation of Ricoh stainless steel, piezo drop-on-demand inkjet printheads, with 10 heads per color in the printhead array. Each is capable of dynamically jetting variable-drop sizes to optimize ink usage and ensure fine lines and text are crisp and sharp, color blocks are consistent and flesh-tones and grayscales are smooth. Park color printheads when printing monochrome for more cost-effective operation.

Ricoh's extended gamut inks provide consistent color

Further removing the barriers to moving jobs from offset are our extended gamut inks. The combination of Ricoh's extended gamut inks and innovative dryer technology allows for a greater amount of ink to be laid down, which means increased color saturation and the ability to reproduce a wider range of colors. When printing on offset coated papers, there is no need to prime the paper or apply a post-printing coating, saving time and supply costs.

Advanced drying and cockling correction make more possible

The new, advanced drying technologies developed for the Pro VC70000 cure inks inline and provide outstanding results when printing on offset coated paper at high production speeds. Cockling correction irons and flattens the page, which is critical for professional results and produces less waste when printing on lightweight media, especially for high ink coverage jobs.

Rely on Ricoh's Color Management Services

Ricoh has the expertise to help you identify and implement a color management strategy built around your goals. Learn how to achieve the highest level of color quality, save on ink costs and secure your G7 Master Printer Qualification. Help your inkjet printer deliver an even stronger return on investment with our field-tested color management services. Confidently serve color-critical clients and earn a reputation for excellence.

Instead of keeping up with your workflows, it's time for the power and performance to stay ahead of them.


Conquer high-volume demands with speed and efficiency

Designed to produce offset-quality graphic arts applications at tremendous speeds, the Pro VC70000 prints inkjet output at up to 494 feet (150 meters) per minute. For jobs with an emphasis on physical image quality, you can produce 1200 x 1200 dpi at impressive speeds. Leverage increased print lengths up to 54"long for enhanced efficiency while delivering up to 40 million impressions monthly.

Configure your system for optimal results in your environment

Take full advantage of your workspace and preferred workflows. The Pro VC70000 Continuous Feed Inkjet Printer features: 

  • Base Units (two per system) with a modular design for easy installation and configuration flexibility. The system is comprised of the combined entrance and middle unit which house the CMYK printheads and paper path, Advanced Dryer Unit and Exit Unit.
  • Turn Bar Unit for I or L configurations: Fit your unique space and configuration requirements with a flexible system that can be installed in a straight line or left angle.
  • Exit Unit: Fine-tune media handling and tensioning controls to help ensure every page is produced with uncompromising consistency.

Simplify data-driven workflows with a powerful Digital Front End

The RICOH TotalFlow® Print Server R600A Digital Front End (DFE) is a robust and scalable platform designed to handle the demands of commercial printers, especially VDP applications. The DFE supports multiple data streams, such as PostScript®, PDF, JDF, and AFP (IPDS), without transforms or the additional processes that may affect file fidelity. Access color management tools, imposition settings and spot color dictionaries.

Opt for a batching solution to make short work of short-run jobs

A vendor-neutral software that is ideal for shops that use XML, JDF, and/or PDF, RICOH TotalFlow™ BatchBuilder organizes incoming orders from MIS, Web to Print portals, homegrown platforms, and prepress systems, then batches jobs based on the criteria you set. In addition, it can also provide roll management capabilities for inkjet digital devices and act as the production management queue for a web-to-print system.

Take total control with RICOH ProcessDirector™

RICOH ProcessDirector provides a robust, scalable platform that makes managing your entire production workflow faster — with fewer touchpoints for human error. Powerful data management tools connect to other solutions, including web-to-print and composition, to easily edit and update jobs on-the-fly, track individual job components at a page level, and create the reporting framework required for regulated communications.

Support and technical know-how are always there when you need it

Keeping your equipment up and running is vital to the health of your business, and your reputation. Ricoh's service and support organization includes more than 1,000 production-dedicated technicians and a nationwide parts distribution system that makes service and repair fast and reliable. We help you diagnose and resolve issues quickly to ensure that production disruptions are minimized and customer deadlines are protected.

Accelerate ROI with expert Ricoh implementation assistance

The implementation of your continuous feed inkjet system determines how quickly and how well you can generate revenue. The RICOH Core Inkjet Services team follows a step-by-step process that covers solution design, paper profiling, color gamut, ink estimating and pre/post components. Go to market with fully tested applications, confident in your ability to maximize uptime, reduce errors and maintain productivity.

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Continuous Feed Finishing

UV & Aqueous Coaters

Apply a variety of finishes to a wide range of offset and digitally printed applications, enhancing the richness of colors while protecting them from scratches and scuffing.


Automatically feed paper through the system to allow for ultimate productivity.

Cross Web Cutters

Get quick, efficient and accurate cutting solutions that help you meet tight deadlines and avoid expensive reprints.


Get versatile folding solutions for a wide range of output and stocks.

Offset Stackers

Reduce time spent unloading output and increase productivity with longer, unattended print runs.

Perfect Binders and Trimmers

Create state of the art perfect bound books with high quality creasing.

Plow Folders

Add inline folding capability and score or perforate along the crease where folding will take place.


Automatically unwind or rewind materials directly after printing.

Saddle Stitch Staplers

One of the most popular binding methods on the market, saddle stitching allows you to staple output through the fold line to create booklets, magazines, newsletters, catalogs and more.

Slitters / Perforators

Precisely remove borders and prevent toner cracking.

Web Buffers

Accumulate the paper web and ensure continuous printing of stack deliveries.

Web Cleaners

Maintain maximum uptime and automatically clean paper dust, paper chad and more from your continuous forms.

Web Humidification

Ensure your system stays at optimal humidity levels.

Web Steering Units

Ensure smooth operation, even when your web direction changes.

Web Vision

Track your web path from start to finish.


Continuous Feed

Imaging Technology

Piezo Drop on Demand
Dynamic Variable Drop Size – @ 2 bits/drop
Stochastic Screening
Ricoh Printheads – 10 printheads per color

Base Unit Dimensions

WxDxH: 168.9" (4290.5 mm) × 97.6" (2478 mm) × 78.74" (2000 mm)

Media Types

Plain, General Offset Coated* and Uncoated, IJ coated, IJ treated, Ground-Wood, Recycled

Digital Front End

TotalFlow R600A

Datastream support

PostScript, PDF (APPE), PDF/VT, IPDS

Job submission

FTP, SFTP, IPP, LPR, Raw Port, Operator Console, Virtual Printer/Hot Folder Support

Operating System


Color Inkjet

CF Color Inkjet

Machine Configuration

L or Inline Configuration

Paper Length

4" to 54" (101.6 to 1371.6 mm)

Paper Weight

40 gsm to 250 gsm

Processor Architecture

Intel Xeon x64

Recommended Humidity

40 — 60%


Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Resolution Print Speed

600 × 600 dpi : 492 feet/min*, or 150 meters/min
600 × 600 dpi : 394 feet/min, or 120 meters/min
1200 × 600 dpi: 246 feet/min and 328 feet/min, or 75 and 100 meters/min
1200 × 1200 dpi: 164 feet/min, or 50 meters/min

Supported Software

Ricoh ProcessDirector for AIX, Linux or Windows Version 3.7 or later releases)
TotalFlow BatchBuilder for Windows Version 2.3
InfoPrint manager for AIX, Linux, Windows Version 4.8 or later releases
Print Services Facility for AIX, Linux or Windows Version 3.1 or later releases

Paper Path

Tight Web

Recommended Operating Temperature

64.4 — 75.2° F (18 — 24° C)


Up to 492 feet per minute is 157gsm


4 colors CMYK

Web Width

20.5" (520.7 mm)
Printable Area – 20" (508 mm)
(non-printed area 2 mm from paper edges)*


9321.1 lb (4228 kg)

Color Management

ICC Profile Support, Enhanced Color Management by Side and Object Type, Device Link Support, Spot color dictionaries (Pantone, Toyo, DIC, and HKS), CMR Support (AFP/IPDS)


Product Support

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