Anne Veldman, Product Manager of Ricoh Europe demonstrated the Ri 1000 DTG printer
Anne Veldman, Product Manager of Ricoh Europe demonstrated the Ri 1000 DTG printer. Picture Ricoh: Marion Zuurveen

Ricoh’s rapidly evolving portfolio showed FESPA visitors how they can profitably diversify their service capabilities and explore new markets.

Ricoh showed flatbed, large format, Direct to Garment, sheet fed and inkjet printhead technologies at FESPA 2019. On its 304 sqm stand at Messe Munich,  Ricoh presented solutions designed to support print production environments that want to enhance or expand the services they offer.

Among the systems designed to meet an increased need to deliver broader job capabilities, as well as faster short run production and elevated productivity, is the Ricoh Pro™ L5160 latex rollto-roll large format printer. Available from April 2019 in Europe, it delivers increased productivity and performance compared to its predecessor, aligned with reduced maintenance requirements and outstanding quality.

DTG printers

For those intending to move into garment decoration, there is the easy to use Ri 100 Direct to Garment printer. To support fast, high quality flexible production there is the Ri 1000 Direct to Garment printer. For higher production demands, there will be the Ri 6000 Direct to Garment solution. All three enable print providers to deliver flexible, cost-effective digitally printed offerings including T-shirts, cloth bags, hoodies, sweatshirts and socks.

In the solutions hub the latest in intuitive software capabilities demonstrated how consistently accurate and high quality production can be achieved from one single workflow platform. The ColorGATE production server was present, following the December 2018 acquisition of the company.

Fourth year at FESPA
Graham Kennedy, Head of Commercial Ink Jet Business, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe, comments: “This was our fourth FESPA and each year our stand gets bigger and bigger to make room for our expanding portfolio. The latest additions have been developed to ensure the functionality, quality and capability to match clients’ developing needs. We were also excited to show how the latest technologies enhance and complement each other.”