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ISA Sign Expo: Ricoh enhances industrial printing portfolio with EFI Pro 24f

Newest investment offers Ricoh customers an excellent new option for jobs that require fine detail and speed

Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced the latest investment to its Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group's portfolio: the EFI™ Pro 24f LED flatbed printer. Committed to empowering customers with technologies that will help their businesses grow, the EFI Pro 24f makes printing high-value applications, such as lenticulars, photographic backlit displays and irregularly shaped or heavy objects, achievable at a lower cost. It boasts print speeds up to 1,157 square feet per hour, 1200 x 1200 dpi image quality and low curing temperatures that enable substrate diversity for higher-margin work. ISA Sign Expo attendees can see the EFI Pro 24f flatbed printer's capabilities in action in the Ricoh booth (#600).

"The EFI Pro 24f fits perfectly with our Commercial & Industrial Printing Group's mission to serve customers in better and broader ways," said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. "It is incredibly flexible, able to handle media as thick as a 2-inch block of wood or as thin as a window cling. That flexibility is something our customers are seeking and we promised we'd deliver. As this space continues to grow and change, Ricoh will continue to invest in and innovate ways to help customers adapt and succeed."

The EFI Pro 24f leverages variable drop grayscale printhead technology and four colors plus dual channels of white to produce precise, high-quality applications on a wide variety of substrates, thin or thick, large or small. A multi-zoned vacuum table holds media of different sizes to the 32-square-foot bed, helping to ensure tight registration and reliably high image quality. Its moving gantry can accommodate substrates up to 2 inches thick, while low-temperature LED curing supports thin substrates that may otherwise melt or distort under typical, high-heat curing processes.

The EFI Pro 24f printer's "cool cure" LED technology can help users broaden revenue streams, putting less stress on low-cost, low-melting-point and added-value, high-margin media alike. These low temperatures also help drive uptime and productivity, because the device can be powered on or off virtually instantly while consuming less energy than competitive products. This low energy consumption, combined with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and less waste and consumables, also helps make the EFI Pro 24f an excellent option for environmentally conscious print operations.

This powerful pro flatbed comes in a user-friendly, streamlined package, with an included EFI Fiery® proServer Core digital front end. The digital front end features RIP and print on demand functionality, as well as the ability to print pre-ripped files quickly and easily. Also included is FAST RIP acceleration technology, which processes PDF files up to seven times faster than typical RIP solutions.

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