Ricoh unveils latex roll-to-roll pair

19 Oct 2018
Topics: Ricoh, Latex, sign and display, roll to roll

The new presses will be made available throughout Europe in early 2019


The newest additions to Ricoh's sign and display print portfolio, the Ricoh Pro L5130 and L5160 latex roll-to-roll printers, were unveiled at this year's Viscom in Milan. 

The printers are targeted at and sign and display specialists requiring faster short-run production, broader job capabilities and revenue streams and enhanced productivity.

They print at speeds of up to 44sqm/hr in outdoor standard mode and 25sqm/hr in indoor standard mode. The series produces applications up to 1200 x 1200dpi. 

Additional features include automated maintenance, a durable design, Greenguard-certified latex inks and industrial-grade printheads. The curing technology ensures jobs produced are output ready for finishing as soon as they are printed while a three-way "intelligent" heater helps prevent melting or warping of thinner substrates.

With CMYK and CMYK-plus-white options available, high ink opacity and adhesion support a variety of applications on substrates that range from wall coverings to window graphics to backlit day/night signage. Substrate flexibility is enhanced via support for two- and three-inch roll cores for up to 200gsm and media up to 64 inches wide.

'These agile and versatile solutions are suited to a broad range of end use applications,' said Graham Kennedy, head of commercial inkjet business, Commercial and Industrial Printing. 'The Ricoh Pro L5130/L5160 series combine our own inks, printheads and design, to empower users to deliver the kinds of applications their clients are looking for - quickly, easily and to a very high quality. We showed them at Fespa in May as a technology demonstration, and the feedback was extraordinary, so we are very excited about announcing them at Viscom.' 

The new presses will be made available throughout Europe in early 2019.

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