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This Week in Imaging: The Case for Inkjet-Production Print, and New Offerings from Canon, Xerox, Kodak

We’ve long extolled the value of ink-on-paper and proposed that some “old school” production-print shops may be willing to transition to ink-on-paper technology and skip right over toner-based imaging due to all of its inherent weaknesses in terms of hardware cost, energy consumption, image permanence, and the nuances of image quality. On the other hand, […]

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Ricoh Five-Color Pro C7100X Production Printer Now Available

February 26, 2015 – Ricoh Americas reports that its new Pro C7100X series, its latest cut-sheet production printer series that offers users a fifth color toner station, is now shipping. Designed for for small and mid-size commercial and production printers, the Pro C7100X series can print jobs that use clear or white ink, for printing […]

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Ricoh Sets up New Company to Sell Office Products in the Middle East

February 25, 2015 – Ricoh Company of Japan reports that it’s set up a new company in Middle East as part of its to expand in key emerging markets globally. Ricoh’s head office in the Middle East will be based in Dubai and will support the entire region. The company will trade as Ricoh Middle […]

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New Ricoh Desktop A4 Printer SP 4510DN, SP 4510SF MFP Start at $725

February 25, 2015 – Ricoh Americas Corporation is launching two new A4 desktop devices, the Ricoh SP 4510SF black-and-white MFP ($1,099 MSRP) with print, copy, fax and color scan, and the Riroch SP 4510DN black-and-white printer ($725 MSRP), both rated at up to 42 ppm, and which use Ricoh’s new LED printing toner-based technology. The SP […]

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Two New Fleet-Management Solutions from Ricoh, Device Manager NX Pro, Device Manager NX Enterprise

February 25, 2015 – Ricoh Americas is introducing two new fleet-management software solutions, Ricoh Device Manager NX Pro and Device Manager NX Enterprise, that it says automate the tracking, analysis and configuration of Ricoh and non-Ricoh printer/MFP fleets across multiple offices and geographies, while also reporting on items such as paper and power consumption. The […]

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This Week in Imaging: Latest Financials from Konica Minolta, Epson, Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox; HP is Business-Inkjet Leader; More

Of note in this busy week of news is the generally good financial results from Japanese vendors for printers and MFPs, as these companies continue to report encouraging earnings and sales increases. It’s important to note, however, that while printer and MFP sales have been higher for many of these companies in Asia and other […]

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Ricoh Introduces ‘Legal MFP’ Optimized for Streamlining Legal Document Processes, Adds iCONECT-XERA Support

February 3, 2015 – Ricoh Americas is introducing a new offering that, when combined with select Ricoh MFPs, creates a ‘Legal MFP” that provides more efficient document workflows for the legal sector, integrating directly with third-party document-management systems for the legal sector. The firm is currently previewing its Legal MFP at the LegalTech conference currently […]

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Ricoh Earnings up 20.6 Percent, Posts Sales Gains for Office and Production Printing

February 2, 2014 – Ricoh Company of Japan has reported financial results for the nine months of its fiscal year (April 1 – December 30, 2014). Net sales for the period were ¥1,629.8 billion, an increase of 3.0 percent, while profit was ¥52.3 billion, an increase of 20.6 percent, both year-over-year. Ricoh notes that, due to […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson’s Revolutionary RIPS Inkjets; Ricoh Europe Goes 3D; More

Epson brings it on to the U.S. with a new high-volume PrecisionCore-based color inkjet MFP with complete A3 capabilities, maximum 1,830-sheet media capacity, and ink packs that yield up to 75,000 pages. The flagship WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 starts at $5,999 and has an optional 2×500-sheet paper deck that converts it into a free-standing console unit. This product […]

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Ricoh Europe to Begin Selling Leapfrog 3D Printers

January 21, 2015 – Ricoh Europe reports that it’s partnering with Leapfrog 3D Printers to resell the Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer and other models in Europe beginning this month. Ricoh says it’ll provide a complete support package for customers for the Leapfrog 3D printers, including the ability to add 3D printers to an existing Ricoh print-service […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson, OKI Forge Ahead; HP Officejet X Gains Ground; Average Copier-Sales Comp; Badder BadUSB; More

This was a very busy week in the printer and MFP world, and we have lots of news, from everything from the average copier sales person’s annual compensation, to new business inkjet, to Kodak’s reorganization. Also be sure to check out the latest research from the folks at IDC, who’ve previewed a sampling of their […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer,MFP Shipment Values Increase in Third Quarter, Slight Decline in Shipments

December 4, 2014 – Worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) shipment value increased 3.5 percent year-over-year to $14.9 billion in the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), while unit shipments declined -2.3 percent year-over-year to 27.5 million units during the same period, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices […]

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Ricoh Partners with LRS Solutions to Provide Managed, Secure Printing for Healthcare

December 2, 2014 – Ricoh Americas reports that it’s partnered with Levi, Ray & Shoup (LRS) to offer the company’s VPSX software as part of Ricoh’s enterprise output-management solutions for healthcare. The VPSX solution is designed to help hospitals and other organizations ensure that critical data gets to recipients fast. It’s also intended to help […]

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Ricoh Reports Robust Income, Steady Sales Gains for First Half of its Fiscal Year

For the first half of its fiscal year (April 1 to September 30, 2014), Ricoh Company of Japan reported net sales of 1,072 billion yen, up 3.2 percent versus the same period last year, and net profit of 33.9 billion, up 21.0 percent versus the same period last year. The firm reported it enjoyed “greatly […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/20/2014 – HP 3D Printer on the Way? Wasting Time at the ‘Copier’? More

We know it’s been coming, but it seems October 29th may be the day that HP introduces its first HP-developed 3D printer (HP had at one time been selling 3D printers, but they were sourced from another vendor). We’re just speculating at this point, but HP CEO Meg Whitman has cited slow 3D print speed […]

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Ricoh Expands Fujitsu Offerings to Include Network Storage, Servers, Tablets and Notebooks

Ricoh Americas reports that it’s expanded its partnership with Fujitsu America, so that it will be able to offer Ricoh customers a new, broader range of Fujitsu technologies, including network storage, servers, and tablet and notebook PCs. Ricoh, which is already a partner of Fujitsu, will now offer Fujitsu’s network storage, servers, and end-user devices […]

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New A4 Mono Printer and All-in-One from Ricoh with WiFi Protected Setup

Ricoh Americas reports that it’s introducing a new series of desktop monochrome printers and MFPs featuring all-In-one print cartridges and one-button Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, there’s also “traditional” Ethernet network connectivity and a USB 2.0 port. There are two 23-ppm models: the Ricoh SP 213SNw ($195 MSRP)/SP 213SFNw ($245 MSRP) black-and-white laser MFPs, […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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