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EFI Launches New Digital Front End, the Fiery EB-32, for Ricoh Production Printers

Electronics for Imaging (EFI), has introduced a new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) that it says provides greater image detail as well as faster job set-up and management on new Ricoh Pro 8100s/8100EX /8110s/8120s black-and-white digital printers. The new EFI Fiery EB-32 DFE is built on the latest Fiery FS100 Pro platform, which EFI says delivers advanced […]

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Ricoh Reports Strong Financial Results, Raises Outlook

For the nine months ending December 31, 2013, Ricoh Company of Japan reported net sales of 1,611.5 billion yen, an increase of 16.2 percent versus the same period a year ago, and net income of 43.5 billion, an increase of 151.8 percent versus the same period a year ago.  Ricoh also raised its full-year financial […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/20/2014 – Ricoh Expands Managed Services with Acquisition, Memjet Expands C6000 Distribution, More

Acquisitions Three interesting acquisitions were announced this week. Konica Minolta acquires a stake in French digital-press maker MGI, while Ricoh make a big move to bolster its services-division with the acquisition of mindSHIFT from Best Buy. MGI, among other things, manages thousands of desktop PCs across the United States. While Ricoh didn’t say how much […]

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Ricoh to Acquire Managed Services Provider mindSHIFT Technologies

Ricoh today announced that it’s reached an agreement to buy mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of managed IT, cloud, data-center, and professional services to small and mid-sized organizations, from Best Buy. The acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh, and is designed to expand and deepen Ricoh’s services portfolio. mindSHIFT, a Managed Services provider in the United States […]

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Top News for the Week of 12/30/2013 – Ricoh Supplying 3D Print Heads, Top Stories of 2013, More

As we wrote two weeks ago, the list of 2D printer makers involved in 3D printing continues to grow. This week we report that Ricoh is also involved. In an investor report, 3D-printer giant Stratasys reveals: “In particular, we rely on a sole supplier, Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. or Ricoh, for the print heads for our PolyJet 3D printers. Under the terms of our agreement […]

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Ricoh Maps Out Strategy for Moving from ‘Speeds-and-Feeds’ to Mobile Documents and Faster Business Processes

Ricoh Americas held an interesting webinar early this week. There were no new products introduced, but the webinar, presented by Ricoh’s Terri Campbell, vice president of strategic marketing, gave analysts a key look at the place Ricoh has carved out for itself in recent years, not as a mere provider of printers and digital copiers, […]

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Ricoh: Family Photos are America’s Among Most Valuable Documents; Paper Still Important

For nearly 1 in 4 Americans (24 percent), family photos are their most valuable documents, according to a survey by Ricoh Americas. These Americans rated family photos as their most valuable documented piece of information, choosing them over their Social Security card (16 percent), birth certificate (15 percent), financial information (9 percent), passports (8 percent), […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/4/2013

This week we present comprehensive coverage of Convergence 2013, Ricoh America’s North American dealer meeting, which attracted approximately 1,200 attendees and representatives from over 500 dealerships. Ricoh’s got an interesting product-road-map laid out, with a lot of A4 on the way. Financial As with last week, there was a lot of good news on the financial […]

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Ricoh Puts the Focus on Dealers at Convergence 2013; New GW+ MFP Platform with Smart Control Panel, Cloud Connectivity, More

This year, Ricoh Americas held its annual North American dealer meeting October 28 – 31 at the Aria Resort & Casino, a new hotel that bills itself as “the most technologically advanced hotel every built.” At the Aria, this was true for the most part, as there were plenty of ways to network and charge […]

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Sales, Net Income up for Ricoh Japan’s Second Quarter, Fiscal Half-Year, Pushes Forecast Up

Ricoh Company of Japan posted very encouraging results for both its second quarter and fiscal half-year. For its second quarter ended September 31st, net sales were 533.8 billion yen, an increase of 16.5 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, while net income was 14.5 billion yen, an increase of 181.1 percent versus the […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/28/2013

Distribution & Dealers This week has been pretty busy, not only for the industry, but for myself personally, having just returned from Ricoh Americas’ annual national dealer meeting (“Convergence 2013 – Fast Forward,” held October 28-31 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas). We’ll have a full write-up Friday or Monday, but here […]

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Print Audit’s Ricoh PCS Director Print-Management Solution Tested and Certified for Use with Ricoh ESA MFPs

Ricoh’s PCS Director Embedded, a print-management solution powered by Print Audit, has been tested by the Ricoh Product Testing and Evaluation Center and certified as compatible with the latest generation of Ricoh Services-Led Platform MFPs that feature Ricoh’s Embedded Software Architecture based in Java. PCS Director is a Ricoh OEM software print-management tool designed for […]

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CONTEXT: Unit Sales of Color Laser Multifunctionals up Six Percent in Western Europe

CONTEXT, a European IT market-research company, reports that sales of color laser MFPs in Western Europe to date have increased 6 percent year-over-year. The majority of countries in the region registered growth, with unit sales of laser color MFPs in the United Kingdom up by 21 period for the period, while sales in Spain and […]

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Ricoh Introduces its First Printer and MFP with Embedded WiFi Wireless Connectivity

Ricoh Americas today announced the first Ricoh desktop monochrome laser printer and MFP with embedded WiFi connectivity, enabling users to print wirelessly without requiring an optional wireless card. The SP 311DNw printer and SP 311SFNw MFP are designed for small business and home offices, print on up to 8.5″x14″/A4, and are rated at up to […]

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IDC: Worldwide Production-Printer System Shipments up 15 Percent

Worldwide shipments of production printers grew 15 percent year-over-year to 13,000 units (printers and MFPs) in the second quarter of 2013, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker. However, despite the increase in shipment volume, shipment value declined 4 percent year-over-year to more than $500 million for the same time period. […]

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Ricoh Rolls Out Flex-Release CX Secure Mobile and Pull-Print Solution

Ricoh Americas today introduced a new cloud-based mobile and secure pull-printing service, FlexRelease CX, which it says enables workers to simply press “print” and pick up their job at the nearest Ricoh enabled MFP of their choice. Users can send documents to the Ricoh cloud-based service from their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and PCs, and retrieve […]

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California Dealer Acquires Ricoh Commercial Accounts

Ricoh Americas and the Ray Morgan Company have announced a strategic agreement for the sales, service and operations of certain Ricoh direct channel commercial customers in central and northern California, as well as San Luis Obispo, California, where the Ray Morgan Company does business through its subsidiary More Office Solutions. Beginning October 1, 2013 the […]

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New Ricoh MP C6502/MP C8002 A3 Color MFPs for High-Volume Use, Optional Ricoh ICE for Cloud Connectivity

Ricoh Americas is introducing new two high-volume A3 color MFPs, the MP C6502 and MP C8002, both of which it says feature significant enhancements in image quality, media handling, document finishing, and support for advanced workflows with Ricoh’s optional Integrated Cloud Environment (ICE) platform for access to cloud-storage sites via the  touch screen, as well […]

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