Ricoh Named Market-Share Leader in U.S. High-Speed Inkjet Placements for Six Years Running
Ricoh reports that it’s been named by International Data Corporation (IDC) as the “unrivaled leader” in the high-speed, inkjet continuous-feed printer market. For the sixth consecutive year, Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 production-print platform has been named the high-speed inkjet market-share leader in the United States, according to IDC’s newly published U.S. Quarterly Production Print Tracker. Ricoh’s market share increased from 39 percent in 2012, to 42 percent in 2013, with the next closest competitor (Canon) ranked at 31 percent.
Released quarterly, IDC’s Production Printer Tracker provides a detailed database of information on the laser and high-speed inkjet printer market segments. The report includes data on overall market size, share by vendor and five-year projections.
“In a market that is showing modest growth, Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 continues to gain market share every year, which says quite a bit about the reliability and popularity of its production print technology,” commented Amy Machado, senior analyst in IDC’s Hardcopy Peripheral Group. “The numbers bear out, year-after-year, that high-volume printers continue to invest their future in the Ricoh platform.”
“The InfoPrint 5000 has outsold itself every year, and this year we’ve gone beyond the 40 percent mark, which is quite a milestone for our flagship system,” said Winston Liu, vice president of Commercial Print Solutions, Continuous Feed, for Ricoh. “The InfoPrint 5000 is much more than hardware – with an ever-expanding and innovative suite of software and professional services, it delivers a strategic digital investment and has consistently proven to be an undeniable success.”
In the past year, the InfoPrint 5000 family achieved a variety of milestones to add to these most recent rankings, including the printing of 60 billion production impressions worldwide, using up to 50 percent less power than other inkjet systems.