Ricoh Launches Latest Inkjet Flatbed Printer for Printing Signs, Decor, and More

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Ricoh USA today introduced a new wide-format flatbed printer designed to deliver a broad set of applications for the sign, graphics and décor printing markets.

The firm says the RICOH Pro TF6250 puts unmatched productivity within reach for sign shops and commercial printers alike due to its impressive print speeds, one-touch automated daily maintenance and diverse substrate flexibility. At a time when customers expect high quality and fast turnaround, this flatbed delivers both in an intuitive way that allows operators to hit the ground running and produce high-impact products for their customers. SGIA EXPO attendees can take a look at the RICOH Pro TF6250 October 18-20 in booth 3601.

John Fulena, vice president of Ricoh USA’s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, commented: “In wide format, the difference between an application that stands out and one that does not often comes down to the inks that deliver the highest quality with adherence to a wide variety of substrates. With the RICOH Pro TF6250, we developed a technology platform that can handle the wide range of applications our customers’ customers are seeking. Last year, we committed to making the right investments to help customers overcome challenges they face and expand their portfolios, and this printer is our latest example of just that.”

The TF6250 has true flatbed architecture, with a moving carriage and gantry over a 98.8″ x 51.5″ bed. Print providers who make their names on fast turns can benefit from its industry-leading production speeds, up to 1,391 ft2/hr.

The TF6250 is also said to provide  “incredible substrate flexibility to accommodate substrates up to 4.3 inches thick and ink sets available specifically for improved high adhesion to difficult and un-coated media.” LED technology keeps power consumption down and cures at lower temperatures, allowing for use of thinner substrates without risk of melting or warping them. Additional ink sets, including one focused on high color gamut for sign and graphic applications, are also available. The TF6250 leverages Ricoh’s inkjet print heads with drop-on-demand technology and a configuration that includes CMYK, clear and primer ,to deliver an expanded color gamut and 635 x 1,800 dpi image quality.

The RICOH Pro TF6250 is also said to provide easy maintenance and usage. One-touch automated daily maintenance cleans and purges print heads to help keep the device in top working order. Registration pins help ensure precise registration, and four individual vacuum zones keep media in place regardless of shape and size. Additionally, an auto-sensor adjusts the print heads to the correct height to maintain accuracy, and full-bleed printing capabilities eliminate the need for trimming.

For more information on Ricoh at SGIA EXPO, visit www.TakeALookAtRicohProduction.com.

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