Ricoh refurbishes showrooms
Digital print solutions developer Ricoh is refurbishing its showrooms around the country, with Melbourne and Sydney already completed.
Ricoh has a print production showroom in each capital city. Henryk Kraszewski, product marketing manager at Ricoh said, “It is a refresh to accommodate the new Ricoh Pro C5300S entry level digital printer. We will have most of our equipment at each showroom.”
Melbourne was first to be finished, although with the new Covid restrictions it hasn’t been able to open it yet. Now Sydney is completed, with a new Plockmatic PBM5050S Production Booklet Making System A4-landscape finishing line added onto the flagship Pro C9200.
The Sydney and Melbourne showrooms have all three of Ricoh’s digital colour cutsheet printers, mono cutsheet production printer, as well as the roll-to-roll Pro L5160 aqueous resin wide-format printer, and the Ricoh DTG direct-to-garment printers on display. The new Pro TF6250 flatbed UV printer is at the Eastern Creek facility.
Kraszewski said, “We look forward to welcoming printers to the new showrooms. And for those that can’t get there we have a live interactive demo option, using a Ricoh Interactive Whiteboard and a mobile camera, whereby we can take a customer through the machine, print their files and then send them the output.”
Ricoh is targeting commercial printers, copy shops, and franchises with its new Pro C5300S digital colour print system. The company is pitching it as an entry-level printer, but with the functionality of its high-end siblings.
The new Pro C5300S supersedes the Pro C5200s but is a different animal altogether. The Pro C5200S was aimed mainly at the in-plant market. The new model caters for that, and also has commercial graphic arts capabilities, thanks to its feeder, consistent image quality, and inline finishing options.
Kraszewski said, “The new printer is the same compact size, but has commercial functionality. Ease of use means it will appeal to print business owners who want to have real flexibility of product, and who want to be able to produce a wide range of printed jobs inline, with minimal operator skillsets.
“The new Pro C5300S will produce everything from regular brochures – saddle stitched and folded – to 1.26-metre banners, to envelopes and NCR sets. It is a real workhorse for any print business, but at an entry-level price.”