Flora hybrid printer powered by Ricoh unveiled

The brand new Flora (1-B100) X20 UV printer powered by Ricoh (12-C50, 5-H80) – the primary compact-footprinted hybrid printer co-developed with Flora following final yr’s partnership settlement – has been unveiled at Fespa International Print Expo.

Incorporating Ricoh printhead expertise, ColorGate RIP software program and ICC profiles, the Flora X20 UV can run inflexible and versatile media as much as two metres large and 51mm thick on substrates starting from PVC banners to vinyl and inflexible boards.

Assist for the machine, which shall be accessible throughout EMEA in April, is supplied by Ricoh’s skilled EMEA gross sales and repair community.

The printer options Ricoh MH5320 next-generation variable dot inkjet printheads, and boasts three ink configurations – CMYK, CMYKWW and CMYKWClear.

The machine provides clean media dealing with, with auto media detection that manages location and thickness, whereas lowered upkeep and vitality consumption is enabled by the linear motor that helps excessive pace and clean carriage movement.

Previewing print high quality with an LED lightbox system is feasible, whereas different options embrace a devoted ICC profile portal with Ricoh Colorbase, and stabilised media feed with a pedal operated and adjustable vacuum.

Angelo Mandelli, senior product and enterprise improvement supervisor for Massive Format & Flatbed EMEA product advertising and marketing at Ricoh Graphic Communications Group stated: “The X20 UV has been developed in response to market demand from signal and show specialists who’re more and more on the lookout for versatile and versatile options for indoor and outside functions.

“This Ricoh hybrid proposition, with a wealth of Ricoh developed options, helps that. As does our consultancy-based method and skilled service staff. The X20 UV is the most recent system to hitch our distinctive one cease providing that features sheetfed, high-speed inkjet, large-format, textile, and software program options.

“We stay up for additional increasing our product portfolio with extremely responsive and agile large-format techniques that reply to rising calls for within the graphics arts, inside décor, and industrial markets.”

Fespa International Print Expo runs till Friday (22 March) on the RAI in Amsterdam.

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