Ricoh Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Assessment of Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press Vendors

EXTON, Pa., June 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh today announced that a new IDC MarketScape report named the company as a worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet solutions that are driving growth in the digital production printing market.

In today’s rapidly changing market, shorter run lengths, the demand for personalized and variable data capabilities, and labor and paper constraints are all changing production print. Mike HeroldDirector of Global Marketing for Production Inkjet Technologies at Ricoh. “Print service providers invest more in digital printing technology, as high-speed inkjet offers the productivity, print quality and automation needed to convert jobs from conventional technologies. This allows for faster turnaround times, less operator involvement, and a better conversion rate. Ricoh’s approach is to provide the digital production capabilities that our customers require while providing them with software, support, and service of world-class quality.

The report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2023 Vendor Assessment,1 analyzes Ricoh’s technological capabilities, product roadmap and R&D strategy, and support and services against the market and customer needs to conclude that “all print [service providers] “Anyone considering an investment in high speed inkjet printer should consider Ricoh as a vendor.”

“Ricoh is a growing company with a portfolio that meets the needs of commercial printers for speed and quality,” said Tim GreeneIDC’s Research Director. “One of the ways the company stands out in the industry is the support it provides to customers before, during, and after installation. From its software-as-a-service offerings to strategic business consulting to 24×7 mission-critical support, Ricoh brings a sense of partnership to its customers.”

Customers First

Ricoh’s high-speed inkjet systems are praised for their “combination” of speed, image quality and support. The report also highlights the “platform approach”, which protects investments of customers by allowing them to upgrade their systems in terms of speed, print quality and automation.

Customers are the ones who drive advancements in platform capabilities. This is why Ricoh has a longstanding reputation of partnering with its customers to achieve their goals. The report notes that the company’s responsiveness to customer feedback through its R&D investments has yielded significant advancements with direct market relevance. The UC8100 Undercoat Unit demonstrates this, as it has enabled users to increase the number of media available for use in order to produce a sellable product.

Ricoh also received recognition for its customer-centric product development, when the RICOH Pro Z75 won the iF Design Award 2023 in the category “Product”. The RICOH Z75 was developed with the customers in mind. It is a B2-sized, inkjet-based platform that has been engineered by print service providers based on the current and future needs of their clients.

Software and Services: Beyond the Press

Ricoh is continuing to invest in creating an ecosystem that includes all the elements of purchasing, operating, and maintaining high-speed inkjet presses. PSPs are equipped with education and resources that will help them maximize their investment. The report stated that Ricoh offers extensive business development and training support that rivals or exceeds that of any other vendor.

The company’s vendor-agnostic software approach allows it to offer solutions such as RICOH TotalFlow Print Operations Manager and RICOH Supervisor that automate production and simplify print operations on the shopfloor, while converting operational information into useful data to guide decision-making. Strategic partnerships with third-parties create an ecosystem of software tools that spans the entire production cycle.

Readers interested in learning more should Take a look at RICOH Graphic Communications or follow the company’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube.

1IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2023 Vendor AssessmentDocument # US50450723, April 2023.

IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape’s vendor assessment model provides an overview on the competitive fitness and capabilities of ICT suppliers (information and communication technology) in a specific market. The research methodology uses a rigorous scoring method based on qualitative and quantitative criteria, which results in a single graphic illustration of each vendor’s position within a market. IDC MarketScape offers a clear framework for comparing the capabilities and strategies of IT and telecom vendors, as well as their current and future market success. The framework gives technology buyers an in-depth assessment of strengths and weaknesses for current and potential vendors. About Ricoh

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the fiscal year ended March 2023The Ricoh Group reported worldwide sales of 2134 billion yen (approx. 16,0 billion USD).

Ricoh’s vision and mission is to empower people to find fulfillment through work by understanding how they work and transforming it so that we can unleash creativity and their potential to create a sustainable and bright future. 

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