Ricoh reveals Fespa launch and new inkjet sales lead

Ricoh has revealed it’s going to launch a brand-new direct-to-film (DTF) machine at March’s Fespa World Print Expo.

Utilizing a brand new and purpose-built DTF inkset, the machine will likewise characteristic a brand new powder shaker: altogether, Ricoh claimed, the printer will symbolize “the bottom whole value of possession [TCO] available in the market coupled with unprecedented pace”.

The producer will even exhibit a brand new hybrid machine, the product of its collaboration with Chinese language wide-format producer Flora.

Additionally on show at Fespa for the primary time shall be Ricoh’s TF6251 UV flatbed printer, its Ri4000 direct-to-garment (DTG) printer for polyester materials and the agency’s Ri cotton and cotton-blend 1000X DTG printer.

Sander Sondaal, Ricoh’s graphic communications group lead for business print gross sales, mentioned: “We anticipate numerous curiosity from operations investigating methods they’ll proceed their analogue to digital transition and help their shoppers extra responsively. 

“We’re excited to assist them co-create profitable futures with extremely versatile options that drive innovation, manufacturing versatility and broaden software prospects.”

The Japanese producer will even present stay demonstrations of its roll-to-roll Professional Latex L5160e extended-gamut printer and Professional TF6251 in commonplace print functions.

Individually, Ricoh has additionally lately appointed a brand new strategic acccount director for its high-speed inkjet enterprise, with Simon Wheeler to succeed Patrick Neininger on the finish of March 2024.

Neininger will now retire after 14 years with Ricoh.

Wheeler has 25 years’ expertise within the print sector with corporations similar to HP, Canon, and Océ, and has expertise working throughout a number of continents.

Wheeler mentioned he was thrilled to hitch the crew: “Having encountered Ricoh in lots of aggressive eventualities all through my profession, I’ve at all times been impressed by the conduct and professionalism of the crew. I’m trying ahead to working with my new colleagues, and I hope to assist them uncover new practices, innovate, and encourage new views.”

Tim Carter, business print director at Ricoh UK Graphic Communications, commented on the appointment: ”I’d prefer to thank Patrick on behalf of everybody at Ricoh for his dedication and success, and want him a really completely happy retirement. 

“We sit up for welcoming Simon and the wealth of data and expertise he’ll deliver to the crew. Simon’s experience shall be instrumental in delivering our formidable progress technique.”

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