Melbourne-based Prima PMI a print-on-demand fulfiller, has introduced the deployment of ten Ricoh 9500 manufacturing printers at its Melbourne facility. This determination follows the acquisition of PMI Imageworks in late 2022 and an in depth digital press request for proposal (RFP) initiated for each organisations.
The RFP course of concerned three phases, beginning with a complete expertise evaluate and benchmarking interval. A number of parts, together with slim internet, electrostatic ink, roll and sheet Inkjet, B2 and SRA3 codecs, and toner, had been thought-about. Prima PMI’s father or mother firm, The District Picture Group, at the moment has all of those deployed.
Following the benchmarking of assorted choices bearing in mind components like house, energy, ceiling peak, sheet yield, service ranges, ending infrastructure limitations, and targets associated to CO2 emissions and return on fairness (ROE), toner was chosen.
A number of toner producers had been engaged to suggest options to a hard and fast output and supply a related enterprise case. After due diligence was undertaken on engineering, productiveness, output high quality and yield in Japan, the choice was made.
The brand new Ricoh 9500 manufacturing printers will be part of Prima’s current eight Ricoh Professional C9210 and a fleet of Dye Sublimation, Direct to Garment (DTG), Latex, Aqueous, and Eco-solvent printers.
Prima PMI has had a long-standing relationship with Ricoh that has spanned six years. All through this era, each companies have optimised choices and infrastructure, pushing machines, service ranges, and expertise to their limits to allow transitions and ship extra worth to manufacturers and prospects.
The Ricoh 9500 was not too long ago launched globally, and Prima PMI’s deployment of ten models is among the many largest on the planet. The Ricoh 9500 comes with improved yield by with the ability to modify fuser temperatures swiftly when inventory sizes change. Moreover, it presents a matte look by lowering the gloss stage of the toner and printer capabilities on 40 gsm skinny media, historically a problem for digital presses.
The Ricoh Professional C9500 machines are designed to future-proof business printing companies with improved automation, high-speed output, constant high quality, and dependable operations.
Amnon Judah, Managing Director at Prima PMI, expressed satisfaction with the output high quality of the C9500 models, noting its significance given the corporate’s growing print volumes. He mentioned, “We chosen Ricoh as we needed to put money into the most effective expertise to satisfy rising buyer demand, and wanted to make sure that the expertise was dependable and that the assist and coaching supplied by the seller can be second to none.”
Judah additionally touched on Prima PMI’s dedication to sustainability, stating that the corporate moved to grow to be 100% carbon impartial in 2023 by buying solely renewable vitality for the stability. The choice to put money into low-energy requirement print units performs a job on this ambition.
Mark Moro, Nationwide Ricoh Graphic Communications Gross sales Supervisor at Ricoh Australia, expressed delight at supporting Prima PMI of their subsequent progress part, promising to produce scalable, industry-leading options for a few years to return.