Ricoh’s Fifth Colour Station Set to Transform Printing Industry

Hey guys! I’ve been looking through things on my old hard disk and realise that I’ve never published some of the writings at the startup I used to work at. The server isn’t even available through search engine anymore (the company shut down lol) so I’m putting the stuff here lest they be lost forever. XD 

*First published on on 19 August 2015 

Our friends in the graphic design and printing line (and those of us who have ever had to deal with printing for either school or work) will know all about CMYK – the four colour spectrum which stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key.

But what about a fifth colour? Is that even possible?

Ricoh Malaysia Sdn Bhd has blasted the barriers of innovation with the recent launch of their brand new production printer – the Ricoh Pro C7100X series – which introduces its fifth colour station: the clear gloss and white toner. Set to transform the graphic arts market for both commercial printers and print rooms, the new series is touted the first of its kind to have this ability, which is yet unsurpassed at this price point.

It can print up to speeds of up to 90 colour pages per minute and comes with an optimal image quality of up to 1200 x 4800 dpi with Ricoh’s enhanced Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser technology.

The C7100X series also delivers a premium finish, supports an extensive range of media such as synthetics, textures and more, and enables various applications.

Ricoh Malaysia managing director Peter Wee said that they were not just looking at selling a product, but at the overall provision of solutions for their clients.“Here at Ricoh, we want to make entrepreneurs,” said Wee. “As a manufacturer, we listen to what our customers want, and come up with solutions. We want our partners and clients to be part of an integrated ecosystem,”

“By adding RICOH Pro C7100x series digital presses to the business workflow, clients can boost their returns on investment, expand their digital print services, and assure customers of exceptional image quality with fast turnaround times,” said Wee.

(from left to right) Nick Tan, General Manager of Marketing of Ricoh Malaysia Sdn. Bhd; Ricky Tan, Senior Manager of Production Printing Business Group, Product Marketing and Business Development of Ricoh Asia Pacific; Alice Lee, Sales Director of Ricoh (Malaysia); Peter Wee, and  KL Loh, Head of Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh (Malaysia) launching the two new production printers with Kagami-biraki: a traditional Japanese ceremony to represent opening with harmony and good fortune. 

Simultaneously, Ricoh Malaysia introduced its new generation of durable high volume digital presses – the RICOH Pro C9100 and RiCOH Pro C9110.

With speeds up to 130ppm, a maximum monthly volume of up to 1mil A4 sheets and a duty cycle of 1.75 mil A4 sheets, the RICOH Pro C9100 series meets customers’ needs for excellent turnaround with high durability and uncompromised quality outputs, specially suited for larger commercial printers seeking to start-up or expand their hybrid digital and offset workflow.

“With the rise in small to medium sized businesses, we are confident that incorporating the two new series will help enhance value as it enables the our customers to expand their application portfolio, and deliver unique outputs to their end customers,” said Wee.

The RICOH Pro C7100X series is available from RM400,000 onwards, while the RICOH Pro C9100 series is priced from RM700,000 and above. For more info on Ricoh Malaysia visit or call 1-300-88-8228

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