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Ricoh Australia launches new line of multifunction printers
Thu, 15th Aug 2019
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Ricoh has announced Australian availability of its Ricoh 8300S series of sheet fed press multifunction printers, as the successor of the popular Ricoh Pro 8200S mono platform.

The printers are designed for commercial printers, print shops, corporate reprographics departments, offices, and schools for greater mono production flexibility and capability.

“The flexible and versatile multifunction printers deliver innovation to businesses and organisations which need fast turnaround short run production,” says Ricoh Australia commercial and industrial print senior product manager, Henryk Kraszewski.

“The multifunction printers are designed by placing user requirements at the centre of feature functionality for the core elements of simple operation, ease of set-up and reliable streamlined production. These ultimately deliver high quality results that perfectly meet the evolving needs of these key market sectors.

The 8300S comes in three versions: The Pro 8320S; the Pro 8310S; and the Pro 8300S.

All models comprise two higher speed production models that run at 111ppm and 136ppm, aimed at CRDs, print shops and commercial printers, and a smaller footprint 96ppm solution designed for businesses, public sector agency departments and schools.

All three versions use Ricoh VCSEL technology at 2400 x 4800dpi to deliver high quality print output. They also both feature a 17-inch touch screen colour panel for fast and easy set-up.

The panel screen can be accessed on a tablet enabling remote operation. It also shows the EFI controller interface, eliminating the need for a dedicated display.

The Ricoh Pro 8320S

The fastest Pro 8320S model is able to produce up to 136 prints per minute. Its monthly duty cycle (maximum monthly volume at rated speed) can reach up to one million. The printer also features a new finisher capable of 30 sheet booklet production at 80gsm, as well as a new cover interposer with air assist supporting coated media up to 350gsm.

It also has dual shift trays with a 4500 sheet stack capacity to maximise productivity as well as trimming, and long sheet handling peripherals designed to support versatile green button production.

The combination of these new options expands application opportunities for books, brochures and manuals.

The Ricoh Pro 8310S

The Pro 8310S features the same features as the 8320S multi-function printer – the difference is that the 8310S produces up to 111 prints per minute.

The Ricoh Pro 8300S

The more compact Pro 8300S press incorporates a small finisher or a shift sort output tray ideally suited to production environments with limited space.

Key features include:

- Continuous productivity: Designed for continuous production, even when replenishing toner or paper
 - Do it yourself: Handle maintenance issues in house with Trained Customer Replaceable Units (TCRUs)
- Mix black and white with colour: Easily incorporate pre-printed colour work into long run black and white print jobs
- Security features: Protect sensitive information with User Authentication to restrict access to specific jobs
- Scan and send: Scan colour jobs and share them straight from the device for fast review and approval.