RICOH Ri 1000 Wins SGIA Product of the Year Award for Direct to Garment Printers (black shirt)
16 October 2019
The RICOH Ri 1000 earned its ‘Product of the Year’ designation based on the machine’s performance and a sample print evaluated by an independent panel of judges from the direct-to-garment printing industry.
AnaJet, a Ricoh Company, earns prestigious designation for the RICOH Ri 1000 designed to fuel profitability and business growth for the direct-to-garment printing industry
TUSTIN, CA, October 8, 2019 – AnaJet, a Ricoh company and pioneer in the direct to garment (DTG) industry, is proud to announce that the RICOH Ri1000 won the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2019 Product of the Year Award in the category of “Direct-to-Garment Printers (black shirt).”
The SGIA Product of the Year competition evaluates products that are, or will be, available for sale in 2019. A highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry evaluated the annual contest’s 200+ entries in 72 categories spanning analog, digital, output, and non-output technologies.
“As part of our commitment to serve as a strategic partner for our customers, we continually strive to deliver innovative direct-to-garment technology that fuels profitability and business growth for users,” explained Karl Tipre, CEO, AnaJet, Inc. “We achieved this objective by integrating customer feedback into the design process of the RICOH Ri 1000, making direct-to-garment printing easier, more affordable, and capable of producing even higher quality results than were possible with past printers. It’s incredible for the machine to be recognized for these features, first as a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree and now as an SGIA Product of the Year.”
To compete in the category of “Direct-to-Garment Printers (black shirt),” entrants must submit a sample image printed on a black t-shirt. Created by the SGIA specially for the competition, the sample graphic tests overall color appeal, tonality, image detail, objective color matching, and grayscale color cast.
For accurate results, judging is based on reports generated by the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University. “This is the only competition I know of that reports on the percentage of Adobe RGB a printer can hit,” said Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs, SGIA. “We’ll display the reports alongside the entries in the Awards Gallery at PRINTING United in October.” Judges also factor in overall printer productivity as they assess image quality.
Source: Anajet Ricoh
Ricoh Launch New A3 Colour Photocopy Machine Ricoh IMC2000 / IMC2500 / IMC3000 / IMC3500 / IMC4500 / IMC6000.
Ricoh Unveils New Intelligent Printer Devices For Dynamic Workplaces
21 January 2019
Ricoh has announced the launch of its first series of Intelligent Copier Devices to meet the constantly changing needs of today’s digital workplaces. The range is part of Ricoh’s Dynamic Workplace Intelligence approach and features Ricoh’s new Always Current Technology, ensuring the technical capabilities of products evolve in parallel with customer requirements.
With Ricoh's Always Current Technology, users can download and install new applications, features and upgrades directly to their device as they become available, providing complete agility and flexibility. The platform empowers digital workplaces to scale their capabilities based on their latest needs, while also keeping security features and software completely up to date. Additionally, it enables instant access to upgrades the moment they hit the market, eliminating the need to purchase new hardware for additional functionality or wait for contracts to expire. Furthermore, RICOH Intelligent Support ensures software upgrades can be quickly performed remotely and that user uptime is maximised.
The new IM C series of A3 colour photocopy machine MFPs is the first in a range of intelligent devices Ricoh will bring to market featuring the next generation platform. The array of upcoming office printing advancements includes Ricoh Cloud Workflow Solutions, a collection of innovative cloud-based technologies that deliver streamlined simplicity in affordable, scalable, subscription-based packages to help customers grow their business.
Ricoh Always Current Technology is realised in 13 new A3 colour photocopier intelligent printer MFPs that will be launched in Europe, including the RICOH IM C2000, IM C2500, IM C3000, IM C3500, IM C4500, IM C5500 and IM C6000. These devices print at 20, 25, 30, 35, 45, 55 and 60 pages per minute (ppm), respectively. They deliver printing, scanning, copying, finishing and faxing support for output sizes up to SRA3, and standard mobile printing support. Each device is certified with an EPEAT rating.
Ricoh debuts new range of A4 colour photocopy machine or multifunction printer for the digital workplace
Ricoh has unveiled a new range of multi-function devices as it looks to further support smart workspaces for small to medium workgroups.
The new range of colour A4 multi-function devices use smart workplace technology to support the digital workplace through in-built scalability, security, and sustainability, Ricoh says.
The new range of Ricoh IM C300F and IMC 400F devices are part of Ricoh's Dynamic Workplace Intelligence approach and incorporate printing, scanning, faxing and copying functionality.
"The user-friendly devices are ideally positioned for small to medium workgroups of between 5 to 15 people that require business class image quality in a desktop multi-function printer, as well as low total cost of ownership with an advanced feature set that promotes increased productivity and smart workplaces," the company explains.
The devices feature fast colour print speeds of up to 40 ppm, scanning speeds of up to 80ipm and are designed to generate up to 10,000 pages each month. They are the first A4 series to feature Ricoh's Always Current Technology platform. The offering enables users to download and install new application functionality, features and upgrades directly to their device as they become available.
"Digital workplaces deploying the new Ricoh devices can scale their capabilities based on their latest needs, while also keeping security features and software completely up to date. There's also instant access to upgrades the moment they hit the market, eliminating the need to purchase new hardware for additional functionality or wait for contracts to expire. Also included is support for the latest mobile printing applications," Ricoh says.
" We look forward to the positive impact which these new devices will have in the workplace."
Source: IT Brief
1. Dictation Machines
One piece of equipment that may not seem essential to many people is the dictation machine. Although speech recognition software continues to evolve, it is not without pitfalls. Executives who need to draft letters, memos, and reports are best off dictating the copy and recording it, since speaking is much faster than writing and can be done while performing other tasks. The type of equipment chosen depends on the preferences of the dictators, number of users, frequency of use, and budget. Some dictation equipment uses cassette tapes, while more modern versions record digitally and even use a phone system for recording. However the audio is recorded, this file is then processed by another employee, who transcribes the audio into a written document and saves, emails, or prints it.
Any office that runs even one PC needs a printer to create hard copies of electronic documents and files. Despite the promises of paperless offices in the future, that era has not yet arrived. All sorts of business documentation needs to be printed, whether the business is a product- or service-oriented industry. Examples of common office documents include invoices, packing slips, flyers, and letters. Printers can be used not just to generate transfer electronic files to paper but also to create composite documents containing digital information and scanned images.
3. Document Scanners
While the fax machine was once considered an indispensable piece of office equipment, electronic copies of just about any document are now possible with the help of a scanner. A scanner copies an image of papers that were not created electronically and converts them into digital images so that they can be stored on a computer or emailed. Examples of items that might need to be scanned include photographs, pages from print publications, cash register receipts, drawings, and forms that have been filled out by hand. Even a letter that was created in a computer software program might have been received in hard copy and so would need to be scanned into a storage system if the digital file was not available. Before the invention of the scanner, the best that could be done with miscellaneous materials was to photocopy and file them, a practice which is still followed today in some places.
4. Photocopy Machine, Copiers
It is difficult to imagine, but there was once a time not too long ago when the only way to make a copy of a document was to replicate it by hand, either by typing it again or actually rewriting it. Offices used to employ special clerks called scribes or scriveners to perform this task. Even though the printing press was popularized in the West as early as the 15th century by Johannes Gutenberg, such presses were not always practicable for everyday office use. Some offices did purchase small printing presses when their business required multiple copies of documents; other firms simply outsourced these tasks to a larger printing press. Eventually, a variety of copying options came into practice, such as letter copying presses, copy pads and books, and roller copiers. Later developments included carbon paper, mimeographs, and the Ditto machine.
Eventually, xerography technology ("dry writing") was perfected and led to the development of the copiers with which modern consumers are famPhotocopieriliar. The first photocopiers produced black and white images, and these are still useful for many basic copying purposes. The choice of whether or not a color copier is needed is up to the office manager or business owner and depends on the types of documents that are copied regularly. Some businesses keep only a black and white copier on hand and send color copies out to an offsite print shop, but color technology is becoming more and more affordable, particularly with the introduction of combination copier/printer/scanner units.
6. Label Makers
Like a laminating machine, a label maker might seem more like an extra than a needed piece of office equipment, but if this is the case, then it may be that one simply does not realize the scope of what can be done with such a handy gadget. The following list is just a handful of the many wonderful ways in which a business office can be better organized by using a label maker:
In a world where identity theft runs rampant, one of the most important pieces of equipment for any office to own is, ironically, the one that destroys all of the documents that the employees work so hard to produce. Tearing papers into bits by hand is not only time-consuming and tiring but is not always as effective as it needs to be. Paper shredders cut a sheet of paper into so many pieces that it is extremely difficult or even impossible to put them back together and recover the lost information. A shredder is a necessity in any business where confidentiality is a legal requirement, such as law, medicine, and education. Of course, any office that has employees keeps documentation on human resources, and much of this information is confidential as well.
Shredders range from inexpensive units that fit over a wastebasket to large, heavy-duty machines that can destroy several pages at once; every office supply buyer needs to consider the needs of the office and take them into account when making a decision on which type of shredder to buy. The more rugged shredders can handle stapled papers and can also shred plastic credit cards and other such cards with identifying information on them.
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