Ricoh reveals Fespa launch and new inkjet sales lead

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

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

The producer can even showcase 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 will probably 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 quite a lot of curiosity from operations investigating methods they’ll proceed their analogue to digital transition and assist their purchasers extra responsively. 

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

The Japanese producer can even present dwell demonstrations of its roll-to-roll Professional Latex L5160e extended-gamut printer and Professional TF6251 in customary print purposes.

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 comparable to HP, Canon, and Océ, and has expertise working throughout a number of continents.

Wheeler mentioned he was thrilled to affix the staff: “Having encountered Ricoh in lots of aggressive situations all through my profession, I’ve at all times been impressed by the conduct and professionalism of the staff. I’m wanting 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 wish to thank Patrick on behalf of everybody at Ricoh for his dedication and success, and want him a really comfortable retirement. 

“We look ahead to welcoming Simon and the wealth of information and expertise he’ll carry to the staff. Simon’s experience will probably be instrumental in delivering our formidable progress technique.”

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