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OEM Launches Ricoh Pro C5200s
Ricoh has announced a new series aimed at high volume printers titled Ricoh Pro C5200s. The Ricoh Pro C5200s series comprises digital colour production printer models. Its primary objective is to help reduce costs for high volume printers such as commercial printers, print-for-pay business models, corporate reprographics departments, and even in-house print centres. The Ricoh Pro C5200s consists of the Ricoh Pro C5200s and Ricoh Pro C5210s printer models.
These printer models are incredibly accomplished since they can churn out high print quality at high print speeds on a wide array of print media. The most notable aspect is that the Ricoh Pro C5200s series has these achievements without forcing the owner to pay through his nose and breaking the bank.
Furthermore, the devices are also compact which means that they don’t require significant spatial commitments from their owners. The print speed at which the Ricoh Pro C5200s works is 80 pages per minute (ppm) while the Ricoh Pro C5210s operates at a print speed of 65 ppm. The maximum resolution that both Ricoh Pro C5200s printer models are capable of is 1200 x 4800 dots per inch (dpi). The Ricoh Pro C5200s printer series can handle print media spanning 330.2mm x 487.68mm. Media thickness that these two printer models support varies, however, with the Ricoh Pro C5200s capable of taking on 360 gsm thickness and the Ricoh Pro C5210s capable of handling 300 gsm. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) has also provided an optional component that will allow the print media size to be increased to a maximum of 330mm x 698.5mm.
With respect to print quality, the Ricoh Pro C5200s printer models perform so well because of a specialised fusing belt. The specialised fusing belt is an enhancement of an earlier belt that not only allows for better transfers but also improved toner adhesion. This is especially the case with specialty stocks and media. The total paper capacity of the models in the Ricoh Pro C5200s series is reaches up to a massive 8,250 sheets. The standard models come with four separate paper trays. The inclusion of four separate paper trays allows the machines to avoid downtimes as refills can be done on a staggered basis.
Moreover, the Ricoh Pro C5200s series boasts of a number of other supplementary features and benefits for owners. These include folding capabilities, an embedded paper library for greater versatility, saddle stitching, and a particularly tight registration. All these capabilities combined with the Ricoh Pro C5200s series’ core functionalities also make these printer models good for booklet production with inserts and covers. Furthering this application, the OEM also offers Booklet Finishers and Cover Interposers as options.
Another component that is optional is the Smart Operation Panel. The purpose of this panel is to facilitate the exchange of information between the printer models of the Ricoh Pro C5200s series, other devices and machines from the same OEM, and even third party software applications. Additionally, this panel makes workflow automation possible in most scenarios. The Smart Operation Panel is based around the OEM’s Workstyle Innovation Technology. Under the Workstyle Innovation Technology, Ricoh provides even more functionalities such as information management features, environment friendly features, and also user authentication. Other features such as Scan to SD, Scan to USB, Scan to Directory, and Scan to URL have also been incorporated.
Along with the announcement, Ricoh stated that their objective with the Ricoh Pro C5200s series is to “expand customers’ capabilities”. They further specified that, “the series is designed to fit easily on our customers’ production floors, within their information flows, and within their budgets”. The statements were made by the Vice President of Ricoh USA’s Production Printing Business Group, John Fulena.
Mopria Alliance Announces Mopria Print Service 2.1
If you’ve been using your mobile devices to print a lot of documents, then it is highly likely that you’ve already heard about the Mopria Print Service. Virtually every modern day printing device is compatible to Mopria Print Service. If you’ve been using the Mopria Print Service, then you would be glad to know that the application has recently been updated to version 2.1.
The Mopria Print Service is managed by the Mopria Alliance, which is a non-profit organisation operating at the global scale. The charter of the Mopria Alliance is to push mobile printing standards across the entire industry. The Alliance has announced the Mopria Print Service and specified that the latest update now allows the application to be compatible with Android 7.0, commonly known as the Nougat.
A number of additional features have been added to the widely used and quite popular android app. For example, the app will now give users enhanced printer information wherein the location of the printer is provided in the available printers list. Furthermore, if you’re using the Mopria Print Service in a large infrastructure, then the application will now give you access to multiple key information such as location, IP address, and the status of the printer in question.
Talking about the launch of the latest Mopria Print Service 2.1, the Chairman of the Mopria Alliance Board, Greg Kuziej, stated that they’ve tried to both, “users and developers” to create the update. The launch of the Mopria Print Service 2.1 also means that older android versions will become redundant since the application will now stop working for android versions below Android 4.4.
The Mopria Alliance was founded by Xerox, Samsung, HP, and Canon but now includes other industry leading corporations such as Primax, Dell, Sharp, Avision, YSoft, Ricoh, Pantum, NEC, Fuji Xerox, Epson, Brother, Toshiba, Kyocera, Lexmark Qualcomm, Konica Minolta, and Adobe.