The RICOH Pro VC60000 enables a more rapid shift from offset to digital for commercial printers focused on data-driven workflow requiring high-speed colour inkjet press, vibrant print quality and media flexibility that includes books, manuals, brochures, personalised collaterals, direct and precision marketing materials. It reduces the make-ready time, speeds up turn-around time, maximises operational efficiency and allows greater control of costs.
Capable of producing nearly 100,000 A4 images per hour, the RICOH Pro VC60000 provides a function-rich total solution for customers who are new to digital colour and for those who want to consolidate and streamline their operations for business growth. It will enable commercial printers, in-house and service bureaus to move graphic art applications to high quality digital press.
Think outside the commercial print tradition
Your offset presses are great for long-run jobs when every page is the same. But now many jobs require personalisation, customization, versioning or last-minute changes — requirements that you can meet only when you can capture and manage information so it goes to all the right people and places at the right times. Offset can’t do this, but a RICOH Pro VC60000 continuous feed inkjet system can. Put one next to your offset presses, and it can churn out the variable data printing (VDP) jobs that aren’t practical or profitable to run on offset.
See new possibilities for graphic communications
You may print books, direct mail or marketing collateral now, but they’re static. Consider the possibilities of VDP. Whether you’re working with publishers or professors or education institutes, you can version books any way they want. Add a chapter on environmental issues, for example. Thrill your corporate customers by showing them how they can improve response rates with personalised direct mail. “Dear Mary” or “Dear George” gets attention. You can even vary photos and copy based on demographics or customer analytics. Same with marketing collateral. If a prospect is interested in your product or service, you cancustomise the brochure to highlight relevant information. All in professional-looking near- offset quality.
Grow with expert guidance and support
If you want to build a reputation locally or nationally, then pay attention to this: Prior to the RICOH Pro VC60000, we introduced the InfoPrint 5000 production colour inkjet system. Our customers have experienced substantial growth in print volumes from the InfoPrint 5000 once installed. You want to grow. Our production print specialists want you to grow. Pre-sale and post-sale, we’re there to help you achieve your goals.
Add software for major efficiency gains
The RICOH Pro VC60000 by itself can help you increase revenue with variable data printing. But complementary software ups your game. You can automate manual processes that slow down operations, increase errors, and raise cost. With one or more of these solutions, you can capture and manage information so it’s always accessible to the people who need it, when they need it:
Manage output processes, print queues, printers, reprints and more with centralised control.
RICOH TotalFlow BatchBuilder
Organize incoming jobs into batches based on customer-defined criteria, so like jobs can be produced together. Simplifies job ticketing, scheduling, routing and finishing.
TotalFlow Production Manager
Build or modify workflows with drag-and-drop ease, then centrally manage workflows and printers to streamline throughput.
Produce consistent colour every time
Nothing pleases a savvy customer less than colour variation within a job. Or this month’s direct mail looking greenish compared to last month’s run. Impress your customers and prevent costly rework with colour profiling tools and colour conformance verification software.
Handle multiple datastreams at rated speeds
Be the commercial printer who says yes to multiple datastreams. The RICOH Pro VC60000’s controller, the TotalFlow Print Server 600a, can handle PDF, PostScript, JDF and Intelligent Printer Data StreamTM (IPDSTM). Going back and forth with transform can put job fidelity at risk. No customer wants a little extra data on the page or a blank spot where a special character is supposed to be. Additionally, the controller rips through jobs at a pace that keeps up with the printer speed and spits out 1,200×1,200 dpi at 50 mpm or 600×600 dpi at 120 mpm. Your operators can log into the intuitive interface in the shop or remotely, so there are no lulls in the action.
Give every pixel its own special treatment
Ink, like variable data, has to be put in the right places for the highest quality. The drop-on- demand stainless steel printheads adjust ink drop size dynamically for every pixel. The RICOH Pro VC60000 production inkjet system uses only the amount needed, and not a speck more, so you won’t waste ink. Our high-viscosity, quick-drying pigment ink helps prevent smearing, bleeding or blotches. And with two 10-litre containers for each colour, your operators can replace ink less often and on the fly, so there’s no device downtime.
Use the paper you want
Many production inkjet systems require you to use inkjet paper. You can, but don’t have to, with our system. When you install the optional undercoater hardware, the world (of paper) is your oyster. The undercoat bonds to the paper and controls dot gain and beading. Even offset paper works. Since paper choices aren’t restricted, put on your creative cap, or your accounting cap, and figure out what is best for the job at hand.
Unless you have budget to expand or relocate, you have to work with the square footage you have. And right now, squeezing in another piece of equipment seems like threading yarn through a tiny needle eye. But there’s likely wiggle room with the RICOH Pro VC60000’s inline or L-shaped configuration options.
Optional protective coat unit
You produce a beautiful brochure and then it has to run the gauntlet through finishing and postal devices. Will it get through unscathed? This is a big concern for commercial printers, and we decided to do something to put your mind at ease. With the optional protective coat unit, you can safeguard inked areas or entire pages. Don’t bother checking to see what the competitors offer. This is an industry first.
Depending on the paper and ink coverage, the drying time for certain jobs is tricky. Good thing the RICOH Pro VC60000 has climate controls. You can turn on the heat with the optional extended dryer. And don’t worry, it’s dry heat (you know what they say about that), so you can send gorgeous jobs out the door.