Ricoh Europe, London, 03 December 2020 – Highly accurate ink estimates that enable commercial printers to gather more effective reporting and job costing are now possible on the Ricoh Pro™ VC70000 and Ricoh Pro™ VC60000 continuous feed presses with the new Ricoh Ink Estimator Tool..

Ricoh LogoRicoh’s unique dynamically generated droplet sizes deliver clear benefits when it comes to print quality but, until now, posed a challenge for accurate estimating ink usage. Following the launch of Ricoh’s Extended Gamut ink, that can print directly on coated stocks, Ricoh developed existing measurement tools to include the ink’s wide colour gamut. The retrofittable software enables more effective reporting and job costing.

The new software calculates:

  • Total ink usage for a print file or job.
  • Total ink cost for a print file or job.
  • Flushing Pages Summary – page count of before/during/after printing flushing pages.

    In addition, the tool includes a ‘virtual printer’ using the same digital front end (DFE) as a production printer allowing it to act as a soft proofing device. It can be used as an application testing tool to validate whether an application will run and what it will look like when it is printed. It also aids tuning and modifies settings to ensure files print smoothly.

Ricoh Ink Estimator Tool for the Pro VC60000 and Pro VC70000 is available now in EMEA.

Since fiscal 2020, the Ricoh Group has positioned the “Inclusion at Work” as one of its focused areas of social contribution activities and supports the work of a diverse range of people, such as the disabled, homeless, immigrants, refugees, and single mothers. This program also aims to achieve business for inclusive growth (B4IG)2 in which Ricoh has participated since 2019. Through this program, we will contribute to eliminating disparities by using digital technology to create a society in which “no one will be left behind” the SDGs.

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Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approximately 18.5 billion USD).

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