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Ricoh Australia launches versatile RICOH Pro C7500
Thu, 21st Sep 2023

Ricoh Australia unveils the new Ricoh Pro C7500, designed to empower print service providers (PSPs) to elevate print production with richer and more precise colours. 

The latest portfolio addition follows last month's launch of the high-volume RICOH Pro C9500 digital colour sheetfed press. The application-versatile RICOH Pro C7500, like the Pro C9500, is an evolution of Ricoh technologies. It has been developed to enable agile commercial printers to adapt further to an ever-changing print production environment.

Succeeding the RICOH Pro C7200 and Pro C7200x Series, the Pro C7500 is compatible with Ricoh's original special colour toners, including White, Clear, Invisible Red, Gold, and Silver. Its new neon colour profiles can automatically add Neon Yellow and Neon Pink to expand the colour gamut for richer and more vivid colour expression, including blush pink, deep purples and vivid greens.

Furthermore, new on the Pro C7500 is an elastic intermediate transfer belt that enhances support for rough or uneven textured media. It can handle a wide range of grammages from 40 to 470 gsm (compared to the maximum recommended grammage of 360 gsm for the Pro C7200 Series) and has been strengthened to support duplex printed long lengths up to 1030 mm. 

These developments will enable progressive PSPs to broaden their range of applications with, for example, light packaging, greeting cards, and wedding stationery while benefitting from enhanced print quality.

The Pro C7500 also has the brand-new RICOH Graphic Communications Operating System (GC OS). The newly developed engine controller enables efficiencies in device use and the intuitive and straightforward operation of machine settings. 

Remote access via a web browser from a PC or tablet supports streamlined operation in a multiskilled environment where print operators are required to perform numerous tasks. New functions via software updates can be continually added in response to client feedback.

More new features include a powerful Digital Front End (DFE) developed in collaboration with Fiery that drives operational effectiveness. Additional printing efficiencies and labour-saving functions have also been introduced to reduce time spent on maintenance and support real-time troubleshooting. These include the simple changeover of complete units for special colours and improved operator-replaceable units to support responsive system maintenance. 

Henryk Kraszewski, Senior Product and Marketing Manager, Ricoh Graphic Communications, Ricoh Australia, says: "The RICOH Pro C7500 exemplifies our dedication to empowering print service providers with innovative technology and cutting-edge software to continually advance their production environments."

"With its expanded colour capabilities, support for various media types, and user-friendly controls, the RICOH Pro C7500 brings a new class of production class hardware to the industry that not only elevates print quality, but also opens up new possibilities for our customers, helping them to deliver on the evolving demands of their clients."

As with the just launched Pro C9500, various value-added software options enhance the RICOH Pro C7500's capabilities, including RICOH TotalFlow Supervisor, RICOH TotalFlow Production Manager and FusionPro. These options enable clients to maximise their product's effectiveness and return on their Ricoh investment.

Available in November, the Ricoh Pro C7500 showcases Ricoh's commitment to helping customers improve the way they work by transforming workplaces through its digital devices and services.