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InfoPrint Launches Cutsheet Press

August 18, 2009  By Jon Robinson

The new Pro 900AFP from InfoPrint Solutions, which remains a join venture between Ricoh and the former printing arm of IBM, is engineered for service bureaus, direct mailers and data centres that are transitioning from mono to colour in a light production and mid-market environment. Ricoh launched its Pro C900 machine in late 2008, while the new InfoPrint Pro C900AFP leverages the AFP print controller language that was largely developed through the IBM entity. AFP is a document format originally designed to support form printing on laser printers.

According to the company, customers currently using applications developed using FS45 colour support as well as those implementing new applications that leverage the Color Management Object Content Architecture (CMOCA) can use the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP to print their output. Additionally, by using the InfoPrint 5000 emulation profile, high-volume customers using this continuous form colour printer can utilize the InfoPrint Pro C900AFP for short runs, application development and reprints.

“We are committed to driving our technology innovations across all our product lines, enabling existing customers to benefit from more than 50 years at the forefront of the business,” said Rick Carver, WW Product Manager, Production Cutsheet Solutions at InfoPrint.


“As one of the founding members of the AFP Consortium we were heavily involved in the development of the AFP CMOCA Architecture, and in doing so, driving accurate and consistent colour in variable data printing.  Now we can pass on the benefits of these production-level innovations to a new market segment or to existing high volume customers looking to expand capabilities at the mid range.”

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