Ricoh launches new inks for continuous inkjet platform
Ricoh has enhanced its continuous-feed inkjet portfolio with a new set of inks for its Pro VC60000 platform, which also includes the recently introduced Pro VC40000 model. The company explains this ink introduction “greatly expands” the range of media that can be used on these VC-branded inkjet systems.
The new Ricoh Pro VC60000 inks, explains the company, are designed to streamline printing directly to traditional offset coated papers, making the entire production system more versatile and economical. Ricoh continues to explain these new inks hold an improved adhesion that allows for faster printing speeds with coated papers. The pigment-based technology is also described as improving durability, water fastness and print-head reliability.
Introduced in February 2017, the Ricoh Pro VC40000 operates at speeds of up to 120 metres per minute, allowing it to produce more than 100,000 letter images per hour. It also supports paper from 40 to 250 gsm, which Ricoh explains allows for application possibilities from lightweight books to high-coverage postcards.
The Pro VC40000 features separate black and colour print-head arrays, which the company explains to allow for cost-effective printing of colour and monochrome applications. An optional fifth print-head array enables the use of additional fluid choices, such as MICR or security inks.