Ricoh Europe has announced a new four-colour wide format printer designed to address the CAD market. The Ricoh Aficio MP CW2200SP features Ricoh’s Liquid Gel ink and according to Ricoh, it is ideally suited for a variety of industries, including manufacturing, architecture, engineering, construction, planning authorities and product design. It is also expected to meet the demands of the print room and quick print markets. Because of the quick drying properties of Liquid Gel ink, the system provides high productivity, minimises blurring and produces superb line accuracy. The new printer will be available by autumn 2012.
The CAD market has traditionally been served by black and white devices. However there is a shift towards on-demand premium quality, colour prints. For example, architects using colour to make their drawings easier to read, may highlight areas such as electrical details in red or water infrastructure in blue. With the MP CW2200SP they can also quickly produce drawings and other documentation onsite, whenever required. This type of immediacy makes it easier to update and produce new revisions quickly, helping to reduce the risk of costly errors occur due to outdated documentation.
An in-built colour scanner on the MP CW2200SP allows customers to digitise hand-drawn documents and archive older documents. The scanner offers an improved total cost of ownership and space saving when compared to other colour offerings on the market, particularly businesses that are using separate systems for colour printing and scanning.
Environmental impacts are minimised with a 40-second warm-up time and the MP CW2200SP uses as little as 10% of the power that other printers in its class consume. Productivity is maximised with an easy to maintain device and intuitive interface. It runs at print speeds of up to 1.8 A0/min (b/w) and 0.6 A0/min colour. Its rapid warm up performance enables it to print the first five sheets faster than existing LED and inkjet models in its class. For added convenience it also features a USB port, where documents can be saved, stored and accessed without the need for a computer.
Flexibility is enhanced with a maximum print width of 914mm for prints larger than the A0 size and a suction-fed paper handling feature ensures that the paper is loaded more easily. It can also hold a 20-sheet stack as standard and a second roll for efficient feeding of substrates.
The MP CW2200SP is one of the live demonstrations on the Ricoh stand at drupa 2012, Dusseldorf, Germany in Hall 8a, 3 to 16 May.
For more information, please visit www.ricoh-europe.com