25 Apr 2024

New Flora X20 UV hybrid printer powered by Ricoh launches at FESPA

The Ricoh hybrid proposition, the first to be co-innovated with Flora, is being launched at FESPA.

Greater production flexibility and versatility for sign and display specialists is delivered by the new Flora X20 UV hybrid printer powered by Ricoh.

The Flora X20 UV hybrid printer powered by Ricoh will be shown in Europe for the first time at FESPA

The first compact-footprinted hybrid printer co-developed with Flora, following last year’s partnership agreement, is being unveiled by Ricoh today, at FESPA Global Print Expo 2024, RAI Amsterdam.

Incorporating Ricoh printhead technology, ColorGATE RIP software and ICC profiles, the Flora X20 UV can run rigid and flexible media up to two metres wide and 5.1cm thick on substrates ranging from PVC banners to vinyl and rigid boards. Support is provided by Ricoh’s professional EMEA sales and service network.

Key features of the Ricoh hybrid proposition include:

  • The delivery of “day one” quality, year after year, with Ricoh MH5320 next generation variable dot inkjet printheads.
  • Ink flexibility with three ink configurations – CMYK, CMYKWW and CMYKWClear.
  • Smooth media handling with auto media detection that manages location and thickness.
  • Reduced maintenance and energy consumption enabled by the linear motor that supports high speed and smooth carriage motion.
  • Precision and automation with the Select Ricoh Hybrid Edition of ColorGATE Rip Server.
  • Previewing print quality with an LED lightbox system.
  • A dedicated ICC profile portal with Ricoh Colorbase.
  • Stabilised media feed with a pedal operated and adjustable vacuum.
  • Continued client support with Ricoh sales and service, logistics and finance.

Angelo Mandelli, Senior Product & Business Development Manager, Large Format & Flatbed EMEA Product Marketing, Ricoh Graphic Communications Group, says: “The X20 UV has been developed in response to market demand from sign and display specialists who are increasingly looking for flexible and versatile solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. This Ricoh hybrid proposition, with a wealth of Ricoh developed features, supports that. As does our consultancy-based approach and expert service team. The X20 UV is the latest system to join our unique one stop offering that includes sheetfed, high speed inkjet, large format, textile, and software solutions. We look forward to further expanding our product portfolio with highly responsive and agile large format systems that respond to emerging demands in the graphics arts, interior décor, and industrial markets.”

The Flora X20 UV hybrid printer, powered by Ricoh, is being presented in Europe at FESPA Global Print Expo 2024, RAI Amsterdam, from March 19 to 22. It will be available across EMEA in April. Demonstrations can be arranged at Ricoh’s Customer Experience Centre in Telford.