Visitors to Ricoh’s drupa stand will be invited to experience the HENKAKUVERSE, a virtual production environment where they can learn about how Ricoh’s leading edge technologies can be harnessed for the benefit of their print operations. The Ricoh stand at drupa 2024 will be in Hall 8a of the Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, May 28 to June 7.

On the stand print specialists can engage with new technologies brought together for the first time including some that have never been seen publicly before in Europe, including the Dragon – the RICOH ProTM Z75 B2 sheetfed digital inkjet press. The first B2 perfecting (auto-duplexing) sheetfed inkjet platform using aqueous ink, accelerates the shift from offset to digital with higher print quality, faster turnaround times, and fewer demands on staff.

Joining it is the new RICOH ProTM VC80000 digital colour high speed inkjet webfed press, also known as the Harpy Eagle. With its AI capability, its new generation Ricoh printheads and its high level of integration with finishing equipment, it enables commercial, book, and direct mail printers to enjoy breakthrough performance in terms of its consistently high print quality and new levels of productivity, shift after shift.

Helping print specialists ensure they thrive are both new digital colour sheetfed presses – the Jaguars. The next generation 135ppm RICOH ProTM C9500 empowers commercial printers to expand revenue streams and enhance operational efficiency with its labour-saving automation. It will be complemented by the latest in agile, versatile flexible and responsive toner-based technology in the form of the five colour RICOH ProTM C7500 digital colour sheetfed press.

All the production technologies on display are built on Ricoh’s commitment to sustainable and responsible operations that last month achieved a double A score from global environmental non-profit organisation CDP for climate change and for water security. Ricoh also secured its 12th inclusion among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list.

Visitors will see how Ricoh’s automation technologies can support print businesses’ drive to reduce their impact on the planet. Ricoh’s software area will focus on production automation, combining cloud based and on premise solutions that aid maximum production efficiency. There will be a raft of value added software solutions that focus particularly on workflow automation, such as RICOH TotalFlow Producer, RICOH Supervisor, and FusionPro that crafts highly personalised data driven communications.

High quality and consistent results are ensured by an array of specially developed solutions including the award winning, trailblazing RICOH Auto Color Adjuster which provides precise colour management and matching capability without the need for a colour specialist.

Printed samples will be on show as well as those from Ricoh’s versatile large format systems. For more information visit Contact to explore our range of products.