Sign and display specialists will enjoy greater flexibility with the Flora X20 UV Hybrid printer powered by Ricoh

Sign and display specialists will enjoy greater flexibility with the Flora X20 UV Hybrid printer powered by Ricoh

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

Ricoh Europe, London, March 19 2024 – 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 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.

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Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future. 

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