Ricoh Launches SG 7100DN GELJET
Ricoh has unveiled its SG 7100DN GELJET colour printer, which is targeted at home offices and small businesses.
The machine blends the speed of laser printers with the compact footprint and affordability of an inkjet, boasting quick-drying viscous ink that generates less bleed through on inexpensive plain paper.
Smear, fade and water-resistant properties also create durable impressions on envelopes, tickets and a variety of other documents that are given harsher conditions and handling.
The model's wide, permanent print heads also produce prints at speeds of up to 29 pages per minute and the machine can be used to print standard business documents such as invoices and contracts, along with medical diagnostic images and water-resistant menus.
Jason Dizzine, vice-president of technology marketing at Ricoh Americas Corporation, said: "The SG 7100DN directly addresses a wide range of unmet needs among businesspeople today. It's the perfect middle ground between high-end laser capabilities and consumer-class inkjet convenience."
The model can handle A3 paper but remains energy-efficient, measured at 21 inches x 20 inches x 8 inches, while it also boasts a much smaller footprint than many A3 laser machines and is 28 per cent smaller and 23 per cent lighter than its Ricoh predecessor.
To highlight its energy-efficient credentials, the machine uses just five per cent of a laser printer's energy.
The machine also includes an optional 100-sheet multi-bypass tray,which can be used to print up to 12" x 51" for banners and signs on a 140 lb index.
Richoh's latest model could be particularly appealing to consumers who are looking to benefit from environmentally-friendly printing, but there are many other options available in the market.
Manufacturers such as HP, Canon, OKI, Samsung, Dell and Samsung all offer fantastic machines for customers to choose from, though it is key to look out for the costs of other supplements, especially ink and paper.
By selecting a printer with cheaper running costs, consumers will spend less money in the long run.
Posted by Canzil Ahmed.