10 May 2015 Print Companies

CMP upgrades to latest Ricoh colour power

Poole book and digital printer is basing its colour needs on Ricoh's Pro C901.

Poole digital printer CMP has installed a brace of Ricoh Pro C901 presses, increasing capacity and taking colour to “litho-esque” quality.

Managing director Paul Dawe says: ““We operate in a competitive, on-demand marketplace. The ability to innovate and turn high quality work around at speed is what keeps us ahead of the competition.

“We needed a colour technology partner that could help us deliver on our most immediate needs at the same time as demonstrating continuous improvement, which is exactly what Ricoh does. As well as seeing a huge upturn in productivity and a reduction in waste, we are now able to produce litho-esque digital quality to accommodate our rapidly expanding client list in the marketing, training, education, manufacturing and the on-demand book markets.”

The company offers a wide range of finishing options for these customers, either professional buyers or those seeking to have a self-penned book published.

The Pro C901 is Ricoh’s colour workhorse machine. It was the press that established the manufacturer as a serious contender for those looking to print digital colour. It prints at 90ppm or media to 300gsm in duplex mode.

The recent introduction of the Pro C901 Productivity Suite has improved monthly duty cycle by 20% to 700,000 impressions a month, helped by the introduction of larger toner bottles, needing less frequent changes and having a reduced environmental impact because of this.

Registration accuracy has also been improved. “These features help our clients increase their productivity and enable Ricoh to support print service providers and enhance the value they bring to their clients as they grow into the future,” says Ricoh UK production print director Stephen Palmer.

Ricoh has provided the company with its colour digital capacity. Mono printing is handled on Xerox Nuvera presses.

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CMP has bought a pair of Ricoh C901s to upgrade the colour capacity at the Poole print business.

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