Ricoh Expands Long Sheet Application

Ricoh Expands Long Sheet Application

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BDT’s VX370 provides PSPs with a high capacity solution for feeding with a long sheet option

Ricoh, a leading provider of document management solutions and IT services, is expanding its long sheet application capabilities with its Ricoh Pro C9100 series and Ricoh Pro C7100 series digital colour sheet fed presses, along with its partnership with German handling specialist BDT Print Media, a leading supplier of paper and media handling applications.

Print Service Providers (PSPs) can now meet their clients’ demands for high volume long sheet document production efficiently with the machines. When BDT’s VX370 Feeder is integrated with the colour sheet fed systems it provides PSPs with a high capacity solution for feeding with a long sheet option. It supports the efficient, high volume production of a range of applications including A4 landscape booklets, brochures, posters, and six-page A4 folders.

The VX370 Feeder uses BDT’s patented vacuum-free Tornado technology for media separation to handle a very wide range of media types, from 60 to 400gsm. Its lift and transport mechanism ensure the sensitive and reliable handling of coated and uncoated paper, textured substrates, and synthetics. The VX370 Feeder supports PSPs who need a high-volume feeding solution to handle a broad range of long sheet media with outstanding application flexibility. It will open new market opportunities, support increased productivity, and contribute to profitability.

Media lengths up to 700 millimetres and stacks up to 500 millimetres can be processed; with productivity and reduced job changeover times also supported by the device’s memory storage of repeat jobs. Ralf Hipp, CEO of BDT Print Media said, “We are delighted to work in partnership with Ricoh to offer their clients a flexible and productive solution that supports high output quality across such a broad range of media.