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The Expansion of Ricoh's Inkjet Technology

Pushing the boundaries of inkjet to open new worlds

Ricoh's inkjet technology is based on more than 40 years of continuous research and innovation.
It started out as technology to be used for office printing. Now it is used in numerous commercial areas.
It has even developed into industrial solutions, deployed in a variety of application encompassing food,clothing and housing.
Ricoh keeps expanding the printing possibilities, delivering new value and new experiences for our customers across the globe.

1973

  • Office/
    business printing

    Office/business printing

    Ricoh's inkjet technology development team started out focusing on the creation of a business inkjet printer - one that is fast, supports plain paper printing, and operates at low cost per page. The development yielded a bi-pitch laminated piezo actuator. This technology is the foundation of the heads used in Ricoh's inkjet product portfolio.

  • Commercial printing

    Commercial printing

    With high quality printing on a wide range of media at high speed, Ricoh helps you expand your business. The RICOH Pro VC60000 continuous feed inkjet printer can print on offset coated paper at 1200 x 1200dpi and speeds of up to 120m per minute.

  • Industrial printing

    Industrial printing

    The RICOH MH SERIES inkjet heads boasts high durability and supports wide range of inks. The inkjet head and ink technologies developed over several years are now deployed as solutions. Ricoh will enable printing on many different media across the globe.

  • JP5320/S330

    1984

    JP5320/S330

    Continuous type printer

    IPSiO JET 300

    1998

    IPSiO JET 300

    On-demand business
    inkjet printer

    IPSiO G505/G707

    2003

    IPSiO G505/G707

    The core technology of Ricoh's inkjet printer was established

    imagio MP C1500series

    2006

    imagio MP C1500 series

    A3 multifuntion printer, the first office-use printer featuring the GELJET technology

    IPSiO SG 3100/2100/2010Lseries

    2012

    IPSiO SG 3100/2100/2010L
    series

    IPSiO SG 3120SF

    2013

    IPSiO SG 3120SF

    IPSiO SG 5100/3200/2200series

    2017

    IPSiO SG 5100/3200/2200
    series

    A4/A3
    GELJET
    A4 MFP
    Bi-pitch
    laminated piezo actuator
  • RICOH MP CW2200/CW1200series

    2012

    RICOH MP CW2200/CW1200
    series

    Multifunction printer based on the GELJET technology, capable of handling A0-sized sheets

    RICOH Pro VC60000

    2015

    RICOH Pro VC60000

    Dual print heads boasting 1200dpi on offset coated paper

    RICOH MP CW2201/CW1201series

    2014

    RICOH MP CW2201/CW1201
    series

    WF
    (Wide Format)
    CF
    (Continuous Feed)

    Wide printers featuring the GELJET head and ink system

  • RICOH MH2420

    2008

    RICOH MH2420

    Ricoh's first print head with a bi-pitch laminated piezo actuator

    RICOH MH2620/2820

    2010

    RICOH MH2620/2820

    Increased droplet size and enhanced definition for 3D printers

    RICOH MH5420/5440

    2012

    RICOH MH5420/5440

    High-resolution a wide print head

    RICOH Pro L4160/L4130

    2014

    RICOH Pro
    L4160/L4130

    RICOH MH5220

    2016

    RICOH MH5220

    Support for high-resolution (1200dpi) photo-(UV-)curable ink

    2016

    RICOH Pro L4160/L4130

    RICOH aqueous resin ink launched

    AnaJet mPower i-series

    2016

    AnaJet mPower
    i-series

    Ricoh inkjet head installed(AnaJet accuired)

    RICOH 5421F/5421MF

    2017

    RICOH 5421F/5421MF

    High ink discharge stability based on the ink circulation structure

    Ri100

    2017

    Ri100

    Entry DTG printer with compact body

    IJ HEAD
    COMPONENTS
    SIGN
    GRAPHIC
    TEXTILE
    RICOH MH SERIES
    Combination of Ricoh's inkjet head technology along with that of Hitachi Printing Solutions

    Delivering inkjet systems to decorating, labeling and packaging customers

    Signage and posters

    Entering the direct-to-garment(DTG) printer market

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KEY TECHNOLOGIES

  • Inkjet head

    Shoots inks that support a wide range of media

    Even, precise ink droplets
    Bi-pitch laminated piezo actuator

    Rigid and corrosion resistant
    Stainless steel housing

    Unrestricted control of ink droplet sizes
    Multi-drop control technology

    Fast printing of office quality output
    1.27-inch, 600 dpi wide head

    Fast printing of high-definition, professional quality output
    2.13-inch, 1200 dpi dual heads
  • Ink supply

    Producing image quality suitable for the application

    Negligible blurring on plain paper
    Viscous Ink

    Non-toxic, high color printing
    Aqueous Resin-Type Inkjet Ink

    Mild to the skin, usable on a wide variety of media
    UV-Curable Inkjet Ink

    Perfect reproduction of dots
    Undercoating

    Protection of printed surface from abrasion
    Protector Coating
  • Color matching position control

    Accurate control of printing position

    Stable, fast, double-sided printing
    Belt Transfer System

    Synchronized motion to compensate for any misalignment
    Dynamic Print Head Positioning

INNOVATIONS

Ricoh's ideas and core technologies
continue to bring about innovations in many fields.
Opportunities are increasing for Ricoh
to deliver new value to society.

  • Fine Droplet Drying Technology

    Applying the technology to the production of phamaceuticals

  • 3D Printing

    Providing solutions based on
    inkjet technology and material technology

  • 3D Bioprinter

    Manufacturing human tissue for use in efficacy and toxicity evaluation

  • Printed Electronics

    Printing a piezo thin film
    for production

The Expansion of Ricoh's Inkjet Technology

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