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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 in office printing. Now it is used in numerous commercial areas.
It has even developed into industrial solutions, deployed in a variety of applications encompassing food,clothing and housing.
Ricoh keeps expanding the printing possibilities, delivering new value and new experiences for our customers across the globe.

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  • 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 VC70000 continuous feed inkjet printer achieves both high image quality and high productivity that is close to offset printing, through newly developed inks and new drying technology.

  • Industrial printing

    Industrial printing

    The RICOH MH SERIES inkjet printheads boasts high durability and supports wide range of inks. The inkjet printhead 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 first priter featuring the GELJET technology
    The core technology of Ricoh's inkjet printer was installed

    imagio MP C1500series

    2006

    imagio MP C1500 series

    The office-use A3 multifunction printer features GELJET technology

    IPSiO SG 3100/2100/2010Lseries

    2012

    IPSiO SG 3100/2100/2010L
    series

    RICOH SG 3120SF

    2013

    RICOH SG 3120SF

    RICOH SG 5100/3200/2200series

    2017

    RICOH SG 5100/3200/2200
    series

    RICOH Handy Printer

    2019

    RICOH
    Handy Printer

    Printer
    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 1,200dpi on offset coated paper

    RICOH Pro VC70000

    2019

    RICOH Pro VC70000

    RICOH MP CW2201/CW1201series

    2016

    RICOH MP CW2201/CW1201
    series

    WF
    (Wide Format)
    CF
    (Continuous Feed)

    Wide printers featuring the GELJET head and ink system

    Delivering GELJET heads to DTG printers

  • 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

    Higher resolution due to multiple-rows of longer nozzles

    RICOH Pro L4160/L4130

    2014

    RICOH Pro
    L4160/L4130

    RICOH MH5220

    2016

    RICOH MH5220

    Higher resolution due to staggered print heads (1,200dpi)

    2016

    RICOH Pro L4160/L4130

    RICOH latex ink launched

    RICOH Pro T7210

    2017

    RICOH Pro
    T7210

    RICOH Pro L5160/L5130

    2018

    RICOH Pro
    L5160/L5130

    AnaJet mPower i-series

    2016

    AnaJet mPower
    i-series

    Ricoh inkjet printhead installed(AnaJet accuired)

    RICOH 5421F/5421MF

    2017

    RICOH 5421F/5421MF

    High ink discharge stability based on the ink circulation structure

    RICOH MH 5320/5340

    2019

    RICOH MH 5320/5340

    High durability and high-productivity

    Ri100

    2017

    Ri100

    Featuring GELJET technology

    RICOH Ri 100

    2019

    RICOH Ri 1000

    High-productivity and extra large print area (A3+)

    Inkjet
    Printheads
    Sign Graphics
    / Decoration
    Textiles
    RICOH MH SERIES
    Combination of Ricoh's inkjet printhead technology along with that of Hitachi Printing Solutions

    Delivering inkjet systems to labels and packages

    Industrial building materials, interiors signage and posters

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

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KEY TECHNOLOGIES

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.

The Expansion of Ricoh's Inkjet Technology

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