The Ricoh Pro 8300 series of sheetfed presses is replacing the Ricoh Pro 8200 mono platform.
The Pro 8300 comprises two higher speed production models that run at 111ppm and 136ppm, aimed at CRDs, print shops and commercial printers, and a smaller footprint 96ppm solution designed for offices, government environment and schools.
The faster of the two new models delivers an increased monthly duty cycle (maximum monthly volume at rated speed) of four million and features a new finisher capable of 30 sheet booklet production at 80gsm and a new cover interposer with air assist supporting coated media up to 350gsm.
It also has dual shift trays with a 4,500 sheet stack capacity to maximize productivity as well as trimming, and long sheet handling peripherals designed to support versatile green button production. The combination of these new options will expand application opportunities for books, brochures and manuals.
The more compact press incorporates a small finisher and a shift sort output tray ideally suited to production environments with limited space.
Both solutions use Ricoh VCSEL technology at 2400 x 4800dpi. They also both feature a 17-inch touch screen color panel for fast and easy set-up. The panel screen can be accessed on a tablet enabling remote operation. It also shows the EFI controller interface, eliminating the need for a dedicated display.
There’s a whole 5-minute video describing the features of the new printer: