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Ricoh is launching a range of entry level, compact A4/Letter Color MFPs, the M C250 Series - and a printer with the same print engine, the P C301W. They can print at up to 26ppm on Letter format and 25 ppm onto A4.
The M C250FW and M C250FWB multifunctions replace the SP C261SFNw and SP C262SFNw.
All these models can run emulated PostScript 3 as standard, and have wifi as standard. They are aimed at very small workgroups or single users. The MFP models have a single-pass feeder with a 50-page capacity, albeit a slow one: only 12 ipm in color, 21 ipm in black. They all support all the usual mobile printing apps and can print at up to 2400x600 dpi.
256 MB of RAM is not much, but these are not machines intended to support software solutions. These are entry-level machines with a good range of possibilities.
You can check out and compare these new devices on DataMaster Online from Printer-Benchmark.com.
Epson America has launched the new SureColor® F6370 44-inch dye-sublimation printer. Featuring speeds up to 680 square feet/hour, the new dye-sublimation printer is intended for the production of promotional materials such as soft signage and cut-and-sew fabrics. It supports Epson Edge® Print workflow software, and Adobe® PostScript® 3™. It has a built-in cutter and an optional take-up reel system for unattended printing.
The SureColor F6370 replaces the SureColor F6200 to join Epson’s line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the SureColor F9370 and SureColor F7200.
It employs the versatile PrecisionCore® TFP® printhead technology.
EFI and Konica Minolta have just announced the launch of two new Fiery RIPs, the IC-308 and IC-415. They have been developped to run Konica Minolta's new bizhub PRESS C1060, C1070 and C1070P range of digital presses. The IC-308 supports SIG and EFI's web-to-print apps.
EFI also recently launched another Fiery RIP, the EB-32 DFE, which is intended to improve image quality and improve management of the new Ricoh monochrome production digital presses, the Pro 8100s, 8100EX, 8110s and 8120s. The EB-32 DFE includes Fiery Grayscale Calibration, which automatically measures and corrects tonal variances in monochrome images. People with Fiery RIPs on color presses connect this Digital Front End to the workflow manamgement systems in exactly the same way.
Both of these new Fiery RIPs are based on the Fiery FS1000Pro, which has numerous advanced features, high-quality imaging as well as tools which can improve automatic workflows and overall productivity.