And — InfoPrint Process Director Express
A new addition to the Ricoh TotalFlow workflow suite, InfoPrint Process Director Express offers customers an easy-to-use, end-to-end workflow software to manage transactional datastreams in Adobe PDF format. It brings the power and modularity of InfoPrint ProcessDirector software to mid-level customers who can now benefit from Ricoh’s experience with larger commercial and transactional printers. Users can automate end-to-end print management with scalable work?ow control functions for Adobe PDF, reduce operational costs by reducing file preparation time using integration with colour management tools like Enfocus Pitstop and Impostrip On Demand Digital Automation software. In addition users can add the PDF Mailroom Integrity feature, for the indexing, editing, splitting, sorting and grouping of disparate PDF jobs, while meeting regulatory requirements. It also allows for multi-vendor inserter integration that can automate reprints and advanced print management tools for all production environments.
Beyond — Ricoh Clickable Paper
A cross-media service enabling consumers to point an iPhone or Android smartphone at any printed surface and receive related online content, Clickable Paper technology is applicable to any kind of printed media, including newspapers, magazines, direct mail, books, brochures and posters. Consumers will be able to instantly recognise a clickable page thanks to its easily identifiable logo. All types of digital information or services can be linked including multimedia content, web sites, e-commerce services and social networks.
It is a fast and robust way to recognise content including text (in any language), images, photographs, or a combination. It enables multiple hotspots per document without editing or reformatting of original source material and different online content can be associated with each hotspot. It offers support for a large database of authored documents and has a user-friendly mobile app for smartphones.
A carbon neutral drupa and INGEDE certification
At drupa, Ricoh is taking advantage of its Carbon Balanced Printing Program. As a result, all Ricoh’s printing activity during the show will be carbon neutral. Ricoh will also offset the carbon generated from unavoidable energy emissions including lighting and catering for its booth during drupa. As well as using recycled paper wherever and whenever possible, all Ricoh’s waste will be recycled by Arjowiggins Graphic, turned into pulp and used to create recycled paper. In alignment with its focus on the environment, Ricoh also announces that its cut sheet digital colour press systems have now been certified by the International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) regarding the removal of toner from recovered paper during the paper recycling process.
drupa 2012 is the first time Ricoh will exhibit with its new tagline imagine. change. The new brand reflects Ricoh’s global shift toward services, which can be seen in its expanding services portfolio for production printing, the office and elsewhere in the organisation. It also highlights Ricoh’s approach to build genuine partnerships with its customers based on trust, and its focus to help clients develop their business through innovative products, solutions and services