Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC (Ricoh), a leading provider of digital output solutions, announced that it has been named a Leader in an IDC MarketScape and Vendor Shares report, both focused on the high-speed inkjet continuous feed market. For the fifth consecutive year, Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 production print platform has been named the high-speed inkjet market share leader in the United States, according to IDC’s U.S. Production Printer and MFP 2012 Vendor Shares (Doc#: 240258, March 2013). Within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Web Press 2013 Vendor Analysis (Doc#: 240577) , April 2013, Ricoh was also named a worldwide Leader.
“The InfoPrint 5000 continues to hold the top US market share for high-speed inkjet according to our yearly analysis and we anticipate the industry momentum for worldwide total engine shipments to continue,” said Amy Machado, senior analyst in IDC’s Hardcopy Peripheral Group. “We realize that low cost per page, speed, and reliability of inkjet web presses are becoming more critical in shaping the future for high volume print and mailing applications and Ricoh’s InfoPrint 5000 platform addresses each of these factors.”
This IDC MarketScape is the first leveraging the unique MarketScape methodology focused on the high-speed inkjet printer market. The Vendor Shares analysis estimates the U.S. continuous feed printer market, among others, and found a large increase in color devices that are capable of handling multi-million page volumes on a monthly basis.
“Our on-going industry leadership is one of the key accomplishments we pride ourselves on at Ricoh. And recognition of the InfoPrint 5000’s success from an international leader like IDC is a strong validation of our market-focused strategy,” said George Promis, vice president, Production Solutions & Technology Alliances, Ricoh. “We will continue to leverage our extensive skills, experience and technology to help businesses worldwide excel and deliver value-added services to their clients.”
In the past year, the InfoPrint 5000 family achieved a variety of milestones to add to these most recent rankings, including the printing of nearly 40 billion production impressions worldwide, using up to 50 percent less power than other inkjet systems and more.