Ricoh makes new multifunction wide format printer available across EMEA

 The MP CW2201SP uses Ricoh’s Liquid Gel pigment inkset, which means it can create a range of jobs for print advertising and graphic arts scenarios.
The MP CW2201SP uses Ricoh's Liquid Gel pigment inkset, which means it can create a range of jobs for print advertising and graphic arts scenarios.

Ricoh has expanded its portfolio of wide format production systems by making the Ricoh MP CW2201SP available all over Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa.

This new generation multifunction wide format printer combines outstanding productivity and levels of usability. It offers companies superior mono to colour print production value, delivering high speed monochrome printing at 3.8 A1 pages per minute and colour prints at 2.1 A1 pages per minute.

The printer is a flexible device, and optimally positioned for CAD and graphic applications. This makes colour output more affordable than ever, as the Ricoh MP CW2201SP can print, copy and scan in full colour or high speed mono

The printer features Ricoh Printhead Piezo technology and advanced four colour CMYK GEL-Jet waterproof ink technology with zero drying time.

Its auto nozzle detection feature boosts efficiency by preventing clogged nozzles, which benefits the cost effectiveness of our clients, and ensures a lower total cost of ownership during the lifetime of the machine. 

The Ricoh MP CW2201SP is environmentally friendly, and is Energy Star compliant. It consumes less than 200W when printing and meets the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive).

Cost effective indoor and outdoor graphics

Benoit Chatelard, Vice President, Production Printing, Ricoh Europe, says: “With the Ricoh MP CW2201SP we are helping print service providers to easily add wide format to their existing capabilities. Now they can increase their mono volumes or deliver a cost effective mix of both mono and colour jobs.”

“Its ease of set up and operation, combined with its productivity and quality, makes it ideal for colour graphic applications for paper media, both indoor and outdoor.” 

Chatelard adds: “The highly versatile Ricoh MP CW2201SP will perform in a wide range of markets. Clients can invest to meet a current business need and build on opportunities and expand into new markets.

Its compact footprint ensures any business can find space while fast operator familiarity for ease of use is supported through front-facing operation and the same touchscreen found on new Ricoh systems.”

Ricoh announces wide format ambitions 

At this year’s FESPA Digital in Amsterdam, Ricoh signaled its intent to become a serious player in the wide format sector. The firm showed, for the first time, the latest version of its Ricoh Pro L4100 series printers running its new aqueous resin latex inks.

The six-colour plus white, roll-to-roll 4100 is an OEM version of the Mimaki JVX400 LX series, but is now fitted with the Ricoh variable drop piezo printhead technology and a new latex inkset, developed exclusively by Ricoh. The cold-cure inkset cures at 60˚C.

“In essence the new 4100 uses a Mimaki chassis, but with the heads and now the inks the technology ‘inside’ is all Ricoh,” said Chatelard at the digital show. 


The 1,200dpi 4100 is capable of 33m2/hr and is available in either 1,371mm or 1,620mm widths. Image: FESPA Digital 2016

“We are very determined as part of our commercial print initiative to expand and that’s why it’s a good time to be at FESPA. There will be dramatic growth for sure, we start small but we already have big plans,” Chatelard added.

“We are very serious about wide-format and we will be a serious competitor in the near future.”

“We will expand, over the course of this year we will introduce additional things. We will also leverage our direct sales and service channel – our infrastructure in Europe is huge.”

While initially the 4100 will be sold direct, Chatelard said the firm was looking to also establish a reseller network. He also hinted that wider machines and also flatbeds were on the horizon, as well as high-end, high-productivity machines.