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Ricoh Corporation Aligns with Tameran to Enhance Solutions for Wide Format Documents

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 19 // -- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, and Tameran Graphic Systems, Inc., the premier supplier of automated folding and finishing systems for wide format documents, today announced Tameran's entry into the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program. Tameran's Printfold Series of automated in-line and off-line folders for wide format documents and its SureStak High Capacity Stacker are compatible with all of Ricoh's wide format printing systems.

Ricoh and Tameran view this alliance as a means of providing customers with the most productive and cost-effective solutions for folding and offloading their wide format documents. Tameran's Printfold 2500 in-line folder easily integrates directly with Ricoh's wide format printers and automatically folds prints into portrait, landscape or bookfold packets. The Printfold 2500 is available in a variety of speed ranges and is designed to eliminate the labor required to hand fold printouts. The SureStak High Capacity Stacker enhances printer productivity with its 1,000 sheet capacity offload for A through E-size prints. By offloading up to 1000 prints, the SureStak enables jobs to run unattended, freeing up time for users to complete other tasks. The SureStak automatically adjusts to any speed printer and accepts several types of media including bond, vellum, tracing paper and film.

Ricoh currently offers three wide format printers, the Aficio 240W, Aficio 470W and the Aficio 480W. These printers work seamlessly with the Printfold 2500 and the SureStak High Capacity Stacker, greatly increasing the printers' finishing capabilities.

"We are pleased to jointly offer cost-effective printing and finishing solutions for the wide format market," said David Wise, vice president of sales and marketing, Tameran Graphic Systems, Inc. "Working together with Ricoh enables us to provide wide format users with the latest capabilities so that they can obtain excellence in performance and reliability and achieve the versatility, flexibility and productivity desired in a finishing solution."

Ricoh's Alliance Program encourages leading software companies, content management systems integrators and consulting companies to work together with Ricoh to provide innovative and effective software, digital imaging and content/document management solutions for the business community. The Alliance Program was created for companies whose products and technologies can integrate with and support the competitive stance of Ricoh products and solutions in the marketplace.

There are two divisions within the Alliance Program, the Strategic Alliance Program and the Technology Alliance Program. Tameran has joined the Technology Alliance Program, which is comprised of third party software and hardware companies who specialize in niche solution offerings that complement Ricoh hardware and software technologies.

"Aligning with a company such as Tameran reinforces our goal of providing customers with total document management solutions to help streamline business operations and reduce costs. We are extremely pleased to have Tameran as a member of the Ricoh Technology Alliance Program and look forward to developing our relationship further in the future," said Hede Nonaka, senior vice president, Document Solution and Services Division, Ricoh Corporation.

About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 70-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2005 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh's line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh's document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2005, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion, an increase of 8.1 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at

Tameran Graphic Systems, Inc.

More information about Tameran Graphic Systems, Inc. and its products for enhancing document distribution and preservation can be accessed at

Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Corporation
(973) 882-2075

Mary Jeanne Wise
Tameran Graphic Systems, Inc.
(440) 349-7100 ext 3043

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