Color Inkjet Printers offer alternative to laser technology.

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Aficio GX e3300N and GX e3350N use GelSprinter(TM) technology with bi-directional, waterproof, fast-drying viscous gel ink that eliminates smudging, blurring, bleed-through, and curling. Along with automatic duplexing and permanent print heads, features include standard 250-sheet paper tray and optional 100-sheet multi-bypass tray. Characteristics include print speeds to 29 ppm, 35 sec warm-up times, first print speeds of 7.5 sec or less, and image quality up to 3,600 x 1,200 dpi.



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Ricoh Introduces Aficio GX E3300n/GX E3350n GelSprinter(TM) Color Printers



Next Generation System Offers High-Quality Inkjet Printing with Environmental Benefits

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 25 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the availability of its Ricoh Aficio GX e3300N/GX e3350N GelSprinter(TM) color inkjet series, designed to provide an affordable, high-quality, duplexing alternative to color laser technology or consumer inkjets in small offices, workgroups, and classrooms. The new Aficio GX e3300N/GX e3350N printers use next generation GelSprinter technology that incorporates a waterproof, fast-drying viscous gel ink to eliminate smudging, blurring, bleed-through and curling for professional results.

In today's challenging economic climate, companies are looking to increase productivity without impacting costs. The network-ready GelSprinters support workgroups with print speeds up to 29 pages-per-minute, 35-second warm-up times, and first print speeds of 7.5 seconds or less. The standard 250-Sheet Paper Tray allows for minimal interruption with the option of a 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass tray for heavy-stock paper that allows for banner prints up to 51 inches long.

Affordability can be found with the improved Economy Color Mode, delivering crisp text and color graphics for about the same cost-per-page as a black & white print. Additional cost savings are realized with automatic duplexing, high-capacity print cartridges, and bi-directional ink, all contributing to the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

As more companies look to "green" their offices, the Ricoh Aficio GX e3300N/GX e3350N series features a wide range of environmental attributes to satisfy the most environmentally conscious customers, without compromising productivity. Landfill waste is reduced as the printers use permanent print heads and its consumables qualify for Ricoh's recycling programs. Additionally, the Ricoh Aficio GX e3300N/GX e3350N series requires only 36 watts of electricity when printing, making it ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 compliant.

"As the latest in the evolution of GelSprinter printers, the Ricoh Aficio GX e3300N/GX e3350N series allows businesses to increase their color printing workflow, while being conscious of their impact on the environment," said Matt Sakauchi, vice president, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation.

The Aficio GX e3300N directly replaces the Aficio GX3000 and is Ricoh's newest color printer with standard duplexing. In addition to improved image quality (up to 3600 x 1200 dpi) using a new viscous ink formula, this model adds an Ethernet interface to its standard feature set, making this RPCS model a better choice for single users with basic general office printing needs, including some duplexing.

In addition, the Aficio GX e3350N directly replaces the Aficio GX3050N. With all the same features and specifications as the Aficio GX e3300N, this model adds PCL 5c and PCL 6 page description languages and drivers, making it an ideal color printer for larger workgroups with more sophisticated printing applications.

Both printers are competitively priced at $179.00 US for the Aficio GX e3300N, and $249.00 US for the Aficio GX e3350N.

To learn more about Ricoh's full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.

Ricoh Americas 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 Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Ricoh Priport DX 4545 Specifications

Main Unit Specifications

Configuration: Desktop

Technology: On-demand Piezo Inkjet System

Ink Type: Pigment-based (All four colors)

Resolution: True 300 x 150 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi, 600 x 300 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi, 600 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi, Maximum: 3600 x 1200 dpi equivalent

Print Speed* (Letter): Black & White: 29 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 29 pages-per-minute
*Speed based on High Speed Draft Mode (300 x 150 dpi).

Laser Quality Speed** (Letter): Black & White: 12 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 11.7 pages-per-minute
**Using RPCS Driver. Print speed may vary based on print job and print configuration.

Warm-Up Time: 35 seconds or less

First Print Speed: Black & White: 6.0 seconds or less
Full-Color: 7.5 seconds or less

Paper Sizes: Standard Tray and Multi-Bypass Tray:
Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), EXE (7.25" x 10.5"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), Half Letter (5.5 x 8.5"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.2" x 5.8")
Standard Tray: Custom (Width: 3.5" - 8.5", Length: 5.5" - 14")
Multi-Bypass Tray: Custom: (Width: 2.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.5" - 14")

Paper Weight: Standard Tray: 16 - 43 lb.
Bond/90 lb. Index (60 - 163 g/m(2))
Multi-Bypass Tray: 16 - 68 lb.
Bond/140 lb. Index (60 - 255 g/m(2))

Standard Paper Supply: 250-Sheet Tray

Optional Paper Supply: 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity: 350 sheets

Automatic Duplexing: Standard (Approx. 80% of the rated simplex speed in Speed Priority Mode)

Output Capacity: 150 sheets (Face up)

Acceptable Paper Types
Standard: Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*, Glossy Paper*, Postcards, Inkjet Postcards, Envelopes*
Multi-Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*, Glossy Paper*, Postcards, Envelopes*, Thick Paper**
*Simplex mode only
**Supports 42 lb. - 68 lb. Bond only

Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.5" x 19.1" x 10.2" (420 mm x 485 mm x 259 mm)

Weight: 30.8 lb. (14 kg)

Power Requirements: 100 - 120V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption: 36W or less

Energy Saver Mode: 7W or less

Safety Regulations: UL/CSA60950, FCC Class B ENERGY STAR version 1.1

Print Controller Specifications

CPU
GX e3300N: 192MHz
GX e3350N: 400MHz

Memory
GX e3300N: 16 MB RAM
Standard/Maximum
GX e3350N: 64 MB RAM
Standard/Maximum

Fonts
GX e3300N: Host-based
GX e3350N: 45 PCL, 13 International

Printer Languages/Drivers
GX e3300N: RPCS
GX e3350N: RPCS, PCL 5c, PCL 6

Standard Interfaces: USB 1.1/2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX

Network Protocols: TCP/IP

Supported Environments: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2003/2008, Mac OS X v.10.3+, Citrix MetaFrame

Software Utilities: Web Image Monitor
SmartDevice Monitor
@Remote

Hardware Options

Capacity: 100 sheets

Acceptable Paper Size: 2.1" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 51"

Acceptable Paper Weight: 16 - 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (60 - 255 g/m(2))

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.9" x 13.7" x 9.2" (253.6 mm x 348.7 mm x 233.1 mm)

Weight: 5.5 lb. (2.5kg)

CONTACT: Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2172
Linda.Montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

Jessy Trejo
Peppercom
(212) 931-6134
jtrejo@peppercom.com

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