Duplicator offers duplex printing.

Press Release Summary:

With ability to print 2-sided documents with speed of 240 images/minute, Priport DX 4640PD digital printer features printing speed of 60-135 sheets/minute for 8.5 x 11 in. sizes and 60-120 sheets/minute for 11 x 17 in. sizes. Other features include 6 reduction and 5 enlargement ratios, 50-200% zoom, and scanning and printing resolutions of 600 x 400 and 400 x 400 dpi. Duplicator is equipped with network connectivity and includes TX4955 CPU running at 300 MHz with 128 Mb RAM.

Original Press Release:

Ricoh Americas Corporation Introduces Priport DX 4640PD Digital Duplicator

The World's First Duplex Printing Duplicator

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 11 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Priport DX 4640PD. As the world's first duplex digital express printer, the Priport DX 4640PD combines high-speed printing with outstanding image quality to improve output efficiency and lower costs for businesses with routinely long print runs. This reliable, user-friendly system sets a new standard for affordable, high-volume productivity.

The Priport DX 4640PD's duplex capability greatly increases the convenience and time-efficiency of printing two-sided documents. Traditional duplicators require a multiple-step process for double-sided printing. The paper feeding mechanism, designed exclusively for duplex printing, streamlines the process and eliminates the need for ink drying and paper realignment, reducing the time required for double-sided printing by 43 percent. The new main motor produces a maximum print speed for two-sided documents of 240 images per minute (ipm), almost doubling the output of traditional digital duplicators.

The main advantage digital duplicators provide as compared to printers is lower cost-per-prints (CPP) and higher speed. The Priport DX 4640PD's duplex printing capabilities lower the CPP significantly more than one-sided duplicators, thereby reducing a company's overhead over the long-term. The high speed output means less time wasted waiting for long print runs to be completed. Furthermore, the Priport DX 4640PD lowers an organization's use of consumables for large print large jobs, improving overall efficiency and, in turn, increasing profits.

The Priport DX 4640PD offers several other features including document storage and password protection security. The duplicator also is equipped with standard network connectivity and is compatible with Ricoh's @Remote System, which is an internet-based tool for remote management of networked printers and multifunction products.

"Traditionally, digital duplicators are known for their speed, exceptional cost performance and easy operation," said Ron Potesky, vice president of Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "By developing the world's first duplex duplicator, Ricoh has significantly enhanced dual-sided printing speed, convenience and CPP, taking the digital duplicator market to the next level."

The suggested retail price for the Priport DX 4640PD's is $17,500. 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 71-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 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'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 Americas Corporation directly or through its subsidiaries markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $3 billion.

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

Ricoh Priport DX 4640PD Specifications

   General Specifications
Master Processing Digital/Printer controller
Printing Process Press Roller System
Original Type Sheets, Book
Original Size Maximum 11.8"x 17.0"
Pixel Density Scanning: 600 dpi x 400 dpi
Image Density 4 levels: Lighter, Normal, Dark,
Very Dark
Reproduction Ratio 6 Reduction and 5 Enlargement:
50%, 65%, 74%, 77%, 85%, 93%,
100%, 121%, 129%, 155%, 200%
Zoom 50-200%
Printing Area 10.8" x 16.6"
Print Paper Size Maximum: 12.8" x 17.6"
Print Paper Weight 13 lb. Bond- 110 lb. Index
First Print Time Portrait: 12 seconds
Printing Speed 60-135 sheets/minute for 8.5"x
11" and below (6 levels) 60-120
sheets/minute for 11" x 17" (5
Paper Feed Table Capacity 1,000 sheets
Paper Delivery Table Capacity 1,000 sheets
Power Source 120V, 60Hz
Maximum Recording Width

General Features of Printer Controller
CPU TX4955-300MHz
RAM 128 MB
Hard Disk Drive Option
Print Resolution 400 dpi x 400 dpi
Fonts RCPC: Arial
PS3: 136 Adobe PostScript fonts
Host Interface Ethernet
USB 2.0
IEEE802.11b (Wireless LAN)
Interface (Option)
Parallel Port IEEE1284 (Option)
Network Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBEUI,
MIB Support PrinterMIB

Controller Options
Extension HDD Type 1 For document storage
Memory Unit Type C SDRAM
Post Script 3 Board Type 2 Module type ROM DIMM
IEE 802.11b I/F Unit Type 1 Protocol TCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPX/SPX,
Data Transfer Speed Auto select from below speed
1 Mbps, 2Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 11 Mbps
Frequency Range 2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Transmission Mode 802.11 ad-hoc, ad-hoc, and
infrastructure mode
IEEE 1284 Parallel Board Standard IEEE 1284 compliant
Micro Centronics 36 pin cable

Source: Ricoh Americas Corporation


Russell Marchetta of Ricoh Americas Corporation,



Web site: www.ricoh-usa.com/

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