Ricoh's new Pro C901/C901S Graphic Arts Edition set to fully integrate with CREO's new C-81 Color Controller
CHICAGO - The Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) of Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced the continuation of its strategic relationship with Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group. The implementation of the new CREO C-81 Color Server with the RICOH® Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition is the next evolution of this relationship. Ricoh's new Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition will offer CREO's Color Controller C-81, which will provide open connectivity to digital workflows, putting the power of an existing PRINERGY Digital Workflow System within Ricoh products.
"CREO has over 30 years of leadership experience in graphic arts," stated Carl Joachim, vice president of marketing for PPBG, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Ricoh's continued relationship with CREO will underscore both companies' ability to deliver full color and imaging needs to customers while continuing to optimize workflow solutions to a multitude of digital production printers and presses."
CREO Color Servers feature color consistency, powerful processing, and compatibility across all avenues of printing. The Color Controller C-81, which features built-in qualities such as SMS and email notification, support for the ADOBE PDF Print Engine 2, and JDF connectivity for integration within Graphic Arts workflows, will help customers increase productivity and improve flexibility while continuing to boost profits.
"This is the second time Ricoh has chosen a CREO Color Server to drive its flagship engines," says Chris O'Connor, Vice President, Global Business Group for Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group. "We are pleased that our professional color management and open connectivity for an integrated, automated workflow continues to serve our partner and their customers with excellence."
The CREO C-81, which also offers a fast learning curve for immediate use and error reduction, out-of-the-box color and image control, market-leading document printing features and advanced built-in Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities, will be unveiled with the new Ricoh Pro C901/C901S Graphic Arts Edition during GRAPH EXPO at the Ricoh booth, # 2017. Full availability of the new CREO C-81 Color Controller will begin in early first quarter, 2011.
About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 billion.
Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software 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 offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.
About Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group
Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group develops high-performance CREO Color Servers and workflow solutions for a wide range of digital production printers and presses. CREO Color Servers offer the digital printing industry leading workflow connectivity solutions. They utilize intelligent, JDF-enabled automation of all print-production steps to help drive business performance and profit.
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