Ricoh Corporation Enhances Color Printer Line with Introduction of the Ricoh G7500


WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Nov. 22 /-- Ricoh Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Ricoh G7500, a versatile color laser printer that provides a cost-effective document management solution for small businesses at surprisingly fast print speeds.

Documents as large as 11" x 17" can oftentimes slow down the printing process, reducing productivity and efficiency overall. The motive behind the development of the Ricoh G7500 was to create a color printer that was able to print larger, high-quality color or black and white documents quickly while keeping costs down and performance up. The Ricoh G7500 minimizes the wait time associated with printing due to a fast first print speed of less than nine seconds, allowing more time to be focused on other tasks at-hand. The incorporated GelSprinter Wide Print Head enables untraditional size paper to be printed at a fast speed of 20 pages per minutes (ppm) letter size, keeping up with the demands of busy business environments.

Keeping costs down is a constant mission in the business world. The Ricoh G7500 is able to minimize costs by reducing nearly half the amount of ink used to print graphics and images, printing documents on both sides of each sheet - - cutting paper usage in half -- and utilizing long-lasting print head and ink cartridges that empty completely. Additionally, quality is not compromised due to the lower costs as the Ricoh G7500 produces crisp and clear color images up to 1,200 x 1,200 with quick-drying GelSprinter "viscous ink" technology.

"Ricoh recognizes that high-quality does not necessarily have to correlate with high-cost," said Hede Nonaka, vice president of marketing for Ricoh Corporation. "The Ricoh G7500 allows small businesses to maximize printing potential with crisp, laser-quality prints, without spending a fortune -- keeping operations running smoothly and cost-effectively."

Ricoh is leading the charge with the development of environment-friendly products, and the G7500 is no exception. Energy Star compliant, the G7500 exemplifies Ricoh's longstanding commitment to developing office solutions with superior energy and supply saving features including power-saving sleep modes, duplex modes, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions.

The Ricoh G7500 is now available at a suggested retail price of $749.00.

About Ricoh Corporation

Ricoh Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 69-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2004 sales in excess of $17 billion, a 1.9 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 2004, Ricoh Corporation sales exceeded $2.9 billion, an increase of 6.9 percent over the previous year.

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

  Ricoh G7500

Main Unit/Controller
Configuration: Desktop
Technology On Demand Piezo Inkjet System
Duty Cycle Up to 10,000 pages per month
Resolution 300 x 300 dpi (2 bit) 600 x 600
dpi (2 bit) 1,200 x 1,200 dpi(2
bit) Maximum 3,600 x 1,200 dpi
equivalent
Maximum Printing Speed 20 prints per minutes B/W and
color (Letter, Simplex) Duplex
printing speed is approximately
80% of Simplex speed
First Print Speed B/W: 6.5 seconds or less
Color: 9 seconds or less
Warm-up Time 38 seconds or less
Paper Handling: Standard 250-sheet Paper Tray
1-sheet Bypass Tray
Automatic Duplexing
Paper Handling Optional 500-sheet Paper Tray
Acceptable Paper Sizes: Standard Tray 8.5" x 5.5" to 11" x 17"
Acceptable Paper Sizes: Bypass 8.5" x 5.5" to 12" x 18"
Acceptable Paper Sizes: Duplexing 11" x 17" Maximum Duplex Size
Acceptable Paper Types Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper,
Recycled Paper, Semi-Gloss,
Photographic Paper,
Transparencies, Envelopes
Output Capacity 150 sheets (face up)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.25" x 21.92" x 9.84"
Weight 31.3 lb.
Power Source 100-120V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 35W or less w/Optional PFU
Safety Regulations UL60950, FCC Class B, Energy
Star Compliant
Controller Specifications
Memory 16 MB RAM Standard/Maximum
Printer Languages Ricoh RPCS Raster
Standard Interfaces USB 1.1
USB 2.0
Network Protocols TCP/IP IPX/SPX
Operating Systems Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
Drivers RPCS: Windows
95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP/Server
2003

Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com

Source: Ricoh Corporation

CONTACT: Russell Marchetta, Ricoh Corporation, +1-973-882-2075, russell.marchetta@ricoh-usa.com; Laura Bower, Peppercom, +1-212-931-6127, lbower@peppercom.com

Web site: www.ricoh-usa.com/

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