Wide Format Digital Printer is designed for compact spaces.

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Measuring 42.5 x 28.3 x 48.5 in. with its 2-roll feed table, Aficio® SP W2470 produces black and white documents with 600 dpi resolution at speeds to 4.5 ppm. Open architecture controller lets users utilize web printing GUI to access network directories/files, build print jobs, and send them to printer IP address. In addition to 3 cutting options, desktop electro-photographic printer supports immediate, sample, on-demand, and password-protected printing.

Original Press Release:

Ricoh Introduces the Aficio SP W2470 Wide Format Digital Printer

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., Oct. 11 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio(R) SP W2470 wide format digital printer. Designed for compact spaces, the Aficio SP W2470 delivers two roll paper feeding and a large range of capabilities that help improve productivity while keeping the total cost of ownership low.

The Aficio SP W2470 printer brings improved productivity to small office environments. It produces sharp, high quality black & white documents at 600 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution and has the ability to stamp documents with dates, page numbers, headers and footers prior to printing, storing, or retrieving them for reprinting. Additionally, handling large print runs is easy with the 50-sheet output and 40-sheet bottom stackers, while changing the paper is effortless due to the flange-based roll-paper changing and optional paper cassette tray.

The full-front clamshell design of the Aficio SP W2470 provides quick and easy access to consumables, and the unique open architecture controller allows users to utilize the simple, intuitive Web Printing GUI to access network directories/files, build print jobs and send them to the printer IP address for fast, versatile printing. Print drivers supporting Windows, Postscript and AutoCAD files are also standard. For added convenience, users can print immediately, print a sample document, hold the print job on the hard drive for print on demand, and password protect a document for authorized printing.

"The development of the Aficio SP W2470 printer provides all the print functions found in large production houses combined into a single compact unit," said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The Aficio SP W2470 offers small business environments big printing capabilities that improve their competitive edge while keeping costs down."

Upholding the highest standard of security, the Aficio SP W2470 printer allows users to password protect documents with Windows Authentication as well as prevent unauthorized recall of sensitive data by completely erasing it from the hard drive with optional Data Overwrite Security.

The suggested retail price for the Aficio SP W2470 is $15,203. 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, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.

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, production printing products 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 network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 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.

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

Ricoh Aficio SP W2470 Specifications

Engine Specifications

Configuration: Desktop

Printing Process: Electro-photographic printing

Paper Source: 2 Roll Paper Feed Table (required) 250-Sheet Paper Cassette Tray (optional)

Resolution (dpi): 600 x 600 dpi

Printing Speed: 4.5 ppm; 2.36 ips (D-size)

First Print Speed: 34 seconds (E-size)

Warm-Up Time: Less than 120 seconds

Dimensions (WxDxH): 42.5" x 25" x 21" (Mainframe only) 42.5" x 28.3" x 48.5" (Mainframe w/2 roll feed table)

Weight: 235 lbs.(Mainframe only) 389.3 (Mainframe w/2 roll feed table)

Grayscale Printing: 2 levels

Cutting Method: Synchronized, preset cut, variable cut

Memory Capacity: 512 MB

Hard Drive Capacity: 80 GB

Print Exits: Top: 50 sheets (Plain Paper D-Size LEF) Bottom: 40 sheets (Plain Paper E-Size SEF)

Power Source: 120V 15A 60Hz

Supported Drivers: RPCS, PostScript 3 (emulation), HDI

Supported File Formats: PDF, HP-GL 1 / 2, TIFF, CALS, HP-RTL

Operating Systems Driver Support: RPCS: Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server PostScript, MAC OS 6-10.1 or later

Ricoh Web Site: www.ricoh-usa.com

Russell Marchetta
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2075

Laura Bower
(212) 931-6127

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