03 November 2020
RICOH, a leading provider of workplace technology, has launched the high-end IM C8000 A3 colour multifunction printer (MFP) featuring a range of smart applications, enhancements and software which enable businesses to deliver a great customer experience while achieving workplace efficiency.
The RICOH IM C8000 MFP offers impressive speeds of up to 80 ppm (pages per minute) in colour or black and white, resulting in high quality colour prints and performance, helping users to increase productivity and efficiency. Colour functionality can be made more impactful by being able to produce clear text and brilliant colour images of up to 2,400 x 4,800dpi resolution.
The device also supports jobs being completed on time and within budget with a range of optional multiple finisher options with near production like finishing for folding, stapling, punching and sorting. As well as meeting everyday imaging needs, the IM C8000 can produce high quality customer-facing collateral, such as brochures and mailing pieces. Smaller sized documents can also be scanned easily with the new small sized paper scan units.
The intuitive, new generation, user-friendly 10.1-inch Smart Operation Panel allows users to navigate with simple touch and swipe gestures similar to a smartphone. The device can also easily scan documents directly to email and folders to reduce paper consumption at a speed of 240ipm (images per minute) through the single pass document feeder (SPDF). Users can improve fast scanning accuracy by simply adding an extra double feed detection unit.
A variety of mobile connectivity options, including the RICOH Smart Device Connector App enables remote printing as well as scanning to the office network or cloud from any smart device with built-in support for NFC, Apple AirPrint or Mopria. All this is underpinned by a unique suite of support apps from RICOH Smart Integration.
In addition, users no longer need to purchase new equipment to meet changing document needs as their business grows. RICOH Always Current Technology allows new features to be installed on the existing RICOH IM C8000 on demand. Users simply select from a range of smart applications, enhancements and software to manage document needs as they change.
Mobile workers can interact seamlessly with the intelligent technology. To make their lives easier, the IM C8000 wakes up on approach utilising its built-in motion sensor, and to save time, double sided originals are scanned in a single pass and can be uploaded directly to a variety of cloud-based services, including Dropbox, Google Drive and Office 365.
Security is also enhanced with an optional card reader which can be installed giving users the ability to restrict access to certain features, such as set print quotas. Locked Print functionality keeps unattended documents from being left in output trays
Energy efficiency is also highly regarded with the IM C8000 featuring a Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) value that is three time less than that of its predecessor model (MP C8003SP).
Peter Georghiou, Senior Product Marketing Manager of RICOH Australia, said, “We are excited to bring the IM C8000 to market here in Australia. Customers will benefit from a winning combination of being able to produce high quality brochures and mailing pieces in-house while having the opportunity to digitise and upload critical direct to the cloud.
“At the same time, the rich feature functionality in speed, simplicity, flexibility, scalability will help our customers deliver a great customer experience in the post-pandemic period by embracing the latest digital technology while supporting their own focus on business operation productivity.”