CFI opts for high quality inkjet and chooses Ricoh Pro* VC60000

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CFI opts for high quality inkjet and chooses Ricoh Pro™
Enabling transfer from offset to digital for personalised magazine covers,
direct mail and more
Ricoh Europe, London, 15 December 2015 – CFI Technologies, part of La Galiote Prenant
Group, has become the first operation in France to choose Ricoh’s pioneering Ricoh Pro
VC60000 continuous feed production inkjet press, and the investment is expected to be the
cornerstone of its production future.
The €100 million turnover La Galiote Prenent Group consists of six companies and is a leader
in web offset production. It has more than 50 years’ experience and the fastest web press in
the Paris region at 70,000 rph. The Ricoh Pro VC60000 has been installed at digital division
CFI Technologies. This €15 million turnover direct mail specialist has 17 direct mail lines. With
its 105 employees, it also offers data management, web-to-print services and book production
using a multi-vendor production platform.
“We wanted a high volume digital solution that would compete with offset printing,” explains
CFI Technologies Chairman, Jérôme Binet. “We were looking for a digital press that enabled
us to increase our digital printing volume by moving offset production to this kind of technology.
We evaluated the Ricoh Pro VC60000 by running a number of different print tests. We also
reviewed production inkjet presses from a range of other manufacturers during our due
diligence process.”
A key application for CFI is the production of personalised magazine covers for corporate
publications, requiring excellent print quality and the ability to use a wide variety of substrates.
Gilles De Rouen, Director of Development, Web and Digital, adds, “What stood out for us with
the Ricoh Pro VC60000 when compared to other available production inkjet presses was its
print quality in relation to the price per impression. It also gave us the substrate flexibility we
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needed to be able to produce magazine and book covers as well as a broad array of other
applications to increase the level of offset transfer even more. Our new Ricoh Pro VC60000
will be a vital element of our print production portfolio, enabling us to enhance variable data
print for direct marketing and direct mail, as well as increase the level of innovation we are
able to offer for magazines, newsletters, booklets, flyers and letters, with both great quality
and the ability to personalise any of these.”
Pictured from left to right: Jérôme Binet, Chairman CFI Technologies and
Enrique Calabuig, General Director Ricoh France
Speaking about the relationship with Ricoh, Mr. Binet comments, “Also important in the
decision process was choosing a partner that could not only provide us with a press, but also
with strategic advice, innovative ideas and excellent technical support. It has been a real
pleasure to discover how efficient and knowledgeable Ricoh’s sales, marketing and technical
teams are. The partnership is working so well that we consider Ricoh to be much, much more
than simply a supplier.”
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“We are excited to be partnering with this prestigious and innovative company,” said Graham
Moore, Director, Business Development, Ricoh Europe. “They clearly have their fingers on the
pulse of the industry and are very well educated about printing technology as their multi-vendor
environment demonstrates. We look forward to continuing to work with them as they transform
their business and spur additional business growth through the capabilities that the Pro
VC60000 provides.”
The versatile full colour Pro VC60000 is powered by the TotalFlow Print Server R600A, Ricoh’s
own Digital Front End. It was developed to meet the needs of demanding graphic arts
environments and applications with a particular eye on print quality, in particular for uses such
as magazine and book covers. With Ricoh-developed long-lasting print heads and high
viscosity water-based pigment inks, it achieves a physical resolution of up to 1200x1200 dpi
with dynamic variable drop size within each pixel to provide significant additional perceived
print quality. It can run at nearly 100,000 A4 images per hour and provides support for
uncoated, coated offset, digital, treated and recycled papers.
-EndsRicoh at drupa 2016
Ricoh will bring a range of products and services to drupa 2016 that will enable print service
providers to accelerate their business transformation. Solutions on display will open new
opportunities and routes to greater productivity and profitability for forward-thinking print
professionals. Ricoh will also be bringing the Pro VC60000 to the show. The world’s largest
printing trade fair is scheduled for 31 May to 10 June at the Messe Duesseldorf, Germany, and
Ricoh will again be located in Hall 8a.
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