The Ricoh Pro 8100S, the Pro 8110S and the Pro 8120S are targeted at inplants, print-for-pay operations, digital printers and data centres. They will be commercially available in late August.

“Demand for colour continues to grow but a productive, versatile monochrome press remains an essential asset for business-critical applications,” said executive vice president Peter Williams.

“These include the transactional printing of bills, invoices, statements, trans-promotional materials and other variable data printing applications.

The new machines will replace the Pro 907EXP, the Pro 1107EXP and the Pro 1357EXP and are based on the technology of the Pro C751 and C901 series. Prices will be released at commercial launch.

Output speeds are up to 95, 110 and 135 pages per minute for the Pro 8100S, 8110s and 8120S models respectively and they have duty cycles of up to three million.

The manufacturer said its laser technology provided a resolution of 1,200dpi x 4,800dpi from a 40-beam laser for better registration and more accurate fill for sharper text and smoother graphics.

Additionally, mechanical registration meanwhile has been developed for the three machines to provide precise front-to-back registration alignment, compensating for media expansion and contraction during the duplexing process, which helps for postcards, glossy brochures or any other registration-critical two-sided document.

The Pro 8100S series supports a range of inline finishing options, with booklet making, ring binder and perfect binder solutions. These include the GBC StreamPunch and Plockmatic Bookletmaker to ensure customisable inline finishing capabilities.