Ricoh inks deal with Designtex as its first North American beta site

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced that Designtex will become a premier beta site for the just announced RICOH Pro T7210, the company said.

This newest addition to Ricoh´s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group´s portfolio enables businesses like Designtex to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses such as walls, windows and seating.

Designtex, the company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment, boasts an evolving catalog of more than 8,000 materials. A recognized innovator, the company is known for its rigorous and dedicated approach to research and development of textiles and wallcoverings with reduced environmental impact. Designtex designs are used by corporations, government and private institutions, education, retail, hospitality and healthcare environments, as well as entertainment and sporting arenas in the United States and around the world.

The RICOH Pro T7210 is a wide-format flatbed printer designed to bring low-maintenance reliability and ease-of-use to the decorative-printing market. Leveraging Ricoh´s innovative, patented inkjet printheads, the new RICOH Pro T7210 offers customers the ability to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses, with support for substrates up to 4.3 inches thick with a print size of 6.9 feet by 10.5 feet.

That large print area allows users to print on one four-foot-by-eight-foot board or a variety of pre-cut pieces. A media gap sensor automatically adjusts table height to accommodate media of various thicknesses. These features combine to allow users to print directly on a variety of materials that may traditionally be considered too unwieldy to print on directly, such as wall coverings, flooring, furniture and tile, saving time, labor and resources.

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.