drupa 2024 surpassed all expectations for Ricoh

25 Jun 2024

Multiple orders taken, high volume of interest expressed, many successful meetings held, and fruitful partnerships strengthened during the 11 day show.

TOKYO, June 25, 2024 – drupa 2024 surpassed all expectations for Ricoh with more than 100 orders agreed across all inkjet, toner, software, and industrial printhead technologies.

Drupa 2024Ricoh’s presence at drupa 2024 surpassed expectations with significant deals agreed across all technologies

Unsurprisingly interest in Ricoh’s groundbreaking inkjet systems was high with visitors keen to see how the RICOH Pro™ VC80000 high speed web fed press and the RICOH Pro™ Z75 B2 sheetfed aqueous inkjet press, the Dragon, could take their print to the next level.

Print mass customisation leader Cimpress chose to invest in a Pro VC80000 to broaden application expertise and streamline production while Sattler Media Group GmbH in Germany confirmed its commitment to inkjet technology Co-innovation with Ricoh following highly successful beta testing of the same system. And Saudi Arabian dealer ''SAMIR Group'' ordered a Pro Z75 for Efad Group/Fekrah Press.

Ricoh’s webfed inkjet platforms also received further acknowledgement for their innovative production capabilities in the form of the number one market share position for high speed continuous feed inkjet systems globally for 2023 in the IDC Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (Calendar 2023).

While interest in inkjet was to be expected, Ricoh was delighted by the excitement surrounding its toner-based presses. The RICOH Pro™ C9500, RICOH Pro™ C7500 and RICOH Pro™ C5300 attracted big crowds and ultimately a high volume of deals over 150 units ordered by a diverse range of buyers from around the world.

Koji Miyao, President, Ricoh Graphic Communications & Senior Corporate Officer, says: “Ricoh’s participation in drupa was extremely successful. It was very exciting and rewarding to see so many orders signed for our groundbreaking inkjet, toner-based, software, and industrial printhead technologies. We look forward to supporting those new and existing clients in making a great return on their Ricoh investments. It was also a wonderful honour and privilege to connect with so many valued clients and partners throughout the show with whom we enjoyed sharing our powerful sustainability and Co-innovation stories.“