Ricoh has introduced extended colour gamut versions of its roll-fed wide format latex Pro L5160 printers thanks to the addition of orange and green inks.

The Ricoh Pro L5160e and 5130e are variants of the existing non ‘e’-suffixed models that add green and orange inks to give what Ricoh calls ‘a significantly extended colour gamut compared to existing technology’.  The 1.6 and 1.3m width 1200dpi eight-channel printers can also run in double CMYK for increased productivity or CMYK plus with for transfer materials, metallic or dark substrates. Throughput in four colour mode is up to 47.6sqm/hr for outdoor display work or 25sqm/hr for indoor applications that are viewed more closely.

The increased colour gamut enables the printers to accurately reproduce some of the more vivid Pantone and other brand colours, though Ricoh has not attempted to quantify this as some vendors do. The printers have an auto-cleaning function to maximise uptime and the low print temperature allows for a wider range of media as well as contributing to lower energy consumption. Ricoh’s latex ink is Greenguard certified for sustainability.

Graham Kennedy, director, Industrial Print, at Ricoh Europe, said: ‘The ability of the orange and green inks to allow operations to accurately produce Pantone, brand colours and skin tones enables high quality production versatility on a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. These new models support PSPs in the expansion of their creative services and offer a new level of production flexibility for display specialists.’

The Ricoh Pro L5100e models will be available in Europe from 1 December.