Ricoh has revealed another installation of its Pro Z75 B2 inkjet press, at Dutch personalised gift specialist Yoursurprise, where it enabled the production and delivery of 50,000 customised gifts every day in the busy December period.

Yoursurprise has been working in exclusive partnerships with well-known brand owners for personalised packaging, where the demand for print quality is rising. The 18 year-old business has relationships with brands in luxury food and drink from chocolate to whisky and the quality of samples from the Pro Z75’s beta installation at Heeter in the US was key to the purchase decision.

Production manager Bartjan Van Damme explained, ‘Colour quality and consistency are very important to our partners. And this is where the Ricoh Pro Z75 really excels – even though we do not have professional print operators running the press. That says a lot about the high level of automation of this machine, and its user friendliness.

‘We have really been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Pro Z75. Its ability to handle B2+ (585 x 750mm) sized substrates allows us to further innovate and accelerate growth.’

Nico Veenendaal, director of business & gifts development, said that the B2+ format allows the development and addition of completely new products. He added, ‘Its speed of 4500sph ensures high production capacity, making it easy to manage peak moments. This opens a whole new chapter for us.’

Mr. Veenendaal further noted, ‘Ricoh has been listening very carefully to the market demands and needs before developing this B2 inkjet press to enable innovative businesses like Yoursurprise to keep pushing the limits and prosper,’ and confirmed taht the investment cements the business ethos at Yoursurprise: ‘Sales, process automation and print production – all add up to a highly successful business model.’