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Ricoh named as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

Ricoh has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for the RICOH Ri 100.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

The RICOH Ri 100 fits easily on desks and counters, combining with its ease-of-use to make it a perfect fit for environments not traditionally dedicated to print, such as souvenir shops and small businesses. Leveraging technology from Ricoh and AnaJet, a Ricoh company, this newest printer puts the power of Direct to Garment (DTG) printing directly in the hands of these organizations and allows for cost-effective one-off prints and short runs that help ensure supply meets demand. Users can choose between ready-out-of-the-box design software or simple integration with existing design tools. The RICOH Ri 100 prints simply and safely at up to 1,200 x 1,200 dpi in vivid mode, leveraging Ricoh’s industry standard-setting printheads and modular drop-size technology. MSRP for the RICOH Ri 100, heating unit, software and other accessories will be less than $5,000, significantly lower than that of traditional DTG printers.

“Today’s organizations are constantly on the lookout for new ways to engage customers and develop brand loyalty, and Ricoh and AnaJet are committed to developing innovations to help them do just that,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “The RICOH Ri 100 makes hitting that goal easy, fast and extremely affordable, at an MSRP considerably lower than traditional DTG printers. Customers have been asking for an affordable, low risk entry point into the DTG market, and our team is the first in the market to deliver on that.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The RICOH Ri 100 was displayed at CES 2018, which ran January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.


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