Open New Worlds in Publishing

Underground caverns have now become ultimate adventure playgrounds for people of all ages. And they’re safe too, thanks to an innovative, new lanyard system from Zipworld. In the world of publishing, Ricoh’s print and workflow technologies are constantly evolving too, reducing risk and allowing you to explore new business models.

Now you can afford to be bring more books to market, quicker, respond to the marketplace and take advantage of new opportunities.

Opportunities for Print Service Providers in Publishing

Digital book printing is now the largest digital print application representing nearly 60bn pages by 2018 (InfoTrends) and the fastest growing segment for digital print- +39bn pages worldwide 2013 to 2018 (InfoTrends). So it’s no surprise that there’s so much interest in digital book printing, both from the traditional book manufacturers and also new entrants.

Ricoh Pira whitepaper: The New World of Publishing with Virtual Stock

According to the latest Smithers Pira research commissioned by Ricoh, even though digital print still has a relatively tiny share of the overall market, it represents nearly a third of the total value.

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Ricoh’s Solutions for Publishing

Ricoh has a rapidly growing presence in the European Book Printing marketplace. Here’s why our latest solutions have been grabbing the headlines.

Digital print technology

Ricoh offers a range of print technology which are well-suited to the needs of Book Manufacturers.

ProVCcorner 500Ricoh Pro VC60000 Colour Inkjet – This new generation, inkjet technology platform achieves offset-like, vibrant print quality at up to 1200dpi on offset coated stocks, giving you far greater digital printing capabilities – especially for short runs.


_MG_1588(White studio set) 500Ricoh Pro C9100 Colour toner –  agile enough to cope with the demands of the industry – and it offers high productivity with speeds of up to 130ppm, regardless of paper weight and an impressively broad range of applications. In fact, it’s the heavyweight digital solution you’ve been waiting for, not only for book covers but also for ultra short run books.


Ricoh Digital Book Printing Solution

Digital Book Printing Workflow

Ricoh’s new workflow is specifically designed to help Book manufacturers produce short run books profitably and cost-effectively. Built on Ricoh’s extensive heritage in financial markets, our solution which delivers:

  • Ability to batch print jobs to make it as printing more efficient
  • Full track and trace capabilities so Book printers and Publishers alike know exactly where each job is in the process
  • Last, not least, this solution is built on Open Standards such as XML, PDF and JDF. This means that it works with many digital print technologies.


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