Anything in Print
Print has always surrounded us, touching just about every part of modern-day life. With the arrival of digital media, the way that communication takes...
Print today and tomorrow:
trusted, effective, inspirational
Print today and tomorrow: trusted, effective, inspirational
Print has always surrounded us, touching just about every part of modern-day life. With the arrival of digital media, the way that communication takes place underwent a transformation.
But on its own, it has become clear, digital media can’t cut it.
Today, digital fatigue has set in. Across the generations we are witnessing a cultural movement – back towards physical experiences that can be used in place of, or as a complement to digital experiences.
Consumers want to feel special, and they value trusted relationships. Businesses want to operate and communicate more efficiently: they need to be more sustainable, more lean and better able to engage people in relevant messages.
Print delivers on every count. Its purpose has evolved – no longer based on mass production and huge waste, digital printing favours short, targeted, personalised bursts of activity. Creative and attractive, relevant and trusted, it fuses the best of the digital and physical worlds. It adds value and enhances the experience.
The world is now teeming with opportunities in print. To understand and grasp these opportunities, print organisations need to be bold in their investments, and disruptive in their strategy.
In print today, anything is possible.
Every successful print business, whether a corporate print room or print service provider is on this journey, and Ricoh is here to help them tackle every challenge along the way. We would love to add you to our Success Stories here.
It all starts with mindset though. A new way of thinking is needed: adapting to needs, being open minded to change, analysing customers’ problems and being creative and innovative in delivering the best solutions to match them.
Most of all, it means believing that anything in print is possible.
Anything in Print is possible.
Differentiate your business with affordable,
seamlessly integrated, customer driven solutions
Digital media has brought with it huge and evolving challenges, with pressure on both run lengths and margins causing you to fundamentally reassess how you do business in order to survive.
Technology has been part of the difficulty, but it has also represented the route to deliverance, enabling your business to be nimble in producing large numbers of small jobs quickly and cost effectively.
Ricoh offers affordable, seamlessly integrated, customer-driven solutions to help maximise output
and differentiate any business:
- General Commercial Print including hybrid workflows
- E-Commerce Print and Photo applications
- Digital Print
- Signage & Point of Sale (POS)
- Direct to Garment
- 3rd Party Finishing
Print evolved, a web to print technology specialist partnered with Ricoh to develop an improvement programme taking in the end-to-end process and ensuring their people were engaged.
The new system that we've built
has allowed me to confidently plan to grow this business.
Spencer Slee - Managing Director, Print Evolved
Printed.com is a supplier of a comprehensive range of printed products both for corporate customers and direct to consumers. As part of their ambitious growth strategy they turned to Ricoh to enhance their print capability and innovation.
The biggest benefit has been the access to talent. We’ve had meetings both in the UK and in Japan where we’ve shared our product roadmap and talked about working together to develop our product offering as efficiently as possible for our customers.
Nicholas Green - Founder, Printed.com
Swish are unique retail stores offering high quality fashion and accessories. Owner, Luke McKinna needed to meet a growing demand and took on direct to garment printers in order to deliver high quality printed garments and meet rising customer expectations.
We're future proofing our production needs, allowing us to invest in an online portal and still meet customer expectations for our bricks and mortar stores.
Luke McKinna - Owner, Swish Edinburgh
Expand your print capabilities and deliver
innovative communication solutions
The rise of digital and mobile marketing has had a profound effect on the way both corporate and public sector organisations communicate with their customers and stakeholders.
As an in-house printer, you know that the need to keep a strong focus on technology and efficiency has never been greater. Ricoh offers tailored solutions and services to help streamline any in-house print, document and communication processes:
- CRD Print Room Solutions
- Managing Enterprise Output
- Marketing technology
- Customer Communications Solutions
- Legal Solutions
When the University of Leeds brought in Ricoh to replace its existing digital print equipment it was the start of a ‘journey of transformation’ that would see a radical change to delivering high-quality, cost-effective and efficient printing services for students and staff.
We've seen a significant cost saving and are now on a transformational journey with Ricoh
Lisa Mitchell - Business Services Manager,
University of Leeds
The British Library operates one of the world’s largest and most trusted document delivery services, reproducing and distributing millions of high quality document copies to researchers around the world. With demand for ever more complex and refined reproduction, and print facilities that were slow, inflexible and out dated, the Library needed to redesign the process. It turned to Ricoh to provide a high-quality, high performance production press, which integrated seamlessly into the existing document records system and has transformed the Library’s document reproduction capability.
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Enhance your print process with
Looking across the book sector today, we see innovative publishing models at every turn. Because increasing digital fatigue is sending consumers back to the physical experience, the printed book is valued in its own right, but now it lives in synergy alongside electronic and audiobooks in a thriving ecosystem.
With Ricoh’s 30+ years in digital printing, customer priorities come first and we can provide stable platforms, workflow software and market-leading quality:
- High volume colour (& mono) books
- Short run book printing solutions
- On demand print
- Integration services for automated workflows
- Flexible solutions for book covers
Bell & Bain (UK)
An independent book and journal printer and binder was looking to offer a more responsive service to their customer base and enhance production workflow.
We've found Ricoh game changing.......they've brought us a versatility we never had in the past
Stephen Docherty - Co-owner & Managing Director
Bell & Bain
This short film shows the innovative process that allows customers to print on site in locations such as book shops, in minutes, their own publication, or a book from an extensive catalogue of several thousand titles.
Orséry has invested in four Ricoh Pro™ C7100X digital colour sheetfed presses with inline perfect binding in France.
Data Driven and
Develop your capability to offer
customised and tailored solutions
Data Driven and Promotional Printing
The well-targeted direct mailer or statement has been shown to drive better response rates and return on investment compared to digital mail.
By harnessing Big Data, digitally-printed mail enables customised and personalised marketing communications that drive engagement still further.
Digital print also facilitates the unleashing of the creative forces of the designer’s mind, with a range of print enhancement techniques that can be applied economically to individual mail pieces.
This combination of personalisation and creativity, relevance and results, serves to elevate print above the mundane. It cannot be viewed as a commodity when its impact can be so eye-catching, eloquent and persuasive.
Ricoh technology and workflow innovation offer our clients the latest thinking and advancements in what's become a very specialised field:
- Data Cleansing & Data Analytics
- Variable Data Printing & Multi-channel output
- W2P, MAM, Campaign Mgmt.
- Workflow solutions
- MIS Solutions
- High Speed Inkjet Solutions
- Modular workflow solutions and integration
- MICR Solutions
- RPD – Ricoh Process Director
- 3rd Party Finishing and integration
A full end to end automated "Lights Out" workflow using Ricoh hardware and software solutions ensures the rapid and efficient production of personalised postcards from Ricoh's European Customer Experience Centre in Telford, England. This film explains the process as well as how the postcards can play a major role in supporting people with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Paragon is the UK's largest producer of direct mail. Part of the €600 million turnover Paragon Group, the company processes around three million marketing pieces every day for a blue chip client base that includes banks, telecoms and utilities.
Ricoh’s high speed digital platform is proving to be a revelation. Delivering outstanding quality across a wide range of substrates, it has allowed Paragon to consolidate production, increasing capacity and headroom. Indeed, the speed and flexibility afforded by the platform is such that Paragon has doubled its throughput in less than a year.
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Imprimus, a customer communications specialist printer in south west England, has brought added flexibility and offset-like quality to its production capability by investing in three Pro C9100 digital sheetfed presses from Ricoh. It has benefited from reduced waste, savings of over €30k in energy costs and a reduction of over 25% in its Total Cost of Ownership versus previous comparable digital technology. Further, the Ricoh presses have enabled Imprimus to open new service lines for new and existing clients.
Deliver your print concepts with
creativity and innovation
The long-latent potency of printing as a manufacturing process has been set free by the rise of digital and inkjet technologies. In its wake, strong industrial printing markets and applications - never previously thought possible - have sprung up and are thriving and proliferating.
Whether you are targeting innovative new packaging concepts, on demand home and point of sale decor, 3D prototyping through additive manufacturing processes you need a technical partner that understands the complexities of your business.
At Ricoh we can provide you with:
- Ink-jet print head development
& ink testing
- Décor / Large Format Solutions
- Additive Manufacturing Services
- Packaging Solutions **(in development)
- Applied Print Solutions
Watch Ricoh industrial printing video
The Plastic Business Segment, a division belonging to Volkswagen Group Components has leveraged Ricoh’s capabilities in Additive Manufacturing to produce car part prototypes using the end use material – an innovation that was not previously possible.
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Grafoprojekt is a successful print service provider. The company, which is based in Croatia, supports its client base with a wide variety of print services. Its products range from brochures, catalogues and business cards to large format posters, advertising hoardings and display graphics
A print innovator, Grafoprojekt invests in new technology to differentiate its services and provide clients with tailor-made solutions that really stand out. Its latest acquisition, a Ricoh Pro T7210 UV flatbed printer, enables Grafoprojekt to print directly onto rigid substrates.
Read more here
Consultancy for Creatives
and Marketing Professionals
Develop your vision with our capability
Consultancy for creatives and marketing professionals
As a brand or agency, you want to gather and process data on your customers, so that you can better understand what they are interested in, and how best you should approach them. You have many different tools to use – from email to mobile, experiential to Above The Line – but what you must ensure is consumer engagement and brand integrity.
We believe that print delivers on both of these necessities. As digital fatigue has set in amongst the public, so the physical experience has come to be more important. We work with the industry to alter the fabric of business itself and help customers in creating future-proof business for years to come. Ricoh can provide:
- Consultancy & business assessment
- Customer value proposition development
- ROI analysis
- Strategy development
We never forget it’s your business,
your dream,your vision
Henkaku. Love The Way Ahead
Henkaku is the Japanese word for transformational innovation. But for us at Ricoh, it means much more. It inspires us to explore new ways of thinking, and use innovation to drive transformation.
Our spirit of co-creation means we use our insight, knowledge and technology to develop real world solutions to help businesses like yours achieve things they never thought possible. Whether that’s accessing new markets, overcoming production challenges or simply speeding up processes.
We love print.
We love innovation.
We love technology.
It can change everything
and make things better.
Watch Ricoh at drupa 2020: Embrace Henkaku, the spirit of Transformational Innovation.
Ricoh commercial printing in Europe
Customer Experience Centre
The Ricoh Customer Experience Centre (CEC) is a world class facility that brings together the best that Ricoh offers in the fields of production printing technology and lean manufacturing. This is where we research, develop, customise and demonstrate our solutions, and here you can see examples of how Ricoh’s Learning by Doing and Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) principles are applied to increase our knowledge.
At the CEC we demonstrate what is possible with Ricoh technology and provide design and application guides that enable print service providers to take full advantage of the creative potential of your investments.The CEC is also where we test the ever-expanding range of output media to ensure that the media you select is suitable for the task you have in mind. From the CEC we supply customers with custom print samples based on what you want to achieve using your own artwork and media choices.
The 4000 square metre site has become a knowledge hub for our different digital print technologies and is a test laboratory for software and digital front ends. You can see our production printing fleet in action at the Smart Factory and we showcase our specialist inkjet development business at the on-site research laboratory. Our Lean and Green Manufacturing consultancy service, which offers tailored solutions to help minimise waste, is also based here.
The CEC, located in Telford in the UK, is where our European clients come to experience Ricoh’s solutions in action. It is staffed by friendly experts who are on hand to demonstrate, explore and test the optimum solution mix for your business so that you can be confident that your solution is the right fit for your organisation.
Our commitment to building a sustainable future
Zero Waste to Landfill
Ricoh have been a zero waste to landfill company since 2001 for Ricoh factories and since 2010 for Ricoh sales/service operations. All waste streams are segregated at source by our employees to ensure that materials can be easily and cost-effectively recovered for re-use.
Ricoh’s implementation of zero waste to landfill has significantly reduced the overall costs of our waste treatment (compared to disposal by landfill or incineration) whilst reducing our environmental impact of waste.
Recycling of Used Consumables
Since January 1st 2016 toner cartridges containing a microchip are included in the scope of the WEEE regulations. We meet and exceed the legal requirements by offering a free of charge collection scheme for toner cartridges from site utilising an online smart return service – the Ricoh Return.
It is a self-service system that enables customers to arrange collection of used toner cartridges which are returned to our Green Centre for assessment.
Typically, toner cartridges can be re-manufactured three times without compromise to quality. The number of cycles that an item has been reused is tracked through scanning the cartridge’s barcode and by visual inspection.
Packaging Minimisation and Reuse
Part of our global commitment to protecting the environment has been the development of a new recyclable paper packaging and cardboard pallet system. This has outstanding shock absorbent features, ideal for shipping of precision equipment and is made from pulp sourced from both recycled and sustainable sources.
Any wooden pallets used in the transportation of the equipment are formulated from wood chippings from sustainable sources, which can then be re-used as the paper liner of external cardboard.
We are confident that our solutions will enable customers to minimise its impact on the environment through the provision of new devices that have been designed with the environment in mind.
We have a long term objective to reduce our environmental impact (CO²e) by 87.5% by 2050 versus a baseline emissions profile measured in 2000.
This long-term objective includes the entire lifecycle scope of all our products and services, so both the ‘upstream’ (supplier-related) and ‘downstream’ (end-user related) supply chain aspects are fundamental areas of impact and influence to ensuring we achieve these targets.
Production Printing Carbon Emissions Reduction Programme
We would like to introduce our carbon emissions reduction programme to every customer.
The starting point for the programme is an in-depth analysis to determine the annual carbon emissions of your printing activity. We will analyse areas such as your Ricoh production systems, the paper used, energy consumption, delivery distances of supplies and the travelling distances of our engineers to service your machines.
We will also help you minimise energy consumption, suggest ways to help reduce print waste in your regular production processes and review recycling practices of both output and machine supplies.
We will continue to monitor your printing processes with a view to minimising carbon emissions on an ongoing basis. This will form part of the annual Ricoh Carbon Balanced Printing certification.
Ricoh toner is not plant based/ derived but of chemical component. This is no different to any other vendor in the market offering dry toner technology. However, our innovative PxP-EQ Toner achieved coexistence of Eco-friendliness and Quality from the two aspects of energy saving (low-temperature fixing) and high-definition (color gamut extension).
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Your business challenges are unique and we have a diverse partner
eco-system to ensure we can provide the tailored and niche solutions you require.
We provide digital workplace solutions
to more than 1.29 million organisations worldwide.
To accompany our industry-leading print and communication products and solutions, we have developed eight service lines that provide targeted support for your document infrastructure, processes and beyond.
Our services harness and complement our products and solutions to address an extensive range of business and communication needs, from efficient, impactful production printing and high-performing IT infrastructure to consultancy, support and technology to help you utilise your workspace more efficiently.
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Our Awards and Accreditations
We appreciate the awards we’ve received
and it spurs us on to achieve even more.
Ricoh positioned in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe.
We believe our positioning in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe highlights Ricoh’s strengths in providing a comprehensive set of products and services to accelerate change and transform the employee experience, delivered through investment in relevant skills and an enhanced partnership ecosystem.
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Our position in the Magic Quadrant reflects our commitment to transforming workplace experiences, driven by the expertise of our 7000-strong team of Workplace IT experts worldwide. Our end-to-end solution delivers change for a broad range of organisations and user personas. We focus on helping customers with today’s workplace challenges, including managing different ecosystems, adapting to changing workstyles and the explosion of devices and applications. We were delighted with the feedback we received from these customers as part of the evaluation process.
Alberto Mariani, Vice President, Office Services,