Ricoh inks partnership with Designtex as its first North American Beta Site for the RICOH Pro T7210

Company known for innovation in applied materials industry set to put flexible printer to the test

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ SGIA EXPO, Booth 1351 – Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced that Designtex will become a premier beta site for the just announced RICOH Pro T7210. This newest addition to Ricoh’s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group’s portfolio enables businesses like Designtex to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses such as walls, windows and seating. Attendees of SGIA EXPO October 10-12 in New Orleansare invited to take a look at the new T7210 in Ricoh’s booth 1351.

Designtex, the leading company in the design and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment, boasts an evolving catalog of more than 8,000 materials. A recognized innovator, the company is known for its rigorous and dedicated approach to research and development of textiles and wall coverings with reduced environmental impact. Designtex designs are used by corporations, government and private institutions, education, retail, hospitality and healthcare environments, as well as entertainment and sporting arenas in the United States and around the world.

“Designtex has high standards for architectural surface customization and we feel strongly that the T7210 will prove to be a significant new platform for the advancement of digitally imaged products,” said Carol Derby V.P. Research & Development, Designtex.

The RICOH Pro T7210 is a wide-format flatbed printer designed to bring low-maintenance reliability and ease-of-use to the decorative-printing market. Leveraging Ricoh’s innovative, patented inkjet print heads, the new RICOH Pro T7210 offers customers the ability to handle diverse materials of varied thicknesses, with support for substrates up to 4.3 inches thick with a print size of 6.9 feet by 10.5 feet. That large print area allows users to print on one four-foot-by-eight-foot board or a variety of pre-cut pieces. A media gap sensor automatically adjusts table height to accommodate media of various thicknesses. These features combine to allow users to print directly on a variety of materials that may traditionally be considered too unwieldy to print on directly, such as wall coverings, flooring, furniture and tile, saving time, labor and resources.

“As a company that prides itself on commitment, innovation, and partnership, Designtex is a natural partner for Ricoh and a perfect fit for the T7210 in particular,” said John Fulena, Vice President, Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group, Ricoh USA, Inc. “We’re thrilled to have Designtex on board as our beta test site, because we know their extensive library of assets and greatly varied applications are going to thoroughly put the T7210 through its paces.”

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To learn more about Ricoh’s work in the industrial printing market, visit Ricoh at booth 1351 at SGIA Expo, October 10-12, in New Orleans.

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