Ricohs New Aficio CL4000DN and Aficio CL4000HDN Expanding Colour Laser Printing Capabilities

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Ricoh Europe BV, has announced the introduction of its new Aficio CL4000DN and Aficio CL4000HDN colour laser printers. Attractively priced, the units are designed to offer minimum maintenance, low cost per print and print cost monitoring. Warm up time is under 30 seconds and colour and B/W output at 25 ppm in simplex and duplex modes. The HDN version comes with a built-in Hard Disk Drive to provide extra security and efficiency features.

With the Aficio CL4000DN and CL4000HDN Ricohs designers have combined high speed and high quality in both colour and B/W. Apart from the short warm up time and a 10- second first print speed, PDF Direct Print further increases performance. This feature allows print data to be sent to the printer without using server capacity. Colour print quality comes in at 1,200 dpi, effectively enhancing presentations, charts and photos.

The Aficio CL4000DN/CL4000HDN are the first printers to feature Ricohs new Embedded Software Architecture. This Java technology compatible platform allows the design of customised key applications. Via a special web portal (www.ricoh-developer.com) software developers have access to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Software Development Kits (SDKs) and other support tools.

The units are standard equipped with USB 2.0 and a Network Interface Board (NIB). Connectivity can be expanded with a parallel port, FireWire (IEEE1394), Bluetooth or Wireless LAN. The bundled software suite includes DeskTopBinder V2 Lite for efficient workflow integration, including merging different formats into one print file. With Web Image Monitor and Web SmartDeviceMonitor peripherals status can be tracked, whereas SmartDeviceMonitor offers the setting of user privileges and detailed job stats.

The built-in 40 GB hard disk (optional on the Aficio CL4000DN) offers LockedPrint password security and Sample Print easy first print check. Additionally, it allows for collation and job spooling for large volumes. A smart selection of PCL and Adobe PostScript fonts and macros can be downloaded.

Ricoh Europe Product Manager Tirtza Richartz explains her confidence in these highly productive full colour and monochrome printers: The Aficio CL4000DN and CL4000HDN bring a host of cost effective and reliable communication technologies. Also, in-house developers and system integrators can conveniently tailor these units to customer unique workflows, she adds, They can easily implement data security and device access safeguards. Maximum protection of confidential information is guaranteed.

Both models handle A4 to B5 formats and take heavy and recycled paper up to 216 g/m2, as well as transparencies. Paper capacity is a worthy 1,750 sheets, extra optional paper trays being installable by simply sliding them in place. Maximum power consumption is less than 1,200 W, and both models are designed for a duty cycle of 150,000 sheets a month (at 50% colour).

Both models conform to Ricohs zero waste and zero emission standards. They are compliant to the EUs 2005 legislation and global Energy Star guidelines. Standard duplex printing allows for easy paper saving, parts are easily recyclable, toner bottles are environment conscious and power consumption modest.

The Aficio CL4000DN and Aficio CL4000HDN are the latest additions to Ricoh's colour printer range. Ricoh currently manufactures one of the world's most extensive line ups of copiers, printers, scanners, faxes and multifunctional devices, as well as advanced software solutions.



Ricoh AficioCL4000DN/CL4000HDN Brochure

High quality colour prints are a necessity in your office nowadays. Yet, with print costs accounting for up to 10 to 20% of your IT budget*, a sound print strategy is essential. Ricoh develops the tools to optimise your print flow. Take the AficioCL4000DN/CL4000HDN, competitively priced colour laser printers with a low cost per print, total print cost monitoring and minimum maintenance. A built-in Hard Disk Drive (optional for the AficioCL4000DN) provides extra efficiency and security. The performance of these units is excellent too: high colour and B/W speeds, supreme output quality, ease of use You name it, the AficioCL4000DN/CL4000HDN score in every area.

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