RISO to Preview the ‘World’s Fastest Cut-Sheet Inkjet Printer,’ the ComColor GD Series


RISO reports that it will preview what it’s calling the “world’s fastest cut-sheet inkjet printer,” the ComColor GD Series, at the Graph Expo trade show that will be held in Orlando, Florida.

The ComColor GD Series printers are rated at up to 160 ppm and use five ink colors that RISO says provide “exceptional gray-scale print quality.” The ComColor GD Series is scheduled for launch in early 2017, comes with an embedded GDI (graphics device interface), or two optional RIPs (raster image processors). The embedded optional true Adobe PostScript RIP supports Apple Mac, Linux, PDF direct printing, and remote printing from most mobile devices.

The optional production RIP, the ComColorExpress FS2000C, is equipped with an EFI Fiery digital front end developed by Electronics for Imaging (EFI). This image processor maximizes the ComColor GD series to meet the demands of variable data printing operations required for direct-mail or transaction printing, and provides high-speed data processing for large-volume, complex document data.

Newly formulated ink is said to provide high density black image quality and vibrant colors. The ComColor GD Series handles a broad range of paper and card stock and envelopes from 3”x 5” to 11”x17” in size, with weights ranging from 46 gsm to 210 gsm (12-lb. bond to 56-lb. bond).

RISO will also be showcasing a new line of business-inkjet printers, the FW Series, and a newly launched digital-duplicator line, the SF Series.

The ComColor FW series, launched in the North American market  on June 15th as business-inkjet printers, is said to provide high-speed, full-color variable data printing at 120 ppm, as well as improved scanning, copying, and networking capabilities, all in a smaller footprint than previous models.

The RISO SF series of digital duplicators, launched on September 1st, incorporates several new improvements, providing true 600 x 600 dpi resolution, faster print speeds than previous models (up to 150 sheets per minute), and overall easier operation.

RISO will also be displaying two concept machines, the T1 and T2 printers that it previewed at the drupa trade show in Germany earlier this year. The RISO T1 is a compact, full-color printer that uses continuous roll-fed paper instead of cut-sheet paper, enabling printers to use the post-processing devices that they already own. RISO says the T2 system provides a significant improvement in efficiency for duplex printing, reaching speeds of 300 ppm in duplex mode.

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