Ricoh underpins environmental commitment at EcoPrint Berlin

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Ricoh underpins environmental commitment at EcoPrint Berlin

Ricoh Europe will showcase its latest technologies and services, destined soon for South Africa, and designed to help commercial and corporate printers reduce the environmental impact of their printing activity, at EcoPrint Live 2012, Berlin on 26 and 27 September. 

“We will highlight how the strong link between our expanding range of eco-business initiatives - for commercial printing organisations, in-house corporate print room facilities and office printing environments – help improve resource efficiency, processes and costs,” says Kevin Wilson-Smith, business excellence manager at Ricoh SA.
Ricoh’s Carbon Balanced Printing Programme for print service providers, builds on the success of Ricoh's award winning Sustainability Optimisation Programme introduced in Europe, which offers carbon balanced printing to the office market. The programme calculates the carbon footprint of each print job, enabling the print service provider to reduce or optimise production where possible. Finally, any remaining, unavoidable carbon emissions are offset through carbon credits. As a result, customers can ensure that all printed materials produced on Ricoh printers are carbon-neutral and environmentally responsible.

A new carbon calculator will be launched to help print service providers calculate and minimise carbon emissions for their clients’ print jobs. It has been introduced as part of the continually enhanced Business Driver Programme that provides continual sustainability advice and guidance for production printing customers.

To demonstrate the company’s growing eco-based technology portfolio, Ricoh will also show in Berlin the Ricoh Pro L4000 that features the next-generation piezo-electric print heads with durable aqueous latex ink that ensures a low environmental impact. It also offers extensive media support on a range of substrates, and is ideal for the environmentally conscious buyer of printed signage, point of purchase and indoor and outdoor display. It will be available in North America and Europe in the first quarter of 2013.

Ricoh will also take the opportunity to illustrate how its cut sheet digital press systems have recently achieved International Association of the Deinking Industry (INGEDE) certification. This certifies that the required criteria, regarding the removal of printing ink from recovered paper during the paper recycling process, has been met. 

Visitors can also hear more about the importance of sustainability in product development via the show’s innovators panel. Ricoh Europe’s Graham Moore will participate in the panel debate hosted on the first day of the show, and visitors interested in seeing Ricoh at EcoPrint can gain free access to the show via the company’s registration site at

About Ricoh
Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialised industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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Dierdre Fernandes
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