Highly accurate ink estimates that enable commercial printers to gather more effective reporting and job costing are now possible on the Ricoh Pro VC70000 and Ricoh Pro VC60000 continuous feed presses with the new Ricoh Ink Estimator Tool. Ricoh’s unique dynamically generated droplet sizes deliver clear benefits when it comes to print quality but, until now, posed a challenge for accurate estimating ink usage. Following the launch of Ricoh’s Extended Gamut ink, that can print directly on coated stocks, Ricoh developed existing measurement tools to include the ink’s wide colour gamut. The new software calculates: Total ink usage for a print file or job. Total ink cost for a print file or job.