TOKYO, February 27, 2019 – Ricoh has announced the launch of a new industrial inkjet printhead, the RICOH MH5320/5340/5320 Type A. The RICOH MH5320/5340/5320 Type A printhead will be commercially available on April 1, 2019.

The new printhead will be launched as higher-spec model of the RICOH MH5420/5440 and RICOH MH5421/5441. A minimized 5pl droplet size and improved jetting accuracy yields excellent print quality without graininess. Also, grayscale features a maximum frequency of 50kHz, allowing for increased productivity.

Each printhead has enhanced bonding technology for improved durability. With these new features, the RICOH MH5320/5340/5320 Type A has further enhanced its compatibility with UV, solvent and aqueous-based inks. Specifically, the aqueous ink compatibility and service life of the MH5320 is more than double that of the MH5421 that preceded it.

In the industrial printing market for sign graphics and textiles, there is an increasing demand to meet a variety of customer needs such as smaller lot sizes and shorter delivery times. This has resulted in the rapid digitization of industrial printing to deliver greater flexibility and productivity, and increasing demand for inkjet printheads enabling high-resolution printing and higher productivity.

By introducing this new printhead, Ricoh will meet these market demands. Ricoh will support its customers’ printer development and together create new values in digital printing.

About Ricoh
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2018, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,063 billion yen (approx. 19.4 billion USD).

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