February 11, 2013 03:00 ET

Pinnacle Data Systems Delivers Nearly Ten Million Monthly Impressions With the InfoPrint 5000 Inkjet Platform

Atlanta-Based Company Replaces Existing Hardware With Ricoh's Market-Leading System, Improving Cost-Savings and Output Quality

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Hunkeler Innovationdays -- Ricoh, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced that Pinnacle Data Systems, LLC (PDS) has successfully completed its first full year of production with the market-leading InfoPrint 5000 platform, consistently producing more than eight million impressions each month. Utilizing Hunkeler pre- and post-finishing equipment from Standard Finishing Systems with the InfoPrint 5000, PDS has enhanced their overall operation, and more accurately delivered upon and exceeded their customers' needs -- all of which has been accomplished in its first twelve months of production.

PDS, a specialist in critical document and electronic delivery solutions, ultimately chose the InfoPrint 5000 due to its superior quality, reliability and ease of operation. These features enable PDS to compete for new digital color business and migrate existing monochrome workloads to color, bringing more value and increased revenue to customers.

The InfoPrint 5000 further enables PDS to more strongly dominate the industries they serve including utilities and financial services. By replacing existing hardware solutions with the InfoPrint 5000, PDS is also able to expand current printing capabilities into new vertical markets as well as deliver new services to both existing and new customers.

"In today's market, where customer requirements are continually changing and increasing, we need to be sure we can deliver time and time again. The InfoPrint 5000 and our Ricoh services team make sure that we can. From the very beginning, Ricoh has shown that they are a dedicated partner in our quest to deliver on customer needs and produce high quality output, while maintaining reliability day in and day out. They have easily exceeded our lofty expectations," said Robert Reddinger, president, PDS. "In just the first two days of operation, we successfully printed and post-processed 1.3 million impressions. Since then, our volumes have steadily grown, along with our incredible satisfaction with this platform and our Ricoh team, who has been right beside us long after the sale was made."

The InfoPrint 5000's unique multi-bit per spot inkjet technology automatically and dynamically determines the optimal drop sizes to jet at every pixel on every page. This technology, coupled with InfoPrint 5000's high density, high quality water-based pigment and dye inks designed to resist fading and smearing, result in crisp, clear text and outstanding images with very smooth grey scale. This Advanced Function Presentation (AFP)-enabled printing system also supports PostScript and PDF; enables accurate, consistent, and device-independent color-rendering; and provides error recovery, auditability, and security benefits. From a software and solutions perspective, the InfoPrint 5000 enables customers to deliver precision marketing campaigns, offer their clients a variety of output types at different price points, provide flexibility with color, monochrome and MICR printing, with one of the smallest carbon footprints in the market today.

"At Ricoh we strive to empower our customers with the best capabilities to deliver on their promises to their clients, and in turn, help them grow their business. Our InfoPrint 5000 family, combined with our full understanding of PDS' business, allowed us to architect an unmatched solution that specifically answered their needs," said Phil Self, vice president, Ricoh. "Now PDS can support their migration toward color-based output while continuously providing clients with exceptional reliability, print quality and business growth. Combining the InfoPrint 5000 with Standard Finishing Systems and Hunkeler equipment has helped PDS to increase the throughput of its color document production and grow their business -- a win/win for them and their customers."

Ricoh's InfoPrint 5000 inkjet family is a key component of the company's Print and Beyond product, software and services portfolio. Customers have a choice of three platform "building blocks" that operate at a variety of speeds, with color, monochrome and MICR capability, and with dozens of flexible configuration options and support for plain, treated, and coated stocks. All InfoPrint 5000's use proven, scalable, highly reliable drop-on-demand inkjet technology, designed to meet the needs of commercial printers, transactional printers, service bureaus, direct mailers and book printers.

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|About Ricoh|

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing 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 specialized 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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