Prima PMI Expands with 10 Ricoh 9500s To Deliver Enhanced Value to End Customers

Melbourne, 3 December 2023 – Australia’s largest print-on-demand fulfiller, Prima PMI, has introduced that it’s going to deploy ten Ricoh 9500 manufacturing printers at its Melbourne facility. 


The choice to pick Ricoh follows the acquisition of PMI Imageworks in late 2022 when an in depth digital press RFP was kicked off for each organisations. The RFP concerned a three-part course of. The primary included a know-how evaluation and benchmarking interval. This lined slender net, electrostatic ink, roll and sheet Inkjet, B2 and SRA3 codecs and toner.   The District Photograph Group, dad or mum firm of Prima PMI, has all these deployed.  


After benchmarking all choices to suit inside house, energy, ceiling top, sheet yield, service ranges, ending infrastructure limitations, CO2 and ROE targets, the toner was chosen. 


Prima PMI then engaged a lot of toner producers to suggest options to a set output and provide the related enterprise case. The ultimate events had due diligence undertaken in Japan on engineering, productiveness, output high quality and yield.


The brand new Ricoh 9500 deployment will complement Prima’s present eight Ricoh Professional C9210 machines and a big fleet of Dye Sublimation, DTG, Latex, Aqueous and Eco-solvent printers.


Prima has had an extended relationship with Ricoh beginning with the Professional C9110s then transferring to Professional C9210s and now Professional C9500s. Over the course of this six yr relationship,  each companies have optimised choices and infrastructure to push machines, service ranges and know-how to the restrict to allow know-how transitions some thought not potential on the platform and ship extra worth to manufacturers and finish clients.


The 9500 was lately launched globally and this deployment is likely one of the largest on the earth. The 9500 has improved yield by having the ability to change fuser temperatures quicker when inventory sizes change. 


The machine additionally has a fuser that may fluctuate the look of the toner by lowering the gloss degree of the toner and offering a matte look.  The Ricoh Professional C9500’s new fusing unit allows printing of 40 gsm skinny media, which has been historically difficult for digital presses to print. This improved functionality additional promotes the shift to digital printing, supporting the manufacturing of books and booklets, which require skinny media.


New peripherals allow continuous printing, steady paper feeding and output as much as 960 mm in size, making it simpler for industrial printers to seize new enterprise akin to A4 dimension four-panel brochures or print on difficult shares.


The Ricoh Professional C9500 machines have been designed to strengthen and future proof industrial printing companies with improved automation, high-speed output, high quality consistency, dependable and fewer redundant operations.  


Amnon Judah, Managing Director, Prima PMI, stated, “We’re very impressed with the high-quality manufacturing output of the C9500 models which is crucial for us at a time once we’re experiencing rising print volumes.


“We chosen Ricoh as we needed to put money into the very best know-how to fulfill rising buyer demand, and wanted to make sure that the know-how was dependable and that the assist and coaching offered by the seller could be second to none. A deep engagement with Ricoh administration in each Australia and Japan helps allow us to stay at the forefront of innovation within the {industry} and ship profitable buyer outcomes by way of environment friendly achievement and bigger capabilities.”


Prima PMI has a various group of worldwide purchasers, many who monitor their carbon footprints and by extension need their fulfiller to turn out to be carbon impartial by 2030. Prima PMI in 2020 invested in photo voltaic to energy round 70% of its power wants and in 2023 moved to turn out to be 100% carbon impartial by solely buying renewable power for the steadiness. That power want is dearer than coal sourced power so having print gadgets which do not require big power ranges to run chillers or dryers goes into its machine consideration. 


Mark Moro, Nationwide Ricoh Graphic Communications Gross sales Supervisor, Ricoh Australia, stated “We’re delighted to assist Prima PMI of their subsequent section of progress and sit up for persevering with to be a invaluable associate by supplying scalable, industry-leading options for excellent buyer outcomes for a few years to come back.”


Judah added, “I’m assured we now have in place a digital printing infrastructure that may develop with the corporate and assist operations effectively into the long run.  Ricoh continues to be a strategic associate for us and can assist to make sure that their infrastructure will present the efficiency and options that we require.”


About Prima PMI

Prima PMI is a part of the worldwide District Photograph group of firms, based mostly within the US, which along with Harrier LLC, based mostly within the UK, kinds one of many world’s largest digital print fulfilment firms. Prima was established right here in 2016, and final yr acquired PMI Imageworks, bringing collectively two profitable Melbourne-based personalisation and print-on-demand companies, and two of the largest within the nation.


Prima PMI runs a big fleet of digital, dye sublimation, DTG, and eco-solvent printers and ending infrastructure. It produces hundreds of thousands of models throughout its 3500-strong product vary for world manufacturers, in runs as small as one unit.


About Ricoh

Ricoh is a number one supplier of built-in digital companies and print and imaging options designed to assist digital transformation of workplaces and optimise enterprise efficiency.


Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s world operation reaches clients in roughly 200 international locations and areas, supported by cultivated data, applied sciences, and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year historical past. Within the monetary yr ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide gross sales of two,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).


It’s Ricoh’s mission and imaginative and prescient to empower people to seek out Success by way of Work by understanding and reworking how folks work so we are able to unleash their potential and creativity to comprehend a sustainable future.