In these fast-paced times, professionals and office workers are accustomed to multitasking, working with tight deadlines, and taking on projects that require intense creativity and efficiency. Although this may be considered already the norm in the modern-day workplace, many still find it challenging to cope with the demands of their respective dynamic and competitive industries.
Continuously improving the way people work requires simplification of day-to-day processes that may seem menial, but can actually contribute greatly to getting tasks done in faster, easier, and in more cost efficient ways.
One such daily task is the printing of various documents and other materials, ranging from printing for individual consumption, preparing for meetings, to producing materials for events or for mass distribution.
Smarter ways to work
As part of its vision to empower professionals with a new way of working that is tailor-fit to their needs, global imaging and electronics leader RICOH pioneered its innovative Multi-Function Product printer (MFP) models MP C2004SP ,MP C4504SP upto MP C6004SP.
RICOH MFPs present a wide variety of paper and finishing options designed to help users achieve more creative and efficient output. These printers can deliver up to 60 color pages per minute, has an expanded capacity of 2,300 to 4,700 sheets in its stock. Innovatively designed rollers reduce paper curls for more uniform paper stacks and fewer jams.
Users can produce marketing collaterals such as handouts, flyers, brochures, and banners with an excellent print quality of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi. These new printers also do away with manual stapling, and can automatically bind up to five printed pages together with no staple wire using the Hybrid Stapless Finisher—spelling cost and work efficiency.
Fingertip access to information
Featuring a 10.1”-wide touchscreen Smart Operation Panel with intuitive interface, users can swipe, scroll, drag-and-drop, and pinch-flick as they would with their smart phones and tablets to print, scan, copy, and fax using comprehensive applications.
The embedded apps also allow users to simplify and personalize even complex workflows. Repetitive, manual jobs can be bypassed, such as in scanning one’s weekly meeting notes and sharing them with the same pre-entered recipients with a touch from the printer’s home screen.
Moreover, RICOH’s Integrated Cloud Enterprise Solutions allows documents to be saved in a folder or cloud storage such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote. The RICOH Smart Device Connector App, on the other hand, allows personal mobile devices to connect to the MFPs and print and share information from almost anywhere.
For other tasks such as scanning, RICOH’s 100-sheet automatic reversing document feeder (ARDF) enables sharing of digital information through a multitude of scanning capabilities. The printers can also fax contracts and other forms just as quickly, as faxes can be sent and received between email inboxes to save on paper and transmission costs.
Managing workstyles and eco-efficiency
Further adding value in cost efficiency is RICOH’s EZ Charger Xpress. which is a software that manages individual users or departments’ usage of the printing equipment. An IT administrator can customize automated cost charging for the different users, and set print quotas. This spells utmost convenience for organizations and corporations in managing their paper use, and even helps conserve resources.
For archiving and protection of files, the MFPs can store up to 3,000 frequently used documents in the document server, and files can be retrieved quickly through keyword searches. Access to specific functions can also be restricted, print jobs can be deferred until the author releases them, and watermarks can be added on documents to prevent unauthorized copies of important information.
For RICOH, offering high performance and innovative equipment should always take into account managing environmental impact and energy consumption as well. Hence, the MFPs have a wide range of eco-friendly features, including an in-built human detector sensor that recovers the machine from sleep mode as soon as a user is nearby. Its 0.5 second switch-on time is the fastest in its class.
The RICOH MP C2004SP and MP C4504SP are products of the company’s solution-focused Workstyle Innovation Technology that revolutionizes peoples’ ways of doing things to support them in accomplishing their goals at work.
RICOH products are showcased at its main office in Makati (tel. no. 865-9500) and branches located in Laguna (045-502-7243), and Cebu (032-256-4559). For more information, visit www.ricoh.com.ph