Josero to sell Ricoh DTG and new Latex printers

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Ricoh has appointed Josero as a UK reseller for its full range of direct-to-garment (DTG) printers and the latest generation of its wide-format Latex printers.

The Ri 100 is now being sold by Josero
The Ri 100 is now being sold by Josero

The arrangement is effective from today (1 September) and will see Josero offer Ricoh’s entry-level DTG machine the Ri 100, the mid-range Ri 1000, and the commercial print focused Ri 2000. These devices can be used to produce promotional printed items such as T-shirts, cloth bags, hoodies, sweatshirts, and socks.

Ricoh and Josero are also renewing their Latex print partnership to encompass the latest generation of Ricoh Pro L5160e and Pro L5130e extended gamut wide-format Latex printers.

The successors to the Ricoh Pro L5160 and Pro L5130 Latex printers, these devices add green and orange ink to the setup while three staggered Ricoh printheads achieve speeds up to 46.7sqm/hr on outdoor high speed four-colour mode, and 25sqm/hr on indoor standard four-colour mode.

As well as the expanded gamut inks, users can also run double CMYK for increased productivity, and CMYK and white for transfer materials, metallics, and dark substrates.

Josero will also be supplying its customers with original Ricoh inks for use in these machines.

Josero managing director Sarah Winterbottom said Ricoh’s new Latex models “fill a gap in our product range, and we see Ricoh’s increased focus and continued expansion within the large-format digital print market as a very positive step”.

She added: “Additionally, we are growing our media side of the business; entry into the Latex market is important to us as part of our social responsibility to move forward in a more environmentally friendly way.”

Winterbottom said the addition of Ricoh’s DTG printers to its range, meanwhile, would enhance Josero’s portfolio and enable customers to diversify and enter “the booming promotional and personalised print markets”.

“We already have a Ri 100 in our showroom ready to showcase to our loyal customers and can’t wait for the Latex demonstration printer to arrive,” she added.

Ricoh Commercial and Industrial Print Group inkjet sales manager (UK) Stewart Cobby said the manufacturer was delighted to sign Josero as a reseller for these machines.

“The company is going from strength to strength, and we very much look forward to working with the team to deliver our proven technology solutions to customers throughout the UK.”

LATEST COMMENTS ON PRINTWEEK

© MA Business Limited 2021. Published by MA Business Limited, St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PB, a company registered in England and Wales no. 06779864. MA Business is part of the Mark Allen Group .