Riso launches ComColor FT range

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Riso has unveiled a new range of ComColor inkjet printers that are said to offer greater flexibility and enhanced productivity compared to the models they replace.

The A3+ ComColor FT5230 prints at up to 120ppm
The A3+ ComColor FT5230 prints at up to 120ppm

The ComColor FT series replaces the ComColor FW family in the manufacturer’s portfolio. Using oil-based pigment inks, the new 120ppm A3+ FT5230 replaces the previous FW5230 model.

The other models in the series are the 100ppm A4 FT5000 and the 140ppm A3+ mono FT1430, which both improve on the speeds capable with the FW models that they succeed.

Like Riso’s other inkjet printers, the new machines employ a cold printing process which unlike laser or toner-based printers requires no heat when printing.

Riso told Printweek the printers use new dedicated FT inks, with a black that offers 10% higher density than previous inks while colour reproduction is enhanced through the use of a new cyan ink.

New functions on the FT printers include Poster Print and Scan Job Build, while Riso said the machines are also more efficient and quieter than previous models, with “a noticeable reduction” in operating noise levels.

The FT printers are also compatible with an optional additional 2,000-sheet feeder which, in effect, can double the total sheet capacity of the machines to 4,000 sheets.

The optional feeder can be loaded while the machine is printing, enabling users to print continuously without stopping.

Additionally, the new FG20 Multifunctional Finisher offers benefits to FT printer users with improved stapling, punching and folding productivity. Its bookletmaking performance has also been enhanced compared to previous models, making it possible to create 20-sheet (80pp) booklets.

Riso UK managing director Tatsuo Murakami said: “Riso is dedicated to improving and enhancing its offering, ensuring that inkjet printers continue to evolve and provide a trusted print solution.

“The new FT series is a step up, building on the technology that our world-leading research and development teams have been creating for decades, and takes inkjet further, meaning that users can get more from their printers.

“Speed, accuracy, and efficiency are key to getting workflow right and in the new FT range of printers, users can really benefit in their everyday operations.”

Commercial availability for the FT series started earlier this month. While pricing was not disclosed, Riso said the machines “continue to be competitive in the market, particularly given their capabilities and the ongoing total cost of ownership, where Riso devices continually lead the way”.

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