Ricoh IBM InfoPrint Continuous Form Laser Printer Models
Choose GLM Group for options within the mono IBM InfoPrint continuous form laser printer market. These pin-feed laser printers were available only as refurbished for the last decade and were subject to availability. Service, support, and maintenance options are available.
Ask us about available NEW models of InfoPrint replacements from other manufacturers.
Very High Volume
Updated in 2022: Ricoh has announced InfoPrint 4100 service withdrawal effective March 31, 2024.
These printers can run with box-fed media, roll-feed input, roll-to-sheet post-print equipment, pin feed, or pinless media.
Standard Box-Fed Operations
Updated in 2020: The usable life is ending for the remaining units in the field.
Ricoh has announced the withdrawal of service effective March 31, 2021. The InfoPrint 75 and InfoPrint 100 operated well in label printing operations. Ricoh required pre-testing of media by Ricoh RPPS before acceptance for Ricoh maintenance. Due to label printing characteristics, users were often subject to additional fuser replacement costs.
InfoPrint alternatives for you are available.
Some customers still run their InfoPrint CF printers in high volumes, while others have fallen in total output. GLM Group offers continuous-form laser printers at affordable prices to fit the volume requirement. Using multiple units can cost less for service than one big InfoPrint 4100. Let GLM prepare some comparison price quotes for you.
The once and mighty IBM Printing Division
IBM was a pioneer in business laser printing beginning in the 1970s with the IBM 3800.
In 2007, IBM released the details of the sale of the IBM Printing Systems Division to Ricoh. This action created the InfoPrint Solutions Company, a three-year joint venture. In the previous five years, IBM had acquired 60 companies emphasizing software and services. Also, IBM had sold off the hard disk drive, display, and the IBM PC businesses.
One wishes the next decade would witness significant strategic growth as a stockholder. As stated, one could wish.
Ricoh brings the legacy to an end.
IBM and Ricoh had enjoyed a long relationship as Seller/OEM of the continuous form lasers. Ricoh had acquired Hitachi’s high-speed printing group, the supplier to IBM Printing. Ricoh found it strategic to own all the vertical build/sell/maintain/control layers.
‘Production Printers’ is how IBM identified the continuous form lasers in the product line. The InfoPrint ‘cut-sheet printers’ were versions of Ricoh copiers.
From a review of the Ricoh website, all Ricoh now sells is continuous-form color inkjet CF models. Ricoh has withdrawn all mono InfoPrint CF laser printers. They are available as refurbished only and as found offered in the marketplace. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us regarding your specific requirements.