Ricoh IBM InfoPrint Continuous Form Laser Printer Models
Very High Volume
These printers are often installed with roll-feed input and roll-to-sheet post-print equipment. Also available to print as box-fed.
Standard Box-Fed Operations
There is a short usable life for remaining units in the field, as Ricoh has announced the withdrawal of service effective March 31, 2021. The InfoPrint 75 and InfoPrint 100 are often found in label printing operations. Ricoh required pre-testing of media by Ricoh RPPS prior to acceptance for Ricoh maintenance. Users are often subject to additional fuser replacement costs due to label printing characteristics.
The once and mighty IBM Printing Division
IBM was a pioneer in business laser printing beginning in the 1970s with the IBM 3800.
Back 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 joint venture for the next three years. In the previous five years, IBM had acquired 60 companies with an emphasis on software and services. Also, IBM had sold off the businesses of hard disk drives, displays, and the IBM PC business.
As a stockholder, one could wish that the next decade would witness great strategic growth. 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 the vertical of build/sell/maintain/control.
‘Production Printers’ is how IBM identified the continuous forms 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 CF inkjet. Ricoh has withdrawn all InfoPrint CF laser printers. They are available as refurbished only, and as available in the marketplace. Please contact us regarding your specific requirements.