In February 2018, Ricoh announced its strategy “RICOH Ignite,” which set out its intention of expanding its printing technology portfolio.
During APPPEXPO Shanghai 2019 (Shanghai Int’l Ad & Sign Expo) the company exhibited their new RICOH MH5320/5340/5320 Type A printhead (available since April 2019).
With 1,280 nozzles configured in 4 x 150dpi rows and a minimized 5pl droplet size, this head can achieve 600dpi-printing resolution, with a maximum frequency of 50kHz for gray scale.
This head is compatible with UV, solvent and aqueous based inks. Specifically, the aqueous ink compatibility and service life of the MH5320/MH5340 is more than double that of the MH5421/MH5441 that preceded it.