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Color Controller C-81, Powered By CREO Color Server Technology Now Integrated Into Ricoh Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition


Integrated Technology Features Improved Functionality and Color Print Solutions

West Caldwell, NJ - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital production printing equipment and advanced document management solutions, today announced that the C-81 Color Controller, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology, is now available with the Ricoh® Pro C901/C901s Graphic Arts Edition. The new product will provide open connectivity to digital workflows, as well as meet a variety of application needs for corporate In Plant and commercial print customers.

“Having the C-81 Color Controller, Powered by CREO Color Server Technology as an additional controller for the C901 Graphic Arts Edition provides our customers with another option to manage their workflow. There are many customers that rely on the productivity and ease of use of CREO Color Server Technology. When you combine this with the C901 Graphic Arts Edition, Ricoh customers will benefit from unmatched operational efficiency, powerful image processing, and outstanding image quality,” said Mike Dane, Vice President of Marketing for Ricoh U.S.

CREO Color Servers feature color consistency, powerful processing and compatibility across all avenues of printing. The Color Controller C-81, which has built-in features such as SMS and email notification, support for the ADOBE PDF Print Engine 2 and JDF connectivity for integration within Graphic Arts workflows, will help customers increase productivity and improve flexibility while continuing to boost profits.

The functionality of the C-81 expedites the user’s learning curve, allowing them to immediately implement error reduction capabilities, out-of-the-box color and image control, and advanced built-in Variable Data Printing (VDP) capabilities. The C-81 was unveiled as a technology demonstration with the new Ricoh Pro C901/C901S Graphic Arts Edition during GRAPH EXPO in October 2010 in Chicago. This powerful digital color controller is now fully available.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 74-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of $21 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh’s complete range of offerings can be found at

About Kodak’s Print On-Demand Solutions Group
Kodak’s Print On-Demand Solutions Group develops high-performance CREO Color Servers and workflow solutions for a wide range of digital production printers and presses. CREO Color Servers offer the digital printing industry leading workflow connectivity solutions. They utilize intelligent, JDF-enabled automation of all print-production steps to help drive business performance and profit.

This independent unit of Eastman Kodak Company continues to unlock the power of print on-demand to maximize customers’ success in digital printing and workflow solutions.

For more information about CREO Color Servers, visit



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