RICOH Ri 1000 Direct to Garment Printer Named CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree
TUSTIN, Calif. – November 13, 2018 –AnaJet, a Ricoh company, announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for the newly released RICOH Ri 1000 Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printer. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
“We were incredibly excited to learn that we were named a CES Innovation Award Honoree for the second year in a row,” says Paul Crocker, marketing director, AnaJet, Inc. “Last year, we won with the Ri 100, a highly compact, all-in-one, desktop DTG printer. This year we followed up with the RICOH Ri 1000, which has a decidedly more robust feature set, but is still available at an affordable price point for the prosumer market.”
In addition to quick print speeds and high image resolution up to 1200x1200dpi, the RICOH Ri 1000 is a stand-out from its competition because of its “walk-up ready” design. Maintenance for the machine is largely automated, including white ink agitation, self-cleaning functions and continuous monitoring of ink supply and air levels. For maintenance functions that are not automated, the RICOH Ri 1000’s built-in Interactive Operation Guide alerts users, sending them reminders to complete necessary tasks. The result is a machine that requires minimal maintenance and is kept in an active state, ready to print at any time.
For further ease of use and added versatility, the RICOH Ri 1000 also features magnetized quick-change platens that easily snap on and off the machine without the need for additional tools. Quick-change platens in multiple styles and sizes up to 16 inches by 19.6 inches allow for maximum versatility with virtually no downtime between setups.
The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the owner and producer of CES 2019, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.
Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.
The RICOH Ri 1000 was announced in the US on October 18, 2018 and is expected to begin shipping to US customers in Winter 2018. International availability will be announced at a later date. The machine will be displayed at CES 2019, which runs January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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