Ricoh launches next generation Industrial Inkjet Printheads

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Ricoh launches next generation Industrial Inkjet Printheads

Delivering enhanced printing and productivity performance for single pass printing and heavy pigment loaded inks

Vilvoorde, 25 April 2017 – Ricoh today announced the launch of two new Industrial Inkjet Printheads: the RICOH MH5421F and the RICOH MH5421MF. Ricoh will start taking orders for both of these printheads from June 2017.

The RICOH MH5421MF and RICOH MH5421F printheads were designed for both low viscosity (6 mPas) and medium viscosity fluids (11 mPas) respectively. These printheads enable highly stable jetting performance through the incorporation of an ink recirculating structure. This structure enables continuous ink flow directly behind the nozzle, reducing the risk of jetting failure caused by either clogged ink or entrapped air bubbles.  Each printhead has enhanced bonding technology for improved durability. With these new features, the Ricoh MH5421 MF and MH5421F printheads offer enhanced compatibility with a wider range of fluids. These features result in:

  • Increased reliability for single-pass printing by delivering improved print quality and productivity
  • Increased reliability for systems with rapid setting ink, such as pigment ink, white or metallic materials
  • Increased reliability for systems with fast drying ink
  • The removal of air bubbles in the ink chamber to achieve  self-recovery from jetting failure

* Single-pass system:the printhead carriage remains in a fixed position and completes image printing in a single pass while the print material is conveyed underneath.

Number of nozzles
1,280, staggered
1,280, staggered
Drop volume
7/14/21pl (depending on the ink)
7/14/21pl (depending on the ink)
Aqueous, Solvent, UV
Aqueous, Solvent, UV
Recommended ink viscosity
11 mPa・s*
6 mPa・s*
Planned launch date
June 2017
June 2017

* mPa・s:Unit of viscosity (millipascal-second) Higher numbers mean higher viscosity

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The RICOH MH5421F / RICOH MH5421MF Industrial Inkjet Printheads.

In the Industrial printing market for textiles, labels, packaging and ceramics tiles, there is an increasing need to meet a wide variety of customer needs such as smaller lot sizes and shorter delivery times.  This requires the rapid digitisation of industrial printing in order to deliver greater flexibility and productivity, resulting in increased demand for printheads that deliver finer image quality as well as high productivity and greater reliability. RICOH MH5421 F and RICOH MH5421MF offer high resolution printing to support its industrial partners and customers to meet these market needs. 

Ricoh will introduce RICOH MH5421F and RICOH MH5421MF as well as other Industrial Printing solutions at InPrint which is the exhibition for industrial print technology, taking place from 25-27 April 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

The Ricoh Inkjet business
Ricoh has a long and rich heritage in the world of Inkjet technology dating back over 30 years, enabling Ricoh to support a wide variety of inkjet printing system applications. Ricoh also supports partners in diverse industrial and specialty markets including Wide Format Graphics, 3D printing, Textile and many more.

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| A propos de Ricoh |

Ricoh est une entreprise technologique mondiale, qui transforme la manière dont les gens travaillent depuis plus de 80 ans. Sous son slogan – imagine. change. – Ricoh continue de mettre à la disposition des entreprises et des individus les services et les technologies qui inspirent l'innovation, contribuent au développement durable et stimulent la croissance des affaires. Parmi ceux-ci figurent des systèmes de gestion documentaire, des services informatiques, des solutions d'impression de production, des systèmes de communication visuelle, des appareils photo numériques et des systèmes industriels.
Le Groupe Ricoh, qui a son siège à Tokyo, est présent dans environ 200 pays et régions. Pour l’exercice fiscal clos en mars 2016, le Groupe Ricoh a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires mondial de 2 209 milliards de yens (environ 19,6 milliards USD).

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