If the office workhorse is looking like its ready to be put out to pasture, Riso Africa has a new product which raises the bar for utility printing. The Riso Comcolor 2150 is a compact, high-speed two colour A3 printer which delivers up to 150 pages per minute in red and black, while incorporating a range of options and extras to deliver a flexible device to meet specific requirements.
That’s according to Sonia Anderson, marketing manager at Riso Africa, who says the Comcolor 2150 is designed for maximum effectiveness. “By replacing mono printers with a device that adds red to black, significant added impact is achieved on a range of communications,” he says. “And this machine is fast – it will deliver a 1000 page job of long-sided A4 simplex pages in 6.5 minutes. That’s around a quarter of the 25 minutes taken by a conventional office printer.”
The ComColor 2150 doesn’t just produce print jobs rapidly, it also takes next to no time to get to work, with startup taking just 5 seconds. “That means even big jobs are dealt with quickly, while the line-type inkjet system ensures a smooth paper path through the machine to minimise jamming for uninterrupted performance,” Anderson adds.
Like all good technology today, the Comcolor 2150 is a pleasure to use, with functions for printing, copying, scanning and managing data logically arranged for intuitive operation on a large LCD touchscreen. Even the task of replenishing ink is made clean and easy, with slim ink cartridges requiring no special expertise to change.
The networked machine can also operate independently, printing directly from a memory stick inserted into its USB port, says Anderson.
Available as a standalone printer, the ComColor 2150 has a range of productivity-enhancing options to automate workflow from start to finish. The high-capacity feeding and stacking accessories, and various finishing functions to streamline production, eliminate the need for outsourcing.
- Scanner HS5000 – The auto feeder enables scanning of double-sided originals at the same time. Documents can quickly and easily be copied, scanned or stored in PDF, TIFF, and JPEG formats.
- Face Down Offset Stapler: Compact option exclusively for offset stacking and stapling finished prints.
- Multifunction Finisher II: Automatically punch, staple, fold and fold + staple output.
- High capacity feeder: For uninterrupted, unattended, high-volume print runs without pausing to reload paper.
- High capacity stacker: Stacking of larger output volumes, reducing user intervention.
Anderson says the Comcolor is designed for minimal environmental impact, with that focus extending to managing ink, paper and energy consumption, while maintaining optimal print quality. “The machine is ENERGY STAR certified and boasts many other energy-efficient functions such as automatically eliminating blank pages and combining multiple copies of the same page, or copies of multiple pages, onto a single printed page to save paper. And the power schedule function turns the machine on and off at desired times,” he says.
Describing the Comcolor 2150 as an ideal fit for high volume printing jobs, Anderson says it consistently delivers quality prints with convenience and simplicity for every user. “This machine is engineered for high-production environments and is built to last with proven durability guaranteeing millions of prints.”