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RICOH PARTNERS WITH CONTINENTAL DATALABEL TO OFFER CUSTOMERS FOUR SPECIALTY PAPERS

Unique Paper Availability Represents New Endeavor for Ricoh and Continental Datalabel


West Caldwell, NJ, March 11, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced four specialty papers now compatible with its Aficio® SP C420DN color laser printer and Aficio SP C410DN-KP HotSpot color laser printer. End-users will be able to print marketing, educational, training and other documents on laser cling, magnet, durable and waterproof paper. These versatile papers, tested and recommended by Ricoh and made available through its partner, Continental Datalabel, seek to help all types of organizations increase the visibility and effectiveness of their communication efforts.

This is the first time these types of papers have been available to Ricoh customers and is the first product line of its kind for Continental Datalabel. With that in mind, the line will continue to evolve and grow to offer consumers a robust assortment of papers to support their organizational needs. The papers are available for purchase from Ricoh online at consumables.compulabel.com, and end-users will be able to choose from the following:

Xerotab magnet – With Xerotab magnet paper, users can quickly print magnets in full sheets. Useful in marketing or educational environments, the magnetized paper is suitable for school calendars, retail giveaways or business cards.
The Xerotab magnet paper requires the use of the Xerotab magnetizer to function, which can be purchased separately via the consumables Web site.

Laser Kling film – Laser Kling paper uses the power of static cling to stick to windows, vinyl signs and other smooth surfaces. The paper is waterproof so it is suitable for outdoor use, such as to customize outdoor signs with updated sale or contact information. The paper can be used in a wide range of applications, is easily printed on for window advertising campaigns in retail locations as well as for outdoor decorations in schools.

Duracopy film – For documents that receive a lot of handling – music sheets, training manuals or employee handbooks – Duracopy film keeps them crisp. The heavy, polyester paper resists rips, folds and crinkles from regular use, eliminating the need to continuously print new copies. It’s also waterproof, ideal for outdoor brochures and posters.

Aqua Ace – Liquids are no match for Aqua Ace film. The glossy thick paper is waterproof and fade-resistant, making it perfect for outdoor signage, posters or restaurant menus. Retail locations will find it a great solution for point-of-purchase signage, price tags and brochures.

“This partnership with Continental Datalabel fits with Ricoh’s mission to provide the total office solution. With these special papers, end-users will benefit from the ability to create documents for multimedia use, taking their marketing, educational and retail objectives to new heights,” said Matt Sakauchi, vice president, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The papers require relatively no learning curve and offer intuitive functionality, so end-users can easily complete small print jobs that they normally would need to send out to third party print shops – saving time and money in the long-run.”

The Aficio SP C420DN is designed for businesses in color-intensive environments, combining high productivity printing with speed, a simple user interface, and low total cost of ownership. The device even features a front-loading paper feed to conveniently load media for quick, efficient results. In addition to high-quality color prints and quick job processing, the Aficio SP C410DN-KP printer is ideal for on-the-go remote printing. To initiate a print job, users simply forward any email, with or without attachments, from a mobile handheld device – such as a PDA or Internet-enabled cell phone – to the HotSpot printer’s e-mail address. No drivers are required and users enjoy the same functionality, quality and speed as they would in their office environment.

Available in packages of 50 sheets, the papers are currently available at consumables.compulabel.com or by visiting www.ricoh-usa.com and clicking on the appropriate link.

For more information on Ricoh and its products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Continental Datalabel
Continental Datalabel is a leading manufacturer of laser/inkjet, thermal, pinfeed and specialty media label, paper and card products. In operation over 50 years, the company sells products, both stock and custom, to the trade only through its dealer/partner network. Based in Elgin, Illinois, Continental Datalabel operates manufacturing facilities in Redlands, California and Elgin, Illinois, as well as distribution centers in Georgia, Texas and New Jersey.

Known for its Compulabel brand, rapid response and quality/breadth of product, Continental Datalabel can be reached at 800-947-8000 from 7am to 7pm central time or by visiting www.compulabel.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white multifunction products, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. Ricoh brands in the U.S. include Ricoh, Lanier and Savin.

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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoAlyson Buck
Ricoh Americas CorporationPeppercom
973-882-2172212-931-6122
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comabuck@peppercom.com
 

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