Ricoh launches GelSprinter's in UK Jun 08, 2007 14:51 by John Sollars
Ricoh UK originally planned to launch its gel-based printers in April 2006, but demand outstripped supply in Japan which meant all of Ricoh’s other territories had to wait for their quota of GelSprinters, with the UK last on the list.
Chas Moloney, Ricoh UK’s marketing director, said: “Ricoh opened a second factory in China so we now have enough GelSprinters available to us.”
The GelSprinters are aimed directly at the SME/SOHO market place and will compete with established players like HP, Epson, Canon et al.
Here at Stinkyink towers we have taken deliveries of the Gel cartridges and in fact shipped our first orders last week. We love anything that upsets the established applecart of high cost printer supplies and hope that Ricoh will succeed with this exciting technology