Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of the new version of EFI’s MicroPress 8.0 Series.

Built to support the more complex workflow requirements of the mid-to-high volume print-on-demand customers, MicroPress 8.0 helps maximize your customer’s equipment investment by providing a fast, high-performance raster based digital document production system that produces complex, short-run, color and black and white documents.

With MicroPress 8, EFI brings easy-to-use document management and a simplified user interface to its high-end production workflow solution.

Feature Highlights

Taking advantage of powerful hardware solutions from Dell and the latest Microsoft® Vista Business Operating System to support 64-bit functionality provides production print environments with the fastest, most capable late-stage editing and printing solution available. New Platform names (Solo, Plus and Max – see comparison chart on page seven) offer growth and scalability by supporting connectivity to the latest OEM print engines, taking advantage of greater print speeds and in-line finishing and bindery support.

Harlequin Plus Server RIP, with native PDF/x-4 and XPS 1.0 file support.
New pre-defined color profile setups and PANTONE® Goe™ spot color library support.
Customizable PrintSation Manger “Tools” menu for quick access to third-party applications.
Cover menu generation.
TrueEdit scanning support in thumbnail view.
Bleed Edge Tabs.
Enhanced OCR support for document content and Tab Builder.
Edit annotations.
Center pages.
New Page Tree GUI.

Scans hardcopy images directly into a raster, print-ready job; changes document layout for booklet printing; enables seeing the media required for the job run visually and configuring tabs all within a single user interface.
Engenders loyalty from existing customers by offering scaleablility and connectivity to the most capable printing devices in the market.
Reduces customer training investment due to the use of a familiar interface.
Creates a ready-to-sell color production solution for EFI partners and provides them with a customer retention strategy that can head off competitors’ efforts to capture end of lease customers.
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