Our shiny new digital press has arrived and it’s so large that we had to build a new room in which to house it!

Launched last year, the Ricoh ProC9200 is eight metres long and can print up to 9,000 pages per hour; it is Ricoh’s flagship printer and has been designed to deliver the highest quality finish demanded by today’s exacting standards, at a fast pace.

We’ve had this press on order since it was released and we’re really excited about its next-generation capabilities, particularly the capacity to print large sheets up to 1260mm with excellent colour saturation and image quality.

The press is also extremely versatile. For example, we can use it to print both sides of board up to 470gsm, and it can be used for textured media, envelopes and translucent stock.

A dedicated new room has been constructed here at Nationwide Print HQ, and the team will undergo a full week of specialist training to help us get the most out of our new piece of kit.

The impressive machine compliments other recent purchases, including a new Komfi B2 Laminator, a Duplo Perfect Binder, a Duplo Saddle Stitching Machine and two creasing and folding machines, along with a complete upgrade of our Tharstern MIS system.

All these power-hungry technologies are run using solar energy generated by a large roof array; we officially became the UK’s most environmentally-friendly printer last year, winning the coveted title at the 2018 PrintWeek Awards.