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Ricoh Americas, a provider of digital office equipment, introduced the Aficio GX e5550N, the latest installment in its GelSprinter line of color inkjet printers. Designed for business  environments, the GX e5550N replaces the previous Aficio GX 5050N to provide an alternative to laser printing where speed and duplexing are required to meet high-volume demands.

With Ricoh’s GelSprinter technology, the GX e5550N utilizes an enhanced viscous gel ink formula for improved performance in dry environments. With fast-drying, waterproof properties, Ricoh said this improved ink meets the realization of published yields while eliminating smudging, bleed-through and page curling.

The network-ready GX e5550N supports workgroups with 30-page-per-minute print speeds in both full-color and black-and-white modes, a fast 40-second warm-up time, and first print speeds of 5 seconds or less with the ability to print up to 999 sets per job. Print jobs flow through a standard 250-sheet paper supply that can be expanded by up to two 500-sheet paper feed units. Standard automatic duplexing further enhances productivity while saving paper as users can print double-sided at high speed on plain paper.

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