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Ricoh has added the Creo C-81 print server as an option to power its Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition increasing its focus on more demanding graphics arts applications.

The machine is already available with EFI's Fiery E-41 print server as an entry-level option for corporate and commercial work, with the option to upgrade to the E-81 for demanding graphics environments.

The C-81 presents a different upgrade path for users with full support for Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) 2, support for Pantone's GOE library, a customisable spectrophotometric colour library and a range of optional plug-ins.

Ricoh UK production print director Stephen Palmer said: "Ricoh's objective is to help its customers achieve business success by providing them with the means to continuously improve productivity, reduce costs and enhance output quality.

Recently Heidelberg had named Ricoh as its digital partner, entering a global distribution contract to sell and support the Japanese company's Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition machine and PxP Chemical toner.