Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Ricoh FT 6750

Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

Ricoh FT 6750

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Manufacturer: Ricoh Corporation, West Caldwell, N.J., Made in Japan Suggested retail price: $13,195; $17,940 as tested with the optional ARDF ($1,750) and 20-Bin Sorter Stapler ($2,995); $17,695 as tested with optional RDH ($2,300) and Finisher ($2,200). Manufacturer's recommended monthly copying volume: Up to 85,000 copies. BLI's recommended monthly copying volume for optimum performance 20,000 to 50,000 copies. Test period duration: 300,000 copies in 17 weeks. Type: Console, stationary flatbed exposing unit, bond sheet paper, dry toner, dual component develop dual cassette/single tray system, heat and pressure fusing. Maximum image size: 11" x 16-49/64". Makes copies from 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" to 11" x 17". Void area: There is a void area of 15/64" along the leading edge of the copies. Features: Quantity selector: Makes 1-999 copies. Quantity display: Three-digit LCD display counts up as copies are produced and holds the quantity selected. Quantity reset: Sixty-seven seconds after the last copy is made, the display resets to "1" and all selected features revert to power-up settin also be programmed by service for 3 minutes or no reset). Documentation feeder: Optional Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF) or Recirculating Document Feeder (RDH). Stack-feed bypass: Built-in stack-feed bypass holds up to 50 sheets. Duplexing: Standard duplex unit will automatically duplex up to 50 sheets of 8-1/2" x 11" paper. Reduction/enlargement: Variable reduction/enlargement from 60% to 155% in 1% increments. Preset reduction modes of 65%, 74%, 77%, 85% and 93%, and preset enlargement modes of 121%, 129% and 155% (the ratio selected is shown on a three-digit LCD Reduce/enlarge" display). Automatic selection features: Automatic original recognition, reduction/enlargement, paper select and exposure control. The control panel is horizontally divided into an "Operation" panel, an "Indicator Screen" and seven "Special/optional Functions" subpanels. The "Operation" panel has the quantity selection numeric keypad and "Clear Modes," "Enter," "Clear/stop" and "Start" keys; "Interrupt" key with multicopy capability and job memory (duplexing and sorting not available in interrupt mode; selection is indicated by a lit LED), "Progr key (used to enter or recall up to five jobs from memory; selection is indicated by a lit LED), "Timer" key (used to activate the seven-day automatic on/off timer; users must enter a six-digit cod to operate machine during "off" hours; selection is indicated by a lit LED) and "Guidance" key (information on the message display about a feature or control keys; selection is indicated by a lit LED). Exposure controls: "Auto Image Density" key (selection is indicated by a lit LED); in manual mode, the exposure is controlled by two keys ("Darker" and "Lighter") over a range of seven settings. The Select Cassette" key is used to select paper feeding from one of the cassettes or the standard large-capacity tray. The "Automatic Paper Select" key is used to activate automatic paper select (the size and orientation of the paper selected is shown on the display). Reduction/enlargeme "Reduce" and "Enlarge" keys are used to select the preset reduction/enlargement ratios; a "Full Size" key is used to select size-for-size copying. The "Indicator Screen" has a 40-character LCD "Guidance" message display that prompts such machine/user information as "Check Paper Size/ Direction" and "Check Paper Size"; a graphic display that features an outline of the machine with LED indicators that light when a misfeed occurs (up to eight locations); "Paper Volume Indicators" that show the amount of paper remaining in the paper sources; LCD prompts for "Auto Paper Select," "Auto Reduce/Enlarge," "Ready," "Please Wait," "Auto Image Density," "Zoom" and "Full Size." LCD indicators light for "Used Toner Bottle," "Add Toner," "Add Staple," "Add Oil," "Check Paper Path," "Load Paper," "Call Service" and "By-pass." LCD "Copy Cycle" indicator displays the status of the copy cycle in progress. …

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