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Pro VC40000

Continuous Feed Inkjet Printer

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Drive growth with precision, power and speed

The RICOH Pro VC40000 continuous feed inkjet printer gives commercial and transactional printers the speed, flexibility and image quality you need to satisfy current customers and grow your business with new ones. Print at speeds up to 120 meters per minute and monthly volumes up to 40 million pages to create a range of sought-after applications from direct mail to brochures to billing statements and more. Take advantage of a powerful digital front end that simplifies workflows and offers enhanced colour management tools. All backed by the largest production support organization in the industry, to make sure help is available when you need it most.
Digital color prints

Provide the crucial applications customers are depending on

Print marketing mailers that rise to the top of the pile, and help transactional customers ensure that their important documents get attention. The Pro VC40000 inkjet printer gives you the flexibility to take on heavily personalized applications that marketers, statement producers and publishers are counting on to meet their business goals.
Finishing options

Complete jobs quickly with a range of finishing options

Get materials customer- or mail-ready faster with an array of smart finishing choices for your Pro VC40000. Choose from finishing solutions to unwind, rewind, cut, fold, and add dynamic perforation. Vision inspection systems and inline processing help you move from printing to completion promptly for deadline-sensitive work.
Color matching tool

Inkjet technology designed to make stunning output the norm

Deliver precise image reproduction at 600 x 600 dpi thanks to next generation technologies that make creating high-quality output more affordable for you to produce. A combination of precision printheads and innovative inks give you the ability to produce head-turning images, crisp text and fine lines while printing at rated speeds.
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Stay ahead of the curve while staying on budget

Reliable, cost-effective performance helps you exceed client expectations while operating more profitably. Scalable configurations, a powerful digital front end and built-in quality controls provide the flexibility to serve your most demanding workflows while printing up to 40 million pages per month.

Produce more of what the market wants, profitably for you and more affordably for your customers

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Media choices that make high-value applications possible

The RICOH Pro VC40000 Continuous Feed Inkjet Printer supports paper weights from 40 to 250 gsm and sizes from 165 to 520 mm with a maximum repeatable printing area of 20" x 54". This gives you more options to print applications like calendars, lightweight books, high-coverage postcards, statement mailers and more on media including uncoated, inkjet treated and inkjet coated stocks.
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Help transactional mailers produce critical communications

The Pro VC40000 offers a compelling set of capabilities for insurance companies, healthcare organizations and financial institutions to get exactly the output they need. From billing statements, policy documents, financial prospectuses, provider directories and more, the power to personalize and add vibrant color or print in cost-effective monochrome or MICR* offers new opportunities to set your business apart. *Coming soon!
Samples of color printed direct mail pieces

Capture more of growing direct mail volumes

Outstanding color and image quality produced at blazing speeds help your organization compete more effectively for a share of the growing volume of direct mail that marketers are relying on to cut through the clutter and reach customers. From catalogs to postcards and self-enclosed mailers, the Pro VC40000 prints with the impact and clarity to help you stand apart from the competition.
Samples of personalized print pieces

Use customization to attract new and profitable customers

Variable data printing (VDP) is a powerful tool that offset simply cannot offer. The Pro VC40000 gives you the ability to produce the precision marketing materials, from customized catalogs to geo-personalized sales offers, helping marketers drive higher response levels. With the ability to personalize text and images, versioning every page is possible without slowing down the job, or shrinking your margins.
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Let us show you how to achieve even more success

Ricoh Consulting Services bring practical, real-world expertise to bear for your inkjet investment. From finding hidden efficiencies to helping to identify new and profitable applications, our focus is on delivering exceptional assessment and implementation for workflow automation, colour management, strategic business systems and beyond. Explore our complete portfolio to see how we can help your business.

Improve throughput and printing productivity to meet ever-tightening deadlines and grow revenue with the RICOH Pro VC40000's speed, flexibility and reliability.

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Performance that sets the pace for success

With print speeds up to 120 meters per minute, the Pro VC40000 drives the pace of your operations to a new level of productivity. Easily produce 100,000 letter images per hour at quality levels that are just as quick to impress customers.
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Flexible and scalable to fit your exact needs

Configuration options, including compatibility with a number of workflow monitoring and management software tools, are designed to give you the best implementation possible. Your Ricoh expert can help you determine the right selection for your business and workspace needs for today, and you can have confidence knowing that the Pro VC40000 was designed with future enhancements and onsite upgrades in mind to help you adapt as your business needs evolve.
Ricoh TotalFlow Print Server

An advanced digital front end simplifies complex production

The Pro VC40000 inkjet printer’s digital front end (DFE) has been optimized to deliver advanced workflow management and to make the production of dynamic, data-driven direct mail and transactional output even easier than before. The included RICOH TotalFlow Print Server R600A provides a user-friendly interface for operators and advanced workflow management capabilities that benefit from Ricoh's extensive experience in mission-critical variable data processing. Native support for common file types include PDF, PDF/VT and AFP along with JDF and advanced colour management.
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Leverage powerful software solutions for greater productivity

Drive even greater quality with the addition of RICOH ProcessDirector and RICOH TotalFlow BatchBuilder software. ProcessDirector uses a single web-based dashboard to capture, transform and manage information to streamline operations, improve process integrity, enhance operator productivity, reduce errors and lower costs. TotalFlow BatchBuilder improves efficiency by enabling you to batch jobs based on criteria you define, including media type.
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Master operating skills quickly

The intuitive graphical user interface makes learning and mastering production workflows on the Pro VC40000 easier for you and your operators. Preset printing parameters can be saved and easily recalled to make setting up jobs fast and seamless, reducing errors — and wasted ink and media.
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The dedication you need for total peace of mind

Uptime is everything when it comes to your operations. Ricoh's service and support organization includes more than 1,000 production-dedicated technicians and a nationwide parts distribution system that makes service and repair fast and reliable. The ability to diagnose and resolve issues quickly ensures that disruptions to your workflows are minimized and customer deadlines are protected.

Accelerate ROI with expert implementation

The implementation of your continuous feed inkjet system determines how quickly and how well you can generate revenue.  The RICOH Core Inkjet Services team follows a step-by-step process that covers solution design, paper profiling, colour gamut, ink estimating and pre/post components. Go to market with fully tested applications, confident in your ability to maximize uptime, reduce errors and maintain productivity.

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Technology designed to deliver exceptional quality, print after print.

Ricoh Pro VC40000 printer.

Proven printhead technology

To produce high-quality results, the Pro VC40000 Continuous Feed Inkjet Printers offers a unique combination of technologies. The long-life printheads, which have a 30-year track record of proven performance, support both monochrome and full-colour printing with drop on demand technology. An optional fifth printhead array can be engaged for fluid or security inks.
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Image quality that speaks for itself

Unlike technologies that apply a fixed drop size, the Pro VC40000 uses variable drop sizes that result in higher perceived resolution, boosting the effect of the system’s 600 x 600 dpi. A tight web and advanced steering control enable precise registration within pages and front to back. The internal drum dryer and low-temperature drying minimize paper distortion, further protecting image integrity.
Cyan magenta yellow and black inks.

High-quality, flexible dye inks

The Pro VC40000 utilizes the latest dye inks, providing consistent, high-contrast quality and uniformity. With a wide colour gamut you can easily match more brand, corporate and university colours and create rich, vivid imagery. Fast-drying, these dye inks offer an economical way to meet and exceed customer expectations without slowing finishing processes.
Color matching tools for print.

Achieve consistent colour throughout the run, and reprints

The Pro VC40000 helps you produce the colour results your customers require every time, even matching materials produced on multiple devices. Colour management resources can be created, installed and managed for use in your workflow to enhance halftones, along with fonts and data objects. The robust control unit, ICC profiles, interface colour settings and automatic colour adjustments all contribute to effortless colour management.
Cyan magenta yellow and black colors.

Explore Ricoh Colour Management Services

Ricoh has the expertise to help you identify and implement a colour management strategy built around your goals. Learn how to achieve the highest level of colour consistency and discover how Ricoh's Ink Savvy program can offer significant savings on ink without sacrificing quality. We can help you work to achieve your G7 Master Printer Qualification for an even sharper competitive edge.

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Continuous Feed Finishing

UV & Aqueous Coaters

Apply a variety of finishes to a wide range of offset and digitally printed applications, enhancing the richness of colors while protecting them from scratches and scuffing.


Automatically feed paper through the system to allow for ultimate productivity.

Cross Web Cutters

Get quick, efficient and accurate cutting solutions that help you meet tight deadlines and avoid expensive reprints.

Offset Stackers

Reduce time spent unloading output and increase productivity with longer, unattended print runs.

Perfect Binders and Trimmers

Create state of the art perfect bound books with high quality creasing.

Plow Folders

Add inline folding capability and score or perforate along the crease where folding will take place.


Automatically unwind or rewind materials directly after printing.

Saddle Stitch Staplers

One of the most popular binding methods on the market, saddle stitching allows you to staple output through the fold line to create booklets, magazines, newsletters, catalogs and more.

Slitters / Perforators

Precisely remove borders and prevent toner cracking.

Web Buffers

Accumulate the paper web and ensure continuous printing of stack deliveries.

Web Cleaners

Maintain maximum uptime and automatically clean paper dust, paper chad and more from your continuous forms.

Web Humidification

Ensure your system stays at optimal humidity levels.

Web Steering Units

Ensure smooth operation, even when your web direction changes.

Web Vision

Track your web path from start to finish.

Continuous Feed

Imaging Technology

Drop on demand (DOD), piezolectric
4-color (CMYK) + MICR
2 bits per spot
dynamic variable drop size at every point

Base Unit Dimensions

WxDxH: 127.6" (3240 mm) x 73.6" (1870 mm) x 77.6" (1971 mm)

Media Types

Uncoated, inkjet treated, inkjet coated, pinless and pin-fed

Digital Front End

TotalFlow R600A

Datastream support

Postscript Level 3, PDF 1.7, PDF/VT, IPDS (IS3)

Job submission

FTP, IPP, LPR, Raw Port, Operator Console, Virtual Printer/Hot Folder Support

Operating System


Color Inkjet

CF Color Inkjet

Paper Length

4" to 54" (101.6 to 1371.6 mm)

Paper Weight

40 gsm to 250 gsm

Processor Architecture

Intel Xeon x64

Recommended Humidity

40 - 60%


Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Resolution Print Speed

600x600 dpi @ 394 ft/min (120 m/min)
600x450 dpi @ 492 ft/min (150m/min),
600x300 dpi @ 590 ft/min (180m/min),
600x600 dpi Monochrome Only @ 590 ft/min (180m/min)

Supported Software

Ricoh ProcessDirector for AIX, Linux or Windows - Version 3.2 or later releases
TotalFlow BatchBuilder for Windows - Version 1.1
InfoPrint Manager for AIX, Linux, Windows - Version 4.5 or later releases
Print Services Facility for AIX, Linux or Windows - Version 3.1 or later releases
Note: For Linux SLES or Red Hat

Recommended Operating Temperature

64.4 - 75.2° F (18 - 24° C)


590ft./min. (180 m/min.)*


Color Inkjet: 4-color (CMYK), 2 bits per spot

Web Width

20.5" (520.7 mm) Printable Area – 20" (508 mm) (non-printed area 2 mm from paper edges)*


6063 lbs. (2750 kg)

Color Management

ICC Profile Support, Enhanced Color Management by Side and Object Type, Device Link Support, Spot color dictionaries (Pantone, Toyo, DIC, and HKS), CMR Support (AFP/IPDS)


*Over 157 gsm, maximum print speed is 328 ft./min. (100 m/min.)
**Typical printing conditions for 20-24lb bond paper at 394 ft/min, dryer temperature 60° C

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