Ricoh SA launches world’s first battery powered MFP

Ricoh SA launches world’s first battery powered MFP

Aug 12, 2014

Ricoh SA has launched the world’s first battery powered multifunction Geljet printer with print, scan, copy, fax and wireless connectivity.

The SG 3120B SFNw can be used in large warehouses, outdoor events, by relief agencies in remote areas or for any other mobile function.

“The battery lasts for 500 copies or 1 000 prints and it also runs on external power if that’s available,” says Chris de Beer,  head of product marketing at Ricoh SA. “The long battery life makes it extremely useful and it still prints at 20 pages per minute in black and white and 14 pages per minute in colour, so it’s no slouch.”

The battery-powered device also has an LED light in the output tray so it can be used in low light conditions and it has a USB slot that can be used to recharge a smart device in an emergency. Additional batteries are also available with additional chargers if required, which extends the usefulness even further.

It also has a 100-sheet bypass tray and an additional 250-sheet paper tray and a total capacity of 600 sheets. The Geljet ink is fast-drying and viscous, pigment-based liquid gel, which means duplex printing is quick.

“It’s a full function MFP with low power consumption and therefore a very useful battery life that can be used throughout the day and charged overnight,” says De Beer.