If you have too much money wanna throw into the sea, go for Ricoh 901; If you really want to run your printing business KM C7000 or C8000 is the right choise!
Could you please explain your statement? We tested the 7000 and the 901, and saw many differences between them. In my opinion, this is not a matter of cost, but of what you are going to print. Those two printers has been developed to different markets needs. For ours, we need a 901.
We reciently put in a Ricoh C901 GAE unit. We have had the unit installed now for over two months. We are having issues that we are now being told is a result of the location of the unit. We were told this was developed with the commercial printer in mind. We had five Ricoh representatives at our shop all of them approved the location. Now it is constantly printing heavy banding across the page. They say it is the chemicals in the are from the press room. Now they say we will have to relocate the unit...
Any thoughts on this? Anyone else have issues of this nature?
I have seen an issue with a canon box that was placed in the same room as a film developer for a photographer. Once they moved the machine and replaced all drums/developer their issues went away. It appears the fumes from the chemicals in the air created a film on the drums causing all sorts of banding and color shifts.
To me, once they (Ricoh or representative company) approve the location and blessed it, it is the problem of the company to make it work. If it requires a move and costs associated plus lost revenue should be paid for by Ricoh or the company the approved the location. Any jobs rejected or discounts given due to the quality of the print should also be addressed by them.