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Pro VC40000 Continuous feed production printer

  • Prints up to 180 metres per minute—600 x 400 dpi
  • 600 x 400 dpi, 600 x 450 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi
  • Piezo Drop-on-Demand inkjet printheads
  • 4-colour (CMYK), 4 drop sizes

Consistent high quality results

Key features such as the latest aqueous inks, printheads with dynamic variable drop size, 600 dpi resolution, tight web, and advanced front and back page registration enable the Pro VC40000 to produce vivid, compelling materials that capture attention.

Simplified colour management

Produce the results your customers require every time with all the necessary tools to create your own profiles and help you understand how to get the most from the system. Ricoh's colour management experts can also assist with colour matching, colour calibration, staff training, and more.

  1. Expand your horizons 
    Build a foundation for growth that enables you to attract new customers while strengthening current relationships.  
  2. Power up your productivity 
    Improve productivity and throughput so you can meet tight turnaround times as well as take on more jobs.
  3. Operate with confidence
    The Pro VC40000 is part of a continuous feed inkjet family that has demonstrated exceptional dependability in the most demanding production print environments for years.
  4. Rely on our expertise 
    Ricoh's consultative approach and expertise ensure that you are making the right investment to enable your success.  


Printer controller - optional
Ricoh TotalFlow R600A Digital Front End
Note: The Ricoh TotalFlow R600A controller is a mandatory option.
Device configuration
Base unit (2 units per configuration) 
2 print engines per duplex system in I (inline) or H configuration
Physical dimensions (WxDxH)—mainframe
3,240 x 1,870 x 1,971 mm—base unit
2,750 kg—base unit
Paper output configuration - 3rd Party
Pre- and post-processing 
Multiple partners provide a variety of unwind, rewind, cut, fold, dynamic perforation, vision systems and inline processing, including a solution for books
Supported media
Uncoated, Ink Jet Treated, Ink Jet Coated
Maximum paper size
Length: 101.6–1371.6 mm, Width: 165–520 mm
Media weight (g/m2)
Paper path
Tight web
Web width—520.7 mm
Print speed colour
4 colours, 2-bit, 2-up duplex 
50 mpm, 100 mpm, 120 mpm, 180 mpm at 600 x 600 dpi—Black Enhanced and Monochrome modes
120 mpm, 150 mpm at 600 x 450 dpi 
Target volume
Up to 40 million impressions/month
Printing technology
Piezo Drop-on-Demand
Dynamic variable drop size
Ink type
Pigment, Dye and MICR
Curing method
Ink configuration
4-colour CMYK
Drop-on-Demand Piezo printhead
Print resolution
Up to 600 x 600 dpi
Ricoh TotalFlow R600A Digital Front End 

Industry leading colour management control
Enhanced impositioning tool 
JDF/JMF enabled 
Graphical user interface with remote access support 

Data Stream Support 
PostScript, PDF (APPE), PDF/VT, IPDS 

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

Graphical User Interface
Display on each print engine
Login by Role: Admin, Operator, Maintenance, or Customisable
Highly customisable user interface layout by role
Graphical Printer and Supplies Status
Operator Messages 
Paper Catalogue/Paper Setup 

Job Management
Graphical Job Ticketing/Job Preview – Native JDF
- Banner, Operator Comments, Sides Printed, Copies, Rotate, Reduce/Enlarge, Image Alignment, Special Marks 
Job Imposition 
Job Queue Management 
- Submit, Suspend, Hold, Process Next, Delete Job 
View Jobs 
- Job Status: Active, Inactive, Stored, All Jobs, Job History 

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

ISO 12100
ISO 13849-1
EN 60204-1
EN 1010-1
EN 1010-2
EN 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1
JIS C 6950-1

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards
EN 61000-6-2
EN 61000-6-4
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
FCC Part15 Subpart B (Class A)
DOC ICES-003 Class A
VCCI (Class A)
KN11 (KN61000-6-4)
Operating environment
Operating temperature
18–24° C

Operating humidity