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Solar powered printer launched in Ghana

RISO Printer
Solar powered printer provides access to learning materials in remote areas and in off grid communities.

In West Africa, Ghana-based information technology company RISO IPMC has launched a new solar powered printer specifically for the education and office administration sectors, reported GhanaWeb on Tuesday.

At the launch in Accra, Amar Hari, chief executive officer of RISO IPMC, told reporters that the printer is designed to enhance education in Africa. It will also help to address the power challenges that hamper productivity in the office environment.

The printer, which is manufactured by RISO International, has advanced technology capable of printing up to 150 copies per minute.

Eco-friendly printer

Hari explained that the company had designed the printer to be eco-friendly taking into consideration such conditions in Africa and particularly Ghana, which is facing an energy crisis.

RISO IPMC believes that Ghana remained a sensitive market in Africa and needed to be given special preference that would meet the demands of customers, who wish to enhance productivity and meet deadlines and targets.

The printer serves multifunctional purposes including printing, folding, stapling, binding, envelope wrapping and binding that increase performance and cut down the cost of doing business, stated the company.

Hari explained: “Surprisingly, the products featured an upgrade ultra-high-speed duplex printing – technology that ensures that it operates for longer hours as they have a cold process printing system.”

Print off grid

With the introduction of the RISO printer including the RISO ComColor series it had demonstrated that IPMC was dedicated to providing special products that addressed the peculiar needs of IT users in the country.

The Export Manager of RISO Africa, Jason Rose, in a presentation at the launch, said the ComColor is the world’s fastest inkjet printer noted for printing up to 150 copies per minute at reliable speed, affordable cost and durability for superior performance.

According to him, the product has 24 fixed inkjet heads arranged in parallel to allow for quality colour printing at a single press of the button.

He said in most Africa countries such as South Africa, where over 3,500 schools had no electricity, RISO solar powered printers provide access to learning materials at anytime and anywhere you would like to print off the grid.



Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
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