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Copy & Print Services: Ricoh 5th Station F.A.Q.
Updated: 23 August 2019 10:43 AM

Ricoh 5th Station Printing: Frequently Asked Questions


What is 5th Station Printing?

  • 5th station printing refers to our printer's capability to print another 'specialty colour' along with the basic 4 process colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black). 
  • Having a separate station for specialty colours allows for such effects as:
    • Proper tone & hue on non-white paper by printing a base layer of white
    • Neon Yellow and Neon Pink, which allow for typically out of gamut printing.
    • Accents in simple image compositions by adding a clear coat of gloss.
    • Infrared image printing for document security (only visible by specific light sources).


How much does it cost?

  • $0.25 per pass
    • White, Neon Yellow/Pink, and Clear 
  • For further pricing details, check out our pricing article.


How long does it take?

  • A minimum 24hr turnaround exists.
  • There are many factors that can effect this timing:
    • Job Volume
    • Overall Volume
    • Complexity (How many passes?)
    • Pre-press checks
  • For further turnaround information, check out our turnaround article.


How do I set up my file?

 Can I print on my own paper?

  • No. Apologies!