InfoPrint Solutions Company, a Ricoh IBM joint venture, announces the availability of the InfoPrint 6500 cartridge ribbon printer family. These printers provide increased machine availability since the ribbon system provides for faster ribbon changes. The new extended life cartridges require fewer operator interventions over time. Featuring an intelligent ribbon system, InfoPrint 6500 printers can alert users when a new ribbon is needed and then automatically reset the Ribbonminder after a new ribbon is installed. Operators can also set the Ribbonminder to stop printing at the desired end point - thereby helping to maintain quality.