The new color multifunction printer series – Aficio MP C3001/C3501 and MP C4501/C5501 – from Ricoh Americas Corp., are designed to offer business users enhanced productivity, advanced security and eco-friendly operations and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Introduced today, the news series of devices build on the company’s series’ predecessors – the Aficio MP C2800, MP C3300, MP C4000 and MP C5000.
The four All-in-One (AIO) printers feature printing, copying, scanning and faxing functionality. The Aficio MP C3001/3501 and MP C4501/C5501 series boast output speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm), 35 ppm, 45 ppm and 55 ppm for both full color and black and white, respectively.
Hardware enhancements include printing from and scanning to a USB clip drive or SD card without network connectivity. An optional USB keyboard is available for easier data entry when using document management solutions, such as Global Scan NX, eCopy embedded and Reform PDC.
Security features on the new Aficio MPs include various levels of user authentication, data and password encryption and secure printing. Ricoh addresses increased focus on HDD security with its Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS) that automatically overwrites the area of the hard drive used for image processing after the completion of each copy, scan, fax and print job thus destroying the data before it leaves the office location. Standard HDD Encryption adds a layer of security to certain stored files, encoding them for defense against hackers.
Energy efficiency improvements over previous MP models include faster warm-up times of 23 seconds and 22 seconds for the MP C3001/C3501 and MP C4501/C5501 series, respectively; recovery time from sleep mode, 13 seconds, and 19 seconds for the C3001/C3501 and MP C4501, respectively, and 36 and 32 seconds for the MP C5501, by using an induction heating fusing system.
The new MPs also deliver fast, first-copy times while also saving energy, according to Ricoh. The MP C3301/C3501 delivers the first color copy in 7.8 seconds or 4.9 seconds for black and white, while the MP C4501/C5501 provides a color copy in 5.0 seconds and 3.1 seconds for black and white. Other sustainability features include automatic duplex and combine copy modes, as well as energy-saving PxP Toner.
Support for mobile workers include the ability to print without device-specific drivers, special software or LAN connection using the Ricoh HotSpot MFP option, which lets mobile users print directly from a laptop, handheld device or smart phone – including BlackBerry and iPhone. Mail-to-Print capability allows users to print a PDF or JPEG attachment automatically by sending an email directly to the system and finally, JPEGs, TIFFs and PDFs can print directly from a USB drive or SD card right at the system.
The Aficio MP C3001/C3501 and MP C4501/C5501 are available immediately at the suggested retail prices starting at $12,340, $14,750, $16,010 and $19,780, respectively.
In early 2011, Ricoh will introduce and make available a new, single-pass duplex document feeder that will come standard on the MP C4501A and MP C5501.