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First Time GelSprinter™ Technology Available in Multifunction Products

West Caldwell, NJ, January 14, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh GX3000S, GX3000SF and the GX3050SFN desktop color multifunction products (MFPs). The first MFPs to utilize the GelSprinter™ technology, this new line combines the quality and performance of laser printing with the convenience of an inkjet and the vivid color customers have come to expect from GelSprinter products.

Designed to meet the end user’s document management needs, the new series incorporates color copying, printing and scanning into a compact system. Scanning is standard on all models, while embedded network connectivity is standard only on the GX3050SFN. At 29 pages-per-minute (ppm) for both color and black & white, users can print and copy jobs quickly. As with all GelSprinter products, images are crisp and bold using pigment-based inks that are waterproof and sun-resistant, making it ideal for real estate marketing materials, student handouts, construction plans as well as a variety of business documents.

An ideal fit for small-to-medium offices, organizations benefit from the low total cost of ownership with features such as the Level Color Mode, which reduces ink density up to 35 percent for graphics and images without affecting the text’s readability. This mode makes color cost-per-page the same or less than black & white. To add further value, the GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN series delivers superior quality on normal copy paper. In addition, the viscous-ink cartridges used in these MFPs offer higher yields than other dye-based ink cartridges to reduce cost-per-page, and the printhead never needs to be replaced.

The GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN series makes managing and distributing documents quick and easy with user-friendly features such as the optional 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray, which handles a wide range of paper stocks and sizes. In addition, errors are quickly and efficiently resolved via Ricoh’s @Remote monitoring function. The @Remote system proactively sends e-mail notices to administrators when supplies are running low to minimize wait time.

The GX3000S/GX3000SF/GX3050SFN series meets Energy Star guidelines without compromising productivity by providing energy and supply-saving features including power saving sleep modes, duplex and combine copy modes and minimal ozone emissions.

The GX3000S is available at a suggested retail price of $549.00 and the GX3000SF and GX3050SFN, which includes fax and scan, are available for $699.00 and $849.00, respectively.

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of GelSprinter color products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, production printing products and wide format engineering systems. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions directly and through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information.

Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized independent dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America. For fiscal year 2006, Ricoh Americas Corporation sales exceeded $3.3 billion, an increase of 7.4 percent over the previous year.

Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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Ricoh GX3000S/GX3000SF/GS3050SFN Series Specifications

Copy Print Scan Fax Network ARDF
GX3000S Standard Standard Standard N/A Optional N/A
GX3000SF Standard Standard Standard Standard Optional Standard
GS3050SFN Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Engine Specifications
Configuration Desktop multifunction printer
Technology Piezo inkjet system
Printing Speed 29 ppm in B&W and full-color
First Print Speed 8 seconds or less (B&W or full-color)
Print Resolution True 1200 x 1200 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi (Maximum 3600 x 1200 dpi equivalent)
Paper Capacity 250-Sheet Standard Paper Tray500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray
Maximum Paper Capacity 850 sheets
Output Capacity 150 sheets (face up)ARDF: 30 sheets
Paper Sizes Standard tray: 8.5” x 5.5” – 8.5” x 14”, Envelopes (C5, C6, DL, COM10, Monarch), Postcards 500-Sheet PFU: 7.25” x 10.5” – 8.5” x 14”Multi-Bypass: Custom size width range: 2.1” – 8.5” (55 – 216 mm), Custom size length range: 5.0” – 51.0” (127 – 1,295 mm), Envelopes (C5, C6, COM10, Monarch)Duplexing: 8.5” x 5.5” – 8.5” 11”
Paper Weight Standard Tray: 16 – 42 lb. Bond (60 – 163 g/m2)500-Sheet PFU: 16 –28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)Multi-Bypass: 16 – 68 lb. Bond (60 – 255 g/m2) (140 lb. Index equivalent)ARDF: 13 – 28 lb. Bond (50 – 110 g/m2)
Acceptable Paper Types Plain Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper, Recycled Paper, Thick Paper, Glossy Paper, Color Paper, Envelopes, Postcards (via Multi-Bypass Tray)
Auto Duplex Standard
Dimensions (WxDxH) GX3000S: 17.1” x 19.3” x 14.4”GX3000SF/GX3050SFN: 17.1” x 19.3” x 16.9”
Weight GX3000S: 45.2 lbs. GX3000SF: 51.8 lbs.GX3050SFN: 52.2 lbs.
Warm-Up Time 35 seconds or less
Power Consumption GX3000S: 50W or lessGX3000SF: 60W or lessGX3050SFN: 65W or less
Energy Saver Mode GX3000S: 10.2W or lessGX3000SF: 10.3W or lessGX3050SFN: 10.8W or less
Power Source 100 –120 V, 50/60Hz
Safety Regulations UL/CSA60950, FCC Class B, Energy Star compliant
Controller Specifications
CPU TMP R4956CXBG-400 @ 400MHz
Memory GX3000S: 32 MB RAM standard/maximumGX3000SF: 96 MB RAM standard/maximumGX3050SFN: 96 MB RAM standard/maximum
Printer Languages GX3000S: Ricoh RPCS RasterGX3000SF: Ricoh RPCS RasterGX3050SFN: Ricoh PRCS Raster, PCL 5c/6
Fonts 58 PCL fonts standard (GX3050SFN only)
Standard Interfaces GX3000S: USB 1.1/2.0GX3000SF: USB 1.1/2.0GX3050SFN: USB 1.1/2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Optional Interface Ethernet 10/100Base-TX (for GX3000S, 3000SF)
Network Protocols TCP/IP, SNMP, IPP, LPR, SMTP, POP3, HTTP 1.1, LDAP v2
Network Operating Systems Windows 98SE®/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP/Server/ 2003/Vista
Scanner Specifications
Scanning Mode Full-color & grayscale, TWAIN scanning
Scanning Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi maximum
Scan-To Functions Scan-to-Email w/LDAP, Scan-to-FTP (requires Ethernet interface)
Scan Area Via Flatbed: Up to 8.5” x 11.7”Via ARDF (GX3000SF, GX3050SFN only): Up to 8.5” x 14” (simplex and duplex)
Utilities and Drivers TWAIN/WIA driver, Web management utility
Copier Specifications
Copy Speed 29 ppm in B&W and color (simplex)
First Copy Speed 13 seconds or less
Multiple Copies Up to 99
Default Scan Resolution 300 x 300 dpi
Zoom 25% – 400% in 1% increments
Original Size Flatbed: 8.5” x 11”ARDF: 8.5” x 14”
Duplex Standard
Copy Memory Via Flatbed scanning: 32 MB RAMVia ARDF scanning: 96 MB RAM
Facsimile Specifications (GX3000SF/GX3050SFN only)
Compatibility Super G3 transceiver
Modem Speed 33.6 kbps with Auto Fallback to 2400 bps
Transmission Speed 3.0 seconds
Compression Types MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
Resolutions 200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 200 x 400 dpi
Original Size 5.5” x 5.5” – 8.5” x 14”
One-Touch Dials 30 locations (15 x 2)
Speed Dials 90
Broadcasting Up to 130 destinations
Auto Redial Up to 10 times at intervals of 1, 10, 99 minutes
Auto Answer Selectable between 1 – 16 rings
Memory Transmission Up to 160 pages
Internet Fax T.37 Simple Mode supported
PC Fax Transmission only

Contacts:Linda MontefuscoMelissa Einfrank
Ricoh Americas Corporation

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