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RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP C6000/C7500 DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM


West Caldwell, NJ, January 29, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio® MP C6000 and MP C7500, two new high performance, color multifunctional products (MFPs). Whether the task is printing, copying, scanning or faxing, these digital imaging systems deliver output speeds beyond any other in their class.

The new Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series is not only an ideal solution for general office environments looking to cost effectively incorporate color into their documents, but is also well suited for CRDs and commercial print shops as well as graphic houses looking to augment their current printing services. Bringing the production of documents to the next level, the Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series is a versatile system that offers an array of document management functions coupled with print speeds of 55 pages per minute (ppm) full-color/60 ppm black-and white and 70 ppm full-color/75ppm black-and-white, respectively. Both systems also provide standard duplexing at 100 percent of rated speed.

The Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series delivers sharp, vivid, and consistent color printouts and stylish black-and-white documents at 600 dots per inch (dpi). Ricoh’s new toner technology, which has smaller, more uniform particles, produces sharp image definition and smooth transitions in gradients. To ensure consistent color throughout production, the Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series has a sequence of internal calibrations running in the background to maintain toner consistency and registration.

“The Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series is the next step in color document production to helping organizations achieve outstanding results,” said Ron Potesky, vice president, Corporate Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “These digital imaging systems give businesses the opportunity to invigorate their document world with color, while also realizing a more productive, cost-efficient means to manage their document workflow.”

Incorporating the needs of the individual user with that of the company, this series boasts both a user-friendly interface and advanced security technology features. Walking up to the device, users enter commands on a large, full-color, LCD touch-screen control panel.
Expediting wait time, the series offers warm-up times less than two minutes and allows users to reload paper while print jobs are being processed. Additionally, both MFPs have a maximum paper capacity of 7,400 sheets. Besides the ability to manage access to the devices through codes and user-authentication capabilities, the Aficio MP C6000/C7500 Series uses encryption to protect data and documents in the devices and sent over the network. The systems also support IP security protocols to encrypt every IP packet in the data stream for high-security applications.

The Ricoh Aficio MP C6000 standard model is available at the suggested retail price of $29,800, while the Aficio MP C7500 starts at $37,800. For more information on Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2006 sales in excess of $17 billion, an 8.4 percent increase over the previous year.

Ricoh Americas Corporation 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 Aficio MP C6000/C7500 System Specifications
Hardware Specifications
Configuration Console
Scanning Element Flatbed with moving 3-line CCD array image-scanning
Toner Chemical toner
Resolution (dpi) 600 dpi
Document Feeder Standard 100-sheet ARDF
Printing Speed MP C6000: 60 ppm B&W and 55 ppm Full-ColorMP C7500: 75 ppm B&W and 70 ppm Full-Color
First Print Speed MP C6000: 5.7 seconds B&W and 7.5 seconds Full-ColorMP C7500: 4.9 seconds B&W and 6.4 seconds Full-Color
Warm-Up Time MP C6000: 90 seconds or lessMP C7500: 75 seconds or less
Dimensions (WxDxH) 29.5” x 33.5” x 43.1” (excluding ARDF)
Weight 656.9 lb. or less
Power Requirements MP C6000: 120V, 60HzMP C7500: 208V-240V, 60 Hz
Standard Paper Capacity 1st Tray 1, 100 x 2550 sheets x 2nd and 3rd Trays100-sheet Bypass Tray7,400 sheet standard maximum capacity
Automatic Duplexing Standard on both models
Paper Size 5.5” x 8.5” to 12” x 18”
Paper Weight Standard Trays14 lb. Bond – 80 lb. CoverDuplex Tray17 lb. Bond – 90 lb. IndexBypass Tray14 lb. Bond – 110 lb. Cover
Controller Specifications
Memory (RAM) 1,536MB (standard/maximum)
HDD 320GB (160GB x 2)
Standard Interface Ethernet (100BaseTX10 Base-T), USB2.010/100Base-TX
Optional Interface IEEE 1284, Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a/g), Bluetooth, Ethernet 1000 Base-T
Network Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMB, AppleTalk
Operating Systems Windows: 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista, Netware: 3.12/3.2/4.1/4.11/5.0/5.1/6/6.5, Unix, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, Redhat Linux, IBM, AIX, MAC: OS 8.6 – 9.2x, OS X 10.1 or later
PDL RPCS, PCL5c, PCL6


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJennifer Kuhl
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6111
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comjkuhl@peppercom.com
 

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