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RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION UNVEILS THE AFICIO MP 6000/ MP 7000/MP 8000 SERIES

Devices Offer Faster Print Speeds and Increased Productivity At an Aggressive Price Point


West Caldwell, NJ, April 10, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh® AficioÒ MP 6000/ MP 7000/ MP 8000 Series. These monochrome systems incorporate state-of-the-art copy, usability features, and quick print capabilities as well as advanced technology and security features. Ideal for mid- to high-volume environments, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides fast print speeds, superior control and easy-to-use features to help users save time and money.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series replaces the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series. To meet the changing needs of the marketplace, Ricoh upgraded the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series and increased its print speeds to offer users more efficient and productive copiers at an aggressive price point. With speeds of 60 pages per minute (ppm), 70 ppm and 80 ppm, respectively, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides users with professional, high-quality, black and white prints. In addition, quick warm-up times and a single-pass duplexing document feeder that scans up to 75 originals per-minute help accelerate workflow in fast-paced work environments. Users can also benefit from comprehensive faxing capabilities with the optional facsimile hardware.

Ricoh also makes advanced functions simple with a user-friendly display. The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series incorporates an easy-to-read touch-screen control panel. Large, bright type and shortcut buttons allow jobs to be quickly selected, cutting through the standard menu pages to get users started and finished faster. The operation panel can be customized using the Java-compatible (J2ME) software development program so the system aligns with unique business needs. In addition, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series enables users to create professional documents effortlessly with advanced external finishing options such as a cover interposer, a 100-sheet stapling finisher, the Ricoh BK5010 Production Booklet Maker, and a Z-fold unit that cuts down over-sized documents to a more convenient size. Also available are two or three-hole punch units and a more advanced system that uses the in-line GBC III StreamPunch unit with interchangeable die set to accommodate nine types of hole punching.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series is also compatible with the new software solutions that Ricoh debuted at AIIM/On Demand in March 2008, including eCopy ShareScan Suite document scanning and security solutions for a variety of workgroup sizes, Print Director Assessment and Cost Recovery software solutions, and Ricoh Dataworks3 middleware solution designed to enhance variable data printing (VDP).

Maintaining document security is essential in today’s business environment, so Ricoh equipped the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 with reliable and effective security solutions to protect information from print to transmission to distribution. Latent images on the internal hard drive are removed through the optional DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), while confidential information can be safeguarded with the Unauthorized Copy Control feature that protects sensitive documents with an embedded message that appears if a document is copied. Users can ensure confidentiality with Locked Print, which releases files for output only after the correct password is entered. Additionally, passwords can be assigned to PDFs that only intended recipients would have access to and up to 500 user codes can be assigned to employees or departments to prevent unauthorized usage of the systems.

Ricoh’s continued dedication developing environmentally friendly products shines through in the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series. These systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified and incorporate superior energy and supply-saving features including Quick Start-Up (QSU) technology, power-saving sleep modes, toner recycling, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions. The products are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.

The Aficio MP 6000 is available at a suggested retail price of $17,000, the Aficio MP 7000 is available for $21,500, and the Aficio MP 8000 retails for $28,000.

In addition, the Series is available in a multifunction configuration (the Aficio MP 6000 SP/MP 7000 SP/MP 8000 SP Series) that incorporates printing and scanning capabilities to provide even more versatility. The Aficio MP 6000 SP retails for $20,300, the Aficio MP 7000 SP has a suggested retail price of $24,800, and the Aficio MP 8000 SP is available for $31,300.

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 Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

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 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series Specifications
General Specifications
Memory Basic Models: 256 MB RAM std/512 MB RAM maxS/P Models: 512 MB std/max
HDD 80GB
First Copy Time Aficio MP 6000: 4.2 secondsAficio MP 7000/8000: 3.5 seconds
Warm Up Time Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000: 30 seconds from power offAficio MP 8000: 60 seconds from power off
Copy Speed 60/70/80 copies/minute multiple sets (Letter LEF)
Original Size 5 ½” x 8 ½” - 11” x 17”
Copy Resolution True 1200 x 1200 dpi
Grayscale 256 levels
Zoom 25%-400% in 1% increments
Paper Feed (Standard) Tray 1: 1,550 sheets x 2 (tandem)=3,100 (Letter); Tray 2 & 3: 550 sheets each (user adjustable)
Paper Feed (Bypass) 100 sheets
Paper Feed (Total Standard/Max) 4,300/8,300 sheets
Paper Weight Trays 1-3: 14 lb. -34 lb. bond; Bypass (Thick Paper Mode): 14 lb. bond- 110 lb. index
Power Source 120V/60Hz/20A
Dimensions (WxDxH) 27.2” x 31.1” x 45.9”
Weight 454 lbs.
System Accessories
Original Size 5 ½” x 8 ½” - 11” x 17”
Paper Weight Simplex: 11 lb. – 34 lb. BondDuplex: 14 lb. – 34 lb. Bond
Capacity 100 sheets
Print Controller Specifications
Print Speed Aficio MP 6000: 60 prints/minuteAficio MM 7000: 70 prints/minuteAficio MP 8000: 80 prints/minute
CPU Intel Celeron LV 866 MHz
Host Interface Standard: 10Base-T Ethernet/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0Optional: IEEE 1284 (Parallel), IEEE 802.11b (Wireless LAN), IEEE 1394, Bluetooth, 1000Base-T Ethernet
Network Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SMB, AppleTalk
Memory Capacity 512 MB DDR-SDRAM
PDL Standard: RPCS, PCL5e, PCL6Optional: Adobe PostScript 3
Print Resolution PCL5e: 300/600 dpiPCL6: 600/1200 dpiPS 3: 600/1200 dpiRPCS: 300/600/1200 dpi
Scanner Specifications
Scan Speed 75 sides/minute (200 dpi)
Optical Resolution 100 dpi-600 dpi (100-1,200 dpi with TWAIN)
Output Format PDF (Multi/Single),, TIFF (Multi/Single), JPEG
Interface Support Standard: 10Base-T Ethernet/100Base-TX Ethernet Optional: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 1394, 1000Base-T Ethernet
Bundled Drivers Network TWAIN
Scan-to-Email Yes (up to 500 addresses per send)
LDAP Support Yes (Version 3)
Max Stored Destinations 2,000
Authentication SMTP/POP before SMTP
Scan-to-Folder Yes (up to 50 folders per job)
Protocol Support SMB, FTP, NCP


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoAlyson Buck
Ricoh Americas CorporationPeppercom
973-882-2172212-931-6122
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comabuck@peppercom.com
 

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