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RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO SP C420DN ADVANCED COLOR LASER PRINTER

New Aficio SP C420DN Offers High Color Print Productivity and Lower Cost of Ownership


West Caldwell, NJ, June 4, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio® SP C420DN color laser printer. Designed for businesses in color-intensive environments, the SP C420DN combines high productivity printing with speed and a simple user interface to provide a low total cost of ownership.

The Aficio SP C420DN offers one of the lowest costs per page of any printer model in its class, and features both high-speed printing and top-quality image resolution. Users are able to print color or black-and-white images at a rate of 31 pages per minute (ppm) and produce crisp business documents at up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi). In addition, users can print images and photos quickly and easily without a PC by plugging in any PictBridge™ enabled digital still camera into the interface port. The 4-line LCD control panel also allows users to check supply levels or access menu options in a few short steps, streamlining the process.

With the ability to hold up to 2,300 sheets and to support paper up to 57lb. Bond / 120 lb. Index, the Aficio SP C420DN maximizes productivity and efficiency by minimizing the need for regular paper reloading. In addition to its high paper capacity, this model allows the printer to handle higher print volumes than most competitors in its class, adding to its low cost of ownership. Moreover, the Aficio SP C420DN supports multiple paper sizes including 8.5” x 14” through the standard 550-sheet paper tray and banners up to 8.5” x 35” through the bypass tray, making it a comprehensive solution able to handle high-volume jobs and complex tasks in a variety of office environments.

“A major goal of Ricoh is to improve the overall efficiency of our customers’ business operations and provide easy-to-use products and solutions to improve their bottom line,” said Hede Nonaka, executive vice president, marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The Aficio SP C420DN satisfies the market’s demand for a speedy and reliable laser color printer, offering a wide variety of printing capabilities that fulfill a number of printing needs.”

To continue with Ricoh’s dedication to environmental sustainability, the Aficio SP C420DN features a power-saving sleep mode to save energy and related costs, as well as standard automatic duplex mode to reduce paper usage. Additionally, the printer was designed to produce minimal ozone emissions and is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant.

The suggested retail price for the Aficio SP C420DN is $1,299. To learn more about 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 2007 sales in excess of $19.4 billion, a 7.3 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 SP C420DN Series Specifications
Engine Specifications
Configuration Desktop
Technology Laser beam scanning, Electro-photographic, Dual component toner, 4 tandem drum method
Resolution (dpi) 600 x 600 dpi (default)1200 x 600 dpi1200 x 1200 dpi
Printing Speed 31 pages-per-minute in full color and B&W
First Print Speed Color: 15 secondsB&W: 10 seconds
Warm-Up Time Less than 30 seconds
Dimensions (W x D x H) 17.6” x 23.2” x 19.2”
Weight 110. lbs. or less
Power Source 120V, 60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 990W or less
Energy Saver Mode 6W or less
Maximum Paper Capacity Up to 2,300 sheets
Standard Paper Capacity 550 sheets
Bypass Tray 100 sheets
Optional Paper Feed Unity 550 sheets (up to three paper feed units can be added)
Automatic Duplex Standard (prints at nearly 100% simplex speed through the standard tray)
Output Capacity 500 sheets, face down
Paper Sizes (All Sources) Letter (8.5” x 11”), A4 (8.3” x 11.7”), A5 (210 x 297mm), EXE (7.25” x 10.5”), B5 (6.9” x 9.8”), Legal (8.5” x 14”)Custom Sizes: Standard Paper Tray and Optional Paper Feed Units:(width 3.9” – 8.5’, length 5.8” – 14”) Bypass Tray (width 2.8” – 8.5”, length 5.5” – 35.4”)
Paper Weight (All Sources) 14lb. – 57lb. Bond / 120lb. Index (52-216 g/m2)Duplexing: 16 lb. – 43 lb. Bond/ 90 lb. Index (60-163 g/m2)
Acceptable Paper Types (All Sources) Thick Paper/ Card Stock (Up to 57 lb./ 120 lb. Index/ 216 g/m2), Plain Paper/ Recycled Paper, Laser Printer Qualified Transparencies, Envelopes (Com 10, Monarch, C6, C5, DL)
Safety Regulations UL UL60950, FCC Part15 Class B device, Energy Star Tier 2 compliant
Controller Specifications
CPU PMC-Sierra R7935-835L800 MHz
Printer Languages Adobe PostScript3, PCL 5c, PCL 6, Ricoh RPCS, PDF Direct, PictBridge™ (optional)
Fonts 136 PostScript 3 fonts, 45 PCL fonts, 13 International fonts
Memory (RAM) 256 MB RAM standard; 512 MB RAM maximum
Hard Disk Drive 60 GB optional (40GB reserved for file storage)
Standard Interfaces 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB Host I/F
Optional Interfaces IEEE 1284, IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN, Bluetooth Wireless, Gigabit Ethernet
Network Protocols Simultaneous auto-sensing/ auto switching TCP/IP, Novell IPX/SPX, AppleTalk
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista; NetWare v. 3.12, 3.2, 4.1, 4.11, 5.0, 5.1, 6, 6.5; Macintosh OS 8.6 – 9.2x, OS X 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 or later; UNIX (using Ricoh UNIX filter Phase 11) Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux, SCO Open Server, IBM AIX (for UNIX support, visit www.ricoh-usa.com/downloads); SAP R/3 3.x or later
Drivers RPCS/PCL 5c/PCL 6: Windows 2000/XP/Server2003/Vista; XPS: Windows Vista (via download only); PS: Windows 2000/XP/Server2003/Vista, Mac OS 8.6 – 9.2x, OS X 10.1 or later; UNIX: Sun Solaris, HP-UX, Red Hat Linux, SCO OpenServer, IBM AIX
Print Utilities SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor, DeskTopBinder V2 Lite, Printer Utility for Max, Agfa Font Manager 2000, DeskTopBinder Professional (optional)
Paper Handling Accessories
Paper Feed Unit Type 4000: Part # 420165
Paper Size Standard: Letter (8.5” x 11”), A4 (8.3” x 11.7”), A5 (210 x 297 mm), EXE (7.25” x 10.5”), B5 (6.9” x 9.8”), Legal (8.5” x 14”) Custom: (width 3.9” – 8.5”, length 5.8” – 14”)
Free Paper Weights 14 – 57 lb. Bond/ 120lb. Index (52 – 216 g/m2)
Capacity 550 sheets; up to 3 units may be added


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoJessy Trejo
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6134
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comjtrejo@peppercom.com
 

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