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RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP C2800/C3300 AND MP C4000/C5000 SERIES

Advanced Color Multifunction Products Deliver Improved


West Caldwell, NJ, October 15, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Ricoh Aficio MP C2800/ C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series. These versatile color multifunction products (MFPs) offer enhanced productivity and improved image quality for businesses of any size, all with a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Designed with the end-user’s workflow in mind, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 are able to meet the demands of any business and workgroup. To enhance productivity, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series boasts output speeds of 28 pages per minute (ppm), 33 ppm, 40 ppm and 50 ppm for both full color and black and white, respectively. In today’s business environment, developing professional color documents is vital, and the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series offers benchmark image quality via the latest version of Ricoh’s patented PxP™ Toner technology, and print resolutions of up to 1200 x 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi).

It is essential for companies to continually prove return on investment, and this Series enables them to complete more jobs in-house, and reduce the need to outsource color projects. With a low total cost of ownership, these new models make it affordable for businesses to bring color into their workflow. And with various methods of user authentication, administrators can control access to color in order to manage costs and prevent abuse.

With a variety of paper tray, finishing, and networking options, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series can be configured to meet diverse customer requirements. Users can run paper stocks up to 140lb. index through any front paper tray, allowing for simple production of postcards, covers and other documents that require heavy-weight media. Multiple finishing choices, including the ability to fold and saddle-stitch booklets in-line, offer additional flexibility to get jobs done quickly and cost-effectively. Standard Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity, along with several wired and wireless networking options, allow these new models to integrate seamlessly into any environment.

Ricoh makes document and device management simple with a variety of easy-to-use tools and utilities. Various Scan-to functions let users share information at the touch of a button. These include Scan-to-Email for rapid delivery, Scan-to-Folder for automated archiving, and Scan-to-URL to minimize network traffic. The new Scan-to-Media option lets a user scan a document to a USB clip drive or even an SD card for instant document portability. The Document Server is a repository that allows documents such as forms, brochures, etc. to be printed on demand, without having to connect through a computer. In addition, Web Image Monitor lets users and administrators remotely access jobs, system status, and even configuration settings, all without having to leave their desks.

Meeting security standards and regulations is a crucial part of any organization, and the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series helps companies meet these requirements with the latest security features. Various levels of user authentication, data and password encryption, secure printing, and many others are part of a long list of standard features. Additional security choices include the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) option, which overwrites hard drive data after each copy, scan, fax and print job, and the optional HDD encryption unit that protects data in the case that the hard drive is removed or stolen.

Continuing Ricoh’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series has superior energy and supply-saving features, which include fast warm-up and first copy out times, duplex and combine copy modes, energy-saving PxP Toner, low noise levels, minimal ozone emissions and is restriction of hazardous substances (ROHS) compliant.

“We are happy to introduce both the Ricoh Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and the MP C4000/C5000 Series, which offer improved image quality and a low total cost of ownership,” said Chris Markowski, product manager, Color Systems Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “At Ricoh we understand our customers’ challenges and continually strive to develop products and services that enable our customers to streamline their document management needs.”

Building on the phenomenal success of the Series’ predecessors – the Aficio MP C2500, MP C3000, MP C3500 and MP C4500 – the Aficio MP C2800/C3300 and MP C4000/C5000 Series is the next generation in Color MFP technology, and is available at the suggested retail prices of $10,750, $12,550, $13,995, and $17,250, respectively. The Aficio MP C2800, MP C3300 and MP C5000 are available immediately, and the launch of the Aficio MP C4000 is scheduled for late November.

To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of Aficio color products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com. For more specific information about the new Aficio color products, please see the specification sheets below.

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 $22 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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Contacts:Linda MontefuscoMelissa Einfrank
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6171
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.commeinfrank@peppercom.com
 

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