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RICOH INTRODUCES THE AFICIO MP C2030 COLOR MULTIFUNCTION PRODUCT

Latest in Aficio Color Series Offers Flexibility and Low Total Cost of Ownership


West Caldwell, NJ, January 19, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the launch of the Aficio MP C2030 color multifunction product (MFP). Designed for first-time color MFP buyers, the MP C2030 produces outstanding black and white documents while adding affordable, yet eye-catching, color when they need it most. Built off the award-winning MP C2050/ C2550 that was released in December 2008 and received a “Highly Recommended” rating and Certificate of Reliability from Buyers Laboratory, the MP C2030 offers standard TWAIN scanning, Super G3 Faxing, LAN Faxing and Network Printing for Windows Environments.

In addition to saving money by eliminating the need to outsource print jobs, the MP C2030 delivers 20 pages-per-minute (PPM) at 600 dpi resolution with Ricoh’s proprietary Refined Print Command Stream for full-color and black and white documents and has a fast warm-up time of only 25 seconds. The product can be expanded to include PCL6/5c with the Printer Enhance option.

Businesses can also save valuable floor space with the Aficio MP C2030’s compact design, which offers one of the smallest footprints in its class. The MP C2030 handles numerous types of paper for a variety of needs, from postcards to posters and can handle paper weights of up to 140 lb. Index through the standard paper trays and the Bypass Tray provides output for newsletters and spreadsheets up to 12” x 18”. Environmentally-conscious customers will benefit from the MP C2030’s standard duplexing feature, which reduces paper usage and also results in reduced filing space for reports and archived documents.

Ideal for businesses that need to connect to multiple remote locations, the Aficio MP C2030 allows for administrative monitoring of the entire system, from usage information and supply status, all from a standard Web browser. The built-in User Codes ensure that only authorized users can access functions on the device to prevent potential abuse.

“With heightened awareness of today’s current economic and environmental status, businesses today demand flexible office solutions that can meet a variety of needs,” said Michael Hunter, Director, Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “The MP C2030 is the latest in a series of multi-function products which offer companies a secure way to produce high-quality color documents at a low total cost of ownership, all the while fulfilling a dedication to sustainability – a commitment that Ricoh shares with several of its customers.”

The suggested retail price for the Aficio MP C2030 is $5,500. To learn more about Ricoh’s full line of products, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

About Buyers Laboratory
From 1961 to 2008, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover over 10,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com, or e-mail info@buyerslab.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 $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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Ricoh Aficio MP C2030 Series Specifications

General Specifications
Configuration Console
Scanning Element One-dimensional solid scanning through CCD
Printing Process Dry Electrostatic Transfer System, Dual Component Magnetic BrushDevelopment System; 4-Drum Method
System Memory 512 MB (std./max.) Shared
Document Feeder Standard 50-Sheet ARDF
Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Quantity Indicator 1 to 999
Original Type Sheet/Book
Original Size Up to 11" x 17"
Copy Size 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"
Warm-Up Time 25 seconds
First-Copy Speed 6.5 seconds BW; 9.5 seconds Full-Color
Continuous Copy Speed 20 copies-per-minute (LTR)
Copy Size 11” x 17” max.
Recovery Time (from Auto Off) 7 seconds
Power Source 120V, 60Hz
Standard Paper Capacity 250 Sheets x 2 Trays; 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Optional Paper Capacity 500 Sheets x 2 Paper Bank or 500 Sheets x 1 Paper Bank(Maximum – 1,600 Sheets)
Paper Size Standard Tray 1 and Tray 2: 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17"Custom Paper Size (Tray 1 and Tray 2): 5.83" x 7.17" to 17" x 11.69"Bypass Tray: 5.83" x 3.55" to 23.62" x 12"
Paper Weight Standard Tray #1: 16 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (60 – 256 g/m2);Standard Tray #2: 16 – 45 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (60 – 169 g/m2);Bypass Tray: 14 – 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (52 – 256 g/m2);Duplex Unit: 16 – 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)
Preset Ratios 25%; 50%; 65%; 78%; 93%; 121%; 129%; 155%; 400%
Zoom 25% to 400% in 1% increments
Copier Features 100% Duplex Productivity, Auto Color Calibration, Auto PaperSelection, Auto Reduce/Enlarge, Auto Tray Switching, Combine Copy(2-in-1, 4-in-1), Electronic/Rotate Sort (BW only), Image Rotation,Photo Mode, Series Copy (BW only), User Codes (50)
Dimensions (WxDxH)/Weight 23.1" x 25.8" x 33.3" (587 x 655 x 845 mm)/ 220 lbs.
Printer Specifications (Standard)
Print Speed 20 ppm
CPU RM5231A – 400MHz
Standard Interfaces Ethernet (10Base-T/100Base-TX), USB 2.0, USB Host I/F
Network Protocol TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPX/SPX
Operating Systems Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/Server 2008, IBM iSeries AS/400– using OS/400 Host Print Transform
Standard Interfaces 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet(RJ-45), USB 2.0 Device, USB Host I/F
Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Fonts Standard: 4 Arial FontsOptional: 45 Intellifonts; 13 International Fonts, 6 Bitmap
Utilities SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin and Client, Web SmartDeviceMonitor,Web Image Monitor
Printer Features Automatic Tray Select, Classification Codes, CLP Color Simulation,Envelope Printing, Layout (N-up), Poster, Unauthorized Copy Control,Watermarks
Scanner Specifications (TWAIN) (Standard)
Scanner Resolution Up to 1200 dpi
Scan Area Up to 11" x 17"
Scan Size Contact Glass: 11” x 17”, 8.5” x 14”, 8.5” x 11”, 5.5” x 8.5”
Compression Method BW: TIFF (MH, MR, MMR); Grayscale/Full Color: JPEG
Standard Interfaces 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Protocol TCP/IP
Facsimile Specifications (Standard)
Circuit PSTN, PBX
Compatibility ITU-T G3 (CCITT)
Resolution 200 x 200/100 dpi
Compression Method MH, MR, MMR, JBIG
Modem Speed 33.6 Kbps with Auto Shift Down
Transmission Speed G3: 3 seconds-per-page (MMR Compression)G3: 2 seconds-per-page (JBIG Compression)
Memory (SAF) 4 MB (approx. 320 pages)
Memory Backup 1 Hour
Auto Dials 150 Numbers, including 32 Quick Dials
Group Dials 10 Groups
Facsimile Features Duplex Transmission, LAN Fax, Serial Broadcasting
Accessories
PB3070 One-Tray Paper Bank
Paper Capacity 500 Sheets x 1 Tray
Paper Size 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17"
Paper Weight 16 to 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 21.7" x 20.5" x 5.4" (550 x 520 x 137 mm)
PB3030 Two-Tray Paper Bank
Paper Capacity 500 Sheets x 2 Trays
Paper Size 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17"
Paper Weight 16 to 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 21.7" x 20.5" x 10.7" (550 x 520 x 271 mm)
Side Tray Type C2550
Paper Capacity 50 Sheets
Paper Size 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"
Paper Weight 16 to 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105g/m2)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 18.9" x 18.9" x 6.7" (480 x 480 x 170 mm)
Additional Options
Inner One-Bin Tray BN3060, Handset Type 1018, Printer Enhance Option Type C2530, Copy Data Security Unit Type F, Camera Direct Print Card Type E, Optional Counter Interface Unit Type A, Key Counter Bracket Type H, FAC43 Cabinet, Caster Table Type B
Consumables
Black Toner Cartridge 10K
Cyan, Magenta, & Yellow 5.5K


Linda Montefusco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.com

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