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RICOH INTRODUCES NEW FULL-FEATURED AFICIO SP C231SF/SP C232SF AND AFICIO SP C311N/SP C312DN FOR SMALL OFFICE MARKET

Color Multifunction Products and Printers Designed to Maximize Efficiency and Lower Total Cost of Ownership


West Caldwell, NJ, March 19, 2009 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced the addition of four new products – the Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF color multifunction printers (MFPs), and the Aficio SP C311N/SP C312DN color laser printers – designed for small and medium-size office environments. These products combine high-end features, fast color print speeds and a compact footprint to provide users with highly efficient document solutions that lowers a business’s total cost of ownership.

All four products offer quick print speeds for both color and black-and-white jobs, with the Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF producing 21 pages-per-minute (ppm) and the Aficio SP C311N/SP C312DN printing at 26 ppm. Along with improved output speeds, a new higher yield All-in-One print cartridge greatly reduces per-page costs and the time spent on maintenance interruptions. To boost overall productivity, users can print presentations and other critical business documents in crisp color, with resolutions of up to 2400 x 600 dots-per-inch (dpi). In addition, the Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF has a 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder, which quickly scans a document to reduce the time spent during multi-page copying, scanning and faxing projects.


“Understanding the economic strains on small businesses today, we strive to provide our customers with affordable solutions that do not sacrifice a top level of quality,” said Matt Sakauchi, vice president of the Office Printer Business Group (OPBG), Ricoh Americas Corporation. “With the introduction of the Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF and the Aficio SP C311N/SP C312DN, we are providing customers with intuitive technologies in a compact package that lower a business’s cost of operations. With the ability to handle almost any document need, these are some of the most affordable desktop color MFPs and printers available on the market.”

Building upon Ricoh’s environmental sustainability platform, the Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF and the SP C311N/SP C312DN offer fast warm-up times, as well as Energy Saver mode that helps “green” the office by greatly reducing power consumption when the machine is idle. Users are also encouraged to participate in the toner recycling program, where consumers can send their used cartridges back to Ricoh for easy and cost-free recycling. In addition, duplex output is standard for the Aficio SP C231SF/SP C232SF and SP C312DN, which cuts paper usage in half for multi-page business documents.

The Aficio SP C231SF and the SP C311N both have an MSRP of $899. The Aficio SP C232SF has an MSRP of $999 and the SP C312DN carries an MRSP of $1,149. For more information about these and all other Ricoh products and solutions, 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 73-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 SP C231SF/SP C232SF Specifications

General Specifications
Memory SP C231SF – 128 MB RAMSP C232SF – 256 MB RAM standard/512 MB RAM maximum (shared)
Technology Laser beam scanning electrophotographic printing with mono-component toner development
Printing Speed 21ppm color and B&W
Warm-up Time 48 seconds
First Copy Time 14 seconds
Print Resolution 600 x 600 dpi (Speed mode)1200 x 600 dpi equivalent (Standard mode) 2400 x 600 dpi equivalent (Fine mode)
Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Duplex Printing Standard
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.54” x 19.41” x 18.74
Weight 66.14 lb/30 kg
Standard paper Capacity 250-sheet paper tray, 1-sheet bypass tray
Optional Paper Capacity 500-sheet paper feed unit
Maximum Paper Capacity 751 sheets
Output Capacity 150 sheets (face down)
Acceptable Paper Sizes Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5” x 11”), A4 (8.3” x 11.7”), EXE (7.25” x 10.5”), B5 (6.9” x 9.8”), Legal (8.5” x 14”), Custom (Width: 3.6” – 8.6”, Length: 5.9” – 14.24”)Optional Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5” x 11”) and A4 (8.3” x 11.7”)
Paper Weight Standard and Bypass Tray: 16-40 lb. Bond/83 lb. IndexOptional Paper Feed Unit: 16-28 lb. Bond
Power Requirements 120V, 60Hz
Maximum Power Consumption 1,300W
Energy Saver Mode SP C231SF: 20WSP C232SF: 25W
Standard Connectivity 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB 2.0,
Optional Connectivity IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Printer Languages SP C231SF: DDST (GDI)SP C232SF: PCL 5c/6, PostScript 3 emulation
Network Protocols TCP/IP, IPP
Scanner Specifications
Scanning Modes Full-Color and 256-level grayscale
Scanning Resolution Scanner: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (optical)Driver: Up to 19200 x 192000 dpi (interpolated)
Scanning Speed B&W: Less than 5 seconds per page (LTR @ 300dpi)Full-Color: Less than 10 seconds per page
Scan Area Via Platen: Up to 8.5” x 11.7”Via ADF: Up to 8.5” x 14”
Utilities & Drivers TWAIN Driver, Presto!, PageManager
Protocol Support TCP/IP, SMB
File Formats TIFF, PDF, JPEG
Scanning Features TWAIN/WIAScan-to-EmailScan-to-FolderScan-to-FTPScan-to-OCR
Facsimile Specifications
Circuit PSTN, PABX
Compatibility ITU-T Group 3
Resolution Standard Mode: 200 x 100 dpiFine Mode: 200 x 200 dpi
Compression Method MH/MR/MMR
Scanning Speed Less than 5 seconds per page
Modem Speed 33.6 Kbps with auto fallback
Transmission Speed* G3: 3 seconds per page
Memory Up to 100 pages
Memory Backup 1 hour
One-Touch/Speed Dials 20 One-Touch/50 Speed Dials
Facsimile Features Auto Redial (After 5 minutes)Auto Answer (1-99 rings; Default 1-5 rings)Auto/Manual/Substitute ReceptionAnswering Machine InterfaceError Correction ModeImage ReductionMemory/Immediate TransmissionPC Fax (Windows only)Serial Broadcasting (100 locations)Smoothing
*Based on ITU-T Test Chart #1 in Standard mode

Ricoh Aficio SP C311N/SP C312DN Specifications

General Specifications
Resolution 600 x 600 dpi (default), 1200 x 600 dpi, 2400 x 600 dpi
Printing Speed B/W: 26 ppm (Letter)FC: 26 ppm (Letter)
First Print Speed 13.5 sec. or less
Auto Duplex SP C312DN only
Standard Paper Capacity 500 sheets
Bypass Tray 100 sheets
Optional Paper Feed Unit 500 sheets (one Paper Feed Unit may be added)
Maximum Paper Capacity Up to 1,100 sheets
Output Capacity 150 sheets (face down)
Acceptable Paper Sizes Standard Paper Trays: Letter (8.5” x 11”) to Legal (8.5” x 14”), A4 (8.27” x 11.69”), B5 (6.93” x 9.84”)Bypass Tray: 3.56” x 5.85”, to 8.5” x 14”, A4 (8.27” x 11.69”), A5 (5.8” x 8.3”), B5 (6.93” x 9.84”), Banners (up to 8.5” x 35”)Optional Paper Feed Unit: Letter
Acceptable Paper Weights Standard Tray and Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 – 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2); Bypass Tray: 16 – 53 lb. Bond/ 110 lb. Index (60 – 200 g/m2); Duplex Unit: (SP C312DN only): 16 – 28 lb. Bond (50 – 105 g/m2)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.8” x 18.9” x 15.2”
Weight 61.73 lb (28.0 kg)
Warm-Up Time 30 sec. or less
Power Source 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption Maximum: 1300W or lessEnergy Saver: 15W or less
Safety Regulations UL60950-1, FCC Part 15 Class B device, Energy Star Color Printers – Tier 1 (SP C312DN only)
Memory 128 MB standard/640 MB maximum
Technology Laser beam scanning, color laser electrophotographic printing with monocomponent toner development, 4-drum method


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoAndrew Stein
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-2172212-931-6190
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comastein@peppercom.com
 

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