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RICOH INTRODUCES NEW AFICIO SP 4310N BLACK & WHITE LASER PRINTER  News pressrelease also available in pdf

User-friendly enhancements set a new standard for productivity and performance in mid-volume business printing


West Caldwell, NJ, September 15, 2011 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced the availability of the Aficio SP 4310N monochrome laser printer, engineered for busy offices and workgroups. Advanced features and workflow tools, such as genuine Adobe® PostScript®3™, a 4-line LCD panel with an integrated 12-key alphanumeric keypad, and an optional 80 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD), contribute to better productivity and improved security with a reduced total cost of ownership.

The Aficio SP 4310N is one of Ricoh’s mid-volume B&W printers that fit into the company’s overall Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy. Ricoh MDS is designed to address customers’ document management needs for greater energy and cost savings by guiding organizations through a transformation process that, among other things, establishes effective print practices designed to help improve workflow and increase productivity.

Improved Productivity
The Aficio SP 4310N replaces the Aficio SP 4210N in Ricoh’s monochrome laser printer product line. The SP 4310N uses Ricoh’s premier GW Architecture Controller to quickly process every job in the user’s choice of genuine Adobe® PostScript®3™ that supports 136 Adobe fonts, PCL 5e/6, or XPS page description languages. In addition, the SP 4310N supports a number of host-print environments. Like its predecessor, the networked SP 4310N maintains first print speeds of seven seconds or less and an output speed of 37 pages per minute (Letter) at resolutions up to 1200 x 600 dpi. Windows and Mac compatible, the SP 4310N is equipped with a 466 MHz CPU and 256 MB RAM (expandable to 512 MB).

Ease of Use
The Aficio SP 4310N is also designed to maximize uptime in a user-friendly manner.
The printer incorporates a redesigned 4-line LCD panel with an integrated 12-key alphanumeric keypad. The larger LCD allows for at-a-glance supply monitoring and more informative system status messages; the keypad makes it easier to enter network settings and numerical values.

Paper sizes are easily adjusted up to 8.5” x 14”, and users can add one or two optional 500-sheet Paper Feed Units to the standard 500-sheet Tray for a maximum paper capacity of 1,600 sheets (including the 100-sheet Bypass Tray) to minimize interruptions in busy workgroup environments. Further, the SP 4310N uses Ricoh’s 15,000-page All In One (AIO) print cartridge supplies that can be changed in seconds and deliver low cost per page factors.

Eco-Friendly
The Aficio SP 4310N also boasts energy-saving features that help to further reduce total cost of ownership. ENERGY STAR compliant, the SP 4310N includes a Toner Saving Mode that helps increase print cartridge yields, N-in-1 print modes that combine multiple pages onto a single sheet of paper, and optional Automatic Duplexing that outputs two-sided prints.

Security
A solution-ready printer, the Aficio SP 4310N can be expanded to meet an individual account’s unique workflow requirements with optional Embedded Software Architecture™ (ESA) applications, IPDS printing, or upgraded security functions. Support for multiple user authentication modes and 128-/256-bit SSL data encryption protect print jobs and passwords from theft, while the new Printer Driver Editor allows administrators to enforce printing rules by setting and locking driver settings for individual users.

Increased security can be achieved with an optional 80 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) which includes a HDD Encryption Unit and the Data Overwrite Security System (DOSS). The HDD Encryption Unit supports secure local document storage for up to 9,000 pages and an easy to use Locked Print feature for confidential documents, while DOSS when activated automatically overwrites the HDD after each job.

The Aficio SP 4310N has a starting MSRP of $799.00. For more information on the SP 4310N and Ricoh’s full-line of products, 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 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software 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 offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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© 2011 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company or product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Contacts:Linda MontefuscoHeather Nevers
Ricoh Americas CorporationBrodeur Partners
973-882-2172617-587-2814
linda.montefusco@ricoh-usa.comhnevers@brodeur.com
 

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