SP 4100NL Black and White Laser Printer
SP 4100NL
Item ID: 403068
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Impressive Performance, Excellent Value
Now you can get the speed, quality and reliability of a “big office” laser printer in a truly affordable black & white system. The RICOH Aficio SP 4100NL is ideal for budget-minded users in small and mid-size environments. It offers outstanding speed for its class, along with advanced paper handling and a long-lasting, user-friendly design.

Main Features

General Features

  • Prints 31 pages-per-minute
  • Resolutions up to 1200 x 600 dpi
  • Standard 192 MB RAM that is expandable to 384 MB
  • First print speed of less than seven seconds.
  • 40 GB hard disk drive (Optional)
  • Total paper capacity (with all trays and options) is an impressive 1,600 sheets.
  • Optional duplexing
  • Accepts up to 34 lb. paper stock in all trays (up to 90 lb. Index in the Bypass Tray) and sizes up to 8.5" x 14"
  • Optional envelope feeder (Must also have optional Paper Feed Unit)

Security Features

  • SNMP v3 Authentication and Data Encryption (password/address book encryption); PDF Direct Print Password Protection; Locked (Secure) Print; User Codes; User Authentication; WPA (Wi-Fi Protect Access Support)
  • Optional: HDD DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), Locked Print (requires Optional HDD)


Engine Specifications

RM5231 @ 400MHz
192 MB RAM standard/384 MB RAM maximum
Laser beam scanning electrophotographic printing with dual-component toner development
1200 x 600 dpi/600 x 600 dpi/300 x 300 dpi
Printing Speed
31 pages-per-minute (Letter)
First Print Speed
6.9 seconds or less
Dimensions (W x D x H)
15.3" x 17.8" x 13.6" (388 mm x 450 mm x 345 mm)
38.6 lb. (17.5 kg)
Standard Paper Capacity
500-Sheet Paper Tray, 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Optional Paper Capacity
2 x 500-Sheet Paper Feed Units
Maximum Paper Capacity
1,600 sheets
Output Capacity
250 sheets (face down)
Acceptable Paper Sizes
Standard Tray: All standard sizes from 5.5" x 8.5" – 8.5" x 14"
(statement to legal) (All standard metric sizes from A5 – A4)
Custom sizes: Width from 3.9" – 8.5" – Length from 5.6" – 14.01"
Bypass Tray: All standard sizes from 4.1" x 5.8" – 8.5" x 14"
(All standard metric sizes from A4 – A6)
Custom sizes: Width from 2.6" – 8.5" – Length from 5.6" x 14.01"
Optional Paper Feed Units: All standard sizes from 5.5" x 8.5" – 8.5" x 14"
(statement to legal) (All standard metric sizes from A5- A4)
Custom sizes: Width from 3.9" – 8.5" – Length from 6.3" – 14.01"
Media Type
Plain Paper, Recycle Paper (Standard & Optional Paper Feed Units); Plain Paper, Thick Paper, Transparency, Recycle Paper, Envelopes (Bypass Tray); Envelopes (Envelope Feeder)
Paper Weights
Standard & Optional Paper Feed Units: 16 – 34 lb. Bond (60 – 130 g/m2) Bypass: 16 – 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (60 – 162 g/m2)
Power Source
120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption
960W or less; Energy Saver (10W or less standby) – Full Option
Standard Connectivity
USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX, IEEE 1284 Type C
Optional Connectivity
IEEE 802.11b, Gigabit Ethernet, USB Host I/F
Hard Disk Drive
40 GB (optional)
RPCS, PCL5e, PCL6, Genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3™, PDF Direct
Fonts PCL
TrueType: 10 fonts, Intelli: 35 fonts, 1 Bitmap font, 13 fonts (International Font), PS3: 136 fonts
Network Protocols
Operating System
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista; Netware 3.12, 3.2, 4.1, 4.11, 5.0, 5.1, 6, 6.5; Unix (using Ricoh UNIX filter*); Macintosh OS 8.6 or later, OS X 10.1 or later
Print Utilities
SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin, Web Image Monitor (embedded web server), Printer Utility for Mac, Agfa Font Manager 2000, DeskTopBinder Lite (SmartDeviceMonitor for Client), Web SmartDeviceMonitor (optional), DeskTopBinder Professional (optional)
User Codes
Safety Regulations
UL UL60950, FCC Part 15 Class B device
*For UNIX support, visit


Controller Options

Wireless IEEE 802.11b Type N
Part #403017
USB Host Interface Type 7300
Part #402304
SDRAM 128 MB Type C
Part #001179MIU
SDRAM 256 MB Type C
Part #001180MIU
HDD Type 2650
Part #402872
Gigabit Ethernet Board Type A
Part #402547
VM Card Type D
Part #402704
Data Storage Card Type A
Part #402627
HDD Overwrite Security Type E*
*This option must be installed by technician

Optional Paper Handling Accessories

Paper Feed Unit Type TK 1030
Duplex Unit AD 1000
Envelope Feeder Type 400*
*The Paper Feed Unit Type TK 1030 must be purchased in order to use the Envelope Feeder Type 400.

Consumables and Yields

Toner (Part#403073)
7,500 prints
Maintenance Kit (Part#402815)
90,000 prints
*SP 4100NL starter toner cartridges at 3,000 prints; all other consumables ship at full yield.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Condition: ISO/IEC19752 is used to measure the above toner yield.

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