MP C305 Color Laser Multifunction Printer
MP C305
Item ID: 416011
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Make fast work of all your document-related tasks.
Your business thrives when you maximize resources to work faster and more efficiently. Shouldn’t you expect the same from your desktop color multifunctional device? The Ricoh Aficio® MP C305 combines user-friendly controls, versatile performance, robust security and energy and paper savings in a compact solution that’s specifically designed for convenience and affordability. These innovative systems leverage advanced capabilities found only in Ricoh’s services-led platform to simplify even the most complex printing, copying, scanning, and distribution tasks. Make it the primary device for your small office or workgroup or use it as part of an integrated Ricoh Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy to help enhance productivity and reduce total cost of ownership throughout your organization.

Main Features

General Features

  • 31 page-per-minute (LTR) output speed in both full color and black and white
  • Extremely low Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) value of just 1.2 kWh/ week.
  • Fast First Copy Out Time: 6.9 seconds (BW), 10.8 seconds (Full Color)
  • 4.3” tiltable color touch panel display with a new customizable home screen, where users can personalize their individual home screen to set up shortcuts that speed repetitive tasks.
  • Copy, scan and fax large documents such as booklets, brochures and oversized pages on the legal-size platen.
  • Up to 1,350-sheet paper capacity.
  • One standard paper tray and up to two optional paper trays to accommodate letter, legal-size and specialty stock papers.
  • New 1 bin tray option allows users to separate different types of output (ie: copy/fax - print/copy)
  • Print PDF or JPEG attachments automatically by sending an e-mail directly to the system with the Mail-to-Print feature.
  • Only uses 1W in Sleep Mode – recovers from Sleep Mode in just 10 seconds
  • Remotely manage your printer fleet with @Remote. This internet-based tool lets you monitor your device usage, automate meter reads and toner alerts, and quickly alert your service provider of problems to shorten downtime and improve service

Printer Features

  • Utilize a wider range of print streams with PCL5c/6, support for XPS and genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3™.
  • Integrates seamlessly in Windows, Macintosh or UNIX environments with standard 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet and USB 2.0 interfaces, as well as optional Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a/b/g and IEEE 1284 , Bluetooth interfaces.
  • Bypass problem print jobs easily using the auto job promotion feature
  • Users can now print directly from most manufacturers’ smartphones by downloading their application for convenient output where and when it’s needed most.
  • Users can now utilize the standard USB drive or SD Card to preview and then seamlessly print their jobs directly to the device without using a PC.
  • “Schedule Print” feature enables users to print their jobs at a specified time to avoid interrupting other print jobs during the course of the day.
  • Minimize wait time and relieve network congestion with PDF Direct Print, which enables you to print PDFs without opening each file in Adobe® Acrobat®.

Scanner Features

  • Distribute full-color documents via Scan-to-Email or to network folders via Scan-to-Folder.
  • Make any hard copy document portable in seconds with the Scan-to-Media option, which loads scanned files directly to a USB drive or SD card.
  • Retrieve fax numbers and e-mail addresses directly from your corporate address book, with LDAP support.
  • Protect sensitive or confidential scanned documents with security features, including encrypted PDF transmission.
  • Users can scan different sized originals to the same size using the new Reduce/Enlarge scan function.
  • Scanned PDF file sizes can be reduced dramatically by compressing bi-level images with the new JBIG2 compression feature

Fax Features

  • Super G3 fax modem transmits each page in just two seconds.
  • Forward incoming faxes to an e-mail address, so users can receive important documents anywhere — even if they are away from the office.
  • Reduce document distribution costs dramatically with advanced IP (T.38) faxing, which delivers fax documents almost instantaneously over IP networks, or with Internet (T.37) faxing.
  • Deliver fax documents to any destination without leaving your desk with LAN faxing, which saves time and money.

Security Features

  • Ensure security with multi-level authentication which lets you confirm user identity and control access to scanning and other functions.
  • Prevent confidential documents from unauthorized viewing with Locked Print. It requires a password before it releases any file for output and deletes the file automatically from the MFP’s optional hard drive.
  • Reduce the risk of wiretapping with encrypted PDF transmission. This feature encrypts PDF data prior to transmission via Scan-to-Email and Scan-to-Folder.
  • Scan to PDF/A & Digitally Signed PDF (works with Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-Folder, Scan-to-USB/SD,
  • Protect critical documents with the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) feature, which overwrites the hard drive after every job. Or use the HDD Encryption option to safeguard valuable data, even if the hard drive is stolen. (included with Hard Disk Drive option)
  • Supports enhanced encryption levels AES 256 bit and SHA2
  • Administrators can set user account limits on the amount of copy and print jobs that are allocated to each user.

System Management Features

  • Allocate print jobs to specific clients, workgroups or projects for chargeback using the Classification Code feature.
  • View and adjust system settings, see print job status, check supply levels and perform other administrative tasks remotely with Web Image Monitor.
  • Manage multiple networked Ricoh systems with Web SmartDeviceMonitor.
  • Eliminate manual meter data submission with the Ricoh @Remote Intelligent Management System.
  • Take advantage of the Software Development Kit (SDK) to create or integrate customized applications that automate workflow.

    Note – Some features may require additional options…


General Specifications

Output Speed (Copy/Print)
31-ppm (simplex)
Scanning Element
One dimensional solid scanning through CCD
First Copy Out Time
6.9 seconds (B/W), 10.8 seconds (Full Color)
Dry, dual component
System Memory (std/max.)
1 GB
Warm-Up Time
Less than 23 seconds (from main switch)
Printing Process
Dry electrostatic transfer system with dual component development 4-drum method.
Recovery Time From Sleep Mode
10 seconds
Copy Resolution
600 x 600 dpi
256 levels
Exposure Adjustment
Manual and automatic
Multiple Copies
Up to 99
Document Feeder (Standard)
Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)
Document Feeder Original Capacity
Paper Sizes
Standard Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11"
Optional Trays: 5.5" x 8.5"  to 8.5" x 14"
Bypass Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14"
Duplex Unit: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14"
Paper Weights
Standard/Optional Trays: 16 – 43 lb. Bond (60- 163gm²)
Bypass Tray: 16 – 58 lb. Bond (60- 220gm²)
Duplex Unit: 16– 43 lb. Bond (60- 163gm²)
Exposure Glass
Up to 8.5" x 14"
Input Capacity
Standard: 250-sheets + 100-sheet Bypass Tray
Optional: 500-sheets x 1 or 2 Trays
Output Capacity
Standard: 100-sheets ; Optional: 200-sheets total with 1 Bin Tray option
Paper Types
plain paper, recycled paper, color paper, letterhead, preprinted paper, bond paper, card stock, special paper, coated paper, waterproof paper, back copied paper, middle thick paper, thick paper, (OHP) transparencies*, envelopes*, label stock*
(* Bypass tray only)
Auto Duplex
25% to 200% in 1% increments
Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios
65%, 78%, 93%, 129%, 155%
Dimensions (W x D x H)
19.6" x 20.9" x 19.9" (498mm x 532mm x 505mm)
99.2 lbs. (45kg)
Power Requirements
120V, 60Hz, 15A
Standard Features
Combine Copy, Electronic Sort, Series Copy, Image Rotation, Color Balance Adjustment, Color Balance Program, Auto Color Calibration, User Code

Printer Specifications

RM7035C - 533MHz
Hard Disk Drive
Option: 128 GB
Memory Capacity
Standard: 1GB
Page Description Languages
Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PS3
Maximum Print Resolution
1200 x 1200 dpi
Standard Interfaces
Ethernet (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T), USB 2.0 (Type A & B)
Optional Interfaces
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 1284, Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T), Bluetooth
Network Protocols
TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)
Network Operating Systems
Windows XP/Vista/Server 2003/Server 2008/Server 2008R2/7; Mac OSX 10.2 or later; Citrix Metaframe XP, Presentation Server 4.5, XenApp 5.0/6.0, Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9/10; HP-UX 10.x,11.x,11iv2, 11iv3; Red Hat Linux Enterprise V4,V5,V6; SCO OpenServer 5.06,5.07,6.0; IBM AIX v5.3,v6.1,v7.1, Novell Netware 6.5; SAP R/3
SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin and Client, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor

Other Printer Features

Banner Page Print, Bonjour Support, Classification Code, PDF Direct Print, CLP Simulation, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, PCL Resident font adoption, WS Printer, 1200dpi Support, XPS Support

Scanner Specifications

Scanning Speed
Scan-to-Email: 31 ipm @ 200 dpi B/W; 31 ipm @ 200 dpi Full-Color
Compression Method
Scanning Resolution
100 to 600 dpi (200 dpi default)
256 levels
Scan Area
Glass: Main: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub: 14" (356 mm)
ARDF (Simplex) Main: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub: 23.6" (600 mm)
Scan Mode
BW: Text, Text/Line Art, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale Full-Color: Photo, Standard ACS
Standard Interfaces
Optional Interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T), Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g
File Formats
Single Page: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PDF/A, High Compression PDF;
Multi Page: PDF, TIFF, PDF/A, High Compression PDF
Scan Modes
Scan-to-Email (POP,SMTP, IMAP4);
Scan-to Folder (SMB/FTP/NCP);
Network TWAIN Scanning;
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card);
WS Scanner
Standard Features
Scan-to USB/SD Card, PDF Encryption, Drop Out Color Send, (Simultaneous FAC and Scan), Scan-to PDF-A/Digitally, Signed PDF, Scan-to-Email/SMB/FTP, LDAP Support

Fax Specifications

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi
Modem Speed
33.6K – 2,400 bps with Automatic Fallback
Compression Method
Scan Speed
2.4 seconds
Transmission Speed
G3: Approx. 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG compression)
G3: Approx. 3 seconds/page (w/MMR compression)
4 MB (approx. 320 pages)
Memory Backup
12 hours
Quick/Speed Dials
200 standard; 2000 with HDD option
Group Dials
10 groups (max. 100 numbers per group with HDD option)
User Codes
1000 personal codes
User Function Key
3 keys
Additional Features*
Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination Address, Direct SMTP. Serial Broadcasting, Fax Forward to Email/Folder
* Note: Some features may require additional options


1 Bin Tray BN1010

Paper Size
5.5” x 8.5” SEF, 8.5" x 11" SEF, 8.5" x 14" SEF
Paper Weight
16 – 43 lb. Bond (60-163gm²)
Paper Capacity
200 sheets*
*Total output when combined with the standard tray

Paper Feed Unit PB1050

Paper Size
5.5” x 8.5" SEF - 8.5" x 14" SEF
Paper Weight
16 – 43 lb. Bond (60-163gm²)
Paper Capacity
500-sheets x 1 or 2 Trays

Additional Options

Counter Interface Unit Type A, Browser Unit Type H, Camera Direct Print Card Type K, SD Card for Netware Printing Type J, Gigabit Ethernet Board Type A, Handset Type C5502, Hard Disk Drive Option Type C305, IEEE 1284 Interface Board Type A, IEEE 802.11a/g Interface Unit Type J, Bluetooth Interface Unit Type D, Java VM Card Type U, Copy Data Security Unit Type G, File Format Convertor Type E, Unicode Font Package for SAP 1/10/100 Licenses, MPC305 Low Cabinet, MPC305 Medium Cabinet, MPC305 High Cabinet, ACK3400 Keyboard (only)
Note: Some features may require additional options.

Product Q&A

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Can this unit scan two sided documents?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2016

Thank you for your question. Yes, this unit scans two-sided documents through the Reverse Automatic Document Feeder.

Attached is the brochure with more information:

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer ( to find out more.
Can this machine receive color faxes?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2016

This machine has monochrome (black/white) fax output only.
how do I scan in colour on a mpc305 ?
Bob M on Jan 11, 2016

Please see page 101 of the User Guide for detailed scanning instructions:
is it possible to make this printer wireless? if so what adapter would you use?
vickie f on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Vickie -

Yes, this printer can be configured to print wireless.

For adapter questions, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer ( to find out more.
Is this printer compatible with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air?
Augie on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bob, Yes, the MP C305 is compatible with MacBooks. Make sure to inform your sales representative that you will be printing from a Mac and will need the Postscript option configured with your machine. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer ( to find out more.
what is the warranty?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The MP C305 is under warranty against defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
how copies can I get from the toner cartridge (black)?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Ricoh web site contains the specifications for each Ricoh printer and MFP.

Black Toner Cartridge12K
Cyan Toner Cartridge4K
Magenta Toner Cartridge4K
Yellow Toner Cartridge4K
*Toner yield is based on 5% coverage.
How do your print on the Aficio MP C305SPF from an SD card?
A shopper on May 13, 2016
Which photographic paper should I use in the MPC305spf? I live in South Africa.
Kathy on Dec 3, 2015

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