MP C2503 Color Laser Multifunction Printer
MP C2503
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  • Print, copy, scan, fax (optional)
  • Prints up to 25 ppm
  • Maximum monthly print volume of up to 10,000 pages
  • Maximum paper capacity of up to 2,300 pages
More productive — in every way, every day
The versatile RICOH MP C2503 offers customizable tools to simplify how users in smaller offices manage everyday document management tasks. Print handouts, flyers and other collateral pieces in vibrant colors. Scan and share documents in moments with one-touch controls. Add the final touches for your next important presentation with the internal finisher. And, perform every task with incredible security and convenience from almost any location — even from your smartphone or tablet Choose it to be the primary system for your workgroup or as an integral part of the Ricoh Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy to help enhance productivity and reduce total cost of ownership throughout your organization.

You can personally accessorize yourMP C2503, but if you're interested in a pre-configured, ready-to-ship option, check out our new Signature Series. Designed with the most popular combination of features and benefits, our Signature Series lets you choose the specific pre-configured bundle that best fits your business needs — all while helping you save time and money, and providing easy installation.


For the MP C2503, you can choose from the following options:

Best Used For
Small offices and workgroups —accessorize your way
Small offices and workgroups requiring faxing
Finishing, faxing and more complex print jobs
Copy, Print, Scan. Optional Fax
Copy, Print, Scan, Fax
Copy, Print, Scan, Fax
Paper Capacity
1200 pages, up to 2300 with optional trays
1200 pages
2300 pages
500 sheet internal finisher (stapling)
Additional Features
All Optional
Smart Operation Panel, PostScript3, @Remote, Power Filter
Power Filter, Smart Operation Panel, PostScript3, @Remote

Main Features

General Features

  • A tiltable, 9" Full Color Control Panel features a customizable Home Screen. MFP Browser for Cloud Solutions
  • Paper supply up to 2,300 sheets
  • Easy-to-replace toner cartridge and easy-to-grip paper tray handles.
  • Choose from a variety of professional finishing options including hole-punched and new stapleless finishing
  • Provides an array of document management capabilities including, but not limited to, archiving, managing, and sending/receiving files
  • Store and retrieve documents on-site with built-in Document Server
  • 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.

Copier Features

  • Scan once, print many
  • Output speed of 25-ppm for full-color and black and white
  • First Copy speed 7.7 seconds full-color, 5.5 seconds B+W
  • Standard duplex with Automatic Reversing Document Feeder
  • Max copy size 11” x 17”, full bleed on SRA3 sized paper
  • Output onto letterhead, preprinted stocks and special select stocks up to 12” x 18”

Print Features

  • Delivers superior color output resolution up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Output speed 25-ppm full color and black and white
  • Full finishing capability with optional finishers
  • Separate documents of print jobs from each other and identify the originator of the print job using Banner Page Print.
  • View job queues and check supply levels with Web Image Monitor and SmartDeviceMonitor
  • Print photos directly from a digital camera

Mobile User Features

  • Mobile users now have the ability to print documents directly from their iOS device to their Ricoh MFP using the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan App. The RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan App supports common formats such as PDF, iWork and MS Office files. The App also allows users to choose the Locked Print feature for added security, as well as make selections for paper size, paper type and duplex.
  • This flexible system offers convenient printing from most manufacturers’ smart phones/ tablets* and other web-enabled devices to ensure productivity in more places. (available for free download from either the Apple® App Store™ or via the Google Play™ store)

Scanner Features

  • Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support), Scan-to-Folder, Scan-to-URL, Scan to PDF/A, Scan to Home Folder over LDAP, Reduce/Enlarge Scan, Enhanced Batch Scan and Scan to Media (USB/SD Card)
  • Maximum scan size 11” x 17”

Fax Features

  • An innovative Fax Connection Option opens fast and streamlined communications with other Ricoh devices on the same network.
  • Inbound faxes can be automatically forwarded to email addresses, network folders, or the system hard drive.
  • Connect up to three analog lines and greatly expand your fax capacity and reduce or eliminate network bottlenecks.

Security Features

  • With the standard DataOverwrite Security System (DOSS) feature, the MFP will automatically destroy latent images and data stored on the internal HDD
  • The standard encryption feature encrypts the address book, authentication information and your stored documents on the MFP.

Environmental Features

  • Uses less power without changing workflow or inconveniencing users.
  • One of the lowest Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) values in the industry
  • Reduce paper consumption by printing double-sided documents with high-performance automatic duplex.
  • Minimize wait time. The MFP recovers from sleep mode in as quickly as 5.6 seconds and consumes less than 1W when the MFP is in sleep mode, saving both time and energy.
  • A built-in Eco-Friendly Indicator tells users how much they or their workgroups have saved by using two-sided printing capabilities.
  • Automated features include programmed shut down and power up can be used to conserve energy during downtimes or when you’re out of the office


General Specifications

Printing Process
4-Drum Method
Output Speed (Copy/Print)
25-ppm BW & FC (LTR)
Warm-Up Time
19 seconds
Recovery from Sleep Mode
5.6 seconds
First Copy Out Time (FC/BW)
7.5/5.3 seconds
Copy Resolution
600 dpi
Quantity Indicator
Up to 999 copies
Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)
Original Capacity: 100 sheets
Original Size: 5.5" x 8.5" – 11" x 17"
(A5 – A3)
Paper Weight:
Simplex: 11 – 34 lb. Bond (40 – 128 g/m²)
Duplex: 14 – 34 lb. Bond (52 – 128 g/m²)
Paper Capacity
Standard: 2 x 550 sheets + 100-sheet Bypass Tray
Maximum: 2,300 sheets (w/ opt. 2 Tray x 550-sheet Paper Feed Unit)
Supported Paper Sizes
1st Paper Tray: 8.5" x 11" (A4)
2nd Paper Tray: 4.1" x 5.8" – 12" x 18", Envelopes (A3)

 Bypass: Up to 12" x 18", Envelopes (A3)
Custom Sizes: Width: 3.5" – 12.6" (90 – 320 mm), Length: 5.8" – 23.6" (148 – 600 mm)
Supported Paper Weights
Standard Trays: 16 – 80 lb. Bond/ 166 lb. Index (60 – 300 g/m²)
Bypass Tray: 14 – 80 lb. Bond/ 166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Duplex Unit: 16 – 43 lb. Bond/ 90 lb. Index (52 – 169 g/m²)
Paper Types
Plain/recycled paper, Letterhead, Preprinted Paper, Card Stock, Coated Paper, Envelopes (tray 2 +bypass)
Auto Duplex
Output Capacity
Standard (all): 500 sheets, Face Down Maximum: 625 sheets (w/500-sheet Finisher + 1 Bin Tray)
25% – 400% in 1% increments
Dimensions (W x D x H)
23.1” x 27” x 35.9” (587 x 685 x 913 mm)
179 lbs. (81 kg) w/ARDF
Power Requirements
120V – 127V, 60Hz, 12A
Power Consumption
1,580W or less
TEC Value
.91 kWh

Printer Specifications (Standard)

PMC-Sierra RM7035 @ 600 MHz, Embedded
1.5 GB RAM Standard/ 2.0 GB RAM Maximum
Hard Disk Drive
250 GB HDD
Max Print Speed
25-ppm BW & FC
Print Drivers
Standard: PCL 5c, PCL 6 (XL), XPS via download Optional: True Adobe® Postscript3
Font Support
Standard: PCL: 45 Scalable fonts + 13 International fonts
Optional: PostScript3: 136 Roman fonts
Max Print Resolution
1200 x 1200 dpi
Network Interface
Standard: Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT/100Base-TX/10Base-T); USB 2.0 Type A, USB 2.0 Type B port, Front USB 2.0/SD Card Slot Interface
Optional: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Type M2, IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel Interface Type A
Network Protocols
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/2003R, Server 2008/Server 2008R2,Server 2012; Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Novell NetWare 6.5*,NDPS Gateway; Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, and IBM AIX 5L, SAP R/3, IBM iSeries – AS/400 using OS/400 Host Print Transform
Web SmartDeviceMonitor Web Image Monitor, Device Manager NX, @Remote™
* Netware Option is required.

Document Server Specifications (Standard)

Max. Stored Documents
3,000 documents
Max. Page Capacity
9,000 pages

Scanner Specifications (Standard)

Scanner Resolution
BW and FC scanning at 100 – 600 dpi, Up to 1200 dpi for TWAIN scanning
Default Scan Resolution: 200 dpi
Scanning Speed
200 dpi: 54 ipm (Letter-size) BW/FC
Scan Area
11.7" x 17" (297 mm – 432 mm)
Compression Method
Grayscale/FC Color: JPEG
Supported File Formats
Single/Multi-Page TIFF, Single Page JPEG, Single/Multi-Page PDF, Single/Multi-Page High Compression PDF, Single/Multi-Page PDF/A
Scan Modes
Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support)
Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP/NCP*)
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card)
Network TWAIN Scanning
*Netware option is required

Facsimile Specifications (Optional)

Fax Option Type M3; Super G3
Memory Capacity (SAF)
Standard: 4 MB (approx. 320 pages), Optional: 28 MB (approx. 2,240 pages) with optional SAF memory
Standard: 200 x 100 dpi, Detail: 200 x 200 dpi, Super Fine: 200 x 400 dpi/400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)
Fax Connection Unit Type M3, Fax SAF Memory, G3 Interface Unit type M3
Modem Speed
33.6K – 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback
Compression Method
Transmission Speed
G3: Approximately 2 seconds/page (JBIG)
Auto Dialing
2,000 Quick/Speed Dial numbers; 100 Group Dial numbers

Security Features (Standard)

DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), HDD Encryption, User Codes, SNMP v3 Support, Encryption, Locked Print, User Authentication, 802.1.x Wired Authentication, WPA/WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protect Access Support), Digitally Signed PDF, and more

Security Features (Optional)

Copy Data Security unit Type G, DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) with ISO 15408 Common Criteria Certification


Two-Tray Paper Feed Unit (PB3220)

Tray Capacity
1,100 sheets (550 sheets x 2 trays)
Paper Size
5.8" x 8.5" to 11" x 17", 12” x 18”, 12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3), (A5 – A3)
Paper Weight
16 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (60 – 300 g/m²)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
23.1" x 27" x 9.7" (587 x 685 x 247 mm)
Paper Feed Unit PB3220 includes casters

One-Tray Paper Bank (PB3150)

Tray Capacity
550 sheets x 1 tray
Paper Size
5.8" x 8.5" to 11" x 17", 12” x 18”, 12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3), (A5 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
23.1" x 27" x 4.7" (587 x 685 x 120 mm)
Requires Caster Table Type M3

Internal Shift-Sort Tray (SH3070)

Tray Capacity
250 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4 – A5)
125 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Paper Size
5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)

500-Sheet Internal Finisher (SR3130)

Paper Size
5.8" x 8.5" to 11" x 17", 12” x 18”, 12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3), (A6 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Stack Capacity
500 sheets (8.5" x 11"/A4 or smaller)
250 sheets (8.5" x 14"/B4 or larger)
Staple Paper Size
7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17" (B4 – A3)
Staple Paper Weight
14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)
Staple Capacity
50 sheets/set (8.5" x 11"/A4)
30 sheets (8.5" x 14"/B4 or larger)
Staple Positions
Top, Bottom, 2 Staples
Shift Sort, Stack, Staple, 2 or 3 Hole Punch (opt.) Dimensions (WxDxH) 21.5" x 20.6" x 6.7" (546 x 523 x 170 mm)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
21.5" x 20.6" x 6.7" (546 x 523 x 170 mm)
The optional Punch Unit PU304NA can only be installed with the SR3130 Internal Finisher

Internal Stapleless Finisher (SR3180)

Paper Size
8.5" x 11" to 17" (B5 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Stack Capacity
250 sheets (8.5" x 11"/A4 or smaller)
125 sheets (8.5" x 14"/B4 or larger)
Bind Capacity
2 - 5 sheets (8.5" x 11"/A4)
Bind Paper Size
8.5" x 11" – 11" x 17" (B5 – A3)
Bind Paper Weight
17 – 20 lb. Bond (64 – 80 g/m²)
Bind Positions
Dimensions (WxDxH)
17.1" x 20.3" x 5.9" (435 x 515 x 150 mm)

1-Bin Tray (BN3110)

Paper Size
5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17",12.6” x 17.7” (SRA3) (A5 – A3)
Paper Weight
14 – 80 lb. Bond / 166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Tray Capacity
125 sheets
Dimensions (WxDxH)
17.5" x 17.7" x 5.9" (444 x 450 x 150 mm)
Can be installed alone or in combination with the SR3130 Internal Finisher

Additional Accessories

Smart Operation Panel Type M3, Cabinet Type F, Caster Tray Type M3, File Format Converter Type E, Key Counter Bracket Type M3, Imageable Area Extension Unit Type M3, Card Reader Bracket Type 3352, Counter Interface, Fax Option Type M3, OCR Unit Type M2, Embedded HotSpot Type S, PostScript Unit Type M3, External Keyboard Bracket Type M3, Browser Unit Type M9, SD Card for Netware printing Type M3, Smart Card Reader Built-in Unit Type M3, Memory Unit Type M3 (2GB), Fax SAF Memory Option Type B (32MB), Punch Unit Type 3040NA, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Interface Unit Type M2, IEEE 1284 Parallel Interface Board Type A


Black Toner
15,000 pages
Cyan Toner
9,500 pages / 5,500 pages (high yield / regular yield)
Magenta Toner
9,500 pages / 5,500 pages (high yield / regular yield)
Yellow Toner
9,500 pages / 5,500 pages (high yield / regular yield)
Waste Toner Bottle
100,000 pages

Product Q&A

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How can I use AirPrint to the MP C2503?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the MP C2503 supports AirPrint. You can also take advantage of our free download - Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan App - for additional mobile printing capabilities.
I tried scanning a two sided document and after the entire document was scanned it said connection lost and the status was error?
Debra M on Oct 14, 2015
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is this printer wireless?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2015

This printer has an optional wireless card that can be added on. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer ( to find out more.
How do you get printer to recognize smaller than 8-1/2" x 11" copies?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Paper size can be changed from the front panel or by changing it from your computer prior to printing. You can see how the unit is configured by going to the devices web page. You only need to know the IP address of the printer and then put it into your web browser as an address instead of or the like.
How do you default the printer to print in black and white not color?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With appropriate access rights, you can change the printer's settings via the user panel or via it's internal web pages (which is often easier to do). Instruction for changing settings may be found in the User Guide which is downloadable from
How do you pull up previously printed material?
Katie H on Jan 29, 2016

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