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RICOH MP 301SPF Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer


Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 416185

Enjoy form, function and affordability in one package

  •   Prints up to 31 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   600x600 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 1,350 pages
  •   Standard automatic reversing document feeder (ARDF)
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Choose the best multifunction printer configuration for your needs. Designed with the most popular combination of features and benefits, our Signature Series lets you choose the best multifunction printer configuration for your business needs. Choose from a base model that you can fully configure yourself, or save time and streamline installation with the MP 301SPF Essential, Plus or Performance models.

Best Used For

Small offices and workgroups — accessorize your way

Small offices and workgroups and entry-level users

Small offices with mid-range print volumes

Higher print volumes and more complex print jobs


Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Paper Capacity

350 pages, up to 1,350 pages with optional trays

350 pages

850 pages

1,350 pages






Additional Features

All Optional

Power Filter, @Remote

Power filter, Hard Drive, Cabinet, @Remote

Power filter, Hard Drive, Cabinet, @Remote

A compact printer that delivers, quick and versatile performance

Loaded with smart, customizable features in a sleek desktop printer package, the RICOH MP 301SPF Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer (MFP) is designed to fit in and stand out. The compact size makes this a perfect small business all-in-one printer that doesn’t skimp on performance. Generate up to 31 pages per minute and create shareable files when you copy, scan and fax documents. Most importantly, expect results that exceed your workgroup's demands without compromising your space or your budget.

Boost functionality as you need it

Maximize print production with two optional paper trays to accommodate letter, legal-size and specialty stock papers, for up to a 1,350 paper-sheet capacity. In addition, store up to 3,000 frequently-used documents on an optional 128-GB hard drive for quick, convenient access to the information you need most often.

Access the cloud and maximize mobile printing

Your work isn't limited to one location - why should your information? Use RICOH Hotspot Printing to send documents directly through the printer using your smartphone, tablet or notebook - without adding print drivers. Our optional Integrated Cloud Environment connects you to your information stored on cloud-based services without requiring onsite servers, system integration or software updates. In addition, you can carry documents with you and print directly from a USB drive or SD card.

Customize your printer settings

Create your own shortcuts on the 4.3" color touch panel display to complete frequently performed tasks in seconds. Employ custom settings to speed through tasks and simplify your day-to-day document jobs - and customize them again as your workflow changes.

An energy-efficient printer that does more with less

Increase your production power while decreasing your power costs. The MP 301SPF multifunction printer meets EPEAT® Silver criteria, and is certified with the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications. Default duplex-printing mode saves paper, the Energy Saver Timer reduces inadvertent power consumption, and the fusing unit powers on only for immediate printing tasks. Plus, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

Data security features help protect your sensitive information

Help safeguard your essential documents. You can protect your data on the optional Hard Disk Drive via encryption and help keep your stored documents safer. And if you leave any files on the drive, the DataOverwriteSecurity System automatically overwrites any of them. The optional Locked Print feature further helps to protect your information, by requiring a password to release files for printing.

Simplify complex workflow management tasks

Leverage Ricoh's services-led platform to adapt applications and software solutions to fit your needs. Customize document workflows from the desktop, and access them within moments to quickly handle even the most challenging jobs. Want to standardize across specific MFPs or an entire fleet? Your shortcuts, system and application settings, and more can easily be exported and imported for installation on another MP 301SPF multifunction printer.

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Learn more about the MP 301SPF Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine/General Specifications



Scanning Element

Flatbed with CCD array image-sensing element

Printing Process

Laser beam scanning/marking & electrophotographic printing

Toner Type

Dry, Dual Component

Control Panel

4.3" color touch panel

Color / Black & White

Black & White

Output Speed Copy/Print

31 ppm

First Page Out Time

6 seconds or less (B/W)

Warm-Up Time

Less than 23 seconds (from main switch)

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

Less than 10 seconds


600 x 600 dpi

System Memory

1 GB RAM + 128 GB Optional HDD

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 99


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)

Document Feeder Original Size

8.5" x 14" (216 x 356 mm)

Document Feeder Paper Weight

20 – 24 lb. Bond (60 – 90 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

50 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

65%, 78%, 93%, 129%, 155%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Exposure Adjustment

Manual and automatic

Exposure Glass Size

Up to 8.5" x 14"

Original Type

Sheets / Books

Original Size

5.5" x 5.5" to 8.5" x 14" (140 x 140mm to 216 x 356mm)

Maximum Original Size

Up to 8.5" x 14" (216 x 356mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11"
Optional Tray: 8.5" x 11" to 8.5" x 14"
Bypass Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14"
Duplex Unit: 8.5" x 11" to 8.5" x 14"

Supported Paper Weights

Standard/Optional Trays: 16 – 24 lb. Bond (60- 90gsm2)
Bypass Tray: 16 – 42 lb. Bond (60- 157gsm2)
Duplex Unit: 20 – 24 lb. Bond (60- 90gsm2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain paper, recycled paper, letterhead, preprinted paper, bond paper, prepunched paper, envelopes (bypass tray only)

Standard Paper Capacity

Standard: 250 sheets + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray
Optional: 500 sheets x 1 or 2 Trays

Maximum Paper Capacity

1,350 sheets

Standard Output Capacity

250 sheets (internal tray)

Maximum Monthly Volume


Power Source

120V, 60Hz, 8A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

1.507 kWh/week

Power Consumption

Operating: Less than 1.1 kW (max)
Sleep Mode: 2.8 W

Dimensions W x D x H

19.0" x 17.7" x 18.1" (476 mm x 450 mmx 451 mm) – mainframe, includes ARDF


57.3 lbs./ 26 kg.

Standard Features

Document Server*, Image Rotation, Auto Off Timer, Combine Copy, Electronic Sort, Energy Saver Timer, Photo Mode, SeriesCopy, Job Programs (25), User Codes(8 digits, 1,000 Personal Codes)


*HDD required

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

RM7035C – 533 MHz

Hard Disk Drive

Optional: 128 GB HDD


Standard Interfaces: Ethernet (RJ-45 network port : 10Base-T/100Base-TX), USB2.0 Type A and B
Optional Interfaces: IEEE1284, Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11a/b/g),Giga Ethernet (1000BASE-T), Bluetooth

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPX/SPX (availablewith Netware option)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7; Novell Netware 6.5; UNIX Filters for 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 5.0.6/5.0.7/6.0; IBM AIX Version 5.3, 6.1, 7.1; SAP R/3, 3.x or later, mySAP, ERP2004 or later; Mac OSX 10.2 or later, Citrix Metaframe XP/ Presentation Server4, 5/XenApp 5.0, 6.0

Device Management Utilities

Nuance Equitrac Express, Nuance Equitrac Office, RICOH @Remote Office NX, Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print, RICOH FlexRelease CX, RICOH ICE (Integrated Cloud Environment), RICOH PCS Director, RICOH Personal Paperless Document Manager 2016

Printer Languages

PCL5e, PCL6, Adobe Postscript 3

Font Support

Fonts for PCL 5e/6: 45 Roman fonts
Fonts for PS3: 136 Roman fonts

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi

Printer Features

Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD), Mobile Driver, Bonjour Support, Classification Code, Mail to Print1, PDF Direct Print, Sample/Hold/Stored/Locked Print, Store and Print, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, WSPrinter, PCL resident font adoption, Tray-Parameter Change from WebImageMonitor, XPS Support

Security Features

Quota Setting/Account Limit; SMTP over SSL; Hard Disk Data Overwrite Security¹; Authentication (Windows/LDAP/Kerberos/Basic/User Code/802.1.x Wired); Encryption (Address Book/Authentication Password/SSL Communication/S/MIME/IPsec/Locked Print Password/HDD1); Network Protocol (Port) On/Off; IP Filtering; CopyData Security Unit; RAM Based Security when HDD is not installed


Only required with HDD option.

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

31 ipm @ 300 dpi B/W (LT)
21 ipm @ 300 dpi Full-Color (LT)

Scanning Resolution

100 to 600 dpi


256 levels

Scan Area

Glass: Main: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub: 14" (356 mm)

Standard Interfaces

Ethernet (100BASE-TX/10BASE-T), USB 2.0 (Type A & B)

Optional Interfaces

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a/b/g), Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T) File Formats: Single/Multi Page TIFF, Single/Multi Page PDF, Single/Multi Page High Compression PDF and Single/Multi Page PDF/A; Single Page JPEG

File Formats

Single Page: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PDF-A, High Compression PDF; Multi Page: PDF, TIFF, PDF-A, High Compression PDF

Scan Modes

B/W: Text, Text/Line Art, Text/Photo,Photo, Grayscale
Full-Color: Text/Photo, Glossy Photo, Grayscale

Scan-to-USB/SD, Scan-to-Email (POP, SMTP, TCP/IP); Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP/NCP); Network TWAIN Scanning; WSDScanner for Vista

Scanning Features

PDF Encryption, Preview Before Transmission (TX Preview), Drop Out Color Send, Simultaneous Fax and Scan, Scan-to-Email/SMB/FTP/URL, LDAP Support, TWAIN Scanning Other Printer Features

Fax Specifications





Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dp

Compression Method

Grayscale: JPEG
Full-Color: JPEG

Scanning Speed

2.4 seconds (Letter)

Modem Speed

33.6K - 2,400 bps with Automatic Fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: Approx. 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG compression)


4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Memory Backup

12 hours

Max Auto Dials

200 standard; 2000 with HDD option

Group Dials

10 groups (max. 100 numbers per group with HDD option)

User Function Key

3 keys

Fax Features

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination Address, Direct SMTP, Simultaneous Fax and Scan, Fax Forward to Email/Folder, Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38)*, LAN Fax, Paperless Fax*, LDAP Support


*HDD Option Required

Additional Features

Paper Feed

Paper Feed Unit PB1040 (Option)
Paper Size 8.5" x 11" SEF, 8.5" x 14" SEF (A4/LT/LG)
Paper Weight 16 – 24 lb. Bond (60 – 90 g/m2)
Paper Capacity 500 sheets x 1 or 2 Trays


See Accessories Tab for a complete list of options


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Questions and Answers

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Browse 36 questions Browse 36 questions and 38 answers
printer prints on both sides of the page as default. How do I change it to print on only one side?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: in the print queue you will need to go to the advanced tab and then printing defaults. Once you are there then change the two sided option to off.
A shopper on Sep 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: See page 101 in the User Guide which is accessible from a link on the product page.
How do I scan to A USB device on an MP301? I can't seem to find the option to "scan to media"
A shopper on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The MP 301SPF can scan to a USB device, such as a thumb drive, You must choose a destination for the scanned files and a USB thumb drive or SD card can be that destination. Please see the User Guide beginning at page 99 for more details.

There are 3 online options from Ricoh for more information:
1.) Knowledge Base - www.ricoh-usa.com/support/knowledge_base.aspx?utm_id=10
2.) Technical Support via MyRicoh.com - www.myricoh.com
3.) Ricoh Support (for user guides and other support) - www.ricoh-usa.com/downloads
Thank you for contacting Ricoh.
how do i check the toner level on our RICOH MP 301?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The easiest way to check the toner level on this or other Ricoh networked printers is to look at it's internal web page via your web browser. Simply put the network ( IP address) of the printer into your browser's address line and you'll discover a world of useful information including toner status.
Can this print wireless?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The MP 301SPF is one of many Ricoh MFP that can both print from and scan to mobile devices using Ricoh Smart Device Scan & Print, www.ricoh.com/software/printandscan . However, the wireless interface card for the SP 301SPF is an optional item. Mobile devices can still print to it, if they are able to connect to a wireless access point on the printers (wired) network.
I have a Ricoh 301spf. I send a lot of fax and the memory fillsup to quickly, is there an option to add to increase the fax memory?
Claudie S on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is the memory capacity for the unit, cannot be expanded: Memory

4 MB (approx. 320 pages)
theres a way to print from a USB Device?
Elizabeth S on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Users can insert a USB memory or SD card into a slot on the MFP control panel to preview and print output remotely, without a PC.
How do I extend use time before machine goes to energy saver mode?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With appropriate security access, the settings for the printer can be changed at the front panel or via the device's internal web page, which may be easier to use. Accessing the device's web page is simply a matter of putting the printer's IP address into the web browser of a computer on the same network, logging into the device as the administrator, and then changing one or more settings. Details about this and other Ricoh devices can be downloaded at www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.
what are the operating decibels for the 301spf?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Emission & Design for TVOC emission: 0.66 mg/h
Recycling Dust emission: 0.39 mg/h
Noise (Sound Power) Operating: 65.4 dB (A)
Noise (Sound Power) Standby: 31.3 dB (A)
PxP Toner: No
Toner Cartridge Recycling: No
Does this device do automatic duplex scanning/copying (does it flip the document) when using
automatic doc feeder?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the MP 301SPF has standard automatic duplex scanning and copying (you can also specify copy settings from the MFP).

If you would like to purchase this product or wish to learn more about its features, please refer to the attached brochure and contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com).


Thanks for your interest!
Can I use tracing paper to print something?
ALBERTO on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Alberto,

Thank you for your question. The MP 301SPF is designed to print on the following paper stock:

Plain, Recycled, Colored, Letterhead, Preprinted, Bond, Card Stock, Prepunched, Special, Thick*, OHP (Transparency)* Envelopes*, Label Stock*

on paper weights up to:

Standard/Optional Trays: 16 – 24 lb. Bond (60 – 90 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 16 – 42 lb. Bond (60 – 157 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 20 – 24 lb. Bond (60 – 90 g/m2)

and on sizes from 5.5" up through 8.5" x 14"

As long as your paper fits within these guidelines, you should be fine.

Attached is the brochure with more specifications:

Should you have additional questions, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
How do I scan in color?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2015

Please refer to Page 99 of the User Guide for detailed scanning instruction, including scanning in color.

how to print an envelop
how to print an envelope?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Page 139 of the User Guide provides diagrams and instructions on using envelopes with the Ricoh MP 301SPF. You can download the guide at www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads or by clicking "Download Manuals" on the product page.
How long does it take for the copier to warm up?
Ryan E on Feb 14, 2017

For the copier to warm up after it's been turned off is approx. 23 seconds. From sleep mode it's less than 10 seconds. I have attached a link to the brochure for you. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/-/media/Ricoh/Common/PDFs/Brochures/aficiomp301spf.pdf

For more information on this product or any other in our line up - please feel free to press the click to chat button or the Request a Quote button located on the product pages. or you can contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.

do you ship to australia?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017

We have locations in Australia that should be able to assist you. Please refer to where to by link: http://www.ricoh.com.au/wheretobuy

Thank you
How much does a 301 weigh?
Denis B on Dec 20, 2016

The approx. weight of the machine is 58 pounds. Any accessories added to the machine will increase that weight.
Here is a link to the machine specifications. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/mp-301spf-black-and-white-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-416185

For additional information you can use the click to chat or Request a quote feature available on the product page.
Can you copy or print while a fax is sending or receiving, i.e. can the machine multitask/ We can't wait 15 minutes while a 30 page fax arrives and not be able to use the copier or printer?
jeff k on Jan 27, 2016

Yes, you can multi-task on this machine!
Is this compatible with MAC computers?
A shopper on Oct 6, 2015

This printer is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later
How do you edit a fax number once you preprogram it into the address book?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2015
this printer is set to print double sided as default. is there a way to change the default so that it prints single sided?
angela r on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The User Guide addresses your question on pages 90 and 91. If you have administrative rights to the printer you can change the default setting for EVERYONE that uses the printer including simplex or duplex mode via the printer driver. As it says at the top of page 91, "The default setting is duplex printing. If you want to print on only one side, select [Off] for the duplex setting." The user guide is a free download from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.

Pages 90 and 91 are the 92nd and 93rd pages of the document, but the first 2 pages are not numbered.
Is the MP301 SPF plug and play with a home network if plugged into router? Is there a CD with software for a PC?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If DHCP is enabled on your router, which is common, then it assigns IP addresses automatically to devices attached to the network, whether a printer, computer, or other device. However, it is usually advisable to select a static (or permanent) IP address for a printer, so that computers can easily find it on the network. Many Ricoh MFP ship with a CD or DVD with software and drivers, but these can also be downloaded from the Ricoh download site.

Drivers, software, user guides and a series of instructional videos are available for the MP 301 at www.Ricoh-USA.com or at http://www.tsrc.ricoh-usa.com/public/customer_videos/D128.asp?cid=2&scid=2&pid=2396
how do i stop black lines when printing?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2018

It could need a cleaning or it's possible it's time to replace the drum. I would suggest working with your local service team.

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
is toner and drum included with the printer?
kathy b on Oct 29, 2018

Yes, the machine when purchased comes with a starter toner and drum.
For more information on this product or any other in our line up - please feel free to press the click to chat button or the Request a Quote button located on the product pages. or you can contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.ricoh-usa.com) to find out more. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/officelocator) to find out more.

Thank you
how to setup driver for outside paper feeder?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2018

Configuring a printer driver to match what is actually on the machine is done by first printing the Configuration Page, checking to see the attached equipment, then going into the Accessories tab under the Printer Properties of the driver in order to make sure that the driver "knows" what the machine has. The following links should prove helpful to you.

Print Configuration Page - https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/148167/p/5867/region/us/brand/ricoh
Print Driver Properties - https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/210159/p/5867/region/us/brand/ricoh

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
How to forward faxes to another fax machine?
Frank R on May 18, 2018

Instructions on fax forwarding are included in the attached link. https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/148177/p/5867/region/us/brand/ricoh

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
How do you delete or replace previously "set" scanning keys/names?
Terri B on Nov 15, 2017

I have attached a link to the manual. To delete an existing name follow the instructions on page 111. To add a new name follow the instructions on page 110. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001044/0001044321/VD1277500/D1277500.pdf

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
Is there a piece that is supposed to go over the rollers where the copies come out?
Stacy G on Nov 10, 2017

Yes there is, if you believe it is missing you would need to place a call with our service team.
If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
can a previously received fax be reprinted?
Michelle S on Oct 27, 2017

I am sorry, once a fax has been successfully received and printed, it cannot be reprinted.

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
How do you replace the ink in the printer?
nopee on Sep 30, 2017

The attached link will walk you through the replacement of the toner for this machine. https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/191720/p/5867/region/us/brand/ricoh

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
trying to scan 8 1/2x14 paper but scanner keeps defaulting back to 8 1/2x11 how do I change the default setting?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2017
This model allows changing/setting the Scan size as default. Once the size has been selected, the following link should prove helpful. It is to the section of the online user manual where the default programming is explained - http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001043/0001043433/view/convenient/int/default.htm?&seek=default
If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you

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