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RICOH MP 501 SPF Plus Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer - SIG-501-PLU-SET

MP 501SPF Plus

Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer

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  •   Prints up to 52 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity of 1,100 pages
  •   Use the standard cabinet for additional paper and supply storage
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  •   Control your multifunction printer (MFP) with ease. The standard Smart Operation Panel offers a powerful, intuitive touch screen interface with drag-and-drop, swipe scrolling and advanced web functionality.
  •   Boost your paper capacity by an additional 500 sheets with the Paper Feed Unit PB1100. Produce jobs at paper sizes up to 8.5" x 14" on media up to 32 lb. Bond/ 66 lb. Index
  •   Print more PDF files with true PostScript3, and access additional features like PDF direct print, printing from a Mac OS and email-to-print.
  •   Get extra storage for your paper and supplies — and raise your MP 501SPF multifunction printer to an optimal height for your users — with the Cabinet Type J.
  •   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 minimize downtime and improve service.
  •   The ESP XG-PCS-15D Power Filter helps condition your inbound power source, leading to fewer work disruptions and better performance.
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 501SPF Essential, Plus or Performance models.

Best Used For

Small offices and midsize workgroups —accessorize your way

Small offices and midsize workgroups with lower-volume print needs

Small offices and midsize workgroups with mid-range print volumes

Small offices and midsize workgroups with high-performance print needs


Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Paper Capacity

600 pages, up to 2,600 pages with optional trays

600 pages

1,100 pages

2,100 pages






Additional Features

Smart Operation Panel, Postscript3, @Remote

Smart Operation Panel, Postscript3, @Remote, Power Filter

Smart Operation Panel, Postscript3, @Remote, Power Filter, Medium Cabinet

Smart Operation Panel, Postscript3, @Remote, Power Filter

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Engine/General Specifications



Printing Process

B&W laser electro-photographic printing

Toner Type

Dry, mono component

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White

Black & White

Output Speed Copy/Print

52 ppm

First Page Out Time

6 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

24 seconds

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

Less than 10 seconds


600 x 600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB RAM + 320 GB Hard Disk Drive

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 999

Document Feeder Type

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder

Document Feeder Original Size

8.5"? x 14"? (216 x 356 mm)

Document Feeder Paper Weight

13-20 lb. Bond/44 lb. Index (50-80 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity


Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

65%, 78%, 93%, 100%, 129%, 155%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Exposure Glass Size

Up to 8.5" x 14"

Original Type

Sheets / Books

Original Size

4.13" x 5.83" - 8.5" x 14"

Maximum Original Size

8.5"? x 14"? (216 x 356 mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

Paper Tray: 4.13" x 5.83" - 8.5" x 14"
Bypass Tray: 2.76" x 5.83" - 8.5" x 14"

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray and when Duplexing: 17-32 lb. Bond/ 66 lb. Index (64-120 g/m²)
Bypass Tray: 16-59 lb. Bond/ 122 lb. Index (60-220 g/m²)

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Thin, Middle, Middle Thick, Thick, Recycled, Colored, Special, Letterhead, Preprinted, Bond, OHP (Transparency)*, Label*, Envelopes**

Standard Paper Capacity

2 x 500-Sheet Tray + 100-Sheet Bypass Tray

Standard Output Capacity

500 sheets (LT)

Maximum Monthly Volume


Duty Cycle

250,000 prints

Power Source

120V, 60Hz, 15A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

3.0 KWh/week

Power Consumption

Operating: 740W
Sleep Mode: 1.1W

Energy Star


EPEAT status


Dimensions W x D x H

18.7"? x 19.84"? x 25.39"? (475 x 504 x 645 mm) (mainframe)


61.6 lbs. (28 kg)

Standard Features

Auto Start, Auto Combine Copy, Directional Magnification, Duplex, Electronic Sort, ID Card Copy, Image Density Adjustment, Image Quality Mode, Interrupt Copy, Memory Copy, Series Copy, User Program, Import/Export of Preference Settings, Centralized Address Book Management


*From Bypass Tray only.
**From Bypass Tray and Paper Trays

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

1.46 GHz


Standard: Gigabit Ethernet (1000/100/10BASE-T), USB 2.0 Type A x 2, SD Card Slot x 2 USB 2.0 Type B, IEEE1284, NIC 2 Port (Print Server)

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), SMTP (sending email), SMB/FTP (scan to folder), Web services on devices for scanning

Supported Operating Systems

Windows® Vista/7/8/8.1/10/Server2003/ Server 2003R2 /Server 2008/ Server 2008R2 /Server 2012/ Server 2012 R2, CPS/XenApp PCL/PS only; Mac OS X (10.7 or later) PS only; UNIX Sun Solaris 9/10, HP-UX 11.x, 11i v2, 11i v3, Red Hat Linux Enterprise V4/V5/V6, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/6.0, IBM AIX V5L/V5.3/V6.1/V7.1; SAP R/3

Device Management Utilities

Device Software Manager, Web Image Monitor, Streamline NX, GlobalScan NX, Scan CX, Enhanced Locked Print NX, FlexRelease NX, Card Authentication Package, Remote Communication Gate Type S, Remote Communication Gate Type A, @Remote Connector NX, Device Manager NX Lite/Accounting/Pro/Enterprise, Printer Driver Packager NX Mobile Print RICOH Smart Device Connector, RICOH App for Google Cloud Print, Apple® AirPrint

Printer Languages

Standard: PCL5e/6, Genuine Adobe® PostScript®3/PDF Direct Print

Font Support

PCL: 45 fonts + 6 Bitmapped fonts + 13 International fonts
PostScript3: 136 fonts

Print Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Mobile Printing Support

RICOH Smart Device Connector, RICOH App for Google Cloud Print, Airprint

Printer Features

Eco-Friendly Indicator, PDF Direct Print, Mail to Print, Classification Code, Bonjour Support, Windows Active Directory Support, DDNS Support, PCL Resident Font Adoption, Tray Parameter Change from Web Image Monitor, 1200 dpi Support, Universal Driver, XPS Support, WS Printer, Wireless LAN Interface Option, Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD), Banner Page Print, Auto Job Promotion, Poster Print, WPS Support, Sample/Locked/Hold/Scheduled/Stored Print/Store and Print

Security Features

Address Book Encryption, Authentication, Password Encryption, HDD Data Encryption& Overwrite, IP Address Filtering, IP Sec Communications, Kerberos Support, Locked Print, Network Protocol ON/OFF, Quota Setting/Account Limit, Scan-to-Web Mail (SMTP over SSL), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Secure Shell Encryption (SSH), S/MIME, Transport Layer Security (TSL), User Authentication (Windows, LDAP, Basic, User Code, 802.1x Wired), Unauthorized Copy Prevention (Print), Wireless LAN WEP/WPA

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

B/W: Up to 62 ipm Simplex/Up to 27 ipm Duplex (Letter, A4)
Color: Up to 42 ipm Simplex/Up to 18 ipm Duplex (Letter, A4)

Scanning Resolution

Color & B/W: Up to 600 dpi



File Formats

Single and Multi-Page TIFF/PDF, Single/Multi-Page High Compression PDF, Single/Multi-Page PDF/A - and Single-Page JPEG

Scan Modes

B/W: Text, Text/Line Art, Text/Photo, Photo,Grayscale
Color: Text/Photo, Glossy Photo, Auto Color Select

Scan to USB/SD, WS Scanner, Scan to Email/SMB/FTP/URL, LDAP Support, Preview, PDF Encryption, Drop Out Color Send, TWAIN Scan, Universal Send (Simultaneous Fax and Scan), Scan to Digitally Signed PDF, Searchable PDF and PDF/A, Distributed Scan Management, 25 User Programs, Divide & Send, Image Rotation, SADF/Batch Mode, Mixed Size Originals, Resend

Document Server Specifications

Maximum Stored Documents

3000 documents

Maximum Pages/Document

1000 pages

Password-Protected Folder Management

Up to 200 folders

Fax Specifications





Fax Resolution

200 x 200/100 dpi

Compression Method

B/W: TIFF (MH, MR, MMR, JGIB2), Grayscale
Color: JPEG

Up to 62 ipm (B&W, Letter, SEF @ 300 dpi)

Modem Speed

33.6 Kbps with auto fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: 3 seconds per page (MMR Compression)
G3: 2 seconds per page (JBIG Compression)

SAF Memory

4 MB (Approx. 320 pages)

Max Auto Dials


Group Dials

100 (max. 500 numbers per group)

Fax Features

One Hour Backup, Detection of Misplaced Document, Double-check Destination Address, IP Fax (T.38), Internet Fax (T.37), Forward to Email/Folder, Paperless Fax, LAN Fax, LDAP Support, Universal Send (Simultaneous Fax and Scan), Remote Fax, Fax Output Timer

Finishing Features

Paper Feed

Paper Feed Unit PB1100
Provides an additional 500 sheets per paper tray (x2)
Paper sizes up to 8.5" x 14"
Paper weights up to 32 lb. Bond/120 g/m²
Weight: 8.8 lbs. (4 kg)
W x D x H (inches): 15 x 16.1 x 4.8
W x D x H (mm): 381 x 409 x 122


Medium Cabinet Type J
Raises the base unit to a comfortable height for a floor-standing configuration when the system is configured with either one or two optional Paper Feed Units.
Weight: 13.7 lbs. (6.2 kg)
W x D x H (inches): 15 x 16.2 x 10
W x D x H (mm): 381 x 411 x 254


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