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RICOH MP 5055 Essential Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer

MP 5055 Essential

Black and White Laser Multifunction Printer

Give your workflows a push

  •   Prints up to 50 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200 x 1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 2,300 pages
  •   Work swiftly with the SPDF, 50-sheet internal stapler and hole punching
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  •   Control your multifunction printer with ease, thanks to Workstyle Innovation Technology that simplifies even your most complex tasks. You can tap, drag, swipe and scroll with ease on the standard 10.1" Smart Operation Panel to create unique workflows. It also provides easy integration with smart devices through mobile print solutions, plus near field communications (NFC) capabilities. NFC lets users connect to an office MFP or to an MFP at another location by simply touching a smart device (loaded with Smart Device Connector App) to the unit — without joining the office network or having to authenticate.
  •   Boost your paper capacity by an additional 1,100 sheets with the Paper Feed Unit PB3220. Produce jobs at paper sizes up to 11" x 17" and weights up to 80 lb. Bond / 166 lb. Index.
  •   Make the most of your limited floor space. The Internal Finisher SR3130 (500 Sheet) gives you 50-sheet, multi-position stapling without increasing your footprint.
  •   Organize information with the 2/3-hole Punch Unit PU3040NA.
  •   Print more PDF files with Postscript, and access additional features like PDF direct print, printing from a Mac OS and mail-to-print.
  •   Manage your fax workflow quickly and conveniently. Fax Option Type M29 adds G3, internet, LAN FAX and IP faxing capabilities to your MFP.
  •   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.
  •   Reduce the downtime and service calls on your units. 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 5055 Essential, Plus or Performance models.

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MP 5055 Essential

MP 5055 Essential

Best Used For

Midsize offices and workgroups — accessorize your way

Midsize offices with limited space and finishing needs

Offices with midsize workgroups and external finishing needs

High-performance external finishing in midsize offices


Copy, Print, Scan, Optional Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Paper Capacity

1,200 pages, up to 4,700 pages with optional trays

2,300 pages

2,300 pages

2,300 pages



500 sheet internal finisher (stapling); hole punch unit

1,000 sheet external finisher (stapling); hole punch unit

3,000 sheet external finisher (stapling); hole punch unit

Additional Features

Smart Operation Panel, SPDF, other features optional

Smart Operation Panel, SPDF, PostScript, @Remote, Power Filter

Smart Operation Panel, SPDF, PostScript, @Remote, Power Filter

Smart Operation Panel, SPDF, PostScript, @Remote, Power Filter

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Engine/General Specifications



Scanning Element

One-Dimensional Solid Scanning Through CCD

Printing Process

Single Laser Beam Scanning & Electrophotographic Printing

Toner Type

Dry, Dual Component

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White

Black & White

Output Speed Copy/Print

50 ppm

Warm-Up Time

Less than 24 seconds

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

8.2 seconds


600 x 600 dpi

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 999

Document Feeder Type

Standard Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF)

Document Feeder Original Size

5.5" x 8.5" - 11" x 17" (A5 - A3)

Document Feeder Paper Weight

Simplex: 11 - 34 lb. Bond (40 - 128 g/m2)
Duplex: 14 - 34 lb. Bond (52 - 128 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

220 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

Ratios 25%, 50%, 65%, 73%, 78%, 85%, 93%, 100%, 121%, 129%, 155%, 200%, 400%

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Original Type


Maximum Original Size

Up to 11" x 17"

Supported Paper Sizes

Tray 1 & 2: 5.5" x 8.5" - 11" x 17" (A6 - A3)
Bypass Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" - 12" x 18" (A6 - A3)

Supported Paper Weights

Tray 1 & 2: 16 - 80 lb. Bond (60 - 300 g/m2)
Bypass: 14 - 80 lb. Bond (52 - 300 g/m2)
Duplex: 14 - 68 lb. Bond (52 - 256 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Recycled, Colored, Special, Letterhead, Preprinted, Pre-punched, Bond, Cardstock, Envelope, OHP*, Label*

Maximum Monthly Volume


Power Source


Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

2.1 kWh/week

Power Consumption

Less than 1.6kW

Energy Star


EPEAT status


Dimensions W x D x H

23.1" x 26.9" x 37.9" (587 x 684 x 963mm) (includes standard SPDF)


168.6 lbs. (76.5) kg

Standard Features

Auto Paper Select, Auto Tray Switch, Auto Image Density, Auto Text & Photo Separation, Auto Start, Auto Off Timer, Booklet/Magazine Copy, Shift/Erase/Margin Adjustment, Combine (Layout), Cover/Chapter/Slip Sheets Insertion, Image Rotation, Document Server (3,000 File Capacity) with Folder Management and Password Protection, Web Browser, Duplex, Electronic/Rotate Sorting, 8 Job Presets, 25 Job Programs, Negative/Positive, Sample Copy, Series Copy, Simplified Display, 1,000 User Codes, Stamps/Numbering, Interrupt Copy, Login/Logout Button, System Reset Timer, Import/Export of Preference Settings, Eco-Friendly Indicator, Centralized Address Book Management

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel® Atom Processor BayTrail-I 1.46 GHz

Hard Disk Drive

320 GB HDD


Standard on Device: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Ethernet, USB Host Type A I/F (2 ports on back of device)
Standard on Operation Panel: USB Host Type A: 1 Port/Supports USB Flash Memory, USB Host Type A: 1 Port/Supports Optional Keyboard, etc., USB Host Type Mini B and SD Card Slot Optional: IEEE 1284/ECP

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2; Unix Filters for Sun Solaris 9/10, HP-UX 11.x/11i v2/11i v3, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/6.0, Red Hat Linux Enterprise V4/V5/V6, IBM AIX 5L/V5.3/V6.1/V7.1, Mac OS X 10.7 or later, SAP R/3, IBM iSeries AS/400® using OS/400 Host Print Transform, Citrix Xen App 6.5 or later

Device Management Utilities

Web Image Monitor, Embedded @Remote, @Remote Office Appliance, @Remote Connector NX, @Remote Enterprise Pro, Device Manager NX Lite and Accounting, Device Manager NX Pro and Enterprise, Printer Driver Packager NX

Printer Languages

Standard: Postscript emulation, PCL5e/PCL6
Optional: Adobe PostScript 3®, XPS

Font Support

PCL/PS3: 93 Roman Fonts
PDF Direct: 136 Roman Fonts

Print Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Printer Features

Sample/Locked/Hold/Scheduled/Stored/Store and Print, 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, Media Direct Print (Print from USB/SD), Banner Page Print, Auto Job Promotion, Poster Print, WPS Support, Send to Document Server, Layout (N-up), Watermark, Slip Sheet, Rotate, Do Not Print Blank Pages, Dithering, Toner Saving, Black Over Print, User ID/Code/Authentication

Security Features

DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS), Windows/LDAP/Basic/User Code/802.1.x Wired Authentication, Address Book/Authentication Password/SSL Communication/S/MIME/IPsec Communication/HDD/SMTP over SSL/TLS/Wireless LAN Encryption, Network Protocol On/Off, IP Filtering, Unauthorized Copy/Print Prevention, Quota Setting/Account Limit, Compulsory Security Stamp, HDD Encryption


*Bypass Tray only
**Typical electricity consumption by ENERGY STAR program

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

Simplex - 110 ipm/Duplex - 180 ipm (A4)

Scanning Resolution

Color & B/W: Up to 600 dpi
TWAIN: Up to 1200 dpi

Scan Area

Up to 11" x 17"



File Formats

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

Finishing Features

Paper Feed

PB3220 Paper Feed Unit
Paper Capacity: 1,100 sheets (550 sheets x 2 trays)
Supported Paper Sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17" (A5 – A3)
Supported Paper Weight: 16 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (60 – 300 g/m2)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 23.1" x 27" x 9.7" (587 x 685 x 247 mm)

Internal Finisher

500-Sheet Internal Finisher (SR3130)
Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 12" x 18" (A6 – A3)
Paper Weight: 14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (52 – 300 g/m²)
Stack Capacity: 500 sheets (8.5" x 11" or smaller) (A4); 250 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger) (B4 – A3)
Staple Paper Size: 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)
Staple Paper Weight: 14 – 28 lb. Bond (52 – 105 g/m²)
Staple Capacity: 50 sheets (8.5" x 11") (A4); 30 sheets (8.5" x 14" or larger, and/or Mixed Sizes) (B4 – A3)
Staple Position: Top, Bottom, 2 Staples
Dimensions (W x D x H): 21.5" x 20.6" x 6.7" (546 x 523 x 170mm)

Hole Punch

2-/3-Hole Punch Unit (PU3040NA)
Punch Paper Sizes: 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17" (A4 – A3)
Punch Paper Weight: 14 – 45 lb. Bond/93 lb. Index (52 – 169 g/m2)


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Universal Print Driver

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how to change numbers in pre-programed fax numbers?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2017

This link will walk you through changing a fax number in your address book. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001067/0001067100/view/netsys/int/0152.htm

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