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RICOH MP C306 Color Laser Multifunction Printer

MP C306

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 417333

Bring colorful multifunction performance to the desktop

 

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Designed with the most popular combination of features and benefits, our Signature Series lets you choose the best multifunction printer to meet your business needs. Choose from a base model that you can fully configure yourself, or save time and streamline installation with the MP C306 Essential, Plus or Performance models.

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MP C306

MP C306

Best Used For

Small offices and workgroups -accessorize your way

Function

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Paper Capacity

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

Finishing

None

Additional Features

Hard Drive, Smart Operation Panel. All Other Optional

Accommodate more media

You may be limited by space, but you're not limited in what you can accomplish. With the compact RICOH MP C306 multifunction printer, you can combine power and versatility with an intuitive touchscreen control panel to print, copy, scan and fax documents up to 8.5" x 14" with ease - and on a variety of media from multiple paper sources.

Put productivity at your fingertips

With the compact MP C306 multifunction printer, you can capture, transform and share information with the familiar drag-and-drop, pinch-and-click, and swipe scrolling you use every day on your Smartphone or tablet.

Work on the move

Get information in front of others in seconds by using your personal mobile device to print via the MP C306. Send print jobs to the MFP and pick them up at your convenience with a release code. Carry your documents on your handheld device instead of a pile of cumbersome paperwork. You can also scan to and print from SD or USB media.

Save your energy

The MP C306 features a class-leading Typical Electricity Consumption rating as determined by ENERGY STAR® program testing requirements. Take advantage of fast recovery from Sleep Mode and a fast first-print time to curb energy without compromising productivity. You can even program the device to power on or off at specified times to conserve energy with the Auto Off Timer feature. Plus, the system is ENERGY STAR certified and meets EPEAT® Gold criteria.
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Improve security and lower costs

With user authentication, you can help steer your information to its rightful audience with speed and precision. Restrict users from specific tasks, such as color printing, to help reduce costs. Plus, you can set output quotas to minimize unnecessary printing. And with the standard DOSS feature, any data left on the hard drive is overwritten and rendered unreadable at the end of each job.

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Learn more about the RICOH MP C306 Color Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine/General Specifications

Configuration

Desktop

Scanning Element

One-Dimensional Solid Scanning Through CCD

Printing Process

Dry electrostatic transfer system with dual component development; 4-drum method

Control Panel

10.1"? Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White

Color

Output Speed Copy/Print

31 ppm

Resolution

600 x 600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

65%, 78%, 200%

Maximum Monthly Volume

5000

EPEAT status

Gold

Weight

99.2 lbs. / 45 kg.

Standard Features

Document Server, JavaTM, Poster Copy, ID Card Copy, Auto Tray Switch, Auto Start, Auto Off Timer, Energy Saver Timer, Color Balance Adjustment, Color Balance Program, Auto Color Calibration, Combine Copy, Electronic Sort, Photo Mode, Series Copy, Job Programs, User Codes (1,000), Simplified Display, Login/Logout Button, Eco-friendly Indicator

Printer Specifications

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Scanner Specifications

Scanning Resolution

100 to 600 dpi

Standard Interfaces

Ethernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T), USB 2.0 (Type A and B), SD Slot

Optional Interfaces

Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n and IEEE 1284/ECP

File Formats

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

Scanning Features

WS-Scanner, Scan to Email/SMB/ FTP/URL/ Scanned File Naming, Scan File Type Selection, LDAP Support, Preview Before Transmission, PDF Encryption, Drop Out Color Send, TWAIN Scan, Universal Send, Digitally Signed PDF/PDF/A, Distributed Scan Management

Fax Specifications

Type

ITU-T (CCITT) G3

Circuit

PSTN, PBX

Compatibility

ITU-T (CCITT) G3

Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi

Compression Method

B/W: TIFF (MH, MR, MMR, JBIG2), Grayscale
Full-Color: JPEG

Modem Speed

33.6K - 2,400 bps with Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

Approx. 2 seconds/page (200 x 100 dpi, JBIG)

Group Dials

100 groups(max. 500 numbers per group)

Fax Features

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination Address, Direct SMTP, Serial Broadcasting, Fax Forward to Email/Folder, Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38), LAN Fax, Remote Fax (option), Paperless Fax, LDAP Support, Universal Send

 

Device Software Manager

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Download Drivers

Download and install the print driver and associated software for your device. This link can also be used to update your existing print driver.

 

Universal Print Driver

Ricoh's Universal Print Driver provides a single intelligent advanced driver, which can be used across your fleet of Multifunction Products and Laser Printers.

 

RICOH Application Site

Download free apps to your MFP’s Smart Operation Panel for a more efficient print, copy and scan experience.

 

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Knowledge Base

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Questions and Answers

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Is this device AirPrint compatible?
A shopper on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

Airprint is currently not supported on the MP C306. However, you can print from your smartphone or other handheld device by downloading our free Ricoh Smart Device Print and Scan app.

https://www.ricoh.com/software/printandscan/

If you would like to print from a Mac laptop, you will need to install PostScript on the MP C306. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to purchase/find out more.
Is there any way to create a address book name with 2 email addresses so we can scan a document and will be emailed to 2 parties?
Kaushik M on Mar 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Yes, that can be done by setting up a group. I have attached a link to a short video that will walk you through the steps. https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/214759/p/7249/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
what is the maximum sheets of paper the automatic document feeder can handle at a time?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The maximum sheets for this machines document feeder are 50. This machine is discontinued, so I have included a link to the replacement machine. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/equipment/printers-and-copiers/multifunction-printers-copiers/mp-c307-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-417839

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
does this model have a "build Job' option?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The MPC306 does not have the ability to begin preparing other copy jobs while a main job is actively running.

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 leave the printer on black and white?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

It's unclear if you want the Copy mode defaulted to Black & White (B&W) or the Printer mode. Depending on which you want to set, the approach differs. Setting the Copy mode to default to B&W is done via the machine's control panel while setting up to have the Print mode defaulted to B&W is done via the printer driver. The first link below can assist with the Copy mode programming. Changing the color mode default for printing involves accessing the driver's properties and making the setting in the appropriate area depending on whether printing is done via a print server (Printing Defaults) or printing directly to the machine from a workstation (Printing Preferences). The two links below should be of good help with this item

1. Copy Mode default - http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001058/0001058017/view/intro/int/default.htm?&seek=default
2. a. Explanation of Printing Preferences vs Printing Defaults - https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/181357/region/us/brand/ricoh/p/6411#Function
b. How to access Print Driver Properties - https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/210159/p/7249/region/us/brand/ricoh
How do I get a meter reading from this machine?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

This page will walk you through how to get a meter read for the MP C306:

http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001058/0001058017/view/intro/int/0238.htm?&seek=counter

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
do i clean the filter over air duct or do i need to purchase a new one?
terri s on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The only filter that I see referenced for this model is the ozone filter which us treated as the technician's responsibility. There is no mention of this being handled at the customer level.
Customer-level cleaning - http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi_view/0001058/0001058017/view/intro/int/0232.htm

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com

Thank you
What paper sizes does this machine print? Does it only go up to 8.5x14?
A shopper on May 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Yes, the MP C306 can only accommodate 8.5x14 paper. This machine is discontinued, and the replace can accommodate longer paper via the bypass tray. Here is the link to the replacement.
https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/mp-c307-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-417839

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
Is Apple Air Print supported yet? - 2/7/17
A shopper on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

I have just checked and apple doesn't support this model with air print. However, it does support the newer model MP C307. Here is the link for that machine if you would like to take a look at it.
https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/mp-c307-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-417839

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.

Thank you
what accessories do I need to add to have ICE capabilities on MPC306SPF?
A shopper on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

To add ICE capabilities on this machine, you will need to configure it with the Browser Unit.

For additional help, or to order, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.

Thank you for your question!
Cardstock maximum weight using the Bypass Tray?
Rich S on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Rich,

Thanks for your question! The maximum supported paper weight through the Bypass Tray is 58 lb. Bond (220 g/m2).

Attached is the MP C306 brochure for any additional specification listings:
https://www.ricoh-usa.com/products/docs/pdf/brochures/multifunction_color/mpc306.pdf

Should you have any ordering questions, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.