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RICOH MP C401SR Essential Color Laser Multifunction Printer

MP C401SR Essential

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Exceed expectations with a compact, affordable MFP

  •   Prints up to 42 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 1,200 pages
  •   Capture, manage and transform your information
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  •   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 improved performance.
  •   Get your information in the right format to those who need it. Fax Option Type M10 adds G3, internet, LAN FAX and IP faxing capabilities to your multifunction printer (MFP).
  •   Boost your capacity by an additional 550 sheets with the Paper Feed Unit PB1000. Produce jobs at paper sizes up to 8.5" x 14" and weights up to 58 lb. bond / 120 lb. index
  •   Get extra storage for your paper and supplies — and raise your unit to an optimal height for your workers — with the FAC50 Cabinet.
  •   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.
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 C401SR Essential or Plus models.

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MP C401SR Essential

MP C401SR Essential

Best Used For

Small / medium offices and entry-level users

Midsize print volumes with basic finishing / faxing

Larger print volumes with basic finishing / faxing


Copy, Print, Scan. Optional Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Paper Capacity

650 pages, up to 2,300 pages with optional trays

1,200 pages

1,750 pages


250 sheet, internal (stapling)

250 sheet, internal (stapling)

250 sheet, internal (stapling)

Additional Features

All Optional

Power Filter, Cabinet, @Remote

Power Filter, Cabinet, @Remote

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Engine/General Specifications



Scanning Element

Full Color One Dimensional Solid Scanning via CCD

Printing Process

Dry Electrostatic Transfer with Dual Component Magnetic Brush Development; 4-Drum Method

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White


Output Speed Copy/Print

42 ppm (Letter), 40 ppm (A4)

First Page Out Time

6.7 seconds (B&W);
8.3 seconds (Color)

Warm-Up Time

45 seconds with Standard Operation Panel
55 seconds with Smart Operation Panel

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

4.6 seconds


600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB RAM + 320 GB Hard Disk Drive(standard/maximum)

Maximum Copy Quantity

Up to 999


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)
Original Capacity: 50 sheets
Paper Size: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A5 - A4)
Custom: Up to 49.6" (1260 mm); Simplex only for Banners
Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 - 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Automatic Reversing Document Feeder (ARDF)


Document Feeder Paper Weight

Paper Weight (simplex): 14 to 34 lb. Bond (52 – 128 g/m2)
Paper Weight (duplex): 17 to 28 lb Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

Original Capacity: 50 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

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

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments (Platen)
25% to 200% in 1% increments (ARDF)

Exposure Glass Size

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Maximum Original Size

8.5" x 11" (216 x 297 mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" (A6 - A4)
Bypass Tray: 2.76" x 5.0" to 8.5" x 23.6" (70 x 127 mm to 216 x 600 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray: 14 - 58 lb. Bond/120 lb. Index (52 - 220 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 - 68 lb. Bond/140 lb. Index (52 - 256 g/m2)
Duplex Unit 16 - 43 lb. Bond/90 lb. Index (60 - 163 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain Paper, Special Paper, Thick Paper,Thin Paper, Coated, High-Gloss Coated,Water-Resistant Paper, Labels, Envelopes,Letterhead, Color Paper, Preprinted, OHP*

Standard Paper Capacity

Standard: 1 x 550 sheets +100-Sheet Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

Maximum: 2,300 sheetssheets

Standard Output Capacity

250 sheets (Letter/A4)

Maximum Monthly Volume


Power Source

120 - 127V/60Hz/12A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

3.819 kWh/Week, 3.853 kWh/Week with Smart Operation Panel

Power Consumption

Less than 1.6 KW (Full System); Sleep Mode: .67W, .88W with Smart Operation Panel

EPEAT status


Dimensions W x D x H

23.8" x 22.4" x 28" (605 x 570 x 710 mm) (including ARDF and Operation Panel)


<187.3 lbs (85kg)


*Bypass Tray Only
**Typical Electricity Consumption by ENERGY STAR program

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel Celeron U3405 (1GHz)

Hard Disk Drive

320 GB


1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panelv

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), Bonjour

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/R2/ Systems Server 2008/R2/Server 2012/R2, Mac OSX10.6 or later, Citrix MetaFrame/Presentation Server/XenApp 5.0, 6.0, 6.5, UNIX Filter for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, IBM AIX, SAP R/3

Device Management Utilities

Device Manager NX Lite and Accounting, Device Manager NX Pro and Enterprise, Web SmartDeviceMonitor, Web Image Monitor, @Remote Enterprise Pro

Printer Languages

Standard PCL5c, PCL6, PS3, XPS and Universal Driver (via download)

Font Support

Fonts for PCL 45 Intellifonts, 13 International Fonts
Fonts for PostScript3 136 Roman

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (PCL5c, XPS);
1200 x 1200 dpi (PCL6, PS3)

Printer Features

Black Over Print, Classification Code, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, Sample/Hold/Stored and Locked Print, WSD Printer

Other Print Features

Black Over Print, Classification Code, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print,Sample/Hold/Stored and Locked Print, WSD Printer

Security Features

Classification Codes, 802.1.x Wired Authentication, DataOverwriteSecurity Unit (DOSS), Encryption (Address Book, Authentication Password, HDD, PDF, SSH, SSL Communication, S/MIME, IPsec Communication), IP Filtering, Locked Print, Network Protocol On/Off, Quota Setting/Account Limits, SNMP v3 Support, User Authentication (Windows/LDAP with Kerberos; Basic and User Codes), Wireless Protected Setup


*Bypass Tray only.
**Typical Electricity Consumption by ENERGY STAR® Program.

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

35 ipm (B&W and F/C @ 200/300 dpi via ARDF)

Scanning Resolution

100/200/300/400/600 dpi (200 dpi default)

Scan Area

Main Scan: 8.5" (216 mm)
Sub Scan: 11.7" (297 mm)

Standard Interfaces

1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB2.0 Type A (2 Ports), USB2.0 Type B & SD Slot on Operation Panel

Optional Interfaces

IEEE 802.11a/g/n Wireless

File Formats

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

Scan Modes

BW Text/Line Art, Text, Text/Photo, Photo, Grayscale; Color Text/Photo, Gloss Photo

Scan-to Modes Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support);
Supported Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP);
Scan-to-URL; Network TWAIN Scanning;
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD); WSD Scanner

Document Server Specifications


76 GB (shared with other functions)

Maximum Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Maximum Pages/Document

2,000 pages (per document)
9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Maximum Page Capacity

9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Fax Specifications





Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Up to 33 spm (Letter/A4)

Modem Speed

33.6K - 2,400 bps with Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: Approx. 2 seconds/page (w/JBIG compression)
G3: Approx. 3 seconds/page (w/MMR compression)

SAF Memory

4MB (approx. 320 pages);


4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Max Auto Dials


Group Dials

100 Group Dials (500 locations each)

Additional Modes

Internet Fax (T.37), IP Fax (T.38), LAN Fax, Fax Forward to E-mail/Folder, LDAP Support

Fax Features

Detection of Misplaced Documents, Double Check Destination,Fax Output Timer

Finishing Features


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Questions and Answers

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Do the Ricoh MP C401 series of copiers work with MAC operating systems? Info suggest Windows only. MAC users, please report! Thank you.
JT E on Feb 7, 2018

In the knowledge base there is information on down loading a driver or your MAC https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/p/6726/region/us/brand/ricoh/kw/driver/search/1
Scroll down about half way and you find it.

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
does the MPC401SR have an access card accessory configurable to the device ?
Keith F on Jan 20, 2016

Yes, you can configure the MP C401SR with access card capabilities for increased security and cost-reducing measures.

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
dimensions of the machine itself?
John M on Jan 14, 2016

The dimensions are:

(W) 23.8" x (D) 22.4" x (H) 28"

(including the ARDF and Operation Panel)