RICOH MP C501 Plus Color Laser Multifunction Printer

MP C501 Plus

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

Add value via advanced versatile performance

  •   Prints up to 50 ppm, copy, scan, fax
  •   1200x1200 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity of 2,300 pages
  •   Reduce paper reloads and delays to extend uptime
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  •   Put advanced capabilities at your fingertips and simplify everyday tasks with the intuitive touchscreen. You can tap, drag, swipe and scroll with ease on the 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 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 PB1140. Produce jobs at paper sizes up to 8.5" x 14" and weights up to 80 lb. bond / 166 lb. Index.
  •   Transform your MFP into an information portal. The standard Hard Disk Drive enables features like locked / hold / stored print, printing from (and scanning to) portable media, data overwrite and encryption features, and more.
  •   Print more complex color PDF files with the PostScript3 Emulation 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 M39 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 C501 Essential, Plus or Performance models.

Best Used For

Small offices and workgroups — accessorize your way

Small offices and workgroups

Small offices with mid-range print volumes

Small offices with mid-range print volumes requiring stacking and stapling


Copy, Print, Scan, Optional Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Copy, Print, Scan, Fax

Paper Capacity

1,200 pages, up to 2,300 pages

1,200 pages

2,300 pages

2,300 pages





500 sheet internal finisher (stapling)

Additional Features

All Optional

PostScript3 Emulation, Power Filter, Cabinet, @Remote

PostScript3 Emulation, Power Filter, @Remote, Cabinet

PostScript3 Emulation, Power Filter, @Remote, Cabinet

Engine/General Specifications



Printing Process

4-Drum Method

Control Panel

10.1" Smart Operation Panel

Color / Black & White


Output Speed Copy/Print

50-ppm B&W & FC (LTR)

First Page Out Time

4.0 seconds (B&W);
5.7 seconds (Color)

Warm-Up Time

24 seconds

Recovery Time From Sleep Mode

Unit: 8.8 seconds
Smart Operation Panel: 1.0 second (motion sensor activated)


600 dpi

System Memory

2 GB RAM/320GB HDD Standard

Maximum Copy Quantity

Standard: 500 sheets


Automatic (Standard)

Document Feeder Type

Single Pass Document Feeder (SPDF)


Document Feeder Paper Weight

Standard Trays: 16 — 80 lb. Bond/166 lb.
Index (60 — 300 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 — 80 lb. Bond/ 166 lb.
Index (52 — 300 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 14 — 68 lb.
Bond (52 — 256 g/m2)

Document Feeder Capacity

220 sheets

Preset Reduction and Enlargement Ratios

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

Zoom Range

25% to 400% in 1% increments

Original Size

5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"
(140 x 216 mm to 279 x 432 mm)

Maximum Original Size

Platen: Up to 8.5" x 11.7"/A4 (216 x 297 mm)
SPDF: Up to 11" x 17"/A3 (279 x 431 mm)

Supported Paper Sizes

1st Paper Tray: 8.5" x 11" (A4)
2nd Paper Tray: 5.5" x 8.5" — 8.5" x 14" (A6 — LG)
Bypass: 5.5" x 8.5" — 8.5" x 14"(A6 — LG); Custom Sizes: Width: 3.5" — 8.5" (90 — 216 mm), Length: 5.8" — 49.6" (148 — 1260 mm)

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Trays: 16 — 80 lb. Bond/166 lb.
Index (60 — 300 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 — 80 lb.
Bond/ 166 lb.
Index (52 — 300 g/m2)
Duplex Unit: 14 — 68 lb.
Bond (52 — 256 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Plain, Recycled, Special Paper 1-3, Letterhead, Cardstock, Preprinted, Bond, High-Gloss Coated, Coated, Color, Labels*, OHP* & Envelopes**

Standard Paper Capacity

Standard: 2,300 sheets

Standard Output Capacity

500 sheets

Power Source

120V — 127V, 60Hz, 12A

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

2.24 kWh/week

Power Consumption

1,584W or less; Sleep Mode: 0.78W

Energy Star


EPEAT status


Dimensions W x D x H

23.1" x 27.0" x 31" (587 x 685 x 788 mm)


197 lbs. (89.5 kg) (includes SPDF)

Standard Features

Auto Color Calibration, Auto Color Selection, Auto Duplex, Auto Off Timer, Auto Paper Selection, Auto Start, Auto Tray Switch, Bates Stamp, Centralized Address Book Management, Color Balance, Adjustment/Program, Color/Image Creation, Combine Copy (2/4/8 into 1), Cover/Chapter/Slip Sheets, Electronic Sort, Energy Saver Timer, ID Card Copy, Image Density (Auto/Manual), Image Rotation, Image Quality Mode (Text, Photo, Text Photo), Import/Export of Preference Settings, Information Screen (Eco-Friendly Indicator), Interrupt Copy, Home UI Customization, Job Preset (up to 8), Job Programs (up to 25), Login/Logout Button, Remote Operation Panel, Rotate Sort, Sample Copy, Series Copy, Shift/Erase/Margin Adjustment, Simple UI Apps, Simplified Display, Single Function Apps, Smart Apps, Tilt Operation Panel, User Codes (up to 1,000), Web Browser


*Bypass Tray only
**Paper Tray 2 Only
***Typical Electricity Consumption by ENERGY STAR Qualified Imaging Equipment Test Procedure

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

Intel Atom Processor Bay Trail 1.75 GHz

Hard Disk Drive

320GB HDD Standard


Mainframe: 1000Base-T/100Base-TX/10Base-T Ethernet, USB Type A (Optional 2 Ports)
Operation Panel: Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz only), Bluetooth 4.0, SD Card Slot, USB Host Type A, USB Host Type Mini B, NFC Tag

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6)

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008R2/Server2012/Server2012R2/Server2016; Unix: Sun Solaris 10, HP-UX 11.x/11i v2/11i/v3, SCO OpenServer 5.0.7/6.0, RedHat Linux Enterprise V4/V5/V6, IBM AIX V6.1/V7.1/V7.2; Citrix XenDesktop 7.0/7.1, Citrix XenApp 7.5/7.6/7.7/7.8/7.9/7.11/7.12/7.13/7.14/7.1 5 /7.16/7.17; Mac OS X v.10.10 or later, SAP R/3, SAP S/4, IBM iSeries AS/400-using OS/400 Host Print Transform

Device Management Utilities

Device Manager NX Series, Web ImageMonitor, @Remote

Printer Languages

Standard: PCL5c, PCL6, PDF Direct emulation, PostScript3 emulation

Font Support

Standard: PCL: 45 Roman fonts + 13
International fonts; PostScript3: 80 Roman fonts + 13 International fonts

Print Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi

Other Print Features

Sample/Locked/Hold/Scheduled/Stored/Store and Print/Black Over Print, CLP Simulation, PDF Direct Print, PictBridge®, 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, WiFi Protected Setup

Security Features

Authentication for Windows/LDAP/Basic/User Code/802.1.x Wired, Encryption for Address Book/Authentication Password/SSL Communication/S/MIME/IPSEC Communication/HDD/Transport Layer Security/SSH/Wireless LAN, Network Protocol On/Off, IP Filtering, Mask Type for Copying/Data Security, Unauthorized Copy/Print Prevention, Quota Setting/Account Limit, SMTP over SSL, Compulsory Security Stamp

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

Simplex: 110 ipm; Duplex: 180 ipm (200 dpi/300 dpi)

Scanning Resolution

B&W and FC scanning at 100 — 600 dpi
Up to 1200 dpi for TWAIN scanning

Scan Area

11.7" x 14" (297 — 355 mm)

File Formats

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

Scan-to-Email (with LDAP support)
Scan-to-Folder (SMB/FTP)
Scan-to-Media (USB/SD Card)
Network TWAIN Scanning

Document Server Specifications

Maximum Stored Documents

3,000 documents

Maximum Pages/Document

2,000 pages (per document)

Maximum Page Capacity

9,000 pages (all stored documents)

Max Number of Folders


Fax Specifications



Fax Option Type

Option Type M39



Fax Resolution

200 x 100 dpi, 200 x 200 dpi, 400 x 400 dpi (with optional SAF memory)

Compression Method


Scanning Speed

Up to 58 spm - Standard and Detail Mode (LTR)

Modem Speed

33.6K – 2,400 bps w/Auto Fallback

Transmission Speed

G3: Approximately 2 seconds/page (JBIG)

SAF Memory

Standard: 4 MB (approx. 320 pages)

Max Auto Dials

2,000 Quick/Speed Dial numbers

Group Dials

100 Group Dial numbers

Additional Features

Paper Feed

Two-Tray Paper Bank PB1140
Tray Capacity 1,100 sheets (550 sheets x 2 trays)
Paper Size 5,5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 14" (A6 – LG)
Paper Weight 14 – 80 lb. Bond/166 lb. Index (60 – 300 g/m2)
Dimension (WxDxH) 29.9" x 33.1" x 14.9" (760 x 840 x 378 mm)


Cabinet Type F
Dimensions (WxDxH): 23.1" x 26.7" x 10" (586 x 679 x 256 mm)
Weight: Less than 32.3 lbs. (13.25 kg)


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