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RICOH SP C252SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer

SP C252SF

Color Laser Multifunction Printer

ID: 407525

Multifunction capabilities and impressive color output

 

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Manage information in more ways with this all-in one printer solution

Need to share information quickly? Copy, scan and fax with the RICOH SP C252SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer. Move efficiently from job to job with print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute (ppm), and dependably produce full-color or black-and-white output. Use the standard powerful 400 MHz controller and 256MB RAM to expedite multiple jobs and process large files quickly. Plus, use the 35-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for faster scanning.

Print in quality color on command

Print high-quality color documents, even on a small-business budget. Produce documents with true 600 x 600 dpi, plus interpolated resolutions of up to 2400 x 600 dpi to meet high image-quality demands. For internal or draft documents, choose Economy Color Mode to print text at full density accompanied by lower-density images - using less toner and significantly reducing your cost-per-page.
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Wireless connectivity, and compact size

This compact desktop printer easily connects with secure IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN connectivity, and features a compact printer design to fit virtually anywhere. Eschew physical limitations and locate the multifunction device to suit office traffic, or place it strategically to save space. It's also compatible with Windows® and Apple® technology, and supports PCL and PS3 emulation, as well as UNIX® and Citrix® utilities for distributed printing environments.

Create a hand-held workstation with mobile print capabilities

Share information easily, no matter where you are. Engage the SD C252SF multifunction laser printer right from your smartphone, and use it as your mobile workstation for completing office tasks. Simply download the Ricoh Smart Device Connector app to capture and print documents right from your personal mobile device.

Adapt to changing needs

Manage the SP C252SF all-in-one printer with the touch of a button. From a conveniently located control panel, you can check supply status and adjust print jobs on the spot. If you're working remotely, you can manage printer network settings, see fleet utilizations and check consumable levels using the Web Image Monitor feature. And when toner is running low, you can quickly and easily change the top-loading, All-in-one (AIO) print cartridges to save time and reduce maintenance costs.

Work sustainably with an energy-efficient printer

Don't compromise your eco-friendly commitment. The SP C252SF multifunction printer meets EPEAT®* Silver criteria, and is certified with the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications. Save paper with features like automatic duplex printing, and cut energy use with the Energy Saver Timer. In addition, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.
*EPEAT is a global environmental rating system for electronic products. EPEAT Silver rating is applicable only in the U.S.A.
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Learn more about the RICOH SP C252SF Color Laser Multifunction Printer and how it may fit your business.

Engine/General Specifications

Configuration

Desktop

Scanning Element

Flatbed scanner with full color contact image sensor (CIS)

Control Panel

LCD panel

Color / Black & White

Color

Output Speed Copy/Print

21 ppm B&W and Full-Color; 12 ppm duplex

Warm-Up Time

30 seconds or less (from Energy Saver Mode)

Resolution

1200 x 1200 dpi (scanning)
600 x 600 dpi (printing)

Original Type

Sheet/Book/3D Objects

Maximum Original Size

Up to 8.5" x 11" (Platen)
Up to 8.5" x 14" (ADF)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), EXEC (10.5" x 7.25"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.1" x 5.8"), B5 JIS (7.2" x 10.1"), B6 JIS (5.0" x 7.2"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 13"), 16 Kai (7.6" x 10.5")
Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL
Custom size: Min. 90 mm x 148 mm (3.54" x 5.83"), Max. 216 mm x 356 mm (8.5" x 14.0")
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")

Supported Paper Weights

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: 16 - 42 lb. Bond/83 lb. Index (60 - 160 g/m2)
Duplex: 16 - 24 lb. Bond (60 - 90 g/m2)
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28 lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycle Paper, Envelopes, Thick Paper, Labels, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Prepunched Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Card Stock and Preprinted Paper (Std. Tray only)
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain Paper, Middle Thick, Recycle Paper, Thick Paper, Thin Paper, Color Paper, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper and Letterhead

Standard Paper Capacity

250-sheet Paper Tray + 1-sheet Bypass Tray

Maximum Paper Capacity

500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit (751 sheets maximum)

Standard Output Capacity

150 sheets (face down)

Maximum Monthly Volume

3000

Power Source

120V, 60Hz

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC)

1.48 kWh/week

Power Consumption

1,300W or less; 2.4W Energy Saver Mode

Energy Star

Certified

Safety Regulations

UL60950-1 2nd Edition; CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (c-UL)

Dimensions W x D x H

16.5" x 19.4" x 18.1" (420 x 493 x 460 mm)

Weight

64 lb. (29 kg) (including consumables)

Standard Features

Image Density Adjustment (manual only: 5 levels)
Copy Mode (Text/Photo/Mixed)
Color Balance Adjustment
Combine Copy (2-in-1, 4-in-1 via ADF only)
Duplex Copy
ID Card Copy (2 in 1)
Memory Copy
Photo Mode
Electronic Sorting (collation, ADF only)

Printer Specifications

Processor Speed

400MHz

Interfaces

USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, USB Host Interface for PictBridge™ IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (Hardwired and wireless Ethernet network connections cannot be active simultaneously)

Network Protocol

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/Server 2003/2003R2/ 2008/2008R2/ 2012 (32 bit/64 bit) and later; Mac OS X 10.6 and later; Citrix MetaFrame

Device Management Utilities

Web Image Monitor, Presto! PageManager version 9.33 (SP C250SF only), Printer Driver Packager NX, Web Based Driver Installer (WBDI)

Printer Languages

PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 emulation

Font Support

PCL/PS: 80 fonts

Print Resolution

600 x 600 dpi (Default) (Speed Mode)
1200 x 600 dpi equivalent (Standard Mode)
2400 x 600 dpi equivalent (Fine Mode)

Mobile Printing Support

Smart Device Connector app

Printer Features

Locked Print, Collate, Layout (N-up), Duplex, Front Cover Sheet, Economy Color, Watermark, Rotate Print, Ricoh Smart Device Connector app (device must be set to [PCL 6 mode] > [Universal]), Dithering, Do Not Print Blank Pages, Reduce/Enlarge Print, Toner Saving

Scanner Specifications

Scan Speed BW Full Color

B&W: Less than 5 seconds per page
Full-Color: Less than 10 seconds per page

Scanning Resolution

Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (optical)
Up to 19200 x 19200 dpi (interpolated)

Scan Area

Up to 8.5" x 11" (Platen)
Up to 8.5" x 14" (ADF)

Standard Interfaces

USB 2.0, 10/100Base-TX Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Protocols

TCP/IP (IPv4, IPv6), IPP, Bonjour

File Formats

Single/Multi-Page TIFF, Single/Multi-Page PDF, Single Page JPEG

Scan Modes

Full-Color, B&W, Grayscale

Scanning Features

Image Density (adjustable with 5 steps), TWAIN/WIA; Scan-to-Email/Folder/FTP/USB

Fax Specifications

Circuit

PSTN, PBX

Compatibility

Super G3

Fax Resolution

Standard Mode: 200 x 100 dpi
Fine Mode: 200 x 200 dpi

Compression Method

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

Scanning Speed

B&W: Less than 5 seconds per page
Grayscale: Less than 5 seconds per page
Full-Color: Less than 10 seconds per page

Modem Speed

33.6 Kbps with automatic fallback

Transmission Speed

3 seconds per page (based on ITU-T Test Chart #1 in Standard mode)

SAF Memory

2MB (Approx. 100 pages based on ITU-T Test Chart #1 in Standard mode)

Memory Backup

No limit

One-Touch/Speed Dials

20 locations/200 locations

Fax Features

Auto Redial, Auto Answer (3 – 5 rings), Auto/Manual/Substitute/Authorized Reception, Answering Machine Interface (FAX/TAD), Error Correction Mode, User Codes, Memory/Immediate Transmission, Resolution Adjustment, Serial Broadcasting (100 locations), Smoothing, Night Timer, Internet Fax, LAN Fax, PC Fax (Windows only), Paperless Fax (Reception File Setting, Print Received File, Print Forward File, Notify Forward Status)

Additional Features

Paper Feed

Paper Feed Unit Type TK1010
Capacity: 500 sheets
Acceptable Paper Size: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")
Acceptable Paper Weight: 16 – 28 lb. Bond (60 – 105 g/m2)Dimensions (WxDxH): 16" x 18" x 5" (400 x 450 x 127mm)Weight 13.2 lb. (6 kg)

 

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.

 

@Remote

Maintain your devices — automatically gain insight, improve uptime and reduce your fleet costs with RICOH @Remote.

 

Knowledge Base

Access Ricoh’s comprehensive electronic database for driver and utility information, device documentation, troubleshooting assistance and more.

 

Myricoh

If you are a current Ricoh Customer, you can use MyRicoh to get support for your products, purchase supplies, and much more.

 

Warranty Registration

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Questions and Answers

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I am having trouple printing a sheet of labels. error message says something about bypass tray feed issue. any thoughts?
Michael on Dec 14, 2015
does this have automatic feed for copier and scanner?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you put paper in the top it automatically feeds. It is a very good machine and we are happy with ours.
how do I add 8 1/2 x 14 paper?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

To load the 8/12 x 14 paper you will want to adjust the paper guides inside the paper tray. This will allow you use the larger paper in your printer. The link starting on page 71 will assist in how to do this. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051909/VM2048611/M2048611.pdf

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

Thank you
misfeed paper how to remove it?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The attached link will provide you information on how to clear the misfeed. https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/183108/p/6760/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
can you feed an envelope?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Yes, this printer can accommodate printing envelopes. This machine is discontinued, so I have included the link to the replacement machine, which also accommodates envelopes. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/sp-c262sfnw-color-laser-multifunction-printer/_/R-408139

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 do i check toner levels on c252?
A shopper on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

To check the toner levels, please follow the instructions contained in this link. https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/183099/p/6760/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
Our Cyan cartridge is out. How can we continue to print in black only?
Leanne on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

I attached a link that will walk you through changing the setting to B&W Print Priority.
https://ricoh-kb-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/183121/p/6760/region/us/brand/ricoh

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

Thank you
If there are optional RAM upgrades, how is it installed?
Mark O on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

This machine does not come with optional RAM upgrades.
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 this printer delivered with toner cartridges?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello

Yes. It ships with one starter AIO cartridge for each C/M/Y/K color. Each one yields approximately 1,000 pages.
Is this machine wireless?
Annie G on Mar 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello

Yes, this machine does have wireless support and can handle IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.

Thank you!
How do I change the toner cartridge?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Instructions on how to change the toner cartridge are in the link attached. The instructions start on page 273. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051909/VM2048611/M2048611.pdf

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

Thank you
Can this machine print double-sided?
Matt D on Jan 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Matt,

Yes, the SP C252SF comes standard with automatic double-sided (duplex) printing.

If you have any additional questions, please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com).
Will this machine duplex scan?
Jonathan M on Dec 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

The SP C252SF does simplex scanning only. However, Ricoh offers a variety of solutions with duplex scanning. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
does it print A3?
ONALETHATA T on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Ricoh SP C252SF does not print on A3.
does it print A3?
ONALETHATA T on Jul 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No it does not print 11x17 size paper. Here are the size specs:
Paper Sizes

Standard Tray and Bypass Tray: Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x 14"), EXEC (10.5" x 7.25"), Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6 (4.1" x 5.8"), B5 JIS (7.2" x 10.1"), B6 JIS (5.0" x 7.2"), F (8" x 13"), Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25" x 13"), 16 Kai (7.6" x 10.5")
Envelopes: Com10, Monarch, C5, C6, DL
Custom size: Min. 90 mm x 148 mm (3.54" x 5.83"), Max. 216 mm x 356 mm (8.5" x 14.0")
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Letter (8.5" x 11"), A4 (8.3" x 11.7")
how many color prints until the toners need to be replaced?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Consumables
Print Cartridge Black 6,500 pages* Part # 407653
Print Cartridge Cyan 6,000 pages* Part # 407654
Print Cartridge Magenta 6,000 pages* Part # 407655
Print Cartridge Yellow 6,000 pages* Part # 407656
Waste Toner Bottle 25,000 pages Part # 406043
*Declared yield values in accordance with ISO/IEC 19798. Actual yields may vary based on types of images printed and other factors.
The Ricoh SP C252DN and SP C252SF ship with a set of four starter All-In-One print cartridges yielding 1,000 pages each. All other consumables ship at full yield.
I have an SP C242SF which I've used with C310HE cartriges and has been running fine in a long time.
Just purchased a C252SF with a lot of C252SF cartriges.
Can I use the 310 catriges in the 252 and can I use the 252 cartriges in the 242?
Anders V on Jul 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your repeated business.
The Ricoh SP C252SF and SP C242SF toner cartridges are incompatible because the SP C252SF was engineered to use less energy than the SP C242SF, about 75% less in energy saver mode. The SP C252SF is compliant with the new, far more demanding, Energy Star standard that became effective in January 2014.
Does fax reception support Distinctive Ring?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Distinctive ring is not necessary for the device to distinguish between a fax and a call when FAX/TEL Automatic mode is enabled. It is explained on page 178 of the Operating Instructions (booklet) which is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.
Why can't I scan using a usb cable?
Robert B on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The SP C252SF is capable of scanning via a USB cable, so there is likely a setting or software issue between your computer and the MFP. In fact, the SP C252SF, like most current Ricoh MFP, can scan to a smart phone, tablet, or computer without any cable at all using Ricoh Smart Device Print&Scan. Please refer to the Operating Instructions (guide) beginning at page 132, "Basic Operation for Scan to USB", which is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.

You can learn more about Smart Device Print&Scan at https://www.ricoh.com/software/printandscan/
how to scan and send by e-mail ?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For step by step guidance on setting up scan destinations, please refer to the operating instruction booklet beginning on page 122. It is downloadable from www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads. The text is searchable making it very easy to find information.

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