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RICOH SP 8300DN Black and White Laser Printer

SP 8300DN

Black and White Laser Printer

ID: 407836

High-speed versatile performance for mid-size workgroups

  •   Prints up to 50 ppm
  •   600x600 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 4,400 pages
  •   4.3" customizable touch screen LCD control panel

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Work faster, think bigger

Seeking a fast, affordable high-volume print solution? The RICOH SP 8300DN Black and White Laser Printer is a cost-efficient, network-ready laser printer that combines speed and high-quality output. It comes standard with 512 MB RAM, or an optional 1 GB of memory, to manage large jobs from multiple users. Plus, print up to 50 pages per minute and enjoy a host of helpful features designed for high-traffic printing environments.

Upgrade your print capabilities

Quickly produce documents in 600 x 600 dpi for high-quality results, without compromising efficiency or your budget. The SP 8300DN offers standard duplexing to save time, plus a 100-sheet bypass tray to help streamline document flow. Work with document sizes up to 11" x 17" for a wider range of print projects, including spreadsheets and other oversized documents.

Wireless networking and printing for your convenience

Capitalize on wireless network connectivity. Download the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan app and enjoy mobile printing using your smartphone or mobile device. Also, share the SP 8300DN black and white laser printer with select users across your wireless network. Or, use the standard USB 2.0 high-speed interface to connect directly a single PC. For on-the-go convenience, the integrated USB host port and SD card slot let you easily connect your portable media.

Configure your printer to meet your business needs

Produce professional-looking monochrome documents with a variety of cost-effective print finishing options that includes sorting, stapling and hole-punching. Maintain maximum productivity with a 500-sheet exit tray for organized output. Plus, configure the SP 8300DN with either a 1,000- sheet or 3,000-sheet staple finisher, to which you can add a 2/3 hole-punch or jogger unit option.

See and match your output needs

Enjoy a standard paper capacity of 1,200 sheets to handle multiple print jobs without interruption. Or, increase your paper capacity using optional paper trays to accommodate a maximum of 4,400 sheets. Plus, manage key printer functions and settings with the 4.3" customizable touch screen LCD control panel. With it, access job shortcuts, view system status, current job status and job history with one-touch animated guidance screens.

Data security features keep information safe

Enjoy a wide range of standard user-authentication controls to help safeguard your important documents. The optional 120 GB hard disk drive includes built-in encryption that guards against unauthorized access of stored data. Additionally, use the hard disk drive to enable helpful features like Locked Print, Hold Print, Store Print - to ensure that print jobs are released only into the right hands.

Printer management from your desktop

See more using the Web Image Monitor function. This simple-to-use interface makes it easy to configure, organize, diagnose and update the SP 8300DN laser printer - all from a standard web browser. Also, use the included SmartDeviceMonitor as your central monitoring and control point. Use our @Remote internet-based tool to check on device usage, automate meter reads, receive toner alerts and, most importantly, reduce downtime.

Use less, accomplish more

To help conserve energy use, the energy-efficient SP 8300DN laser printer meets EPEAT® Gold criteria and is certified with the latest ENERGY STAR® specifications. Default duplex printing mode helps to save paper, and the Eco Night Sensor automatically activates Sleep Mode to curb energy consumption. The standard Eco-Friendly Indicator Screen tracks eco-stats to encourage users to improve their print habits. Plus, our consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.

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Engine Specifications



Color / Black & White

Black & White


Laser beam scanning and electrophotographic printing with dual component toner development

Operation Panel

4.3" color touch screen display with integrated USB 2.0 Type A host port and SD Card slot

Black & White Speed

42 ppm

Maximum Monthly Volume

53,000 prints

Maximum Duty Cycle

150,000 prints

First Print Speed

3.5 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

25 seconds or less (from Main Switch On)

Print Resolution

300 x 300, 600 x 600 dpi

Standard Paper Capacity

550-Sheet Paper Tray 1
550-Sheet Paper Tray 2
100-Sheet Bypass Tray
(1,200 sheets standard capacity)

Maximum Paper Capacity

4,400 sheets

Optional Paper Capacity

550-Sheet x 2 Paper Feed Unit or 2,000-Sheet Large Capacity Tray (LCT);
1,200-Sheet Large Capacity Tray (LCT)

Output Capacity

500 sheets (Face down)

Supported Paper Sizes

Standard Trays 1 & 2: Auto Detect: 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17"
Custom: 3.55" x 5.83" to 11.69" x 17" Custom: 7.17" x 5.83" to 11.69" x 17"
Bypass Tray: Auto Detect: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"
Custom: 3.55" x 5.83" to 12" x 23.6"
550 x 2 Paper Feed Unit: Auto Detect: 7.25" x 10.5" to 11" x 17"
Custom: 7.17" x 5.83" to 11.69" x 17"
2,000-sheet LCT: Fixed for 8.5" x 11"
1,200-sheet Side LCT: Fixed for 8.5" x 11"
When Duplexing: Auto Detect: 5.5" x 8.5" to 11" x 17"

Supported Paper Weights

Std./Opt. Trays 1 - 4: 16 - 57 lb. Bond/ 120 lb. Index (60 - 216 g/m2)
Bypass Tray: 14 - 57 lb. Bond/
120 lb. Index (52 - 216 g/m2)
When Duplexing: 16 - 45 lb. Bond/
90 lb. Index (60 - 169 g/m2)

Supported Paper Types

Std./Opt. Trays 1 - 4: Plain Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Special Paper 1-3, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper Envelopes: Com 10, C5 & DL Bypass Tray: Plain Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Special Paper 1-3, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper, Cardstock, OHP Transparency, Labels Envelopes: Com 10, Monarch, C5, C6 & DL LCT/Side LCT: Plain Paper, Recycled Paper, Color Paper, Letterhead, Bond Paper, Special Paper 1-3, Preprinted Paper, Prepunched Paper


Automatic (standard)

Power Requirements

120 - 127V, 60Hz, 15A

Power Consumption

Operating: 1550 W or less
Energy Saver: 3.5 W or less

3.288 kWh

Dimensions W x D x H

26.3" x 26.9" x 25.2" 670 x 684 x 641 mm) (Main Unit only)


Less than 160.9 lb. (73 kg) (Main Unit only)

Controller Specifications

Processor Speed

534 MHz

Memory Standard/Maximum

512 MB/1 GB RAM

Hard Disk Drive

120 GB (optional)

Standard Interfaces

10/100Base-TX Ethernet
USB 2.0 Hi Speed Type B (for direct computer connection)
Dual USB 2.0 Host Type A (for external device connection)
USB 2.0 Type A/SD Card Slot integrated into Control Panel (for Print From Portable Media)
Dual rear VM card slots (for expanded functions)

Optional Interfaces

Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) Type C IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN Type L IEEE 1284/ECP Parallel Interface Type A

Standard: PCL 5e, PCL 6, Genuine Adobe® PostScript® 3™, PDF Direct Print, Direct Media Print (JPEG/TIFF)
Optional: Genuine Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), XPS (via download), Universal Driver (via download

Font Support

Standard: PCL: 45 fonts + 13 International fonts
PostScript3/PDF: 136 fonts Optional: IPDS: 108 fonts

Network Protocols

Standard: TCP/IP (IPv6, IPv4), Bonjour
Optional: IPX/SPX

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003/R2, Server 2008/R2
Citrix Presentation Server 4.5,
Citrix XenApp 5.0, 6.0
Mac OS X v.10.4 or later
SAP R/3 Device Type (provided in SAP Printer Vendor Program)
Novell NetWare Server 6.5 (option is required)
UNIX (using Ricoh UNIX Filter):
Sun Solaris 2.6/7/8/9/10
HP-UX 10.x/11.x/11i v2/11i v3
SCO OpenServer 5.0.6/5.0.7/6.0
RedHat Linux Enterprise 4/5/6
IBM AIX 5L version 5.3/6.1/7.

Device Management Software/Utilities

Web Image Monitor
Web SmartDeviceMonitor
SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin
SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin Accounting Report Package


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.



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Questions and Answers

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what is the starter toner yield on the SP8300DN?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 36000 pages
What is the maintenance schedule for the 8300?
Bruce M on Dec 8, 2017

The maintenance schedule for the SP8300dn is around 160,000 prints. Both Maintenance Kit A and B yield 160,000 prints.

To order toner and supplies for your Ricoh device, please visit www.myricoh.com or contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/officelocator).

Thank you
service code 819-00???
A shopper on Nov 13, 2017

Our support team will able to assist you with clearing an error. Please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-RICOH-38.

Thank you
A shopper on Oct 13, 2017

This is an error related to the fuser, the unit in the machine that finalizes images onto paper using heat and pressure. You can call into the help desk to attempt to clear the error over the phone then test to see if that effort actually resolved the issue or place a service call to have a field technician out to service the machine, which is the direction that would be taken if the phone assistance attempt failed to resolve 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

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What are the perforation specifications for the SP8200DN? Can it take sheets with a standard perforation?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2017

Yes, it can accommodate standard perforation.

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

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will this printer support 11 x 17 paper as a desktop printer?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2016

Thanks for your question. Yes, the SP 8300DN supports 11 x 17 paper as a desktop printer.

Attached is the brochure for more details:

Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.
will this printer work with a Mac?
Roland M on Mar 10, 2016

Yes, this printer will work with Mac OS X v.10.4 or later.

Make sure to configure your printer with PostScript to enable communication between the two machines (or ask your rep to configure it for you).

You can request a quote directly from the homepage, here:

Or, you can contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to order / find out more.

Thank you for your question!
Does the stand-by switch on the front turn itself off automatically?
Shannon B on Dec 10, 2015

For support questions, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp
are there wheels I can get for the 8300 DN printer?
Walter M on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, wheels or casters are included on 2 paper tray options and on an optional cabinet.

2 Tray Paper Feed Unit PB3130 ?? 550 x 2 = 1,100 sheets

Large Capacity Tray PB3140 ?? 2,000 sheets (2 x 1K stacks)

FAC 56 Cabinet
?? Raises main unit for configuration with a Finisher
?? Allows for floor-standing install