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RICOH SP C250DN Color Laser Printer

SP C250DN

Color Laser Printer

ID: 407519

Efficiency, convenience and affordability

  •   Prints up to 21 ppm
  •   2400x600 dpi max print resolution
  •   Paper capacity up to 751 pages
  •   Standard wireless, ethernet and USB networking
 

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Enjoy compact, affordable printing

Introduce affordable color and monochrome laser printing to your small business office. Your busy team or small workgroup will appreciate the compact RICOH SP C250DN Color Laser Printer for its easy-to-use features, simplified options for sharing information, and for dependable eye-catching output at up to 21 pages per minute (ppm).

Get quality results in a small package

The SP C250DN offers high-quality color or black-and-white output, in a compact desktop printer. Take on everyday tasks with confidence behind its consistent and reliable performance, for big jobs and small. Plus, help increase your team's efficiency using the standard automatic duplexing feature, to effortlessly print two-sided documents.

Use as a standard or wireless networked printer

Make the most of desktop-friendly convenience with the versatile connectivity of standard Ethernet, USB or wireless networking. Enjoy IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN connectivity, and connect your printer without cables, complex setup procedures or physical limitations. Use your smartphone or tablet as a mobile workstation when you download the RICOH Smart Device Connector app, and easily connect to and print from the SP C250DN.

Handle large and small print projects

Even if space is limited, your projects won't be. With the optional paper-feed unit, you can enjoy longer uninterrupted print runs with a 750-sheet paper capacity. Produce a wide range of documents with paper stock sizes up to 8.5" x 14" when you draw from the standard (and bypass) tray. Use the single-page bypass tray as an additional paper source for specialty stock and custom sizes.

Make printer maintenance a snap

Spend less time maintaining your printer. Easily change the top-loading All-In-One Print Cartridges in moments - without special training. Tame everyday tasks with simple-to-use shortcuts via the intuitive control panel LCD screen. Check the onboard supply status and make print-job adjustments directly from the device, and use the Web Image Monitor feature to remotely perform essential tasks via a standard Web browser.

Environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient printer features

Knock down your to-do list, while keeping your eco-friendly commitment intact. The SP C250DN color laser printer is ENERGY STAR® certified, and is rated as having an extremely low Typical Electricity Consumption value*, as determined by ENERGY STAR program testing requirements. Save paper with features like standard Auto Duplexing and conserve energy using the Energy Saver Timer. In addition, Ricoh's consumable and product recycling programs make it easy to recycle.
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Engine Specifications

Configuration

Desktop

Color / Black & White

Color

Technology

Laser

Toner Type

Dry, single component

Operation Panel

4-line LCD

Black & White Speed

21 ppm

Color Print Speed

21 ppm

Duplex Print Speed

12 ppm

Maximum Monthly Volume

1500

Maximum Duty Cycle

150,000 prints

First Print Speed

14 seconds or less

Warm-Up Time

30 seconds or less (from Energy Saver Mode)

Print Resolution

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

Standard Paper Capacity

250-Sheet Paper Tray + 1-Sheet Bypass Tray

Optional Paper Capacity

500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit

Maximum Input Capacity

751 sheets

Output Capacity

150 sheets (face down)

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

Duplexing

Automatic (standard) and Bypass

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 1,300W or less
Energy Saver: 2.4W

1.37 kWh/week

ENERGY STAR Status

ENERGY STAR certified

Safety Regulations

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

Dimensions W x D x H

15.7" x 17.7" x 12.6" (400 x 450 x 320 mm)

Weight

52.5 lb. (23.8 kg) (including consumables)

Controller Specifications

Processor Speed

350MHz

Standard 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)

PCL 5c, PCL 6, PostScript 3 emulation

Font Support

PCL/PS: 80 fonts

Network Protocols

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 Software/Utilities

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

Printer Features

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

 

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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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

Register your Ricoh product in order to receive service and support.

Questions and Answers

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I can't get the printer to print high resolution images. Text and graphics appear as if printer is in toner saving mode, but it is not. What are the optimal settings for best print quality?
A shopper on Dec 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Try Printer Preferences>Detailed Settings Tab>Print Quality Advanced>Change Vector to Raster. I had a problem where no images were printing from my rhinestone design software, only text, this solved it.
can i print to the RICOH SP C250DN from my iphone?
MoMoo on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, This printer is not Airprint compatible but you should be able to use the RICOH Smart Device Print&Scan App to print from your iphone via the wifi.
http://www.ricoh.com/software/printandscan/
I have followed instruction s and cannot get printer to recognize wifi network in my home. How do I connect printer to wifi?
Karen C on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,
Below is the link to the manual which should assist you. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/html/oi/rc2/model/spc250dn/spc250dnen.htm
If that doesn't help, our team should be able to assist, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp

Thank you
Can the starter toner cartridges be refilled?
A shopper on Dec 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not offer a refill option for our toner cartridges.

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).
I cant get this printer to print envelopes. I loaded the bypass tray and lowered the levers and still nothing. why isn't this working?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Our support team would be best able to help you with this. Please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457

Thank you
Where is the USB Connection, plug in?
p f on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The USB connection is located in the back of the machine.

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
C250DN printer prints blanks from windows 7, windows 10 and iPhone, I used the printer driver downloaded from Ricoh site . Can someone suggest a solution?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

I would suggest working with our support team to find the solution. You have a 1 year warranty on the machine.
If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com

Thank you
Will this model printer still print black if the color toner has run out?
Kevin D on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. From page 129 of the Operating Instruction (booklet), "When the toner runs out, pressing the [Stop/Start] key allows you to print a few more pages, but
the print quality of those pages may be lower." The Operating Instructions booklet may be downloaded at www.Ricoh-USA.com/downloads.
When I print A4, RICOH SP 250DN's error message. "Size Msmatch:Tray1 Start/JobReset, and A4 Middle Thick" I change paper option, but same. how can i ??
shura on Jul 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The error message being reported suggests that the A4 paper size and the Middle Thick paper type settings have been selected within the printer driver. This requires the machine's settings to also match. The following link is to the online user guide. Page 83 lists the Paper Type choices available for each tray under the Paper Input Menu. Page 81 explains how to access the programming to make these proper settings.

http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051910/VM2008611/M2008611.pdf

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
The Printer shows a paper Jam when I print when I open it up I have no paper jam ?
James C on Jun 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

I have included a link to the manual, as it's possible there is a paper jam further inside the machine. Section 7 starting on page 151 will walk you through how to remove the jams. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051910/VM2008611/M2008611.pdf
If this has already been done, I would suggest working with our support team to find out why the error has not cleared.

Please contact the support team via chat on myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com or by calling 1-888-456-6457.

Thank you
What type of toner cartridge do i buy?
Nancy K on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

I have attached a link to the supply page for this machine. https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/equipment/printers-and-copiers/printers/sp-c250dn-color-laser-printer/_/R-407519

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
can I print using a Chromebook?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

No, I am sorry that is not compatible.

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 IKNOW WHERE ARE THE SENSORS?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Here is some information on cleaning the toner density sensor on page 142. I am not sure if this the information you are looking for as the question did not specify.
http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051910/VM2008611/M2008611.pdf

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 I scan with the 250dn?
Jo L on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

I am sorry that machine does have scanning capabilities. I have included a link to a machine that does come with scanning. 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
I keep getting an error message stating 'move env. lever '... what fires this mean?
Cheryl M on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello

That error message means that "The fusing unit levers are not positioned correctly."

The reccomended action is:
"When printing on an envelope, check that the left and right levers have been lowered to the envelope mark.
When printing on paper, check that the left and right levers have been raised to the plain paper mark."

If you have any other questions, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp
Cover open warning doesn't go away. After trying close front/top covers many times, the warning still stays there. Is it a defect?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

This sounds like a sensor has failed and would need replacing. This machine does come with a 1 year on-site warranty, so I would suggest placing a service call to have a technician come out.

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
Does it automatically print on both sides of the paper?
Susi N on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Under the system menu for this printer you can enable or disable automatic duplexing (printing to both sides of paper)

Thanks!
Why does my printer refuse to accept any paper in the bypass tray? I'm trying to print a sheet of labels and the printer keeps defaulting to Tray 1, even though I specifically set Word to send to the bypass tray.
A shopper on Mar 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

It is possible that it is not set up properly to use the paper loaded in there. The attached link will guide you through how to load the paper into the bypass tray. It starts on page 58
http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/pub_e/oi/0001051/0001051910/VM2008611/M2008611.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
Have followed all instructions and can print color test page, but all color docs print as b&w. How can I get docs to print in color?
Karen C on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,
Below is the link to the manual which should assist you. http://support.ricoh.com/bb_v1oi/html/oi/rc2/model/spc250dn/spc250dnen.htm
If that doesn't help, our team should be able to assist, please contact the support team via chat on Myricoh.com https://www.myricoh.com/OA_HTML/ibeCAcdLogin.jsp

Thank you
Can I print to the ricoh sp c250dn
using my android tablet?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello,
Yes this machine has the ability to print from a tablet. You would need to install the Ricoh Smart Device app on your tablet.

For more information on the printer 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.

Thanks
how do I print on something small - like an envelope or 4 X 7 card?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To print smaller items such as envelopes you would use the bypass tray.
For paper specifications - please visit https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/products/pd/sp-c250dn-color-laser-printer/_/R-407519

For additional information please feel free to use the click to chat or Request a Quote feature on the product page. Or contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) to find out more.

Thank you
does this printer comes in micr ready?
tou m on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tou,

The SP C250DN does not come micr ready out-of-the-box, but this is a feature that can easily be added. Please contact your Ricoh representative or local Ricoh dealer (http://dealer.Ricoh-USA.com) and ask them to add micr to your order.
does this work with windows 10?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi -

Yes, the SP C250DN works with Windows 10!

Ratings and Reviews

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Fantastic images
I gave this 5 stars even though it continually loses its wifi connection and I can't seem to figure out why. But the images are fantastic!
Refills are fairly expensive (depending on where you find them) but you get lots (2500?) of copies out of a toner.
Fast response, fast printing.
This thing is huge but it replaced two different printers so I'm okay with the size. And it's heavy - 65 lbs.
Would I buy it again? Most definitely.
September 22, 2017
Ricoh SPC 250dn Color Printer Review
This item was purchased (2012 or 13) as a test unit for the series. It fits our desktops well with fairly small footprint (about 16"W x 17"D and is only about 10-11"H. scale 1-10 Quite = 3, Speed = about 18-20 ppm REAL think it was rated a bit higher. WE are a Commercial Construction General Contractor so drawing tables tend to cut down the amount of "working space for actual desktop - hence the foot print of SPC250 and subsequent SPC242 & SPC252 models of which we have about 15 & 77 respectively is so important. Depending on what you are printing seems to have a large bearing on REAL speed, especially high density PDF documents that have even just a few half page or less drawings can take several minutes to produce. But for general office/administrative documents including bid packages, quotes, contracts, etc. this printer series can really kick out 21 ppm in BW or COLOR. We have only had 4 service calls on all 93 of our SPC 250, 252, and 242 printers in the 4 years we have owned them. And these printers get a lot of mileage out of toner. We do not do a lot of full page color prints, so, on average my users will go through NEAR 2 or 3 BLACK cartridges before they empty one set of color cartridges. Company directive says only 10-20 pages at a time are to be printed from desktop, and especially color, any job in excess of 20 pages goes to production MFP, especially color. NOTE: this is because we have "Job specification books" produced by Architects & Structural Engineers that can be hundreds of pages in various sections, but it is easy in construction to have a variety of research materials off the web that can range from 35, 50, 75 pages that it is just commonsense to send to BIG MFP and print & bind in one shot rather than waiting on the desktop printer. Hope this helps TRW- IT Mgr..
April 20, 2017
 

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